Ipsw Restore Tool For Windows

Futurerestore is a tool that allows iOS devices to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to any iOS unsigned firmware, through the usage of SHSH blobs. This guide will teach you on how to use Futurerestore to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to an unsigned firmware.

Cross-Platform: Tested on Linux, macOS, Windows and Android platforms; History: Developed since 2010; WARNING: This tool can easily destroy your user data irreversibly. Use with caution and make sure to backup your data before trying to restore. In any case, usage is at your own risk. Installation / Getting started Debian / Ubuntu Linux. PurpleRestore is a tool made by Apple and is used for flashing iDevices. It provides far more customization than iTunes, and is known to be used to flash internal firmware to prototypes. Little is currently known about which versions it 'supports' for restoring as such.

Before continuing, keep in mind that this guide is based off of this one, and contains information that can change your device's behavior and even damage it. Note that if anything happens to your device, you will be held resposible for the damaged caused.

Background Info

Before you begin following this guide, keep in mind that:

  • This guide was created to teach users (specially beginners) how to use Futurerestore in order to downgrade their devices to iOS 12.2. However, the methods used in this guide are not limited to these users only, as they are essensially the same for other firmwares.
  • iOS 12.4.1's SEP and Baseband are fully compatible when attempting to downgrade to iOS 12.2. This means that you're able to use the latest SEP and Baseband without having to worry about the 'fortnight bug', a bug which causes your device to stop working after 2 weeks.
  • If you're planning to backup your device in order to use that backup after futurerestoring, note that said backup must not include any jailbreak data. Modern jailbreaks have an option to 'uninstall' or remove the jailbreak, and there are many tools out there that can delete your jailbreak without losing data.

For Windows users

  • If you're a Windows user, avoid having the Microsoft version of iTunes installed. If you have it installed, uninstall it, then download the latest iTunes release from Apple's website in order to install its drivers correctly.
  • If you're on Windows, avoid having a 32-bit system, as Futurerestore does not work on them.

Getting ready to Restore

In order to use Futurerestore to upgrade, dowgrade, or re-restore to your desired unsigned firmware, there are a few things you will need, such as:

  • Futurerestore's latest release.
  • Your SHSH blob file from TSSSaver, or shsh.host.
  • The IPSW from ipsw.me contaning the SEP and Baseband that is compatible with the unsigned firmware you're trying to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to.

Additionally, if you know you have to specify an specific SEP and Baseband, you will need:

  • A .im4w file containing the boardconfig indentifier of your device. (This is your SEP)
  • A .bbtw file containing the iOS version number. (This is your baseband)
  • The BuildManifest.plist file from said IPSW.

In order to obtain additional files, you'll have to extract the IPSW. You can use extract.me in order to download additional files without having to extract an IPSW on your system.

Once you have these files, its a good practice to put them inside a folder located on your desktop, named futurerestore.

Finding your Nonce Generator

Your nonce generator is a 16-character string used by the device's bootloaders in order to authenticate a legitimate restore with Apple, which is why its so critial to have SHSH blobs saved, as they contain this string.

In order to find your nonce generator:

  1. Open your downloaded blob from TSSSaver, or shsh.host with any kind of text editor.
  2. (On Windows) Press Ctrl + F, (On macOS)Press Command + F, then search for the word 'generator'

Next to, or underneath, you'll find your nonce generator. Copy the 16-character string onto a text file inside your futurerestore folder, as you will need this string later on.

Setting your Nonce Generator

Now that you have found your nonce generator, its time to specify it on your device NVRAM. In order to specify your nonce generator, you will need a nonce setter.

Nonce setters are often applications somewhat like jailbreaks, but only grant access to your device's NVRAM in order to change your current nonce. There are many nonce setters released supporting many fimrwares. Here's a list of a few released by respected jailbreak developers:

  • PhœnixNonce for iOS 9.x (Created by Siguza and Tihmstar)
  • NonceSet for iOS 10.x (Created by Julioverne)
  • NonceSet112 for iOS 11 - 11.1.2 (Created by Julioverne)
  • GeoNonceSetter for iOS 12 - 12.4 (Created by GeoSnow)

You can install and use a nonce setter that supports your iOS firmware by downloading the application from Cydia, or by sideloading it with Cydia Impactor or ReProvision. Alternatively, modern jailbreaks, such as unc0ver or Chimera, have an option to set your nonce generator on supported firmwares, so you can use your jailbreak tool as well.

