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?
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…
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 blobs…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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).
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…
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.