Even if iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak is just around the corner and you have doubt whether to stay on iOS 8.4 or 8.3 firmware or upgrade to this most recent Apple mobile firmware version – there are a couple of important things you must know in case you are already jailbroken.
Let’s start with the beginning. Should I update to iOS 8.4.1? Most users don’t think so because everyone is waiting for the next major upgrade which is iOS 9 with new features, options and possibilities. If you are running iOS 8.4 version you can stay on it, especially if you used one of the jailbreak tools.
You won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4 any longer. Apple doesn’t sign this version. This means than once you install the newer platform and decide you liked the previous one more – you won’t be able to turn back time and run it again.
The exploits used by TaiG iOS 8.4 jailbreak and PP Jailbreak were patched by Apple. It looks like hackers might found a new solution to this issue however they have no plans to reveal an update before iOS 9 becomes public. This means if you install iOS 8.4.1 in hopes to see the jailbreak tomorrow – it won’t happen.
You might still be able to save iOS 8.4.1 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella. It won’t hurt you. However you cannot use them right now and you cannot use your iOS 8.4 blobs if they were saved to restore to the previous version of Apple firmware for iPhone and other iDevices.
If you are still jailbroken you should be attentive to what Cydia apps and packages you download and install. Use only trusted sources because any error or faulty file could cause you hard restore and lose the jailbreak.
You might also want to get SemiRestore tool. This program can help you to restore your jailbroken device without losing jailbreak. It is useful when you get a buggy program or reboot look bug.
The fast release of iOS 8.4 can make Apple stop supporting the previous iOS 8.3 firmware soon. You still have time to save SHSH blobs iOS 8.3 with TinyUmbrella in case you wish to be able to possibly downgrade and re-jailbreak this firmware in the future.
You know that even the launch of iOS 8.4 makes all the current 8 firmwares jailbreakable thanks to TaiG and PP Jailbreak utilities. Once Apple stops signing 8.3 mobile operating system version you won’t be able to downgrade 8.4 to 8.3 [in case you need or want it to happen] unless you have SHSH blobs saved.
SHSH blobs come useful when the Cupertino-based giant stops signing older versions of mobile operating systems for iPhone and other iDevices. Once this happens the company stops providing SHSH blobs for the firmware it no longer signs and this is why it could be advantageous to have your own 8.3 blobs saved with TinyUmbrella which supports this.
How to Save iOS 8.3 SHSH Blobs
Step 1. You’ll have to use TinyUmbrella iOS 8.3 support beta to save your blobs for this version.
Step 2. If you don’t have the program on your computer yet you can download TinyUmbrella for Windows PC or Mac OS X platform. Please note that it exists in beta version.
Step 3. It is necessary to have Java on your machine. If you haven’t installed it yet you should download Java.
Step 4. Open the TinyUmbrella program.
Step 5. Take your iOS 8.3 device and plug it into your machine.
Step 7. Yes, your 8.3 blobs are now saved. Once Apple stops signing iOS 8.3 you will still be able to downgrade to this firmware since you have these SHSHs saved. They are unique to your iPhone or other gadget you were saving them for.
Notcom [Semaphore] hacker has released TinyUmbrella beta 2 program. We have already answered the question whether it is possible to downgrade using your iOS 8.1.3 or 8.2 SHSH blobs saved. The first beta has been replaced by the second one and you can download it under the build name 188.8.131.52.
Before you download TinyUmbrella for iOS 8.2 [the updated version], let’s see what has been changed in this popular tool. Firstly, it has been improved from the first beta which was completely rewritten from the previous TinyUmbrella users knew. It is easier to use. Secondly, the program can now tell users if their iTunes has different architecture from the SHSH blobs saving program. In this case it is impossible to save SHSHs. Thirdly, the new build solves various previous issues and bugs experienced in beta 1.
Since it might be real to downgrade to the firmware versions you have saved blobs for, you can learn how to save iOS 8.2 SHSH blobs with the help of TinyUmbrella. As developer notes, users who have already saved iOS 8.2 or 8.1.3 blobs with the first beta of the tool don’t need to download the second beta and re-save them.
Right now you can download TinyUmbrella with 8.2 support from hacker’s official blog. Semaphore has a lot of plans for his program. He wants to update it again adding some extra features for A8 and A7 gadgets, including the on-gadget SHSH fetching.
Well-known hacker Semaphore has updated his TinyUmbrella tool which can help you save iOS 8.1.3 SHSH blobs as well as 8.2 blobs. It is not clear if you can downgrade with your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 8 but you can still keep them just in case anything changes and the hacking community finds a way how to trick Apple and allow iPhone and iPad users restoring to previous firmware versions that are no longer signed.
Users who have jailbroken in the past remember how useful SHSH blobs were because they gave you a chance to downgrade to any firmware version you had blobs for in order to jailbreak it. It is still possible to restore your blobs on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. All newer models cannot downgrade / restore because apple patched such an opportunity in iOS 6.x, 7.x and 8.x.
How to Save SHSH Blobs iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3
Once again, even though Apple killed some options you can still save iOS 8 SHSH using TinyUmbrella. Just follow the instruction and you will learn how to save blobs for future use.
Step 1.Download TinyUmbrella for iOS 8.2 / 8.1.3 [you will find the links under Downloads / Links] for Windows or Mac. Both platforms are supported.
Step 2. If you don’t have Java on your computer you should install it. You can download Java for Windows and Mac.
Step 3. Open TinyUmbrella program on your computer.
Step 4. Take your iPhone or iPad [it can be iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5c, 5 or any tablet device]. Connect to your PC / Mac with USB.
