Decipher Backup Browser Release Notes

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August 21, 2023 - Decipher Backup Browser 17.0.0

  • Native support for arm64 on macOS.
  • Adds WhatsApp call history for newer versions of WhatsApp that integrate with the Phone app.
  • Bug fixes.

April 7, 2023 - Decipher Backup Browser 16.5.2

  • Fixes an issue where there is a very long delay opening the main program window on Windows.
  • Fixes a crash when trying to open a broken call history database.

April 3, 2023 - Decipher Backup Browser 16.5.0

  • Fixes issue where Safari Tabs section wouldn't load.
  • Adds CSV export for Call and FaceTime history.

October 21, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 16.1.1

  • Fixes sideways thumbnails for Camera Roll Gallery.
  • Speed improvements to Photo Vault Media Gallery
  • This is the last supported version for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

August 24, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 16.0.3

  • Adds an option to import single backups from other locations than the default backup folders, in addition to the option to import a folder of backups.
  • Bug fixes.

July 19, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 16.0.2

  • Bug fixes.

July 15, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 16.0.1

  • Significant speed improvements to the Camera Roll Recovery.
  • Significant reductions to false positives in Image/Video Recovery.
  • Filter damaged/not decrypt-able photos from Camera Roll Recovery.
  • Adds "On my iPhone Files App" section.
  • Adds WhatsApp audio section.
  • Speed improvements to Photo Vault sections.

April 28, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 15.5.3

  • Bug fixes for Secret Photo Vault gallery and folder passwords for some Photo Vault users.

April 14, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 15.5.0

  • Support for latest versions of Secret Photo Vault, decrypts images and folder passwords in addition to PIN recovery now.
  • Add section to show Safari browser tabs.
  • Bug fixes.

January 27, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 15.3.0

  • Bug fixes.

January 7, 2022 - Decipher Backup Browser 15.2.0

  • Adds new PIN recovery for NQ Vault and Secret Box apps.
  • Bug fixes.

October 15, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 15.0.0

  • Improvements to the Voice Memos section of the app.
  • Bug fixes.

September 8, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.7.5

  • Adds the total count of calls to the bottom of the Call History and FaceTime Call History sections.
  • Fixes an issue where backups could not be read on macOS due to permissions issues, but the permission granting instructions didn't appear.

August 31, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.7.4

  • Bug fixes.

June 30, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.7.2

  • Support for recovering new Photo Vault/Pic Safe longer PINs.

June 21, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.7.0

  • Improvements to camera roll gallery thumbnail loading.
  • Support for more "Photo Vault" style apps PIN recoveries.
  • Added PDF and Pages/Numbers/Keynote file recovery sections.
  • Big fixes.

March 20, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.4.8

  • Big fixes.

March 3, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.4.6

  • Improvements to photo gallery save UI.
  • Significantly improve performance of "All PDFs in Backup" view.
  • Bug fixes.

February 6, 2021 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.4.3

  • Adds location such as iCloud, local, or email account, to Notes.
  • Adds gallery for Adobe Lightroom photos.
  • Adds Secret Calculator+ Vault app gallery.
  • Improvements to all files view.
  • Improvements to backup disk space usage reports.
  • Bug fixes.

November 16, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.2.1

  • Fix crash in new file sizes summaries when used with an incomplete backup.

November 10, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.2.0

  • Bug fixes.

August 14, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 14.0.0

  • New Photo Vault Media Recovery option, for broken PIN settings.
  • Improvements to allow more Photo Vault PIN recovery even in broken backups.
  • Improves file naming for saving in PDF gallery.
  • Bug fixes.

April 30, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.4.4

  • New recovery sections for voicemail, voice memo, WhatsApp audio message, and mp3 files.
  • Recover KeepSafe app PINs.
  • Adds "All Files" root to the all files view, to make saving every file from a backup easier.

February 20, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.4.1

  • Clarify Screen Time passcode recovery error messages.
  • Bug fixes.

