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IDA Evaluation (Demo) 8.0.220802

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About This File

The evaluation version has the following limitations:

  • it supports only x86/x64 processors: IDA supports a large number of other processors.
  • it will load only files of PE/ELF/Macho-O formats. The full version of IDA will accept virtually any file, from Atmel ROMs to iPhone executables. See our disassembly gallery for information about the additional processors, operating systems and file formats we support.
  • the only compiler signatures included are the ones that can be used to produce Windows 32 PE files; the only type information included is for Visual C++ 6 and Borland C++ Builder.
  • The MS Windows version contains a demo version of the Bochs debugger. Please note that the full version support Bochs debugger on all platforms.
  • Check the debugger tutorial
  • you will not be able to save your work, it will time out after some use, it will not disassemble itself.
  • IDAPython, the set of powerful Python bindings for IDA is not available.
  • The demo version of IDA comes with the x64 decompiler. Please note that the decompiler is a separate product that should be purchased separately: https://www.hex-rays.com/products/decompiler.

The full version of IDA is not limited in any way, comes with one full year of free e-mail support and one full year of free downloadable upgrades.

What's New in Version 8.0.220802   See changelog


Procesor modules:

  • 68K: support switches which use cmpa for the range check
  • ARM: improve handling of manual setting of ARM/Thumb mode via the T pseudo-register
  • AVR: added config for ATmega640
  • PC: improve function recognition


  • PIN: support PIN 3.22-98547

File formats:

  • COFF: support ARM64 and ARMv7 object files compiled with /bigobj option
  • DWARF: upgrade libdwarf to version 20220625 (aka 0.4.1)
  • MACHO: improve symbolication of branch mappings in iOS16+ dyldcaches
  • MACHO: support for iOS16 dyld caches
  • MACHO: when loading a dyld shared cache, make "single module" option the default choice
  • FLIRT: GO: increased coverage of golang signatures
  • FLIRT: MFC: added signatures for vc1431 (Visual Studio 16.11.10)
  • FLIRT: VC: added signatures for vc1431 32bit(Visual Studio 16.11.10)
  • idaclang: added "--idaclang-parse-static" option to the cmdline tool
  • idaclang: introduced the "--idaclang-extra-c-mangling" option for building type libs for mixed-language inputs (e.g. C++, C, and Objective-C)
  • idaclang: try to pre-set a default target configuration that corresponds to the currently loaded file

Standard plugins

  • DSCU: support loading (and symbolicating) global offset tables from iOS16
  • dyldcaches
  • golang: support for go1.18 (function names, types)
  • OBJC: improved decompilation of functions that use objc_alloc_init() to initialize Objective-C objects
  • OBJC: improved decompilation of Objective-C binaries by creating artificial imports for to methods not present in the idb
  • patfind: new plugin to discover code patterns in otherwise unmarked binaries

Scripting & SDK

  • IDAPython: removed Python 2 support
  • SDK: added a new method qstring::rtrim() to trim whitespaces
  • SDK: added get_stdact_descs() for choosers for customizing the standard actions (Insert, Delete, Edit, Refresh)
  • SDK: added wildcard_path_match(), that can match entire paths against a pattern following the same rules as a shell (e.g. ** and ranges like [a-z])
  • SDK: improved comment for has_external_refs()
  • SDK: support usage of qstring in hashed STL containers


  • UI: the command-line arguments in the Debugger>Process options... dialog are no longer limited to 1024 characters


  • added option HO_PROP_VOLATILE_LDX to propagate load instructions without checking for volatile memory access
  • added support for outlined functions
  • arm: recognize thunk functions with suffixes _from_thumb, _from_arm, _veneer
  • improve handling of scattered return values (=using mutiple registers/stack locations)
  • new decompiler: HEXARC (for the ARC processor family)
  • pc: control register maniplation intrinsics (e.g __writecr0) work with 32-bit values in 32-bit mode
  • support WCHAR, wchar16_t, wchar32_t as character element types


