TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS 4.3.1 Support

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.

Cydia Now Showing iOS 4.3 SHSH Blobs

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.

TinyUmbrella Updated Again, Adds iOS 4.3 and iPad 2 Support

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…

TinyUmbrella Updated with iOS 4.3 GM Support

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.

How to Update to iOS 4.2.1 and Preserve iPhone 4 1.59.00 Baseband

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…

Use iSHSHit to Easily Backup Your SHSH Blobs Directly on Your iPhone

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…

TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS 4.2.1 [Do it Now]

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…

How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 4.1 Without Updating the Baseband

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…

Don’t Forget to Save Your iPhone iOS 4.1 SHSH Blobs

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…