Every time a new iPhone firmware comes out, many of us accidentally update their device to the latest OS, making it impossible to jailbreak/unlock, or even downgrade to an earlier version.

In order to have a shot at downgrading your iPhone, you must have your ECID SHSH on file on Saurik’s server, just in case Apple stops signing the older firmware version, just like it did a few weeks ago with 3.1.2.

How to Save Your ECID SHSH

Note that this is only valid for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G. iPhone 3G owners are not concerned as they can downgrade the firmware (not the baseband).

The Easy Way


If like me you are lucky and you launch Cydia and see that “this device has SHSHs on file for iPhone OS: 3.0, 3.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3”, then you don’t have anything to do. I have these 4 SHSHs on file but  it’s ok if you only have the latest SHSH on file. At the time I am writing this, the latest firmware is 3.1.3 so to date, you should make sure you have at least the SHSH for 3.1.3.

The Other Easy Way

make my life easier

If you don’t see this message then don’t worry, just scroll down a bit on Cydia’s homepage and look for the “make my life easier” button. Simply tap on it and your ECID SHSH will be automatically saved on Saurik’s server. Close Cydia and launch it again. You should now have a message at the top saying your SHSH is on file.

You’re good to go now! But remember that anytime a new firmware is available, do not update right away. Just wait until a new jailbreak is available.

  • Aleksander

    Use umbrella 🙂 Worked for me 🙂

  • Z


    On my cydia, it says tss pending on top. It’s been like that for the past 2 weeks. Is there any other way to get my shsh saved? I have a iphone 3gs running on 3.0. Never did updated to 3.1. Is there any way I can do so? Please help!

  • Aleksander

    Well you can use ubrella to save it.
    No you cant upgrade to 3.1 becouse 4.0.1 is out by Apple.

  • Breon

    Now i kant get the option back PLZZZ HELP ME

  • EricWess

    I accidentally hit “I hate jailbreaking. go away.”
    I can’t figure out how to get the “make my life easier” option back.

    Other sites have suggested holding in the word “developing” at the bottom of the cydia hiomepage, but i have tried this without success.


    • Luis

      I got the ame problem, I hit the decline option by mistake and can’t find a way to store the shsh now. Any idea?

      • shira

        I did the same , is there a way to change it ?

  • m.a

    hi everyone ,i have iphone 3gs 3.1.2 and i have “pending tss” report on my cydia how much does it take to i get the save file report?!

  • m.a

    i forget to say i have it for about 3 days

  • Alex

    I have upgraded my Ipad to 3.2.2 accidentally,

    I have not pushed the “make my life easier button” is there any chance that I can downgrade as I have my ECID number saved?

  • Imonline

    i hAve 3Gs 4.0.1 , how can i save shsh blobs in my pc ? please suggest me. thank you.

  • denczy

    hey guys i have 2 questions fist is that possible to downgrade my iphone 3gs 4.1 back to 4.0 if my shsh hvaent been saved and i havent got any at$t sim card cuz iam hungarian

  • hiroshi

    i don’t have this msg “make my life easier” in my cydia. what should i do…

  • I upgraded to 4.2.1 and jailbroke it but Cydia only says it has SHSH from 4.0 and 4.1

    I can’t find the “Make my life easier” button. Is there any other way to do this through cydia

  • khubaib

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    how can i get one
    this is my email id ( khubaibkhaksari@live.com) email me regarding this , any thing that could help me i will be verrrryyyyy happpyyyyy !!!
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  • khubaib

    please guys i need your help regarding this !!!1