How to save SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1

By , Feb 2, 2013

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Every time there’s a new jailbreak, the same message is preached: Save your SHSH blobs! In fact, even when there is not a jailbreak, it’s a good practice to always save your SHSH blobs. These files are absolute must haves if there ever opens up the possibility to downgrade back to iOS 6.1 once newer firmware is released. If you don’t save your blobs for a specific firmware, then the possibility of ever being able to downgrade to that firmware is slim to none.

So please, be proactive. Save your SHSH blobs right now. That way, when Apple drops iOS 6.1.1, or whatever its next firmware will be called, you will already have your blobs saved. Apple has been quick about closing its firmware signing window as of late, so once the new firmware is released, it might be too late to save the iOS 6.1 blobs.

If you haven’t already done so, there’s no need to feel ashamed, but act now. Take a look at our easy to follow step-by-step walkthrough inside, and we’ll show you just how simple the process is.

Step 1: Download TinyUmbrella from our downloads page for your operating system of choice. This tutorial was done using a Mac, but the exact same principle and steps can be used on Windows and Linux machines.

Step 2: Save the TinyUmbrella download to your desktop, and double click that app icon to run. It may take a few seconds to fully initialize.

Step 3: Connect the device that you want to save your SHSH blobs for. This can be any iOS device like an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You should do this for every device you own that can run iOS 6.1.

Step 4: In the upper left-hand corner of Tiny Umbrella, select your device under connected devices.

Step 5: Click the advanced tab, and uncheck the following two options:

  • Save ALL Available SHSH
  • Request SHSH From Cydia

Step 6: Change the save SHSH directory to an SHSH folder on your desktop, that way you can easily find, verify, and backup your SHSH blobs in a more familiar directory.

Step 7: Click the Log tab so that you can prepare to view the status of your save attempt.

Step 8: Now it’s time to actually save the blobs. Click on Save SHSH, and Tiny Umbrella will attempt to save the SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1 (or the latest iOS firmware that Apple is signing), and save it to the directory you selected in Step 6. You should receive a message that says SHSH SUCCESSFULLY SAVED if everything worked correctly.

Step 9: Open up the SHSH folder that you created on your desktop in Step 6, and verify that the SHSH blob for your device is there. Ensure that it is labeled with the correct device name, along with the proper firmware.

In the future, when Apple stops signing iOS 6.1, you can use this exact tutorial to save the current firmware that it is signing. This tutorial is geared towards saving the currently signed firmware only, thus it won’t retrieve previously saved SHSH blobs that Apple is no longer signing. If you wish to do that, you can keep the options that we unchecked in Step 5, checked.

I highly recommend that you backup the folder containing all of your SHSH blobs for all of your devices to something like Dropbox. That way, you can always find them when you need to use them.

Now you can rest easy knowing that if the need ever arrises for your to downgrade, you’ve done all that you can on your end to make sure that it is possible. Wasn’t that simple?

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  • http://twitter.com/TheRealCEEKO Chika.

    My iphone4 shsh saved successfully. However the actual file name says ‘iphone3,1-6.1. But in tiny umbrella it says iphone 4 6.1 shsh saved successfully. Any insight?

  • http://www.facebook.com/looseneckrichardson Ryan Fowler

    Has anyone run into this error in TinyUmbrella? — ”
    02/03/2013 14:16:49.064 APPLE is NOT
    signing iPhone5_World 6.0 (10A405) SHSH requests anymore. All you can do
    now is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there
    is nothing you can do.

    ” ??
    Thanks in advance.

  • http://twitter.com/Pingyxp Bogdan

    the save button is grayed out.. what the heck do i do now??

  • Guest

    The “save” button is grayed out, what do I do?!

  • http://www.skyhew.com.ru/ Sky Hew

    Let say… if I have saved the SHSH, how to I downgrade to iOS6.1 after I upgraded to iOS7 (say, next year?)? Thanks,

  • 3clipse

    I’m still on 5.5.1 – should I do this now or update to 6.1 first ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000700543423 Dennis Brinkmann

    tinyumbrella has an unchecked box “update iphone 4 baseband”
    i already saved my shsh, but should i do this too, or leave the box unchecked?

  • taoct

    Hello im an amator and i just jailbreak my iphone 5 but i dont save the shsh blobs.Is any problem?Can i update my iphone when ios 7 is coming?Plese help me!

