The Absinthe 2.0 talk is going on right now at Amsterdam’s Hack In The Box security conference, so that can only mean that the upcoming untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 is imminent. For this reason, now is a good time to save your SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 while Apple is still signing the firmware.

Check inside for a full tutorial on how to ensure that your SHSH blobs are saved. You may never need them, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry in the event that you do…

If your device is jailbroken, or has been jailbroken

If your device is currently jailbroken, check to see if Cydia has saved your SHSH for the latest firmware.

In order to verify whether or not Cydia has saved your SHSH blobs, open Cydia and tap on the Cydia tab at the bottom of the page. At the top of the page, right under where it says “Home” you should see “SHSH” followed by a sequence of firmware versions. Verify that the latest firmware is listed, in this case: iOS 5.1.1. If it’s not listed, try quitting Cydia, and reopening, as Cydia should be saving the iOS 5.1.1 blobs now.

If your device isn’t jailbroken or has never been jailbroken

In the event that your device isn’t jailbroken, or has never been jailbroken (iPad 3, for example), you can still request the current SHSH blobs that Apple is signing directly from Apple using TinyUmbrella. This makes it possible to save your new iPad SHSH blobs with relative ease. I actually recommend that you use TinyUmbrella to save your blobs from both Apple, and any blobs that Cydia may have stored for you (if you were at one time jailbroken). It’s good to back up these files on a service like DropBox just as a safe haven in case you happen to need them in the future.

To request your blobs directly from Apple using TinyUmbrella, ensure that you uncheck the Request SHSH From Cydia option under TinyUmbrella’s advanced tab.

Please view the video below for a full tutorial on TinyUmbrella. This video will show you how to save your SHSH blobs directly from Cydia if they exist on Cydia, and it will also show you how to save your blobs directly from Apple as well. I recommend that you watch in a large screen window at 1080p is possible.

If you own an Apple TV 2, we’ve created a TinyUmbrella tutorial especially for this device:

The reason that we stress saving your blobs, is that once Apple stops signing a particular firmware, it is impossible to acquire the blobs for that particular firmware. In the event that a firmware downgrade method is revealed that utilizes those SHSH blobs, those without blobs will not be able to take advantage of the downgrade method.

Apple will inevitably stop signing the current iOS 5.1.1 firmware shortly after they release the next iOS firmware (presumably iOS 5.1.2, iOS 5.2, etc.). Remember that a recent method for downgrading the iPad and iPhone 4S back to iOS 5.0.1 appeared, and only ones that had their SHSH blobs saved could take advantage of the new downgrade method.

Downgrading is desirable because it allows you to “go back” to a jailbreakable version of iOS firmware after Apple has stopped signing that firmware. If you happen to update your iOS device by accident, this means that you can potentially go back to the previous version to recover your jailbreak. That is, of course, assuming that a method for downgrading is released.

If you don’t have the latest version of TinyUmbrella, I highly recommend that you head over to our downloads page and acquire it today, it’s totally free.

Have you saved your SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1?

  • Wooh! According to @JailbreakCon iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak has just been announced!

  • Mauricio Calgaro

    Just updated my iPhone 3GS from 4.3.3 to 5.1.1; Looking forward to it.

  • Saved it and emailed it to self…;P
    Cydia also saves it..;)

  • Ronald Weaver

    I think greenpois0n servers are getting pounded or they are updating. The site won’t open , hopefully the wait for my iPad3 is over.

  • Still waiting for the ios5.1.1 jailbreak. Hope that it will come out soon. Cant wait to buy iphoto. Btw please give turtorial on using the jailbreak

  • Still waiting for the ios5.1.1 jailbreak. Hope that it will come out soon. Cant wait to buy iphoto. Btw please give turtorial on using the jailbreak

  • Anonymous

    Jeff, if you want to save shsh from apple:
    1. Set request shsh fro cydia off (as on pic)
    2. Set host to cydia off (as on pic)
    3. Save all shsh off, ( it only save the latest one that valid from apple, the save all shsh is not needed, and will not get you the all shsh if apple selected)
    4.Overwrite shsh should be turning on if you havent save the latest shsh from apple, and should be turned off if you want to get all shsh from cydia.
    Since 5.10 tu can save the 8kb shsh firmware and shsh baseband. Overwrite shsh when selecting shsh from cydia will delete the shsh baseband that already saved from apple.

  • Wilbert Abreu

    OMG , epic win for alot of jailbreakers , now we’re up to date , unless Apple makes another firmware , …

  • I thought that you have to save something besides shsh…

  • Hy Jeff,

    Thanks for the tutorial, will do it straight away!
    By the way, any ETA for the release of Absinthe 2.0?


  • Man when i see this post 5 min ago no comment now there is turtorial on using the jailbreak

  • Ernesto Carrillo

    As soon as a tethered jailbreak came out for 5.1.1 i updated because i can have access to my computer anytime of the day. So i updated to take advantage of the new tweaks in 5.1.1 and i jailbroke so i could get my bitesms and sbsettings bak on my phone.

    Thanks guys for the new jailbreak!!!!
    Hopefully i can untethered jailbreak my phone soon!

  • Jeff,

    An issue, well i saved the SHSH from Apple with no problems, but when i check the box to save the SHSH from Cydia, is dosen´t work, says Cydia dosen´t have the SHSH for iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1.
    Is it supposed to be like this?


  • Viet Nguyen

    Do I need a certain cydia app which save my SHSH blobs in cydia?
    Since this > SHSH: iOS[…] < is not shown on my screen.

  • hi, what should i pick my “apple or cydia” SHSH if i want to downgrade in the future ????

  • Anonymous

    Can someone help me why is Tinyumbrella windows version cannot run on my laptop,Pls if u have any idea jst reply me, am despreate to save my SHSH bloobs but i can’t because it refuse to run on windows 7 laptop ….

  • Dan

    I don’t get it, tinyumbrella doesn’t show my devices when they are plugged in…

  • iPod touch 4 on 5.1.1 – loving it as well.
    So much weird things…

  • iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 – loving it.

  • Why my iPad 1 don’t have shsh blob inside ??

  • What if SHSH blobs was not saved?

  • Brid

    Hi, maybe I am a bit late for this one.. but hope not. Was going to upgrade my Iphone 4 version 4.3.3 to 5.1.1 but had to update itunes first. Once updated, I can not see an option for 5.1. Is there any way for me to get 5.1.1 now that Apple has stopped signing??hope I haven’t missed the boat

    • John Herthep

      If you do not have the SHSH for 5.1.1, no. Sorry.

      • Jawadmasood26

        mate the same problem is with me. haven’t saved shsh. but is not there any way by which my ios6 stillc can work? i do not need to have access on sim card i only want the way to active my phone in any ios6 or other….

  • how come my ipod didnt have shsh 5.1.1 any one help
    how i going to find the fole shsh 5.1.1 if my ipod don;t have it ??

  • I have an iPhone 4 jailbroken on 5.0.1. Cydia has saved all SHSH files up through 5.1.1r1, but I did not save the SHSH files with TinyUmbrella after 5.0.1. I was hoping to restore my iPhone to 5.1.1 and rejailbreak with Absinthe. Did I miss the boat, or is there a way to pull the 5.1.1 SHSH displayed in Cydia to upgrade to 5.1.1, even though apple is no longer signing it.

    I guess I just assumed Cydia saved all the needed info.

  • Cgott

    I have iPhone 4s running on 5.0 firmware, On cydia I can read that mu bloobs are saved from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1 but not 5.0… How can I upgrade to 5.1.1?

  • angelis

    hello I have an iphone 4s ios 5 and I had made ​​him update ios 6 and now I can not install cydia SHSH saved with tinyumbela but I still can not tick when I set host to cydia and overwrite exsisting SHSH can not these two I can not check the advatage tinyumbrela why.

  • angelis

    iPhone makes no 2 euro has cydidia thanks to you if you gave life to the phone from apple am not wealthy but to take money for nothing.

