AirSwitch

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AirSwitch
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AirSwitch (0.80)(17A400)
Original author(s) Apple Inc.
Developer(s) Adham Hurani, Yaron Abramovich, Andrey Greenfield
Stable release 0.80 (17A400)
(latest known version)
Operating system macOS
Available in English
Type Firmware flasher
License Closed source

AirSwitch (stylized as airswitch) is a modern replacement of the iOS Restore Tool. The software requires use of a Kanzi cable to connect to Apple devices and will display an "unauthorized cable" error if the user attempts to use a standard lightning cable. This is an assumed security feature added to the internal software to ensure the software is used only by Apple Employees. AirSwitch does not use the standard IPSW restore bundles to restore devices like PurpleRestore. It instead uses OTA bundles to upgrade and downgrade devices which can manually downloaded or retrieved from AppleConnect given if the user has access. It also has a demo mode which will simulate connected devices as seen in the picture here on this wiki which will allow one to try the software before being used on actual devices. The software was originally leaked to the public by YRH04E who tweeted a picture of it in July 2019.

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