In order to set your nonce generator:

  1. Open your nonce setter tool (or modern jailbreak tool).
  2. Find a text field with the words 'generator', 'boot nonce' or 'set nonce'.
  3. Within that region, type in your string that you saved from your SHSH blob.
  4. Press 'Set Nonce' (or hit 'Jailbreak' if you're using a jailbreak tool).

Once you've set your nonce generator, you're ready to begin the restoration process. Note that if you power off your device, or it turns off for any given reason, you will need to set your nonce again.

Restoration

You're finally ready to start using Futurerestore in order to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to your desired unsigned firmware. Before you move forward, keep in mind that:

  • Failing to disable 'Find my iPhone/iPod/iPad' and/or having NO PLS Recovery installed can cause the process of Futurerestore to not begin, or fail.
  • If you're device is put into 'Recovery Mode', do not panic. This is entirely normal.
  • If you receive any pop-ups from iTunes attempting to update/restore your device, simply hit 'Cancel' and close iTunes.

With that out of the way, lets cut to the chase. There are 2 ways you can use Futurerestore in order upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to an unsigned firmware. This guide will explain both.

Automatic SEP & Baseband

This method is used when you are certain that the latest iOS release has an SEP and Baseband that is fully compatible with the version you're trying to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to. Often times, this is the most common method used by many.

In order to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore using this method:

  1. Open Command Prompt/Terminal.
  2. Drag Futurerestore from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal, then type -t.
  3. Drag your SHSH blob from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.
  4. Type --latest-sep --latest-baseband, then drag your IPSW from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.

In the end, your result should look something like this:

For iPods and Wifi-Only iPads, do not specify a baseband:

Once you are sure that you have the right command, hit 'Enter' and the process should begin.

Manually specify SEP & Baseband

This method is used when the latest iOS release has an SEP and Baseband that is not compatible with the version you're trying to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore to. The neat thing about this is that its similar to the previous method, except there are some alternations.

In order to upgrade, downgrade, or re-restore using this method:

  1. Open Command Prompt/Terminal.
  2. Drag Futurerestore onto your terminal from your futurerestore folder, then type -t.
  3. Drag your SHSH blob from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.
  4. Type -s, then drag your SEP from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.
  5. Type -b, then drag your Baseband from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.
  6. Type -p, then drag your Buildmanifest.plist file from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.
  7. Type -m, drag your Buildmanifest.plist file (again), then drag your IPSW from your futurerestore folder onto your terminal.

In the end, your result should look something like this:

For iPods and Wifi-Only iPads, do not specify a baseband:

Once you are sure that you have the right command, hit 'Enter' and the process should begin.

If you run into any issues during the Futurerestore process, please refer to this, which includes the most common errors you can encouter when using Futurerestore, and how to fix them.

About this guide

This guide was updated on August 27th, 2019, and continues to be updated with the lastest SEP/Baseband compatiblity and other info.

If you have any questions, head over to r/Jailbreak's Discord Server for support under their futurerestore-help channel.

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By Selena KomezUpdated on November 21, 2019

There are many situations that we will make in daily,and need to install IPSW file on our iPhone/iPad,for example update iPhone from iOS 12 to iOS 13; download and install iOS 13 on iPhone, install iOS 12 on iPhone/iPad; downgrade iOS 13 to iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad; fix the software update failed error; get iPhone out of recovery mode/DFU mode; fix iPhone/iPad stuck in black screen of death; fix iPhone stuck at Apple logo; repair an iPhone stuck at looping on start; fix device abnormal system issue; failed restore device to factory reset, as well as fix iPhone stuck on recovery mode after iOS 13 update. You would be required to downgrade from iOS 13 to iOS 12, in order to fix/restore iPhone back to factory setting status. Whatever the case, we’ll walk you through the entire process to fix bricked iPhone/iPad and gets it back to normal status by re-installing IPSW files(firmware package) on iPhone/iPad with/without iTunes.But before we get into those,be sure to backup your device, in case something goes wrong during the procedure.We highly recommend that you don’t move forward until or unless you’ve made a proper backup of your device.
You may want to know:How to Backup iPhone to Computer

* 2 Ways to Downgrade your iPhone with Losing Data

* How to Recover Deleted Data on iPhone

* How to Restore iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

Download & install iOS IPSW File Manually for iPhone, iPad

There are a few routes you can take when it comes to installation of iOS.The manually one is to download & install iOS IPSW file on iPhone/iPad with iTunes,it’s easy to complete the restoring task via iTunes on device.However,it gain the big chance to lost data from device after using IPSW file to restore the jailbroken iPhone/iPad with iTunes.Below we have shown method on how to download & install iOS iPSW file manually for iPhone /iPad with iTunes.

Note:Backup iPhone before installing IPSW file on iPhone with iTunes

Part 1:Install IPSW File on iPhone iPad With iTunes (Lead to Data Loss)

Step 1.Download the iOS IPSW file[ links below ] that relates to your specific iOS device.
Step 2.Run iTunes.
Step 3.Connect your device to the computer.
Step 4.Open Device Summary for the iOS device you are updating.
Step 5.Hold down the SHIFT [ Windows ] or ALT [ Mac ] key and click Restore in iTunes simultaneously iTunes restore.

Step 6.Locate the iOS IPSW file you downloaded and select it.

Step 7.Follow the on onscreen instructions and iTunes will begin the update process.
Step 8.When the update has finished, your iOS device will reboot into the iOS you select.

Please download the .IPSW files:

iOS firmware file for iPhone
iOS firmware file for iPad
iOS firmware file for iPod touch

Part 2:Install IPSW File on iPhone iPad Without iTunes (No Data Loss)

Another better way to use IPSW file to restore iPhone/iPad without iTunes is install IPSW file on device via IPSW Files Installation Tools or IPSW Restore Tool – iOS System Recovery.No matter the jailbroken or non-jailbroken iDevice,it will not lead to data loss in the whole restoring process.IPSW Files Installation Tools-iOS System Recovery perfectly help to install IPSW file on iPhone/iPad without iTunes,so you can use this auxiliary tools to update or downgrade your iOS devices without data loss, including the latest iOS 12 and iOS 12.1. What’s more,this program allow to restore deleted data from iPhone/iPad completely after losing data under any circumstances.Additionally,it also designed for restore iOS system to normal state on iPhone/iPad.

Features of iOS System Recovery:

* Provides the latest iOS 11 firmware package .IPSW files downloading and install on iPhone/iPad without data loss;
* Install IPSW file on iPhone/iPad without data loss;
* Fix/Repair iPhone iPad device stuck in Recovery Mode;
* Get iPhone iPad out of Apple Logo screen/ iTunes screen/ loading screen/ white screen;
* Fix iPhone iPad can’t enter the system;
* Without any data loss during the repairing process.
* Provides three recovery mode for lost contacts, iMessages/SMS/MMS, photos, videos, call logs, notes, etc, on iPhone iPad device: Directly recover data on iPhone iPad device; Restore data from iTunes backup; Retrieve data from iCloud backup.
* Supported iPhone, iPad devices: iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro(Max), iPhone XS/XS Max/X/8/7/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S, iPad Air 2/3, iPad Pro 3, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 4/5, etc.

The following part we will take an example on how to install iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file on iPhone with IPSW Files Installation Tools-iOS System Recovery.

Easy Steps to Download and Install iOS 9/iOS 10 IPSW File on iPhone without Data Loss

Step 1.Run the IPSW Files Installation Tools and Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 2.Select iOS 12/11/10/9 Firmware Files and Download to iPhone

Tips:The program provides iOS 10.3.3 and the newest iOS 11 official version firmware package for download.

1)If you want to install iOS 10 on your iPhone directly,please click the “Download” button to download the iOS 10.3.3 firmware files for your iPhone.

