Installing Remote Virtual Interface

Airtool 2 uses a tool called Remote Virtual Interface (RVI) to capture packet traces from your iOS device. RVI is managed using a command-line interface called rvictl, which is part of Xcode.

Install RVI

1. Install Xcode from the Mac App Store.

2. Launch Xcode and install the additional required components:

3. Verify that rvictl is installed correctly by opening Terminal and typing rvictl:

4. If you get the message command not found: rvictl, then rvictl is not installed. To troubleshoot RVI, see Troubleshooting Packet Traces.

Enable System Extensions

On a Mac with Apple silicon, you must also enable System Extensions. To learn how to enable system extensions, see About system extensions and macOS.

If you’re still unable to capture a packe trace after enabling system extensions, you may need to go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General and click “Allow” or “Restart” to finish the installation of Apple’s system extensions required to use RVI.

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