A new TinyUmbrella beta is released with iOS downgrades in view

By , Mar 14, 2015

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As promised, Semaphore has released a rewrite of his popular TinyUmbrella tool for OS X and Windows. The tool, which has been completely rewritten from the ground up, is currently in beta and requires Java.

Semaphore has alluded to the fact that the new TinyUmbrella may have far-reaching consequences related to downgrading both 32-bit and 64-bit devices. Back in the original TinyUmbrella’s heyday, it was used as a tool to help downgrade to prior versions of iOS.

Apple eventually caught up with the tools used for downgrading, and the SHSH blob—the files used to facilitate such an action—became virtually useless with the then existing downgrade methods.

But something has apparently changed. Semaphore appears bullish about the future of TinyUmbrella, SHSH blobs, and downgrading in general.

The new tool has been simplified significantly, and now contains a single button dedicated to saving your SHSH blobs. As you can see from the screenshot below, I have several blobs saved for both iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3 for my iPhone 6 Plus:

TinyUmbrella Beta 2015

If you’d like to download the new TinyUmbrella beta, you can head over to our downloads page to do so now.

What do you think about this legendary tool’s reappearance back on to the scene? Are you excited for what’s yet to come with regard to potential downgrades? We’ll be back with a full TinyUmbrella tutorial soon.

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  • regkilla

    Yes! Please!

  • Mike

    Would this work for Apple TV 2?

    • Vince Reedy

      I’ve not upgraded software past the latest jail breakable version in a while, but when I did, I never had a problem rolling back with seasonpass.

  • iPodDroid

    Just what exactly can you downgrade from in this version? I don’t have a lot of memory with this so don’t attack me for my ignorance

    • pegger1

      The idea is you save the SHSH blobs for the iOS version you’re currently on (ie. 8.2). Then you upgrade to 8.3, the saved blobs allow you to downgrade back to that iOS version.

      • bLaHz0rs

        So the blobs must be saved before upgrading, right? This doesn’t come with pre-loaded blobs for us to downgrade to without having previously backed them up ourselves? Hopefully that makes sense.

      • pegger1

        That’s correct.
        SHSH blobs are unique to the device. So each device has it’s own. Sharing wouldn’t work.

      • bLaHz0rs

        Thank you for clarifying!

      • This is a ‘what if’ question:
        What if I were on iOS 8.1.2 and I accidentally upgraded to iOS 8.2 (iOS 8.1.2 is no longer signing) killing my jailbreak? Would I still be able to downgrade back to iOS 8.1.2 successfully to re-jailbreak? Is it possible with both the iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.2 blobs in TinyUmbrella?

      • bLaHz0rs

        If I am not mistaken, currently, there is no way to downgrade. Tinyumbrella is only saving blobs, but they are working on allowing you to downgrade, as you could once before.

        Word on the street, which hopefully proves true, is that we should have an iOS 8.2 jailbreak perhaps by Friday. There is an event being held in China (hosted by TaiG Jailbreak Team) and hopefully that is when they will announce it. I’d say this is just an educated guess for now, but hopefully/possibly will happen.

      • Yeah. The Mobile Security Summit in Beijing. I hope there is a release as I’m anxious to jailbreak again. I haven’t jailbroke since I upgraded to the iOS 8 Beta Program last summer.

      • e1ghtSpace

        I think it is possible using Odysseus if you have blobs and a valid APticket (whatever that is, maybe it is included in the blob file).

    • Digitalfeind

      It seems like nothing yet. Just because there is a way to save the blobs you still need a way to downgrade to a lower ios than a current iOS.

      • Tim

        Cydia caches SHSH blobs, if this pans out people with iPhone 5s and below will be able to downgrade back to iOS 7 at-least if they were jailbroken before.

      • kron1k 

        Cydia stopped doing this unfortunately

      • Buzz { Light:Year; }

        Yeah they did that’s why you need tiny umbrella

  • Lemerio P.

    Honestly won’t be saving blobs until the downgrade feature is confirmed and released but glad to hear it is potentially in the works.

    • ‘Ariff

      Why not? they’re only a few kilobytes at best and it wouldn’t hurt otherwise. You never know when you might need to downgrade to 8.1/etc.

