TinyUmbrella Updated With Support For iOS 5.1 Beta

By Cody Lee on Dec 3, 2011

TinyUmbrella, the utility used to save your iOS device’s SHSH blobs for future firmware downgrades, has just been updated to support the recently released iOS 5.1 beta.

Even though we’ve warned jailbreakers not to update past iOS 5.0, and there’s currently no way to downgrade, it’s always a good idea to have your iDevices’ SHSH blobs on file… Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated With Support For iOS 5.0.1

By Sébastien Page on Nov 15, 2011

TinyUmbrella, the tool that allows you to save your SHSH blobs to let you downgrade your iDevice firmware to an older version, has been updated to bring support for iOS 5.0.1.

As we had previously reported, there is currently no way to downgrade an iPhone 4S due to the way Apple now signs your firmware during the restore process (more info about that here)… Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated to Bring Support for iOS 5 GM

By Sébastien Page on Oct 5, 2011

TinyUmbrella, the handy tool that lets you save your SHSH blobs and easily restore to a previous firmware if needed, has been updated to version 5.0b7. This new version doesn’t bring anything new but support for iOS 5 GM, which was released yesterday.

If you have updated your iDevice to iOS 5 GM, it would be a good idea to run TinyUmbrella and make sure your SHSH blobs are safe. That is if you even remotely care about jailbreaking… Read More


Ask Jeff: Episode 08 – Preparing For The Next iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 30, 2011

How do you plan on preparing for the next iPhone? Whether it’s the iPhone 5, or the iPhone 4S, a lot of folks have different gameplans when it comes to acquiring the next iPhone.

What will you do with your current iPhone? Will you downgrade the firmware, jailbreak and unlock it, and try to pull in a premium? Or will you do like me, and keep your old iPhone and use it as a testing device?

These, and many, many more questions are answered in this week’s episode of Ask JeffRead More


How to Stitch Your SHSH Blobs Using RedSn0w to Create Firmware That Can Always Be Downgraded

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 27, 2011

If you checked out our RedSn0w 0.9.9b1 video walkthrough, you saw for yourself how much of a drastic change the latest version is.

One of the most compelling features added to the new RedSn0w, is the ability to ‘stitch’ your SHSH blobs to their corresponding firmwares. This makes it so that you have a self contained means of downgrading firmware, well after it stops being signed by Apple.

Even better, is the fact that it’s completely standalone, meaning you won’t have to do any trickery in order to get iTunes to let you downgrade. By stitching an SHSH blob to a firmware file, iTunes is none the wiser.

Check out our full tutorial and video walkthrough of this incredibly handy new feature… Read More


How to Save SHSH Blobs Using TinyUmbrella [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 27, 2011

There’s no two ways around it, TinyUmbrella is just as much of a staple to jailbreakers, as the tools that actually perform the jailbreaks. For that reason, I figured it was only right to create a standalone TinyUmbrella tutorial, which shows you how to manage your SHSH blobs.

With TinyUmbrella, your blobs can be retrieved from either Apple, or Cydia. In this video tutorial, I show you the difference between both methods and how to save your SHSH blobs for possible firmware downgrades… Read More


How to Fix the iPhone’s Dreaded Recovery Loop and Downgrade Back to iOS 4.3.3

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2011

If you’re the type of person who likes to sell your current iPhone and use the funds to upgrade to the latest and greatest iPhone, then you’ve been there before. Restoring your iPhone to stock, and cleaning it up, is essential if you want to ensure you get top dollar for your device.

Thankfully, Cody already covered quite a few bases in his article, here. But what if you’re still having issues downgrading your iPhone, or getting it back to stock after jailbreaking? I know a lot of you have personally told me about your struggles with the iPhone’s dreaded recovery loop.

If you’re having issues downgrading your iPhone back to iOS 4.3.3, issues with iTunes Error (1), and/or you’re stuck in the recovery loop, and can’t get out, this video tutorial should fix what ails you… Read More


Video Walkthrough of the New RedSn0w Jailbreak Tool

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 20, 2011

As we previously reported, RedSn0w received a massive update with its 0.9.9b1 iteration, released a few days ago.

This latest version of RedSn0w is a huge step in the right direction for the iPhone Dev Team, as it includes features like firmware fetching and caching, auto-detection from DFU mode, and SHSH blob management.

We’re very excited about the future of RedSn0w, but admittedly, all of the new fangled features can be a bit confusing. For this reason, we’ve created a brief video walkthrough that touches on some of the new areas of RedSnow… Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS 5 Beta 6

By Sébastien Page on Sep 2, 2011

Heads up for those of you who are currently running one of the beta versions of iOS 5. Notcom recently updated TinyUmbrella, which now brings support for iOS 5 Beta 4, 5 and 6.

Unfortunately, it seems that this latest version was released right before Apple dropped iOS 5 Beta 7, so TinyUmbrella won’t support the latest beta… Read More


Apple Still Signing iOS 4.1 Firmware

By Guest Author on Aug 5, 2011

Today, we received an interesting tip from iDB reader Burge. He informed us that Apple is still signing the iOS 4.1 firmware. He told us that he tested it on his newer model iPhone 3GS and his son’s iPod Touch 2nd generation.

