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PurpleRestore 3
Original author(s)Apple Inc.
Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Stable release
3.0 (251) (13A165)
(latest known version)
Operating systemmacOS
Available inEnglish
TypeFirmware flasher
LicenseClosed source


PurpleRestore3 appears to be the latest version of PurpleRestore semi available to the public. This build was released publicly on @info_iosx's Twitter account but the link has since resulted in a 404. The application name itself is PurpleRestore3 and it comes in the package known as RestoreTools3 (shasum: 99225e28692121cd1c93b3faa7ae489135c9bca4). RestoreTools3 is a development version of PurpleTools, and also has some other utilities in it that aren't available in the older leaked version.


The PurpleRestore3 GUI has been completely redone with a more user-friendly user interface, looking nothing like previous builds. It includes most features that are in previous leaked builds of PurpleRestore. It also has a wiki, but it most likely requires access to Apple's VPN to load properly.


PurpleRestore3 allows you to flash a custom boot logo, but it seems to have to be decrypted. I'm guessing that it makes a new IMG3 container for the image, and discards the old one before flashing to the correct place in NAND/NOR.

Other Tools in RestoreTools3[edit]

DCSD refuses to load as some signed PList files are missing, and you still need AppleConnect to install INTERNAL bundles, but everything else works fine.


This tool was originally gotten from info_iosx, so special shout-outs go to him.

See More[edit]

@info_iosx's Tweet