  • Luke

    Oh my gosh. Downgrading to iOS 7 would be amazing. I was waiting for this.

    • ‘Ariff

      “Hey guys, I’m using iOS 7 after it was cool”. – Me.

      • Xeno

        Less lag, better performance over all. I really don’t care what people say.

      • e1ghtSpace

        I’m downgrading to iOS 6. If you have an iPad 2 or an iPhone 4S you can downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 because Apple is still signing it. If you have saved blobs then you can downgrade to any iOS version. You just need to request a bundle. All this is possible with some new software called Odysseus.

    • Sachka

      I wonder if it is possible to downgrade to iOS 7 if you are on iOS 8.1, I mean using iOS 8 blobs for downgrading further down.

      • Digitalfeind

        You would only be able to downgrade for the saved blobs. As far as I remeber tinyumbrella did not work for iOS 7.

    • Gervaas

      7.0.4 was the best!

      • Andrew

        Are you kidding? 7.0.x was the buggiest release in iOS’s history.

      • Gervaas

        But the look and feels were just right

    • pzp1997

      I’m on 7.1.2… FOREVER!! #iP4

    • bd14u

      but do you have the SHSH blob for IOS 7?

  • ‘Ariff

    Oh how I missed TinyUmbrella. The “We recommend” section completely got me aboard the feel train with it’s topics of days past like How to save SHSH blobs for 6.1 and the like.

  • Rounak

    @Jeff Benjamin
    I have one doubt that do we need to be jailbroken to save the blob and then downgrade from it in future?
    Cant this whole process of saving of blobs and downgrading in future work in non jailbroken iPhones ?

    • kron1k 

      You don’t need to be jailbroken to run TU to save blobs.

    • Why wouldn’t you be jailbroken?

  • firerock

    I’m still in 7.1.2 JB firmware, does it apply to ios 7?
    p/s : Jeff, make a video tutorial please

    • JaeM1llz

      Tutorial for what? It only has one button.

  • leart

    Cant wait, i have tons of shsh blobs, but dream is to use again my 4s on ios 6….

    • Shady

      you aren’t the only one 🙂
      I have only 2 SHSH 6.0.1 & 6.1.3

      • leart

        Actually I have been on 6.0.1 for one year and i could say it’s more faster and reliable than 6.1.3 but some apps support 6.1 <.
        I have saved even tons of older ipa signed for my Apple ID so will eventually have all the apps that i need on ios 6 😉

  • Fardeen Beharry

    i have 6.1.3 blobs, i wonder if its still useful, i don’t have any ios 7 blobs, i would very much love to downgrade back to ios 7 🙁

    • Shady

      same here

    • Andrew

      Is it a 4s?

      • Fardeen Beharry

        yes

      • Cristian Manzanita

        me too i have a iphone 4s and ipad 2 the tiny save me 6.13 and 8.1.3 8.2 but no the ssh 7 why????

  • Shady

    anyone with windows version here ?
    My device is connected and it doesn’t detect it
    anyone with the same problem ?

    • Fardeen Beharry

      i am running the windows version, it found a number of blobs up to 6.1.3 and 8.1.3 but skipped ios 7 for i dont know what reason,

      • Shady

        which java version are you using ?

      • Fardeen Beharry

        64 bit

      • lemonhead

        you need java 1.8…
        this has nothing to with whether your os runs 32bit or 64bit…

      • lemonhead

        you need 1.8, he said it over twitter not sure about his blog 🙂

      • giangsg

        i’d an ipod ios 8.3 and the ipad 8.4.1, so cant i use ios 8.3 to downgrade for the ipad. please help me…

  • Shady

    it worked finally now where is my shsh ?

  • roberte

    hmmm Java on Mac, no thanks.

  • iltas

    Can I save my iOS 8.1.2 sshbloobs using this beta version
    Any help plz

  • ant3kn

    iPhone 6 – SHSH only from 8.1.3! Why no 8.1???

  • Favna

    “and requires Java”

    but which desktop / laptop / mobile phone / and so on does NOT have Java pre-installed or by program installed these days … sure, it’s not redundant to mention it, but it definitely gets close lol!

