By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 2012
Folks with newer devices on iOS 5.1 will be happy to hear that iH8sn0w has uncovered a new loophole that could potentially allow users to downgrade their A5 gadgets to the more jailbreak-friendly iOS 5.0.1 in the near future.
As noted by Gadgetsteria, the Sn0wBreeze creator announced yesterday via his Twitter account that he has uncovered a “loophole” in Apple’s APticket system that allowed him to downgrade his iPad 2 from 5.1 to 5.0.1… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2012
If your iOS device (or devices) is jailbroken, we hope you heeded our warnings not to update to iOS 5.1. As expected, the latest software update for Apple’s mobile OS breaks both the Corona untether and the Absinthe exploit in one fell swoop.
Even though Apple released iOS 5.1 on Wednesday, alongside the announcement of its new iPad, it continued to sign 5.0.1 firmware over the last 48 hours or so. Well, now it looks like that window has closed… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 3, 2012
TinyUmbrella has been updated with support for saving SHSH blobs on the second build of iOS 5.0.1 that Apple released weeks ago for the iPhone 4S. As you cautioned earlier today, it’s important to update to the latest iOS firmware and save your SHSH blobs for the untethered jailbreak.
iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users could be getting an untethered jailbreak as soon as next week, so now is the perfect time to update iOS and save your blobs! Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 3, 2012
It’s a busy and exciting time for the jailbreak community. In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for A4-based devices go live in the form of RedSn0w, PwnageTool, and The Chronic Dev Team’s Corona tool. Moments ago we announced that the security expert known as pod2g expects to drop the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users next week.
Now is the time to update to Apple’s latest firmware, iOS 5.0.1. Even if you rely on an UltraSn0w unlock, you should update as soon as possible before it’s too late to get the untethered jailbreak on 5.0.1. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 3, 2012
It’s been a while since we’ve updated our downgrade page, so we thought it was time to do so.
Our new downgrade page is an overhauled comprehensive resource for all of your iOS downgrading needs. It now includes video tutorials, along with a section-by-section breakdown for some of the most frequently asked downgrading questions.
Now the question remains: Do you know where to find it? Check inside for the answer… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 17, 2011
Are you growing tired of waiting for an iOS 5 jailbreak? Do you wish you could go back to the good old days of iOS 4.3.3, when jailbreaking was simple? If you answered yes to either one of those questions, you might be interested in TinyCFW.
TinyCFW is a new downgrading tool by TinyUmbrella-creator NotCom. Using your saved SHSH blobs, you can use TinyCFW to downgrade your iPhone 4 or iPad 2 to iOS 4.3.3 so you can go back to having an untethered jailbreak. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 12, 2011
We have decided to remove this post. We posted warnings about the usefulness and possible issues that could stem from its usage, but after further discussion and talks with developers, we decided it was in the best interest of everyone involved to remove the tutorial.
We apologize about any confusion that may have resulted from this, and we will more deeply consider any similar posts in the future, even if they contain the necessary warnings that this post contained. Ultimately, we don’t want to confuse anyone, hence we felt that the post would be better off removed. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 8, 2011
Hot on the heels of the iFaith update from iH8sn0w that made iOS 5 SHSH blobs usable, the DevTeam is working on updating RedSn0w to do something similar.
Just a few minutes ago, iPhone DevTeam member MuscleNerd tweeted that an upcoming release makes both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for iOS 5.0+. This is great news for would be downgraders… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 8, 2011
If you absolutely must have an untethered jailbreak at this very moment, there is always the option of downgrading back to iOS 4.3.3.
Assuming you saved your SHSH blobs for the last firmware susceptible to an untethered jailbreak, you can follow this video tutorial and downgrade to iOS 4.3.3 in about 10-15 minutes. Inside we show you how, step-by-step… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 5, 2011
As we told you yesterday, iFaith — the Windows based tool that allows you to manage SHSH blobs on all devices sans the iPhone 4S — has been updated with the ability to save iOS 5.x blobs, and create custom firmware that you can use to downgrade your iOS 5 device.
It works very similar to RedSn0w’s stitching feature, except the big difference here is that it encompasses Apple’s APTicket and features iOS 5 compatibility.
Up until now it was impossible to downgrade an iOS 5.x device to a previous version of iOS 5. That’s no longer the case, as our video tutorial shows you inside… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 10, 2011
We’ve told you before, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. As MuscleNerd just confirmed on Twitter moments ago, and as we told you yesterday, you should stay away from the iOS 5.0.1 update if you are a jailbreaker/unlocker.
Not only does iOS 5.0.1 patch exploits that could potentially allow for an untethered jailbreak, but there is also currently no way to downgrade from iOS 5.0.1 should you need to restore from a jailbreak… Read More
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 Jeff… Read More
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2011
So, you downloaded and installed the iTunes beta for iTunes Match without first thinking about the consequences. No sweat.
If you’ve since tried to downgrade your iTunes beta back to a publicly released version of iTunes, resulting in the horrible ‘”iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes’ error message, don’t succumb to tears just yet; we’ve got a fix that might just work.
Save the precious iTunes library that you’ve spent hours upon hours massaging to perfection, and tune in to the following video tutorial… Read More
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
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
By Alex Heath on Jul 18, 2011
Apple will no longer allow users to update or restore an iOS device to iOS 4.3.3. The signing window for 4.3.3 has been closed, meaning that you can no longer restore a device to 4.3.3 in iTunes without previously saved SHSH blobs from that firmware.
This news is important for jailbreakers that are either considering using JailbreakMe on iOS 4.3.3, or those that may have possibly upgraded to an iOS 5 beta without saving their blobs. The recently released iOS 4.3.4 kills the untethered jailbreak that was previously offered in iOS 4.3.x, so 4.3.3 is the most up to date firmware that offers an untethered jailbreak. Read More
By Guest Author on Jul 2, 2011
iFaith, the SHSH dumping tool, has received an update and is now available to the public for download.
Up until iFaith came out, if you wanted to restore your device to a previous iOS firmware, the only way to do it was to save the current firmware’s SHSH blob using tools such as @notcom‘s TinyUmbrella or Cydia’s ‘Make my life easier‘ function which automatically saved your SHSH blobs to Cydia’s server.
If you didn’t save the SHSH blob and Apple stopped signing for that iOS then you would not be able to downgrade, as iTunes would stop the process from being completed during the ‘Verifying firmware’ phase of the restore.
The unique thing with iFaith is that, regardless of what firmware your device is running, iFaith will extract the SHSH blob directly from the device. That way, you’ll to be able to restore back to that same firmware in the future, even if Apple is not signing that firmware… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2011
If you are currently running the beta build of iOS 5 on any of your iDevices, you might want to read this. That goes double for folks using the firmware that don’t have an Apple developer’s account.
Known jailbreak developer iH8sn0w warned the Twitter nation yesterday that the iOS 5 Beta 1 has an expiration date. Once expired, the firmware will lock you out of your device until it’s downgraded or iOS 5 officially launches… Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 4, 2011
Apple just released iOS 4.3.3 and as usual when a new firmware is out, we try to make sure we warn you about the potential risks. Experienced iPhone users might want to skip this post, but if you’re new to the iPhone and especially jailbreaking, read on.
If your iPhone is jailbroken/unlocked, the first thing to do is to make sure you do not update to iOS 4.3.3. Updating will supercede your jailbreak, rendering it useless. As always when Apple releases an update to the software, make sure you hold on until new jailbreak/unlock is available… Read More