Free Adobe Illustrator on Mac OS X? Illustrator Trial Reset!

Illustrator trial expired - trial reset

Updated 21.11.2018

Adobe Illustrator 2019

Mac Patcher: link is in reddit thread. Trial reset is not ready yet.

For windows users there is already a crack.

Adobe Illustrator 2018

Fist of all download 2018 version, you can google for it or you can use this source.

Then all you have to do, to extend your trial period, is change number in TrialKey element in application.xml. This file is located in /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2018/Support Files/AMT/AI/AMT. You can navigate there with this command:

cd /Applications/Adobe\ Illustrator\ */Support\ Files/AMT/AI/AMT

Then you have to open the file and edit it. You can use just nano editor in terminal.

sudo nano application.xml

Now find the TrialSerialNumber Data key:

<Data key="TrialSerialNumber">911997077777979240115317</Data>

And increment this number by one:

<Data key="TrialSerialNumber">911997077777979240115318</Data>

Now close the editor (ctr+x), save file (y), yes for rewrite (enter). Now when you reopen your Illustrator, you will be promped to login and you should have another 7 days of trail period.

Other Trial Resets

Other trial resets are described in these articles:  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and Sketch.


This one is for study purposes and demonstration how easy is to bay-pass trial period. Any modification of any software is not recommended and you do it on your own risk.

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