Step 5. Wait till TinyUmbrella sees your iDevice.
Step 6. The whole instruction on how to save SHSH blobs with TinyUmbrella beta updated for iOS 8 is very simple. Once it detects your smartphone or tablet it will automatically download all available SHSH blobs from your iDevice.
Step 7. Wait till download is completed.
Hooray! You have successfully saved SHSH blobs for iOS 8.1.3 or 8.2.
You know that Apple stops signing its firmwares once in a while making it impossible to downgrade to previous iOS releases. TinyUmbrella iOS 8.2 release could make downgrade possible for iOS 8.1.3 and 8.2, in the future, as developer states. This program was highly popular years ago, but its creator stopped upgrading it until now.
It is currently impossible to save SHSH blobs 8.1.3 or 8.2 but such a capability can exist in the future. Right now TinyUmbrella exists in beta version. According to its developer Semaphore who is also known as @notcom, his program was completely rewritten from scratch so it should be easier to use the program.
The possibility of TinyUmbrella iOS 8 downgrade is awesome as Apple allows only restoring the iPhone or iPad to the version it signs. For example, the company stopped signing iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2 meaning that users who accidentally updated to iOS 8.2 public version cannot change the situation and downgrade to 8.2. beta 2 [this is the only beta that has no expiration date]. As a result, users cannot use PP Jailbreak and TaiG to jailbreak earlier firmwares that are no longer signed even though it is possible to download ipsw files for the jailbreakable iOS versions.
The Cupertino-based giant doesn’t share SHSH blobs with users. You will be able to save SHSH blobs for iOS 8.2 or 8.1.3 using TinyUmbrella as this program can make pre-signed ipsw which can be then used for iPhone restoring to firmware versions that are no longer signed by Apple. We speak in the future tense because right now there is no way to use SHSH blobs for iPhone 4S, 5, 5c, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus in order to downgrade because the manufacture patched the loophole used for this.
Hackers hope that someone would develop a tool that can hack the restore procedure and use ipsw file created by TinyUmbrella or other similar programs to use SHSH blobs for downgrade.
You can still download TinyUmbrella beta for 8.2 update to save your blobs. This happens automatically thanks to the improvements brought by Semaphore. It is possible to save SHSH on any iDevice model for iOS 8.2 which is the most recent public update of Apple mobile OS.
Hopefully, the ability to downgrade will be available to users in the future. For now, save your SHSHs and wait for updates.
Have you update to iOS 8.1.2 by accident? Would you like to downgrade back to the version you were running? It is still possible while Apple is signing iOS 8.1.1 but once it stops signing it you won’t get the chance to downgrade iOS 8.1.2 to 8.1.1. In other words, it’s time to decide whether to do this or stay updated right now. Who knows for how long the Cupertino giant has plans to sign the previous operating system version for iPhone and iPad.
Some users are searching for how to downgrade iOS 8.1.2 to 7.1.2 but this is impossible because 7.1.2 isn’t signed by Apple for a long time time. It is only possible to get back to version 8.1.1 and not earlier versions. Keep this in mind when you make this important decision for your iDevice.
Apple can stop signing 8.1.1 version at any moment and once it does so you won’t be able to complete this instruction.
8.1.2 Downgrade to 8.1.1 without SHSH on iPhone / iPad [Guide]
Step 1. Are you ready to downgrade right now? Have you backed up your iPhone? If not, create such a copy right now. Use iCloud or iTunes. Having a backup is great as you can return to this copy if anything goes wrong through restore option.
Step 2. You downgrade at your risk because Apple doesn’t like this and doesn’t recommend to continue. Still millions of users downgrade once in a while and like it. You should download iOS 8.1.1 IPSW file and save it on your computer. You can Google it as this file is available to public.
Just choose your iPhone or iPad model when you select which file to get.
Step 3. Connect your 8.1.2 iPhone or other device to your PC or Mac.
Step 4. Open iTunes on your computer. It will detect the cell phone you have.
Step 5. You can now select your gadget from iTunes’ top menu and press Shift or Alt/Option [for Windows and Mac] while clicking on the menu called Check for Update.
Step 6. You should now be able to select your IPSW file for 8.1.1 version and confirm that you wish iTunes to update your gadget from 8.1.2 to 8.1.1. Agree and continue.
Step 7. Once the program complete the installation you will be running iOS 8.1.1 once again.
The new iOS 7 firmware has been released and updated to version 7.0.2 while jailbreaking options for this mobile operating system are not available yet. Hackers are working on their solutions while all iPhone / iPad users are highly advices to save iOS 7.0.2 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella.
Just a few minutes ago semaphore a.k.a notcom made his first update. Now you can download TinyUmbrella 7.00.00 and save iOS 7 / 7.0.1 SHSH blobs on iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. This version also supports older iOS devices.
After Apple released iOS 7 for older devices, the company released iOS 7.0.1 for latest devices like 5S and 5C. So save blobs now while Apple still signing it.
Users who have upgraded to the first beta of the new iOS 7 are not afraid to download the second beta because you can easily downgrade iOS 7 beta 2 to iOS 6.1.4 or iOS 6.1.3 in case you get bored with this testing build or something goes wrong with its performance.
One week passed when Apple introduced new firmware and launched first beta version. Few hrs after, famous hacker known as iH8sn0w tweeted that those who installed iOS 7.0b1 could fetch its SHSH blobs. Here I will show you how to save iOS 7 beta 1 SHSH blobs using iFaith on Windows. iHsn0w didn’t update this program. You can do it using the latest 1.5.8 version but only for fetching and not dumping.