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n1ghtshade beta 2
Original author(s) synackuk
Developer(s) synackuk
Initial release beta 1 / 7 Dec 2019; 9 months ago
Stable release beta 9 / 8 Dec 2019; 9 months ago
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system macOS
Available in English
Type Jailbreaking / Downgrading

n1ghtshade is a downgrading and jailbreaking utility. It utilises the checkm8 exploit and is compatible with devices that use the A6 processor and A6X processor, such as the iPhone 5.

The tool is capable of tethered jailbreaking iOS 6 through iOS 9.3.5 and tethered downgrading to any iOS version supported by the device.

n1ghtshade's source code is available on GitHub under the GNU GPL v3 licence.

Version History

Version Release Date Download Changes
beta 1 7 Dec 2019 GitHub
  • Initial release.
beta 2 GitHub
  • Fixed bug in idevice finding code
beta 3 GitHub
  • Attempt to fix some of the libusb issues
beta 4 GitHub
  • Fixed a really dumb bug.
beta 5 GitHub
  • Fixed "failed to upload iBEC"
beta 6 8 Dec 2019 GitHub
  • Fixed reliability issues, NOTE that if you're on Catalina you must eject the iPhone from finder before you run n1ghtshade.
beta 7 GitHub
  • Fixed iPhone5,1 support
beta 8 GitHub
  • Attempted A6X support
beta 9 GitHub
  • Now works on macOS Sierra and up, Working A6X support.
beta 10 GitHub
  • Attempted to fix some of the reliability issues.
beta 11 19 Dec 2019 GitHub
  • Trying to fix restore bug, Catalina no longer has finder opening and closing and should now have better checkm8 errors.
beta 12 23 Dec 2019 GitHub
  • Vastly improved overall reliability.
Release Candidate 1 23 Jun 2020 GitHub
  • Vastly improve reliability and increase supported versions.
Release Candidate 2 6 Jul 2020 GitHub
  • Added support for macOS 10.10 and newer.