SRD Cryptex Installation

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THU 2 JUN 2022 at 0700 EST

Executive Summary

This Article details how to Build the ./example-cryptex/ and how to Bypass the Build Pipeline with a pre-built example SRD Cryptex DMG.


  • macOS
  • Xcode
  • brew install gnu-sed automake hg git-lfs
  • Source Code

Install Example Cryptex DMG

Copy and Paste in Terminal to Download and Install an example SRD Cryptex DMG, or manual Build Instructions are shown further below:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"


Updated WED 1 JUN 2022

SRD Boot

This example makes use of the directory ../example-cryptex/.

  • Plug in your SRD to your X86_64 or M1 HOST
  • Open Finder and Trust the Device
  • On the SRD Screen, Trust the Host
  • Open Terminal
  • cd example-cryptex

Get my pre-built, working ./example-cryptex/ for X86_64 or arm64e and install the cryptex as shown below:

cd public-domain
make install
cd public-domain
make install

You now have a fresh cryptex installed on your SRD.


ssh -l root %SRD-IP%

password = alpine

ssh -l root
root@'s password: (alpine)
# uname -a
Darwin iPhone 20.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 20.4.0: Wed Mar  3 07:07:15 PST 2021; root:xnu-7195.100.367~21/RELEASE_ARM64_T8030 iPhone12,1
# whoami
# pwd


When you first login to the SRD, Upgrade or Downgrade an IPSW, consider this CopyPasta:

# echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ""><plist version="1.0"><dict><key>Enable-Private-Data</key><true/></dict></plist>' > /Library/Preferences/Logging/

Then kill -HUP logd and watch your Console Log. Those <private> Log Message will now be populated with actionable data.
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