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Built-in iSight firmware extractor and patcher

       ift-extract extract the Built-in iSight firmware from Apple driver and
       patch it to avoid some bugs in it. The firmware is then ready to get
       loaded into the chip using ift-load.

       * Menu:

       Finding the Apple driver: see "Driver"

       Command line options: see "Options"

       See also "Copying"

       1 Finding the Apple driver

       ift-extract extract Built-in iSight firmware from Apple iSight driver.
       This driver is located at
       on your Mac OS X root partition.

       There is several version of this driver depending on driver version or
       host architecture (PowerPC or x86). Thus, ift-extract must determine
       know the variant of the driver in order to properly extract the

       Any AppleUSBVideoSupport file starting with those shipped with iMac G5
       iSight must work. If not, please report unknown AppleUSBVideoSupport at
       bugreport mail address with machine type and OS X version.

       2 Command line options-a’ ‘--apple-driver’ Apple driver filename where to extract the

       ‘-d’ ‘--output-directory’ The directory where to output the firmware.
       Defaults to /lib/firmware.

       ‘-f’ ‘--output-filename’ The output firmware name. Defaults to

       ‘-?’  ‘--help’ Shows option help and quit.

       Since ift-extract defaults to output the firmware to
       /lib/firmware/isight.fw, ensure you have the right to do so.

       3 Copying

       isight-firmware-tools is a project developped by Étienne Bersac based
       on the work of Ronald S. Bultje, Johannes Berg and Ivan N. Zlatev.

       This manual has been written by Étienne Bersac.

       Copyright (C) 2007 Étienne Bersac <>