Using the Gecko Toolkit with Windows 7 64-bit version

Our sources tell us that it is now possible to use the Gecko Toolkit with 64-bit Windows 7 in order to recover your lost or forgotten iPhone password. While this software was developed for Windows 7 32-bit versions you may be able to use a command line prompt to enable Gecko to function in a 64-bit environment. This is achieved by pointing the program in the right direction since by default it will not find the required .dmg files automatically. We have also been told that this might allow Windows XP SP3 users to use the program to recover their iPhone passwords. While we have not verified this it does come from a reliable source and if you are stuck without a 32-bit machine you can at least give this a try.


Start by downloading the Gecko Toolkit and install the program. Next you will want to get the newest version of RedSn0w. We are still using the 9.14b2 version and it works fine but anything newer should also do the job. When you download this file you will want to put it in a location where you can direct Gecko to look later on. For this example we will place the files in the C:\A folder. Also download the 5.0.1 IPSW for your phone. Place this in the C:\A folder also. Now you will want to navigate the following location:


Copy the files named “3gsramdisk.dmg” and “i4ramdisk.dmg” and paste them into the C:\A folder as well. After connecting your device to the computer you can run the Gecko Toolkit program which should result in an error message that says “Unexpected parameter” When this happens you will have to tell it where to go so click on your start button and type “CMD” then enter so that your command prompt appears. Navigate to C:\A and then run the following assuming that you are cracking a 3GS password:

“Redsn0w -i c:\A\iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9a405_Restore.ipsw -r c:\A\3gsramdisk.dmg”

If you happen to have an iPhone 4 then the command would be something like:

“Redsn0w -i c:\A\iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9a405_Restore.ipsw -r c:\A\4ramdisk.dmg” and so on according to the name of your .dmg file.

If the command executed successfully you should now see a big “OK” on the iPhone display just like the one shown in our video. You can now click on the Launch button and Gecko should start reading your password. Remember that if you get a DOS screen with a y/n option just enter n and continue. If you do not see the big “OK” then you might have to repeat the process, check the file names or determine another method of running the program. We have been doing a lot of these lately on a 32-bit machine with no problems at all. Once we get access to a 64-bit Windows 7 computer and verify that this procedure works a new video showing the command line process will be posted here.

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