shsh tinyumbrella

TinyUmbrella, the tool that allows users to save SHSH blobs to be used for potential downgrades, has received another update. As we reported a few weeks ago, TinyUmbrella has made a significant comeback, and its developer, semaphore, is hopeful that downgrades to iOS firmware will be a real thing in the not so distant future.

With this in mind, semaphore is continuing to improve TinyUmbrella, and this latest beta version contains numerous fixes and iterative enhancements. If you still haven’t saved your SHSH blobs, I advise you to stop what you’re doing, download TinyUmbrella, and do so today.

Here is the full change log for this latest beta release:

  • Architecture detection – TinyUmbrella will now warn you if iTunes is a different architecture. This affects device detection. If TinyUmbrella and iTunes are not the same architecture, TinyUmbrella will not be able to detect your device
  • Contention issues – I had some nasty race conditions revolving around startup and the handling of files. This has been fixed in the latest build
  • SHSH ECID and Version detection – TinyUmbrella was failing to detect very old (3.x) SHSH formats. This resulted in -1.shshs. This has been fixed and the actual SHSHs found in those -1 files will be placed in their proper homes automatically.
  • Longer TSS Fetch cooldown – This is important because if we hit the TSS servers too quickly, their flood detection will kick in and we will earn ourselves a nice temporary IP ban.
  • Device Highlighting from SHSH table – When you select a signature in the table, the corresponding device is highlighted in the device tree.
  • Many more bug fixes

You can download the beta from TinyUmbrella’s website. If you need help, see our initial post on the tool’s comeback, and watch our TinyUmbrella video embedded below:

Semaphore states that even more goodies are coming in future beta updates. These include on-device SHSH fetching for A7 and A8 devices, and more.

Again, it is highly recommended that you download TinyUmbrella and save your blobs today if you think you might ever want to downgrade in the future. I look at it as a good insurance policy for protecting jailbreaks and potential jailbreaks. What do you think about it?


  • madrigalz

    This is pointless since the current firmware being signed by Apple ain’t jailbreakable

    • bd14u

      for users using IOS 8.1.2 this is a good news. Users tinker alot on the tweaks without realizing that it can put your phone into some errors. This is a major update for jailbreaks with you realizing it. Image in the future when the next jailbreak comes out, this will be updated as well.

      • sorrento

        Does it really work for those under 8.1.1 like me ?
        Cause I feel really good under this firmware :))

      • arvindb02

        In a future update. Right now it can only save shsh blobs for signed versions.

      • sorrento

        Thks and I understand but I can’t even not open it. It gives me this:

      • Tim

        It does that because it only runs on the latest Java runtime environment 8. If you have any previous versions of Java uninstall it and download 8.

      • sorrento

        Apparently I’m under the 8 version since a while (update 31)
        Any other idea ?

      • sorrento

        I’m doing an update…. Let see :))

      • sorrento

        I got the last version (update 40) and still the same error message from Tiny Umbrella even after removed it and reinstalled it…. !?!

      • Tim

        Im using build 40, works well. You need to install both 64 and 32bit. You can get it from here:

      • Tim

        If you computer is running 32bit windows make sure you get the x86 tiny umbrella setup. If it’s running 64bit windows Install both the 32bit and 64bit Java runtime then download tiny umbrella 64bit.

      • sorrento

        My laptop is a x86 and I got the correct version of TinyUmbrella. I have only one java in my progam fils (x86) folder and none in the other.
        I really need to also install the java x32 ?!? it sounds weird, are u sure about that ?
        PS: Thks for your help BTW :))

      • Tim

        If you have “program files x(86)” that means your laptop is running a 64 bit variant of windows. Download the 64bit tiny umbrella and 64bit together with 32bit Java 8 setup and it should be fine.

      • sorrento

        I know 😉
        But the problem is that’s exactly what I have !
        Both, Java and TiniUmbrella pour 64bit version
        I’m about to give up cause it doesn’t make any sense … LOL !!

      • Tim

        Then you are just missing the 32bit Java 8. It worked for me when I installed both Java variants. And when you install the 32bit Java it doesn’t unistall your already installed 64bit.

      • sorrento

        Thks Tim, so I’m gonna do the same cause I was afraid Java get automatically rid of my x86 previous version by installing the 32.
        Thks again

      • Senthet

        Semaphore updated the version to and some of the packages is not complete giving you the error.

      • sorrento

        Are u saying that’s why ?
        Cause apparently it works for others…

      • Senthet

        Yes same in today’s installer version.

    • Mark Kramer

      And I’m not on the current firmware so it’s not pointless FOR ME.

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Who cares.

    • Senthet

      What have this tool to do with jailbreak or not. It’s a tool to bypass Apple’s brain death policy to let the user have control over the device and what iOS version he like to install and run.

