How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

This tutorial helps you find out the ECID of your iPhone, which helps extracting SHSH keys needed to downgrade your device.

Ingredients:

  • iPhone 3GS / iPod Touch G3 / iPad
  • Mac

Please backup your device with iTunes before performing the procedure below.

1. Connect your device to a Mac and put it in recovery mode – Hold home and power button until screen goes completely blank and then immediately let go off the power button and keep holding home button, until the device displays a ‘connect to itunes’ logo.

2. iTunes will now pop-up saying that the attached device is in recovery mode, click OK.

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

3. Go to the OSX Menu Bar, click the ‘’ menu and click ‘About this Mac’.

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

4. Now click the ‘More Info…’ button and select ‘USB’ from the ‘Hardware’ list in the sidebar.

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

5. Now, select the ‘Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode)’ from one of the ‘USB High-Speed Bus’ lists and copy the ECID from serial given next to the Serial Number.

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

How To: Find Your iPhone’s ECID

If you don’t want to go through this process again, keep this serial safe.

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