BUFGIX: IDC: definitions of SN_CHECK/SN_NOCHECK (flags for set_name()) were wrong
BUGFIX: ARM: fixed an endless loop which could occur when analyzing code switching between ARM/Thumb modes
BUGFIX: ARM: IDA could display a "bad instruction decoding" warning when trying to decode an undefined instruction
BUGFIX: ARM: some undefined A64 instructions were wrongly decoded as FCMEQ
BUGFIX: ARM: arm64 function arguments with wrong attributes could crash ida
BUGFIX: automatically created string literal names would have repeating symbols in place of embedded zeroes in the string
BUGFIX: dbg: IDA could produce an internal error when undo was used during debugging
BUGFIX: decompiler: do not crash if nullptr is passed to various save_.. functions
BUGFIX: decompiler: do not optimize away successive volatile memory reads
BUGFIX: decompiler: fix sometimes wrong decompilation when loading values from memory in big-endian mode
BUGFIX: decompiler: fixed multiple interrs
BUGFIX: decompiler: modifies_d() was incorrectly returning true for instructions without the 'd' operand
BUGFIX: DWARF: during source-level debugging, location of some items wouldn't be properly resolved
BUGFIX: DWARF: The plugin could INTERR because of how duplicate types were handled
BUGFIX: golang: IDA could hang when parisng metadata in some Go binaries
BUGFIX: IDA could crash when loading PE files if IDS debugging was enabled (-z40 switch)
BUGFIX: IDA could fail to load bytes from modules in iOS 15 dyldcaches for older iphones (iphone X and earlier)
BUGFIX: IDA could fail to load symbols for some modules in iOS 15 dyldcaches
BUGFIX: idaclang could create invalid types after parsing a "using" declaration that has the same name as an existing type
BUGFIX: idaclang could fail to parse c++ type declarations that use the "auto" keyword
BUGFIX: idaclang would fail to parse function prototypes that have an unspecified number of arguments
BUGFIX: IDAPython: fixed multiple crashes and infinite loops when wrong arguments are passed to IDA APIs
BUGFIX: IDAPython: IDA could crash if 'has_insn_feature' was called with improper data
BUGFIX: IDAPython: internal errors in IDA API wrappers which are called bypassing IDA UI (e.g. from alternative IDAPython shells) are now caught and reported properly
BUGFIX: IDAPython: when trying to create a too big segment, produce a warning instead of fatal error
BUGFIX: IDC: calling get_tev_reg() with wrong data could produce "No error" message instead of showing the correct error
BUGFIX: installer: PIN debugger plugin was not shipped with Mac builds of IDA by mistake
BUGFIX: kernel: compact_numbered_types() was mishandling aliased types
BUGFIX: kernel: fixed an endless loop which could occur during application of startup signatures
BUGFIX: kernel: fixed interr 641 that could occur when parsing a bad function prototype
BUGFIX: kernel: get_strlit_contents() could loop very long time even when maxcps was set to a reasonable value
BUGFIX: kernel: IDA could produce "database corrupted" when undoing some operations
BUGFIX: MACHO: some ARM64e binaries could have wrong pointer values, leading to wrong parsing of Objective-C metadata
BUGFIX: MIPS: bltzal and bgezal were not handled as call instructions
BUGFIX: OBJC: "Run until message received" action could fail on macOS 12
BUGFIX: PC: some 64-bit functions would lose offsets when Lumina metadata was applied
BUGFIX: PC: ud1 instruction was decoded incorrectly (the mod r/m byte was not parsed)
BUGFIX: PDB: fixed interr 984 which could occur when loading PDBs with types from recent Windows builds
BUGFIX: PDB: the PDB file download could be cancelled unexpectedly when using symsrv.dll from WinDbg Preview
BUGFIX: PPC: functions using 'ba' for tail calls to noret functions were not marked as noret
BUGFIX: SDK: get_name_ea() would return non-BADADDR results for structure or enum names
BUGFIX: svdimport: plugin could crash when processing certain SVD files
BUGFIX: tilib: fixed interr 157 that could occur when listing til contents in the presence of type aliases
BUGFIX: UI: database snapshots were added to the recent files list and could fill it completely
BUGFIX: UI: IDA could produce internal errror 40225 after some user manipulations with the function graphs
BUGFIX: UI: IDA would not display shortcuts for actions in context menus on macOS
BUGFIX: UI: strings containing \r\n could be printed as empty in the Output window and the log file
BUGFIX: UI: TOOL_CLOSED_BY_ESC in idagui.cfg did not work
BUGFIX: windbg: IDA could crash if a breakpoint it added became invalid (e.g. by user's actions bypassing IDA's UI)

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