How to Fix “Device Not Eligible for Upgrade, Restore, Requested Build” Error

By Sébastien Page on Dec 28, 2011

When trying to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a newer firmware to take advantage of an untethered jailbreak, you might have encountered various problems, such as error message 1013, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, etc. These errors might tell you that your device is not eligible for upgrade, or that it’s not eligible for restore, or even that it isn’t eligible for the requested build.

There are fairly common errors, and thankfully there is an easy fix. All it takes in a few seconds of your time. Read More

 

TinyUmbrella Updated for Apple TV 4.4.3

By Sébastien Page on Dec 27, 2011

We just told you about the upcoming release of an untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 4.4.3. Just like TinyUmbrella’s developer mentioned, now might be the right time to save your SHSH blobs for your Apple TV:

Sorry I skipped this version. I’ve updated TU to work with Apple TV 4.4.3. For those of you with Apple TV 2 – be ABSOLUTELY sure you have your 4.4.3 SHSH for your device… It may be QUITE important.

Better safe than sorry!

 

Downgrade From iOS 5 to iOS 4.3.3 Using TinyCFW

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

 

New RedSn0w Update To Make Use of iOS 5 SHSH Blobs for Downgrading

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

 

How to Downgrade iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 4.3.3 For Untethered Jailbreak

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

 

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