This is very interesting for 2 reasons. First, why would Apple sign a firmware that came out in September? Also, why out of all the iOS updates, 4.1 is the only one in the past still being signed? Read More


TinyUmbrella Now Supports iOS 4.3.5 and iPhone 4 Baseband Updates

By Cody Lee on Jul 27, 2011

Saving your SHSH blobs is the single most important thing you can do to preserve your jailbreak. If you ever accidentally upgraded to a new version of iOS that hasn’t been jailbroken yet, saved SHSH blobs would help you downgrade.

The new version of TinyUmbrella is out (version 5.00.77), and not only does it allow you to save your SHSH blobs for the new 4.3.5 firmware, it also gives you the choice of whether or not to update your iPhone 4’s baseband… Read More


Better Safe Than Sorry: Save Your iOS 4.3.4 SHSH Blobs with TinyUmbrella Now

By Sébastien Page on Jul 16, 2011

A couple days after making TinyUmbrella compatible with iOS 5 Beta 3, and following the release of iOS 4.3.4, Notcom has updated his tool yet again, this time to allow you to save your iOS 4.3.4 SHSH blobs.

Because you’d better be safe than sorry, we highly suggest you download the latest version and save those blobs. In case you don’t know what we’re talking about here, feel free to peruse our SHSH guide, as well as our tutorial on how to save your SHSH blobsRead More


TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS 5 Beta 3 [Save Your SHSH Now]

By Sébastien Page on Jul 13, 2011

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… Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS 5 Beta 2

By Guest Author on Jul 6, 2011

Just a heads up for you guys, notcom has announced his latest update to TinyUmbrella – now supporting iOS 5 Beta 2.

TinyUmbrella is widely used by many, predominantly in the jailbreak community to save their SHSH blobs. To put it simply, if you don’t save your SHSH and Apple stops signing for that particular firmware, you won’t be able to restore your iPhone to older firmware versions through iTunes… Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS 5 Beta 1

By Sébastien Page on Jun 9, 2011

A quick note for jailbreakers out there, TinyUmbrella has been updated to bring support for the iOS 5 beta 1. TinyUmbrella’s developer, Notcom, also added a new, nifty alert to remind users to “Request SHSH from Cydia” and “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit” as soon as possible.

Make sure you don’t use TinyUmbrella to update to iOS 5 while preserving your baseband as the “fixrecovery” feature hasn’t been updated yet… Read More


Cydia Now Showing iOS 4.3.3 SHSH Blobs

By Guest Author on May 9, 2011

I’ve seen countless complaints in the comments regarding saved SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella not showing up in Cydia. Well, I can finally expect to see those complaints put to a rest (at least until Apple rolls out another iOS update) as Cydia now shows all saved iOS SHSH blobs up to the latest iOS 4.3.3.

If you’ve launched Cydia today, you’ll notice that if you previously saved your SHSH blobs for iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3.2, and iOS 4.3.3 they’ll now appear in the top banner on the Cydia homepage on your iDevice.  Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated to Support 4.3.3 and iOS 4.2.8

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2011

If you’ve been jailbreaking for a while, you’re probably an expert in saving your SHSH blobs. The task is fairly simple and enables you to downgrade to a working firmware, if you ever upgrade and things go wrong.

While many consider the cost of an iPhone expensive, the freedom to make it yours is priceless. If you recently updated to iOS 4.3.3, you’re certainly going to want to make sure and backup your SHSH blobs… Read More


Reminder: Save Your SHSH Blobs for iOS 4.3.2

By Guest Author on Apr 27, 2011

Earlier today, Apple released an FAQ to address the controversial location debacle. Apple acknowledged that there was a bug within iOS. When Location Services was turned off, the iPhone continued to updated WiFi and cell tower data from Apple’s crowd-sourced database.

To address this issue, Apple announced that it would be releasing a software update within the next few weeks, most likely iOS 4.3.3. In addition to rectifying the location-tracking issues on iOS devices, Apple might also patch @i0n1c’s untethered iOS 4.3.x jailbreak exploit, leaving you with a tethered jailbreak.  Read More


TinyUmbrella Updated to Support iOS 4.3.2 and iOS 4.2.7

By Guest Author on Apr 19, 2011

It’s that time again! With the release of iOS 4.3.2/4.2.7,  TinyUmbrella developer @notcom has updated the popular utility once again.

The latest version (4.32.01) brings iOS 4.3.2 (GSM) and iOS 4.2.7 (CDMA) support. Additionally, the new version also comes with a new feature which will automatically take you to the TinyUmbrella website when you’re running an outdated version (although, we’ll always let you know when there’s a new update).  Read More


Warning: Jailbreakers and Unlockers Should Stay Away from iOS 4.3.2

By Sébastien Page on Apr 14, 2011

We just informed you that Apple had released iOS 4.3.2, and as usual we want to make it clear that if you want to preserve your jailbreak or your unlock, you have to stay away from the latest firmware update.

Jailbreak veterans know this very well so this message is more for the casual jailbreakers than advanced users. If you update your jailbroken iPhone, it will patch the jailbreak and you will not be able to use any jailbreak apps or even unlock until a new jailbreak method is released… Read More