2)If you want to install iOS 10/iOS 9 or other older IPSW file on iPhone,please select and install the .IPSW files on your iPhone via IPSW Files Installation Tools(no data loss),then save it on your computer.

Please download the .IPSW files in below download page:

iOS firmware file for iPhone
iOS firmware file for iPad
iOS firmware file for iPod touch

Step 3.Locate the Downloaded iOS 9/iOS 10 or iOS 11 .IPSW File from PC to Program
To install the iOS 9 or iOS 10 .IPSW File on your iPhone,please click the “Select” button the import the files to the IPSW Files Installation Tools and going on.

Tips:If you want to install iOS 10.3.3 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch,please select,download and install it on your iOS devices directly,during the installing process,it won’t cause data loss.

Step 4.Install the iOS 11/10/9 IPSW File on iPhone without Data Loss

Note:Once finish this restoring job, your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch will be updated to the iOS version which you select. If your iOS device is a jailbroken one, then it will be updated to non-jailbroken.If you have unlocked your iOS device before, then it will be re-locked again.

Free download the IPSW Files Installation Tools and have a try!

Part 3: Install iOS Firmware Package to Unlock iPhone by using UkeySoft Unlocker

Some professional iPhone unlocking tools like UkeySoft Unlocker unlock iPhone by installing IPSW (iOS Firmware Package), so you can downgrade/update your iPhone through downloading and installing firmware package by using UkeySoft Unlocker, which is a good choice to install IPSW files on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at ease.

UkeySoft Unlocker is designed to unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod lock screens in different situations: locked, disabled, broken screen, black screen, unresponsive screen, Apple logo screen, recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. If your iPhone is disable, or you forget your iPhone screen passcode. Don’t worry, UkeySoft Unlocker can help you fix and unlock your disable/locked iPhone at ease.

How does UkeySoft work? Actually, UkeySoft Unlocker can help you download the matching firmware of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, then re-install the downloaded firmware package to the device, your iPhone will unlock and restore to normal status after installing iOS firmware package completed.

More Features:

  • Remove screen passcode from iPhone and iPad.
  • Unlock your disabled iPhone at home, no tech knowledge required.
  • Remove iPhone passcode from locked, disabled, broken screen.
  • Unlock Apple ID without password.
  • Bypass iCloud activation lock in iOS 13, 12, 11 or Earlier.
  • Compatible with all iOS devices and the latest iOS 13.
  • Offers iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11 firmware package to download.
  • Directly reinstall firmware package, restore and unlock iPhone.

Guide: Re-install Firmware Package to Unlock a Disabled iPhone

Unsigned Ipsw Restore Tool

Step 1: Download and Launch the Software
The first thing you should do is download and launch UkeySoft Unlocker on your computer.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to Computer
Click “Unlock Screen Passcode” function, then connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 3: Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone
Switch off your phone. After your iPhone is switched off, press and hold the volume down button along with Power button for nearly 10 seconds. After the 10 seconds, you need to release the power button and keep holding the volume down button.
Also read: how to put other iPhone into recovery mode

Step 4: Download Firmware Package
The software will show the information for your iPhone. If all the details are correct, click on the “Download” button to download the firmware.

Start downloading firmware package for the iPhone.

Step 5: Firmware Package Downloaded Completed
Firmware package download complete! Everything goes well, just click “Start” button to go on.

Tips: Or, you can click the “Copy Link” button and paste it into the browser to download the firmware package via the browser. After downloading complete, then click “Select” button to view and import the downloaded iOS Firmware package.

Step 6: Start Install Firmware Package to iPhone
When it finish verifying, click the “Start Unlock” button to begin installing the download IPSW firmware package to your iPhone.

Step 7: Removing Screen Passcode
The software will install the IPSW files to the iPhone and unlock your iPhone.

Step 8: iPhone Restarts automatically
When you see below window, the passcode has been erased from your device successfully. The device is unlocked. It will take a few minutes to restart your device. After your iPhone restart, please go ahead to set your iPhone and access it.

Also read: How to Reset Locked iPhone without Passcode

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