Original source: https://github.com/0xced/iOS-Artwork-Extractor/wiki/Extracting-more-artwork

You can extract even more artwork if you decrypt and mount an iOS firmware (.ipsw file).

  • Download file - Install Mac OS X 10.9.0 Mavericks.dmg.
  • Jun 04, 2013 The package provides the installation files for ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Driver version In order to manually update your driver, follow the steps below (the next steps).
  • Yes Johnwise, Its legit and 100% working OS X 10.9 and its final version too which Apple has released for developers and consumers. So you can download and install it without any hesitation.


  1. Python 3.2 (required by ipsw_decrypt.py)
  2. VFDecrypt (required by ipsw_decrypt.py)
    Make sure to install the vfdecrypt binary somewhere in your PATH or use the -d option of the the ipsw_decrypt.py script.

VFDecrypt Usage:

Toxic is the same story as gas, since gas is actually a form of direct toxic damage that spreads to nearby enemies. Originally posted by:Raw damage wont scale for long, and crit damage will take you far, but will begin to drop off eventually, I reccomend viral status builds, but ive seen some damn good crit/status hybrid builds on things like the soma prime crit/status hybrid is pretty amazing not many weapons can do it well though. Speaking about pure dark evil, eh. Blast is only good if your intention is to move away enemies and cc for few seconds so you can just run away (it puts good damage but is still raw damage).Just bring them down of their godlike level with viral, make them enemies and dispell healer buffs (if any) with radiation, and stab them repeatedly straight in their tender and squeeshy heart with an army of Samurai Jack's (slash). Warframe crits vs raw dmg. But being able to strip armor and do heavy crits allows you to melt high level enemies rather quickly.

How to decrypt and mount an iOS firmware

  1. Download an iPhone or iPad firmware that matches your simulator version and make sure that there is a VFDecrypt Key by checking the corresponding Build column. For beta versions, check the VFDecrypt Keys page instead.

System Firmware Image ipsw

VersionBuildCodenameBasebandRelease DateIPSW Download URLSHA1 HashFile Size
9.013A343Monarch1.00.0516 Sep 2015iPhone8,2_9.0_13A343_Restore.ipsw62c84322d95913ddcee8337c0998988c6acd330e2,369,374,167
9.0.113A405Monarch1.00.0524 Sep 2015iPhone8,2_9.0.1_13A405_Restore.ipswc13f78d5967632732841fcae9840bfd37d09b5af2,368,629,853
9.0.213A452Monarch1.02.0030 Sep 2015iPhone8,2_9.0.2_13A452_Restore.ipsw46b922b4755fcb66e9f33dd491002e120b88908a2,369,099,889
9.113B143Boulder1.14.0021 Oct 2015iPhone8,2_9.1_13B143_Restore.ipsw634807da8e723d688419b56f14b0913aee3177602,383,904,492
9.213C75Castlerock1.23.008 Dec 2015iPhone8,2_9.2_13C75_Restore.ipswf89ea6f273dde92167c408decdb5db3daa756a192,382,945,535

Backup Firmware Image

Nov 02, 2018 Hi John, I tried installing the latest drivers for Ethernet for my Neo C USB C Multiport adapter on my new MBP 16 machine with Catalina. Initially I needed to authorize some scripts got it to run through however the Ethernet is unstable continually drops with latest drivers. The file AX88179178A.dmg will be downloaded to your 'download' folder. Double click it and AX88179 will open under 'devices'. Double click on that and a folder will open with the file AX88179178Av2.9.0.pkg Double click on AX88179178Av2.9.0 At the end of installation the program asks you to restart your machine. HU404GE SWI Driver for Windows XP AX88179178AWinXPVista64bitDriverv1.6.2.0WHQL. 1676KB 2019/10/09. Download ZIP file and open the DMG container within, ex: “AX88179178A.dmg” Install drivers package, ex: “AX88179178Av2.8.0.pkg” Reboot your Mac or Macbook; The new ethernet controller will be visible in the System Preference’s Network settings. It works like any Mac native ethernet port would.

  1. Start iTunes on your computer, and then connect your iPhone to your computer using its sync cable.
  2. Click the button for your device near the upper-right corner of the iTunes screen, and then click the 'Summary' tab if it isn't already selected.
  3. Select 'This Computer' in the Backups section, and then click 'Back Up Now.' ITunes backs up your entire iPhone, including iOS, to the hard drive.
  4. Confirm that the backup was successful by selecting 'Preferences' from the main iTunes menu, clicking the 'Devices' tab, and then making sure that the time and date next to your iPhone's entry correspond to when you finished the backup.
  5. Disconnect your iPhone from your computer.

Decrypting with ipsw_decrypt.py

  1. Run the ipsw_decrypt.py script on the firmware you downloaded or backed up.

    The output should look like this:

  2. Go into the iPhone 4, 5.1 (9B176) folder or whatever folder was created depending on the firmware you chose.

  3. Open the biggest file ending with .decrypted.dmg in order to mount the disk image. In this example: 038-1768-165.decrypted.dmg

  4. Run iOS Artwork Extractor. If the mounted iOS firmware version matches your simulator version, then you will discover much more artwork.

iOS 8 firmware

Ax88179_178a_v2 9.0 Dmg Free

VFDecrypt Keys are not widely available for iOS 8. You will have to use vfdecrypt directly on the unzipped iPhone 4S ipsw with the key provided by @iH8sn0w:

Ax88179_178a_v2 9.0 Dmg Free

@Jato_BZ which keys? Or just rootfs like the 4S one? 5059b2da95c93f754ce4a701cf6564877dfee899ad884d78f3403dcec7bbd6fe6d3079a8