Latest futurerestore update brings checkm8 support for 64-bit devices

As a smartphone user, we all rejoice on getting a new major operating system update and most of us don’t even wait a second to install it. On the contrary, some users hang around for incremental updates to go live because the initial build may contain irritating bugs.

For example, iOS 13 wasn’t a pleasant experience for many. Personal Hotspot glitch, Siri speakerphone problem, Apple Watch voice memo syncing issue, Fitbit notifications glitch, and a lot more vexed many.

iOS 13

Even recently, numerous iOS 13 users were raising their voice against the Cupertino company for not being able to fix network issues even after several minor updates. In such a situation, you do think about rolling back to the previous version. Sadly, Apple doesn’t provide an official feature to do that.

To recall, we did share with you a method earlier using Vieux. But, it requires a jailbroken iDevice and the list of qualified handsets doesn’t include even a single one with iOS 13 eligibility.

Vieux release tweet (Source)

Don’t worry! futurerestore v179 is here with checkm8 support for 64-bit iPhones. In case you are not aware, it is a well-known renowned tool that helps you restore an iOS firmware version. Still, support for checkm8 is quite new.

We can now officially use futurerestore with the checkm8 exploit, meaning that we can perform downgrades (with blobs, for now at least) to any SEP-compatible version on any device with an A7-A11 processor (iPhone 5S-X) without a jailbreak.
Currently only the following devices will work with this as others don’t yet have tools to exploit them and remove signature checks:

  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 7/7+
  • iPad Air 1
  • iPhone X
  • iPad Mini 2/3
  • iPad 6/7
  • iPod Touch 7


You can get the latest version from the developer’s GitHub repo. Despite having checkm8 backing, you need to put your device into pwndfu mode first. Or else, you will not the desired result.

futurerestore checkm8 support

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