How to Grab iPad ECID on Windows and Mac

by admin on April 5, 2010

in iPad Guides

With iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3G Apple introduced a new security system called ECID, and ECID saga continues with iPad too. ECID security is introduced to prevent us downgrading the firmware of our iDevice. When iTunes starts the process of restoring the firmware, the server asks Apple to create a sort of certificate to your device. Because the process takes place online, Apple may change the response from the server and prevent the restore to previous version. So all users who wish to preserve their jailbreak should made a backup of that file, so as to later use regardless of what Apple will invent to prevent the jailbreak.

So below are two guides to identify your iPad ECID on Windows OS and Mac OS, after gabbing your ECID you may proceed to next procedure, where you have to save your 64KB SHSH Gold on file

How to Grab ECID on Windows OS

Before starting download this small utility usbview Download Here:

Step 1. Put your phone in Recovery Mode by following procedure.

  • Turn the device completely off and disconnect it from cable/dock.
  • Hold down the home button.
  • While holding down the home button connect to a computer with a cable (easiest) or dock.
  • Keep holding down the home button until you see a connect-to-itunes screen You are now in recovery mode.

Step 2. Open usbview you downloaded earlier.
Step 3. In “options”, check off “config descriptors” (enable)
Step 4. Hit F5 on your keyboard to refresh
Step 5. Scroll down till you see “Apple Recovery (iBoot) USB drive, and click on it.iPadECIDWindows thumb1 How to Grab iPad ECID on Windows and Mac

Step 6. Note 16 number ECID code and write down on a paper.

Step 7. To escape Recovery Mode and power the phone off simply hold down power and home buttons for ten seconds.

How Grab your ECID on Mac OS

Step 1. Put your iPad in Recovery Mode by following procedure.

  • Turn the device completely off and disconnect it from cable/dock.
  • Hold down the home button.
  • While holding down the home button connect to a computer with a cable (easiest) or dock.
  • Keep holding down the home button until you see a connect-to-itunes screen You are now in recovery mode.

Step 2. Navigate to Applications> Utilities> and start “System Profiler”
Step 3.This opens a screen and you select “USB” from the block on the left.Then click on “Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode)” and several numbers appear low                   iPadECIDMac thumb1 How to Grab iPad ECID on Windows and MacStep 4. Note the small 16 number ECID code and write down on a paper.

Step 5. To escape iPad Recovery Mode simply hold down power and home buttons for ten seconds.

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