PhoenixNonce – Set Boot Nonce on iOS 9.3.4/9.3.5 (64-bit only)

German hacker Siguza is on fire and he has just released a new tool for all 64-bit iOS device owners. Here’s how you can download it.

What is PhoenixNonce?

PhoenixNonce utility sets your nonce in NVRAM, which allows you to restore with SHSH Blobs. It is developed by hacker and developer Siguza.

It is compatible with 64-bit iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices only. As expected, this comes in the form of an IPA file so you need to sideload it using Cydia Impactor.

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Remember, SHSH Blobs are necessary for this app to work properly. If you don’t have them saved already, there’s no point in trying this tutorial because eventually, you will need to use FutureRestore tool by hacker tihmstar.

Here’s what FutureRestore needs in order to perform a successful restore –

  • Boot Nonce in NVRAM
  • SHSH Blobs for your destination firmware

How is PhoenixNonce useful?

Firstly, this new utility is of immense importance because it accesses the NVRAM on a non-jailbroken device, which is a massive achievement in and of itself.

Secondly, it allows you to upgrade or downgrade to unsigned firmware versions from a non-jailbroken firmware.

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Therefore, if you happen to own a 64-bit device that’s stuck on iOS 9.3.4 or iOS 9.3.5, you can now upgrade or downgrade your current firmware version to any unsigned iOS 9 or 10 version, provided you have your SHSH Blobs.

The latest version of this tool is 1.1 and you can download it using the link given below.

Download PhoenixNonce

Requirements

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod with a 64-bit processor
  • iOS 9.3.4 and 9.3.5
  • A computer running Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • Internet connection
  • Basic knowledge of FutureRestore utility

How to install PhoenixNonce on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod running iOS 9.3.4/9.3.5

Step 1 Download its IPA file using the direct download link given above and transfer it to your desktop.

Step 2 Download Cydia Impactor if you haven’t already. Once you have downloaded it, unpack its contents and launch it.

Step 3 Connect your iOS device to your computer and wait for Cydia Impactor to recognize it. Once it does, drag the PhoenixNonce IPA file into its window.

Step 4 The tool will now prompt you to enter your Apple ID credentials. Key in your username and password and wait for it to commence the installation process.

Step 5 Once the installation process gets over with, the app should be present on your home screen. Once it’s there, disconnect your device and run this new application.

Step 6 Set your boot nonce in NVRAM. That’s all there’s to it, your nonce will now be set.

Step 7 Follow FutureRestore tutorial given here. Before you downgrade or upgrade your device, I highly recommend you consult me before performing the restore.

If you are on a firmware lower than iOS 9.3.4, here’s what you need to do –

  • Jailbreak your device with Pangu jailbreak here.
  • Download and install NonceEnabler Cydia tweak.
  • Restore using FutureRestore.

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