If you’ve launched Cydia today, you’ll notice that it is now showing your SHSH blob for iOS 4.3 official and beta builds (if you saved them).

Although it is already too late to save your iOS 4.2.1 SHSH blobs, if Cydia isn’t showing you’ve saved your iOS 4.3 SHSH blobs, you may want to fire up TinyUmbrella and save them while you still can. As we’ve stated before, saving your SHSH blobs can come in handy for future jailbreaks, such as Jailbreak Monte. They are also necessary when you try to downgrade your iPhone to a previous iOS version that Apple is no longer signing.

With the iPhone 4 Safari exploit revealed at the Pwn2Own contest last week, it’s only a matter of time until Apple starts rolling out iOS 4.3.1 to patch the exploit.

  • Jailbreak Monte? That shoul be a link. I’m googling, so no worries.

  • Burge

    I’am starting to run out of room for my SHSHs showing in Cydia …that run from 3.1.2 to 4.3 with all the betas aswel

    • Kylerayk

      I have 7 blobs listed and then a “+” after my last one( 4.2.1+). I will run tinyumbrella just to make sure I have them all.

  • Mike

    Cydia only showing 4.2.1 for me. TinyUmbrella says 4.2.1 and all 4.3 blobs are saved. Oh well. I’ll go with Tiny.

    • QuarterSwede

      Same here.

  • Woody dog

    4.3 showed up on my gf phone last Saturday Mine just showed up today

  • David

    Ok I’m still trying to figure the whole Blob thing out…… Do the version numbers showing at the top of Cydia when I open it show the Blob versions that are internally stored by the App on my iPod?

    I’m running 4.2.1 and it is one of the versions listed in Cydia…… This is just a question to further my understanding as I ran iSHSHit and emailed the blob to myself.

    • manuel

      What ever SHSH you’ve saved using Tiny Umbrella or with Cydia will show on top of Cydia. Example, if you got an iPod touch 3G when 3.1.3 came out, and you saved your SHSH then, then only 3.1.3 and above will show.

      So when ever you got your iPod or iPhone and depending on if Apple was still signing off on that firmware at the time, Cydia will 99.9% have your SHSH blogs.

      the 00.1 is sometimes when people forget to save their SHSH and Cydia never did it or you do have it but aren’t seeing it.

    • Neil

      yes, its on top page “SHSH” wil list all ios available to you, if you can remember the very first time you j/b the phone do you remember touch “make my life easier” if you did cydia will save all your ios from that point on doesn’t matter which ios your phone was on, it will save them as they come out! so go to your TU with the phone connected wait for “connection” and click on save my SHSH and it will list of all ios that was saved and vavilable to you

  • appletiser

    7 blobs from 3.1.3 and i’ve had 4.3b1 since sometime last saturday but no other 4.3 versions. 4.2.1+ is listed but i’ve not a clue what the “+” is for. 🙂

  • Burge

    You might have 4.2b3….but unless you saved 4.3b1 4.3b2 4.3b3 with tinyumbrella it will not show….Cydia normally does not save betas ..you have to do it….

  • Thanks for sharing your information about cydia

  • Toogle

    So help me clear up something. I have a 3GS running 4.2.1 and wanting to jailbreak with Greenpois0n. I guess I just missed the boat to save my 4.2.1 SHSH, when I found TU and ran it all it saves for me are 4.1 and 4.3.

    So, if I jailbreak with gp and something goes horribly wrong, what are my options? I have a full backup of it as 4.2.1 that I just saved from iTunes Would I use TU to restore to 4.1 since it’s older than my backup of 4.2.1 and then upgrade back to 4.2.1? Is that possible? What good is the 4.3 SHSH if I never upgraded to 4.3 yet? Would I be wiser just to wait for a 4.3 jailbreak?? Have never done a restore, so am a little hesitant…


    • Create a backup for your iOS 4.2.1 software using iTunes, that way if anything goes wrong you can restore back to your original settings.

      You do not need to use TinyUmbrella when jailbreaking with Greenpoison RC 6.1, the developers incorporated an automatic SHSH blob saving utility within it. As long as you have your current iOS software backed up on iTunes, you’re always going to be fine.

      Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    • When jailbreaking with GreenPois0n RC 6.1, make sure to select “make my life easier”. That will have Cydia save all of your SHSH blobs from now on.

      No more TinyUmbrella.

    • Toogle

      Great, thanks! I assumed that since 4.2.1 was no longer being signed, and I didn’t have the 4.2.1 SHSH saved, that I would maybe not be able to restore to it. When you say backup current iOS software in iTunes, do you just mean the normal backup iTunes makes when syncing? I’ve copied that folder to another location, it’s about 16000 files, 2.5GB. Or, do you mean the iOS 4.2.1 software itself. I’ve searched for any .ipsw files on my system, but all I’m finding is an older iPod_31.1.0.4.ipsw file from one of my older iPods. Shouldn’t I have an iPhone 4.2.1 ipsw file out there somewhere, would I need that to restore?

      Thanks, think that’s my last question.

  • Just the normal itunes backup. The purpose of the backup is to save your apps, settings, etc. You don’t need the .ipsw files (whatever the latest iOS version is) because if you don’t have them, iTunes will automatically download them for you.

  • Toogle

    Great! I wasn’t in any hurry to upgrade to 4.3, just wanted to make sure I had what I needed to get back to my non-jb 4.2.1 state if needed.

    Thanks again!

  • Jamal

    in TU i have saved 5 shsh blobs 4.2.1 / 4.3b1 / 4.3b2 / 4.3b3 / 4.3

    but in cydia i only see 4.2.1?? can anyone help me please..

    • Kickstar13

      Don’t worry. If TU is showing you have them backed up, they’ll show up in Cydia eventually. Takes a little bit.

  • Ok so I jail broke 4.2.1 and then I upgraded to 4.3 now I wanna go back to 4.2.1 and I know cydia saved my shsh blobs but how do I access that now that I cant get cydia. Im new to this.

  • MoMo

    can someone tell me step by step how to jb my 3G 4.2.1. It’s never been jb previously and I’ve never done a restore so this is all new to me. Thanks to anyone who can help!!

  • Tony

    I just saved my SHSH using TU for the first time and now Cydia is showing SHSH: 4.1, 4.2.1, and 4.2b3
    what does that mean ?

    Also, I’m on firm 4.1 and would like to updrade and JB to 4.2.1, will I lose all my apps and settings on this process?

    • Kickstar13

      It looks like Cydia saved your SHSH blobs for 4.1, 4.2.1, and 4.2b3. You probably selected the “Make my life easier” in Cydia when you jailbroke your iPhone for the first time.

      Since you have saved your SHSH blobs for iOS 4.2.1 you can upgrade to it using TinyUmbrella.

      • Tony

        so I wont loose any of my apps or setts when upgrading to 4.2.1?

      • Kickstar13

        Backup all your apps/settings using iTunes. Do it twice just in case. After you’re done restoring to iOS 4.2.1 using TinyUmbrella, open iTunes and it will give you the option to restore all your apps and settings back, using the last backup you made.

  • Jarrett

    Cydia must be running really slow.. My phone only shows 4.2.1 saved but TU saved 4.2.1 and beyond. Maybe the first time you saved your SHSH determines how far down the list you are when it comes to updating. But then again, I saved the SHSH months ago.

  • Franky Boy

    hi i have a iphone 3gs 4.0 OS unlocked and jailbroken and BB 5.13.4 . i have saved my SHSH for 4.1, 4.2.1 and 4.3 help me how to update to 4.2.1 without updating the Base band

    Thanks in advance

  • Shadeen

    I formated my pc and upgraded My Iphone4 to 4.3.5.. PLease help me how can i retrive my previously saved /SHSH from cydia

  • Marcelo

    My iOS is 4.2.1 and I want to downgrade to 4.1 but my cydia is just showing from 4.2.1 to 4.3.5. Is there a way to downgrade it to 4.1 or not?

    • Carl

      There is no way. Thats why ppl must save their blobs. You are lucky however, I only got 4.3.5 blobs saved…and it cant be jailbreaked untethered… 🙁