January 25, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.3.9

  • Actually fixes a crash in the Photo/Video Recovery that yesterday's update didn't fully fix.

January 24, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.3.8

  • Fixes a crash in the Photo/Video Recovery.

January 23, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.3.7

  • Fixes an issue opening Photo Vault photos from unencrypted backup.
  • Adds some new Photo/Video Recovery options.

January 13, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.3.5

  • Fixes crash while looking for stored wifi passwords.
  • Improved lookup of installed app list.

January 11, 2020 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.3.3

  • Mac Only: Adds display of "App Switcher Snapshots" both in gallery and report form. Snapshot images show what was last on screen when an app was closed.
  • Adds display of Chrome browser passwords in encrypted iPhone backups.
  • Adds display of "Per-App Autocomplete Contacts", more autofill contacts (Messages, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc).
  • Adds display of Known Wifi Networks. This also includes wifi passwords if the backup is encrypted.
  • Loading speed improvements and bug fixes.

December 15, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.3.1

  • Support for recovering Photo Vault Pro PINs and passwords.
  • PIN Recovery for TouchVault app.
  • A few UI bug fixes

November 7, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.2.2

  • Support for recovering Photo Vault Pattern Lock PINs.
  • Support for Photo Vault media gallery when Photo Vault is locked with a Pattern Lock.

October 31, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.2.0

  • Fix for encrypted backups made with iOS 13.2.0.
  • Add Cloud documents files section.

October 16, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.0.3

  • Adds gallery for recovering Hifolder photos/videos from iPhone/iPad backups.
  • Bug fix for bug added in 13.0.2 for incomplete/heavily damaged backups. Oops!

October 15, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.0.2

  • Supports 32-bit Windows as well as continued support for 64-bit macOS and 64-bit Windows.
  • Fix missing Safari History for backups made with iOS 13.
  • Option to skip image file validation for image galleries.

October 4, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 13.0.0

  • Recovers Photo Vault folder passwords!
  • Adds a text filter on the All Files view to more easily search.
  • Visual snazzyness for newer iPhones.
  • Bug fixes.

August 14, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.2.8

  • Improved support for Photo Vault app versions with encrypted photos, even with not-encrypted backups.
  • Recover Photo Vault PIN from unencrypted backups.

July 30, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.2.6

  • Support for newer Photo Vault app versions with encrypted photos.
  • New WhatsApp Contact Cache section for recovering contacts from deleted conversations.
  • Bug fixes.

April 10, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.2.0

  • Added a listing of Wifi Passwords stored in the iPhone backup.
  • Added LINE attachments section.
  • Added improved support for password protected On my iPhone Notes.
  • Support Photo Vault PIN recovery for latest versions of Photo Vault.
  • Bug fixes

February 15, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.1.8

  • Added a new WeChat photo/video attachment gallery.
  • Improved support for some specific corrupt/buggy encrypted backups.
  • Improved error messages for missing files in backups.

January 25, 2019 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.1.7

  • Bug fixes

December 29, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.1.4

  • Change to Java 11 on Mac and Windows.
  • Change to 64-bit on Windows.
  • Support macOS Mojave hardened runtime and notarization.
  • Fixes a few ugly screens on macOS Mojave.

December 7, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.1.3

  • Adds Photo Vault folder passwords.
  • Adds support to show videos from Video Downloader Pro app.
  • Bug fixes, and cleaned up WhatsApp Messenger media file view.

November 8, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.1.0

  • Adds block list section showing all blocked numbers and email addresses for Messages and FaceTime.
  • Adds PDF thumbnails in all PDF section.
  • Bug fixes, including improved support for very large photo galleries.

October 9, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.0.11

  • Added feature to show Screen Time passcode in encrypted iOS 12 backups.

September 22, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.0.8

  • Updates for new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users.

September 18, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.0.6

  • Improved thumbnails for HEIC images on Windows.
  • Update Mojave permissions instructions for later betas and Mojave public release.
  • Fixes for reading various versions of Snapchat metadata.
  • Decipher Backup Browser now recognizes extremely damaged backups.
  • Bug fixes from reports from our awesome customers. Thank you!