    • Adrian

      You’re *supposed* to get the blobs for unjailbreakable firmwared (the most recent signed fw’s) because having the blobs will make it more likely that you can downgrade to that version once a jailbreak is available for that version should you ever have issues

  • Kyle Warwick-Mathieu

    I’ve given up on saving SHSH blobs on the day iOS 7 got released

  • bd14u

    Is Developer Yiller still around and active? He needs to update the Ringers and Tone for IOS 8. it’s almost six months since IOS 8 has been released.

    • Khalid Tahhan

      Just use the tweak banner sounds on tateu’s repo instead

  • Nicholas Oldroyd

    I can’t get this to work at all. It just doesn’t detect my iPhone or iPad.

  • sorrento

    I’ve deal before with Tiny Umbrella like we all did and am happy it’s back but unfortunately this is what happened when I opened it !?!

    • Kenji Takahashi

      you need to run the tinyumbrella as administrator..

      • sorrento

        Already tried… I’m gonna only download the zip version one… Who knows.

      • sorrento

        Thks to everyone for your help ! Much appreciated !!!
        I finally made it cause I didn’t download the zip file from the list we can see on the right side… That’s ridiculous, anyway.

        TinyUmbrella finally opens normally and shows me all my previous devices even if now it doesn’t recognize my iPhone 6…. LOL !! I’m gonna find it why by surfing around. Thks again guys :))

  • port87

    totally worked on my imac. great tutorial Jeff. Imagine if redsnow came back and capitalized on this.

  • Saajid Hasan Rizvi

    Its useless right now as even if u r on 8.1.2 it will not save blobs.

  • iltas

    Plz Jeff windows operating system video

  • ShawnTXDFW

    Kind of sucks because I’m JB on 8.1.2 I’ve seen a video out there on YouTube that showed a guy use TB and he backed up 8.1.2 So is it possible the older beta of TB works for unsigned iOS’s? If so then the new beta might not be the way to go.

    I’m in a tough spot because either I will buy the new Apple Watch and or the new MacBook and I want to be JB on my iPhone. However if I get the watch as of right now there is no JB available for 8.2 and I hear one might be coming on March 27th. April 24th will determine whether or not I buy one for sure, maybe even sooner if I go try one on. I hate the idea of losing a JB just over the Apple Watch App though. Nonetheless my iPad Air 2 will remain JB.


  • ale

    can i downlaod tinyumbrella on windows xp or it’s so old? i have iphone 5s..please help me

  • Anmol Malhotra

    When i fetched SHSH Blobs for my 4S:
    I got Update and Erase for 8.2 and 8.1.3
    I got OTA for 6.1.3 and 8.2.

    My ques is: Will it be possible for me to downgrade to 6.1.3 using OTA Blob once he tells us the way to downgrade?
    Or do we need Erase or Update? (I’m new to this.)

  • Layne Trout

    If I save my iPad Air’s SHSH Blobs (iOS 8.1.2), can I use them on my iPhone 5s (iOS 8.2)? Or does someone know where I can find SHSH Blobs for my iPhone

  • divesh

    Im running Windows 8.1 32bit and installed Java SE Runtime Environment x86 setup and i get this error once i open tiny umbrella, Please advice.

    Windows x86 Offline35.35 MB jre-8u40-windows-i586.exe

    • Lucas Rey

      Same for me. I tried the zip file, it starts but it doen’t recognize my iPhone 6 plus! DAMN!!!

  • Swapneel Bhandari

    Dose this work for ios 8.2. so I can downgrade it to 8.1.2

  • mandooo2

    Why doesn’t the new tinyumbrella version have “exit recovery mode” feature!??? ?

  • Collin Emond

    Can you still fix recovery mode with this new version of tiny umbrella?

  • Chris

    How do i jailbreak a phone that has the 7.1.2. jailbreak on it, its a 5s and i want to download the new iPhone software and re-jailbreak it. Any help??

  • john heilig

    im trying to restore from an error in my device and keep ios 8.4, i saved my blobs. how do i restore using this version of tinyumbrella?? i dont see where it says “Start TSS server”

    • Fizza Hayat

      I’m experiencing the same problem! no trace of TSS server!

  • Tim Schulz

    How do I kick my iphone5 out of recovery mode now? I’ve saved my blobs but my phone is still stuck in recovery mode and I can’t back anything up to iTunes or opt to backup my data to iCloud without restoring. I don’t want to restore and erase all data before my replacement phone arrives. At that point in time I’ll need to learn how to transfer whatever data I can recover from the old, currently non-functioning phone to the new one.

  • Tim Schulz

    I should also mention that my Power and Home buttons no longer work either.

    • Rachel Mae

      did you try using Redsn0w to Restow and ISPW?