  • taoct

    Hello its firt time i make a jailbrak and it goes ok everything.But i don’t save the SHSH blobs.Is any problem?Can i update my iphone 5 when ios 7 coming?Please help me!

  • taoct

    I do not save the shsh before jailbreak my iphone 5.Can i do it now?

  • Jenn

    I have all the blobs I could ever want and now I want to downgrade back to 5.1.1 from 6.1 on a 4S. How do I do this? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

  • Justin Nobles

    I followed this right i think but it wont let me press save shshs why?

    • Snortlegrunter

      Make sure device is highlighted on the upperleft of screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.ng.3511 Andrew Ng

    I am stuck on step 4. The tinyumbrella isn’t detecting my device.
    Ipad 2 GSM, IOS 6.1
    Any help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.ng.3511 Andrew Ng

    I am stuck on step 4, it simply detect nothing even after I plug my Ipad 2, IOS 6.1 jailbroken.
    Any help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bekasulaberidze Beka Sulaberidze

    hi i have iPhone 4 iOS 6.1 i wanted to downgrade but there is no SHSH blobs on Cydia anymore, is there any possibilities to downgrade ?

  • Boyan Georgiev

    Thanks

  • seyss

    or you can ignore all those 9 steps and just run Cydia……..

  • PNOY

    can i restore my ipod 4G 6.1JB to 6.0 without SHSH blobs in itunes

  • zeropointone

    I keep getting this error and no SHSH seems to be saved. Only 2 folders “.cache” and “.knowndevices” but no SHSH file. Please help!

    02/20/2013 02:11:16.390 APPLE is NOT signing iPad23G 6.1 (10B141) SHSH requests anymore. All you can do now is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there is nothing you can do.

    • yupeng

      me too, what happened?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanceb1891 Micke Andersson

    i keep getting this when im saving my shsh blobs “02/21/2013 20:21:55 For version
    [iPhone3GS 6.1 (10B141)] – Do you have internet connectivity?
    02/21/2013
    20:21:55 Your SHSH for iPhone3GS 6.1 (10B141) was NOT
    saved.” duno why it says i dont have internet connection since i can save other blobs just fine..

  • Stavro stamatiades

    Hey guys i need help im new in this shsh so i have a question and hope some one can helps me. My question is i want to downgrade from ios 6.1 to 5.1.1 u havent saved my shsh. So can i save the shsh from the version 6.1 or i should have saved it from ios 5.1.1?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryanjames.christensen Ryan James Christensen

    My iOS 6.1 SHSH won’t save!!!

  • joe

    I had this message:

    “APPLE is NOT
    signing iPhone5_World 6.1 (10B143) SHSH requests anymore. All you can do
    now is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there
    is nothing you can do”

    What should I do? I´m using an iphone 5 IOS 6.1

    • joe

      Hi!
      I have an iPhone 5 running IOS 6.1. I have to restore the phone due a some problems I had.
      I need to save SHSH just in case when I restore the phone there will a new version. I tried with tinyUmbrela and iSHSHit but with no success, redsn0w apparently found it but I´m not able to find de file to save it.
      What should I do?
      Please help.
      Many thanks

  • dan

    Hey guys I have a iPhone 5 and am trying to save the blobs, but I’m getting this error

    “APPLE is NOT
    signing iPhone5_World 6.1 (10B143) SHSH requests anymore. All you can do
    now is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there
    is nothing you can do.”

    Is there something I CAN do ?

  • http://twitter.com/PatrickHo83 PatrickHo

    02/26/2013 00:17:20.828 For version
    [iPhone4 6.0.1 (10A523)] – Do you have internet connectivity?
    02/26/2013
    00:17:20.828 Your SHSH for iPhone4 6.0.1 (10A523) was NOT
    saved.

    what is the reason ? but my phone have the 6.0.1 shsh at cydia ..

  • TonyVee73

    Tiny Umbrella is not decteting my Connected device.

    I have an iPhone 4S on iOS 6.1.2 and Tiny Umbrella on a WIndows 7 PC

  • Feivl

    Hm, strange, doesn´t work for 6.1.2, it keeps saying:

    02/28/2013 23:58:37.104 For version
    [iPhone4S 6.1.2 (10B146)] – Do you have internet connectivity?
    02/28/2013
    23:58:37.120 Your SHSH for iPhone4S 6.1.2 (10B146) was NOT
    saved.
    02/28/2013
    23:58:37.135 Finished saving SHSHs for [Feivl]
    02/28/2013
    23:58:37.148 Caching shsh files…
    02/28/2013 23:58:37.160
    Found [0] shsh files to cache…
    02/28/2013 23:58:37.173
    Cached [0] shsh files

    Any Ideas what could be wrong. I´m on the newest version of Tinyumbrella and connected to the internet.

