Just recently, we discovered that software application designer Semaphore, the person behind TinyUmbrella, was in the procedure of upgrading the well known SHSH blob-saving tool, which, once, would certainly assist in the downgrading of iOS devices to previous firmware versions. Having actually been entrusted to smolder for a couple of years, it was suspected that iPhone and iPad downgrading was a forgotten art, but thanks to Semaphore’s revelation that he would certainly be restoring TinyUmbrella from scratch, we now understand much better. A beta version of the new TU has now been released assisting the current iOS 8.1.3 in addition to the present iOS 8.2.


SHSH blobs do not appear as well unique, but if you ever would like to downgrade your device, they might verify to be a godsend. In layman’s terms, they have device-specific info which can be used to authorize IPSWs olden firmware versions, enabling you to downgrade even after Apple has stopped authorizing them.

TinyUmbrella produces a false Apple web server that offers your device the environment-friendly light to install any type of develop that you have conserved SHSH blobs for. At least, that’s just how itused to function just before Apple covered the technicality from its end.

Today, presumably that Semaphore is still functioning on obtaining TinyUmbrella to work its magic; this being, to provide smooth downgrading using cooked-up IPSWs. However fortunately is that you could download the new version and save your blobs as soon as possible, meaning that when it does become feasible to downgrade, which ought to be soon, you’ll have the essential documents supported and will have the ability to pick and select exactly what firmware you want to revert to.


If you’re a jailbreaker, and or have ever had the need to downgrade your device, then we would certainly suggest snatching the new TU as soon as possible and saving your SHSH blobs. If you occur to be on iOS 8.1.2, and still jailbroken, here’s the suggestions given by Semaphore on Twitter:

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The relevance of SHSH blobs presently was stressed in another tweet which Semaphore sent earlier.

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To specify, also if you do save your SHSH files on iOS 8.1.2, downgrading is not yet feasible, and as such, you’ll intend to stick to iOS 8.1.2 even after you have stored the balls for safekeeping.

The same blob-saving suggest goes out to iOS 8.2 users. Though there isn’t really a jailbreak readily available yet for Apple’s most current mobile firmware, however if later on one is launched and the prospect of downgrading comes to be possible as soon as again, then the SHSH blobs you conserved today could show to be a lifesaver later on.

If you’re running an iPhone 4s or a newer iOS device, then saving SHSH blobs will not do you any great for now, with the exception of the function of safekeeping. But if you’re running hardware before the iPhone 4s, that is, the iPhone 4, 3GS and even the 4th-gen iPod touch, then you can still downgrade to iOS 6.x now, provided you have the SHSH balls conserved. iPad 2 users could additionally participate the activity, and could downgrade to iOS 5.x if they have blobs for iOS 4.x conserved with your someplace.

As each a post on the beta, the whole new launch is a little rough around the sides, so any person using it should expect to encounter a bug or 2 en route. With that said claimed, Semaphore has actually assured that more updates in the close to future will certainly include a lot of new and exciting functions, and given exactly what we have actually already been dealt with to from the likes of Pangu and TaiG, it shows up that the iPhone hacking area is in great shape just now.

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