Saving SHSH blobs for your iOS devices isn’t really tricky, it takes just a few minutes and you can easily save SHSH blobs for any of your iDevices i.e iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, 2G and the Apple TV 2G. Despite the fact that the process isn’t really complicated and can be done easily, I thought it won’t be a bad idea to write a detailed how-to guide for helping you save SHSH blobs using TinyUmberlla.
Okay, so before that we get started saving the SHSH blogs with TinyUmbrella, let us first understand some of the key terminologies, this is important because you have to be clear in your mind about the process and the purpose behind doing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the frequently asked questions, go ahead and read them…
#1. What is an ‘SHSH Blob’?
The term ‘SHSH’ stands for the signature HaSH, it used by Apple for the verification of an iOS device. This signature performs a check if your iOS device can be restored or updated. These secure signatures are called SHSH Blobs.
In general, the SHSH Blobs are used by Apple to verify if your device needs to be update or not. In our case, these secure signatures will help us by-pass the iTunes upgrade.
#2. Why to Save the SHSH Blobs?
This is important, it’s simple. The reason why we are required to save the SHSH blogs is to avoid upgrading to the latest firmware for protecting our jailbreak by remaining on the ‘current’ firmware installed on your iDevice by by-passing the upgrade.
Like we all know that iOS 4.3.4 is a ‘security fix’ and according to the jailbreak community, it’s a ‘jailbreak killer‘, meaning it is now patching all the exploits used by the hackers for the purpose of jailbreaking. Let us say that you have not saved the SHSH blobs for your iOS device and you update to iOS 4.3.4 accidentally, in this case you won’t be able to restore the previous iOS version and you will loose your jailbreak simultaneously. But if you have saved them, you can downgrade back to the older version of your iOS and preserve your jailbreak.
The SHSH blobs can be saved in either on your pc using the TinyUmbrella or on Cydia. You can easily save the SHSH blobs of your iOS device using Cydia, it automatically save your blobs if you tap on “Make My Life Easier!”, Cydia will ask for it on the first run. Once instructed, Cydia will do the job itself, no more commands.
But we also recommend you saving your SHSH blobs on your computer using TinyUmbrella for avoiding any possible troubles.
3. What is TinyUmbrella?
Just like Cydia, TinyUmbrella is a computer based tool which helps you save your SHSH blobs on your computer’s hard drive and gives you the freedom to use them when anything goes wrong. With the blobs saved on your computer, you can downgrade updates easily without any kind of trouble.
Now I think you’re more familiar with the SHSH Blobs and your brain has been trained for the math and logic the blobs use to work. So let us get straight to the point and learn how we can save our SHSH blobs on our computer using TinyUmberalla.
How To Save SHSH Blobs Using TinyUmbrella
After getting the command over SHSH Blobs, their purpose and use, now we will be learning saving the SHSH blobs for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch on your computer using TinyUmbrella.
Follow the steps below:
Step #1. The first thing you need to do it is to download TinyUmbrella so that we get started with the process. You can download TinyUmbrella by using the given links below:
Once you are done with the installation process, you will see the user interface of TinyUmbrella, as seen in the screenshot below:
Step #2. Done with the installation. Now it’s the time to connect your iOS device with your computer, once connected properly, you will see details of your iOS device in the fields of TinyUmbrella interface. As seen below:
Now from the top left of the screen, click on your iOS device name under “Connected Devices”.
Step #3. After that you’ve selected your iDevice from “Connected Devices”, now all you have to do is to click on the “Save SHSH” button (below Fix Recovery). Once clicked, the TinyUmbrella will initiate a set of programing mechanisms to save your SHSH blobs, you’ve got nothing to do with that, wait…
Once the process is completed, you will see a short list of Saved SHSH blobs for your connected iOS device.
Congrats, you’ve completed saving your SHSH blobs for your iDevice’s installed version and successful secured your jailbreak. The SHSH blobs are now saved on your hard drive and you can find the location by clicking on “Advanced” tab and you will see the directory with a .shsh file.