  • Feylito

    I strait up jumped right into this jailbreak thing. I had a phone that was already jailbroken and unlocked. I updated via iTunes with no sim in the phone, that’s when my problems began. The damn phone was locked and without a AT&T sim the phone will not activate. Long story short. I down grade from 6.0 to 4.1 and restored to CIOS 4.1 with baseband 5.1.3. Yea all the good apps want u to be on 4.3 or above so I tried to update to 5.1 preserving the baseband but no joy. I do see Cydia has 4.1,5.1 below where it says home. Please help!

  • can anyone send me az shsh blob for 5.1.1 because i didnt save for my phone and i need to downgrade 6.0 to 5.1.1 pls help me

    • manpreet bhullar

      dear i have also the same problem for my iphone 4s . if got shsh blob for 5.1.1 then plz help me and send it to me by any way. i shall be very thankful to you
      email id :

    • easoncxz

      the SHSH blobs are device specific, because it is produced by Apple after taking into consideration your ECIM(??) unique to your device. if i were you, i would either just _regret_, or see if any firmware is blobs-unrequired-downgradable-to.

    • Did u manage to get SHSH for your iphone? I need the same IOS 5.1.1 (9b206) for iphone4! Please send me to peter.hunya (@) gmail,.com

  • If i have upgraded to iOS 6 tethered jailbroken it but want to downgrade back to 5.1.1, can i save the SHSH blobs on cydia?

  • Can someone please tell me once you have saved your shsh what will it be useful for in the future?

  • Can someone please tell me once you have saved your shsh what will it be useful for in the future?

  • i have a jb 5.1.1 4S, i looked in the Cydia and shows me only SHSH 6.0.1
    how can i get back SHSH 5.1.1 to save the blobs?

    • Could you please send me your saved SHSH?
      I have also a 4s and I need those shsh for my JB!
      Thanks bro

      I also need for iphone4 if you have SHSH for IOS 5.1.1!

  • wiaj

    do i need a sim card to downgrade??? from ios6
    where can i find my shsh?.

  • send me your iphone 4s blobs please

  • nick

    so i have the iphone 4s, ios 6.0.1, i’ve tried downgrading to ios 5.1.1 though i don’t have any shsh blobs, could someone please send me the ios 5.1.1 shsh blobs 🙂

    hotmail :

  • Rahid Uddin

    I also need shsb blobs for ios 5.1..1 email is

  • Sami

    Whats the reaosn I dont have shsh blobs 5.1.1 but i do have pretty much all the other shsh blobs up to 6.0.1?

  • irwan

    i have ipad 2 gsm ios 5.1, need to up grade to ios 5.1.1, please help me to up grade. thanks very much

  • ok so I have an iPhone 4 which I once jailbreaked (jailbroke? whatever.) on iOS 5.0, and 5.1.1 but then I accidentally found myself on iOS 6, is there anyway I can get back from iOS 6.0.1 to either 5.0 or 5.1.1 now? (unjailbroken iOS 6.0.1 currently)


    guys please i need SHSH blob 5.1.1 for iphone 3gs. my phone doesnt function and thats sucks. Email;

    • uness

      bro please if you have fined SHSH 5.1.1 send it to me plzzzzzz .

      this way does’t work with me

      thank you 😉

  • Please help me out with one IOS 5.1.1 (9b206) shsh for iphone4!
    Just recently realised it can be used any shsh from the same type and model for downgrades!
    Thanks peter.hunya (@) on Gmail!

  • croatiaboy

    Dear people, i will be greatful to someone if he can send me ios 5.1.1 shs bloobs cause i want to downgrade my 4s from iOs 6.1 back to iOs 5.1.1 with redsnow but i need shs blobas. My mail pleaseeee heelp 🙂

  • Pranav Shankar

    hey im afraid that wont really help you!…every shsh blob is unique to the device….my blobs can be used to restore my phone and my phone alone! sorry!

  • Aaron John

    guys help me to update my iphone4S 5.1.1 to ios 6.1.2 …. plsss!

  • Kinnar G Patel

    Hello Friends….
    i have Iphone 4 … But i Got a Problem..
    my phone is disable …. i Forgot my passcode..
    so i want to reset my phone ..
    i need .shsh File for my iphone . where can i get it plzzzzzz Help Me For this problem,,