    • You’re completely wrong.. unless you only using Windows and Windows Mobile. iOS never had and never will have Java installed (not to be mistaken with Javascript)

      Java has not been installed by default since OSX Mavericks or something. Java is total crap so good on Apple to not do this. It sucks to have to install it just for TinyUmbrella.

    • kron1k 

      Java is actually getting closer to the grave. HTML5 is taking over….

  • Eni

    Jeff you forgot to mention thai it only saves the shsh blobs of the iOS aplle is currently singin.

  • Dexter SherloConan

    1) cannot detect devices such as iPhone 4S and 4; 2) where locally are the saved shsh blobs?

  • Will Cydia start saving the blobs for us again now too?

    • Andrew

      Nope.

  • REDA -FX

    Hello Ser , Thank u , i would like to know if can i downgrade from ios 7.1.2 to ios 6.1.3 on my iPhone 4s

    • Jeremy

      So long as you have the SHSH blobs saved for 6.1.3 then possibly sometime in the near future yes. At the moment you can’t downgrade.

  • Ariez Nug

    I really excited!! 😀

  • s0me

    Useless if you ask me, we need a tool to be able to downgrade to any of the ios versions our devices supported. I dont have shsh blobs saved but I would like to downgrade my ipad 3 to ios 6 or 7 because Apple intentionally renderd it useless with ios 8. I use it to browse the web 80% of the time and since I upgraded to ios 8 Chrome/Safari crash a lot.

  • Jayesh Thakor

    how to save shsh blobs????

  • Doron Haim Shaked

    so how to downgrade to ios 8.1.1 from ios 8.1.2 with my shsh blobs ? i saved them !!! someone here to help me ??? #jailbreak #tinyumbrella

  • Willy Manchanda

    How come we don’t see our current os Version when we fetch
    8.1 or 8.1.2 if any ?

    • Andrew

      That’s because Apple isn’t signing that version.

      • Willy Manchanda

        Sorry but i am not too good with this !
        So fetching from my jailbroken 6 on 8.1.2 has its blob saved and we can revert back to 8.1.2 when and ever if that functionality of software would be available ?

      • Andrew

        No. The downgrade probably won’t support A8 devices and again, you can’t currently save your 8.1.2 blobs because Apple isn’t signing that firmware anymore.

  • Freddie Webster

    OMG I need a Global iPhone 5 SHSH Blob for the latest iOS 6 software

  • bLaHz0rs

    To confirm, this will not be able to downgrade unless you have saved the blob previously, right? It’s not something where previous iOS blobs come pre-loaded, right? I know you cannot downgrade just yet, but just for future reference.

  • Lucas Jackson

    i have been waiting for years, literally

  • abc def

    Would it be possible to downgrade to IOS 7.1.2 or IOS 7?????
    I m currently on IOS 8.2… Please reply…

  • Samuel Bengil

    So can we now downgrade our iphone 5 running ios 8 down to ios 6?

  • fady

    guys i had iphone 4 ios7.1.2 lock with icloud can i downgrade and if i can plz some one help plz 10 x

  • Ben Starnes

    So i have a question regarding downgrading with TU. I upgraded my phone thinking that there was a jailbreak for it…well i was wrong…so here is the question. If i have never used TU before will it still work to downgrade from ios 8.2 to ios 8.1.2 (or an ios that has a working untethered jailbreak.) Am i missing the whole point here or is this possible?

  • Logan M Robinson

    i wanna get back yo 5.1.1 on my iPad 3

  • Crom!

    IOS 8 is killing my Iphone 4s. Dying to go back to 6.1.3 or at least 7

  • matt drudge

    this tool os crap , it doesnt work in wndows and it doesnt even tell you what version number you are using, mine look s nothing like the versions i see in videos, i Dl form the link, it won ever detect

  • Huntz

    I have an iPad 2 running ios 7.1.2 but the blobs TinyUmbrella is retrieving are 2 ios 6.1.3 OTA blobs and 25 “Unkown or Beta(Unknown or Beta)” unknown type blogs.

    Anyone know why?

  • Tomoko Hinata Tachibana

    It’s just to damn bad I was a month late to the scene and my already 8.4.1 iphone can’t be rolled back at all. I am so sick of these bugs.

    • Tomoko Hinata Tachibana

      can anyone help me or am I doomed to watch for some other update until Some other hacker coems to my rescue D: