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
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
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also comes with a new feature which will automatically take you to the TinyUmbrella website when you’re running an outdated version (although, we’ll always let you know when there’s a new update).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
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
By Guest Author on Apr 4, 2011
Now that Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 finally provides the long awaited iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak, many iPhone 4 owners with unlocked iPhones’ have been advised to hold off upgrading to 4.3.1 as you will lose the ability to unlock, since the newer firmware will update your baseband.
Furthermore, as we’ve mentioned earlier this morning, the new iOS 4.3.1 firmware currently is incompatible with the Dev Team’s ultrasn0w unlock tool. It is recommended that you wait for the Dev Team to update this tool before upgrading and jailbreaking.
But for those anxious to update to the new iOS 4.3.1 firmware and still preserve their iPhone 4 1.59.00 baseband so they can be guaranteed an unlock when the Dev Team updates their ultrasn0w tool, follow our tutorial below. Read More
By Guest Author on Mar 26, 2011
Following Apple’s official release of iOS 4.3.1 yesterday, notcom has updated TinyUmbrella to support the latest version of iOS.
TinyUmbrella version 4.30.05 supports iOS 4.3.1 for all iDevices. Compatibility excludes the Verizon iPhone 4, since Apple has yet to release iOS 4.3.x for the Verizon iPhone.
As a reminder, to save your SHSH blobs, simply connect your iDevice via USB to your computer, launch TinyUmbrella, and click the “Save SHSH” button.
By Guest Author on Mar 17, 2011
If you’ve launched Cydia today, you’ll notice that it is now showing your SHSH blob for iOS 4.3 official and beta builds (if you saved them).
Although it is already too late to save your iOS 4.2.1 SHSH blobs, if Cydia isn’t showing you’ve saved your iOS 4.3 SHSH blobs, you may want to fire up TinyUmbrella and save them while you still can. As we’ve stated before, saving your SHSH blobs can come in handy for future jailbreaks, such as Jailbreak Monte. They are also necessary when you try to downgrade your iPhone to a previous iOS version that Apple is no longer signing.
By Guest Author on Mar 10, 2011
Now that the official version of iOS 4.3 has been released, @notcom has released an updated version of TinyUmbrella to support the new firmware.
In addition to iOS 4.3 support, the updated TinyUmbrella (version 4.30.00) also brings iPad 2 support for all models (WiFi, CDMA, and GSM), and a new tweak requested by the creator of Cydia, @Saurik. Notcom also mentions that users who do not update to the latest version of TinyUmbrella, may experience significant slowness when saving their SHSH blobs in the future…
By Guest Author on Mar 6, 2011
The developer behind the popular firmware umbrella tool, @notcom, has recently updated TinyUmbrella for Mac and Windows.
The new update (version 4.21.13) brings iOS 4.3 GM support as well as uses your system proxy settings when launching the TinyUmbrella loader.
By Guest Author on Feb 3, 2011
Now that Greenpois0n RC5 finally provides the long awaited iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak (without the need of SHSH Blobs), many iPhone 4 owners with unlocked iPhones’ have been told to hold off upgrading to 4.2.1 as you will lose the ability to unlock (for now).
But thanks to TinyUmbrella developer @notcom, there is now a way to upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading your baseband. Unfortunately, currently you will only be able to unlock your iPhone 4 on the older 1.59.00 baseband (modem firmware). So if you are not on the older baseband, you will not be able to unlock your iPhone 4.
For those of you with the older 1.59.00 baseband, follow the guide below to preserve your iPhone 4 baseband and unlock and jailbreak your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 4, 2010
Backing up your firmware SHSH blobs is an important step if you ever decide to jailbreak your iPhone, because it allows you to downgrade your firmware if the need ever arises, and sometime it does.
Although Cydia takes a lot of the pain out of this for you by backing up your iPhone’s blobs itself, it gives me peace of mind to have a second copy backed up personally, just in case something goes wrong. Step inside, and we’ll show you how iSHSHit allows you to do just that…
By Sébastien Page on Nov 26, 2010
TinyUmbrella has been updated to allow you to save your SHSH blobs on iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. If you are a jailbreaker and have 2 minutes to spare, I suggest you use it to save your SHSH blobs.
In case you don’t know what TinyUmbrella is, it is a utility that allows you to save SHSH blobs, files that are necessary when you try to downgrade your iPhone to a previous iOS version. Without them, you couldn’t downgrade. While most people don’t care, it is especially helpful for jailbreakers… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 11, 2010
This step by step guide/tutorial will show you how to update your iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 while preserving the baseband. Because we will not update the baseband, you will still be able to run the latest iOS version available, you will be able to jailbreak using LimeRa1n, and you will be able to unlock your iPhone using UltraSn0w.
This method works for both Windows and Mac. It is pretty simple but it does require you to read the steps carefully. As usual when hacking your iPhone, you are proceeding at your own risks. This being said, this is how to upgrade to iOS 4.1 without upgrading the baseband…
By Sébastien Page on Oct 11, 2010
With the release of iOS 4.1.1 or even 4.2 right around the corner, it would be a wise thing to do to save your iPhone iOS 4.1 SHSH blobs either on Cydia, or locally with TinyUmbrella. Saving your SHSH blobs will be helpful if you ever want to downgrade your iPhone to previous firmware version.
Usually, Cydia does this automatically for you, but to be on the safe side, you can always run TinyUmbrella, which is what I just did. Here is how to use TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs… Read More