    Thanks!

  • junaid ali

    I have got 2 iphone 5. one is on 6.1.2 and the other is on 6.1.3,Just wondering if shsh blobs of 6.1.2 will work on the 6.1.3 to downgrade it to 6.1.2? Any idea anyone?

  • Tobias van spanje

    how can it be that my iphone 4 says that its version is 6.1 (10b144) but Tinyumbrella saves the blobs as 6.1.3 (10b329)?

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    It is far better to “Dump” the blobs in iFaith.If a new iOS version is released,and you have an older one,you cant save with TinyUmbrela.

    iFaith localy saves your SHSH in your computer

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  • misterq1955

    Tinyumbrella save my ssh 6.1.3 wend my iPhone is 6.1 version is this correct please respond….

  • batmodem

    Great thanks

  • John William

    is my SHSH stored in Cydia?

  • WDF

    why can i not get passed step 1 I click the link for windows and it does nothing!!!!!!

  • jamar

    I have a iphone 3gs and the iso is messed up how do i get a new SHSH blobs for my phone

  • muneeb

    my tinyumbrela is not saving shsh of 5.1.1

  • desertdonkey

    hey guys I just followed this guide and my blobs file is name XXXXXXXXXXXXX-iphone3,2-7.0.2.shsh. I’m on the iphone 4 and I have 6.1.3 and not 7.0.2 as mentioned in the file name. Have I done this correctly?

  • Guest

    Hi guys (and girls). I’m having a problem with TinyUmbrella. When i’ll save my SHSH bloobs,in the registry appears the message:
    APPLE NOT signing iPod4G 6.1.3 SHSH requests anymore. All you can do now is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not there is nothing you can do. I think that my SHSH blobs were deleted ou there aren’t. Do i need to give us some more information? I didn’t try in the CYDiA servers. Thank you

  • Mauro Filho

    Hi guys (and girls). I’m having a problem with TinyUmbrella. When i save my SHSH bloobs,in the registry appears the message:
    APPLE NOT signing iPod4G 6.1.3 SHSH requests anymore. All you can do now is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not there is nothing you can do. I think that my SHSH blobs were deleted ou there aren’t. Do i need to give us some more information? I didn’t try in the CYDiA servers. Thank you

  • Mauro Filho

    Hi guys (and girls :) ). I having a problem when i try to save my SHSH blobs. In the registry, appears the message: For version
    [iPod4G 6.1.3] – This device isn’t eligible for the requested
    build.APPLE is NOT signing iPod4G 6.1.3 SHSH requests anymore. All you can do now is
    select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there is
    nothing you can do.
    I think that my SHSH blobs were deleted or there aren’t.
    Thank you!

  • Agung Laksono

    i didn’t find my iphone 4 6.1.3 shsh,,is it now is too late for get the 6.1.3 shsh,,,can you help me please,,, i want get shsh file 6.1.3

  • Bill Kingsley Jr

    I have an iPad mini wifi. I bought it new with 6.1.3. I am trying to save the SHSH blob with Tiny Umbrella but it will not work. I followed the directions to a T. Here is the message I get.

    “02/27/2014 09:09:48.706 Started
    saving SHSHs for [iPad]02/27/2014 09:09:54.317 For
    version [iPadMini 7.0.4 (11B554a)] – This device isn’t eligible for the
    requested build.
    02/27/2014 09:09:54.333 APPLE is NOT
    signing iPadMini 7.0.4 (11B554a) SHSH requests anymore. All you can do now
    is select CYDIA and hope that CYDIA has your SHSH saved. If not, there is
    nothing you can do.
    02/27/2014
    09:09:54.341 Finished saving SHSHs for [iPad]
    02/27/2014
    09:09:54.411 Caching shsh files…
    02/27/2014 09:09:54.424
    Found [0] shsh files to cache…
    02/27/2014 09:09:54.434
    Cached [0] shsh file”

    • Bill Kingsley Jr

      It is still on 6.1.3. I refuse to update until I can save the 6.1.3 blob.