August 15, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.0.3

  • Specific fixes needed for Decipher Backup Browser running on Mac OS X Yosemite and earlier.
  • Experimental photo recovery feature for unencrypted iPhone backups.

July 27, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 12.0.0

  • Support and instructions for the new permission requirements in macOS Mojave.
  • Improved support for HEIC photos for versions of macOS that don't natively support HEIC (Sierra and earlier).
  • Bug fixes.

July 2, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.3.5

  • Updates to support the latest format for Snapchat friends list data.
  • Improvements to finding Notes data in incomplete backups.
  • Bug fixes.

May 18, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.3.3

  • Adds support for new iTunes for Windows on the Microsoft Store.
  • Adds new section "Autocomplete Contacts" showing phone numbers and email addresses from the autofill suggestions.
  • Separates Messages App photos and videos from Messages app stickers.
  • Separates deleted photos/videos from older versions of the Messages app from not-deleted attachments from the Messages app.
  • Bug fixes from comments from our great customers!

March 6, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.2.4

  • Adds third-party app PhotoVault PIN recovery option.
  • Adds third-party app "Camera+" photo gallery.
  • Adds third-party app "Telegram" photo cache gallery.
  • Improvements to memory usage on Windows.
  • Bug fixes!

February 3, 2018 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.2.2

  • Adds preference item to save photos using photo date for the filenames.
  • Improvements and bug fixes on Windows.
  • Improvements to the deleted camera roll recovery section, reducing duplicates.

December 22, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.2.0

  • New feature to show the iOS Restrictions passcode.
  • New update checking!
  • Bug fixes.

October 4, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.0.9

  • More aggressive photo recovery backups with broken encryption.
  • Memory usage fixes.
  • Program size reduction.

August 27, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.0.4

  • Exciting bug fixes!
  • Video thumbnails for video files in galleries on Windows (macOS already had this)
  • Adds a "notes attachments" section to see image attachments and drawings in your iOS Notes app data.
  • Fix issues with Leopard/Snow Leopard version.

August 3, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.0.2

  • More support for retina macOS and high resolution Windows 10!
  • Improved camera roll recovery.

June 6, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 11.0.0

  • Support for backups made with iOS 11!

May 4, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.3.1

  • New photo gallery with improved performance.

April 13, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.2.14

  • Improvements to the iPhone Contacts app backup data.
  • Additional help information added when being prompted for a backup password.
  • Added section "One Note Recent Notes" to show available One Note for iOS information from a backup.
  • Added "Keep Safe" section for exporting and viewing photos/videos from the app Keep Safe.

March 2, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.2.10

  • Better support for backups affected by buggy iOS backup encryption.
  • Adds backup location section to help locate iOS backups on your hard drive.
  • Fixes a crash for some rare Windows file permissions configurations.
  • Fixes a crash for Mac users with older outdated libraries in their Java extensions folder.

January 12, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.2.6

  • Improved windowing support for Mac retina displays.
  • Improve support for recovering contacts from broken and corrupt iPhone backups.
  • Gracefully handle errors caused by incorrect encryption in backups.

January 3, 2017 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.2.4

  • Added "Camera Roll Recovery" section for recovering photos from broken or corrupt iPhone backups.
  • Added menu item for adding custom proxy settings to the Preferences menu.
  • Added "Photo Vault" section for viewing and saving photos in the Photo Vault app.
  • Updated underlying sqlite library to speed up some DBB operations.

December 2, 2016 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.2.0

  • Added support for iOS 10.2 encrypted backups.
  • Added Camera Roll thumbnails section, for recovering photo thumbnail files.
  • Added Notes not Synced section, to aid in recovering deleted iCloud Notes.

October 26, 2016 - Decipher Backup Browser 10.1.0

  • Increased support for recovering photos from incomplete backups.
  • Increased support for recovering notes from incomplete backups.
  • Added a new "FaceTime History" section for showing call history for FaceTime calls only.

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