The editor only works for Android OS, condolences to the iOS owner.
The editor was created specifically for restoring lost game progress. There are cases in life when the device on which the game is installed breaks or freezes to such an extent that you need to do a hard reset. And then all game progress disappears, which can accumulate over the years. Few people do backups, including me. And for these cases, you can use this editor, restore a set of plants, as well as their characteristics, and continue to play and have fun. And as a little carrot from the stress of losing saves, make the level of plants a little more.
It is possible to change the values in the editor: coins, diamonds, gloves, charges, perk points, saplings and mint. There is also the possibility of changing the set of plants and their costumes. Of course, changing the level of plants, including the level of the master (starts with the letter M) and the number of seeds, which you can enter a lot and increase the level already in the game itself.
A video tutorial, although a bit dated, can be viewed here. And here we quickly go over the main points. The progress of the entire game is contained in a single file called pp.dat, which is located along the path /android /data /com.ea.game.pvz2_row /files /no_backup/. The first thing to do before starting any action is to save a copy of it in a safe place, best of all even on another device, such as a computer. And then step by step:
There is value caching in the game. If you increase the values through the editor, then everything works fine. But if you suddenly want to lower them, for example, the level of a plant, then when you enter the game you will see that nothing has changed. In order for everything to work, you will have to do the following: