TinyUmbrella is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal. For those that don’t know what it is, it was a tool that we once used for downgrading iOS firmware to an earlier version, mainly for the purpose of installing a jailbreak. Now the tool can only be used for saving SHSH blobs although an update is expected sometime in the future to bring back the downgrade abilities.
Why You Need TinyUmbrella?
You may not be able to downgrade your iOS firmware but there is nothing like being prepared for the future. That means using TinyUmbrella now to save your SHSH blobs every time you update your iOS device so that, when the downgrade feature is added back in, you will be ready to use it.
How TinyUmbrella Works:
SHSH blobs are tiny pieces of data that get downloaded to your device when you update your firmware. The data is related to that firmware only which is why you need to use the tool every single time you update. TinyUmbrella takes that data and places it into an external file; when you can use the tool to downgrade, each SHSH blob will be turned into a custom IPSW file for each firmware, allowing you to downgrade back to that version.
How to Save Your SHSH Blobs:
- Download TinyUmbrella for Mac or Windows from the links above
- Connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac and open TinyUmbrella
- It should automatically detect your iOS device; if it doesn’t, disconnect and have another go
- Once your device is successfully detected, TinyUmbrella automatically finds and saves the SHSH blobs on your device.
Please be aware that it can only save SHSH blobs for current firmware, i.e. what is being signed by Apple. This is why it is so important that you use the tool whenever you update, even if it is only a minor one.
It should be clear to you that TinyUmbrella is an incredibly powerful tool and, once the developer has found the right method for downgrade purposes, it will be even more powerful. Do start using it right away, get your SHSH blobs saved and be ready for when that update comes.
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