A quick update to let you know that Notcom has updated TinyUmbrella to version 5.00.04 with iOS 5 Beta 3 support. This update also seems to fix a visual bug that some users may have encountered in the previous version.

As usual, we recommend you download TinyUmbrella and save your SHSH blobs asap to avoid being locked out in the future. Obviously, if you’re not a jailbreaker, you shouldn’t care about TinyUmbrella…

If you have no idea what we’re talking about here, make sure to check our post about what SHSH blobs are, and our tutorial on how to use TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs.

  • Craig

    Maybe i’m being naive but why on earth would you want to save your shsh blobs for a beta? who would want to restore to 1.

  • James

    Why not. You never know where an exploit might be found. And just cause you have a shsh for a specific beta version doesn’t mean something couldn’t maybe be done to use that shsh and a modified firmware down the road. With the size of the shsh and the time it takes to save them, save ever version you can beta or released.

    • Burge

      I counldn’t of said it better myself…

    • Christopher

      It makes no sense to ever focus on jailbreaking or modifying a time expired beta when they could focus on the final firmware, you may want to go down that route but I bet a considerable amount of people wouldn’t and can’t see that happening.

      • James

        At a point in the past the dev team themselves suggested saving beta blobs because they would be useful in installing a non-beta firmware. If the applications to save these blobs are being created by developers, and there is even 1% chance that they could be useful exists, why not take the 3 seconds to do it? Thats my logic on it. If I never use them, oh well but if I can, personally I’ll save every single one!

      • Christopher

        Fair enough, I just never saw the point in it myself lol but each to there own I guess .. I have my blobs saved for 4.3.3 which is enough for me as that’s what i’d go back to if any problems or no jailbreak was available for the final ios 5.

  • Craig

    Rather you than me, even if an exploit was found, i’d personally never install a beta, they are way too buggy and I won’t be saving my shsh for it, i’d rather go without jailbreaking than install a beta to do it, there is a reason they are betas and not meant for the general public.