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  • TinyUmbrella Updated - Save Your SHSH Files!
    With the new iOS 4.1 update around the corner, it is more important than ever to back up your SHSH files to ensure that you will be able to downgrade to 4.0 after the new update has been released.

    TinyUmbrella, a handy application which allows you to both save your SHSH files and also use them to downgrade, isn't new - but it has been updated with performance improvements and a nice big GUI upgrade. More information on the improvements and the new features can be found at the developers blog, here. With 4.1 right around the corner, we figured now's a good time to remind everyone.



    A recent tweet from @planetbeing stresses the importance to back up your SHSH Blobs before updating to the new 4.1 firmware.



    Saving your SHSH Blobs using TinyUmbrella is very easy, and takes hardly any time at all. One of the advantages of using TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH is that it bypasses the need for a jailbroken device. Also, when downgrading a device, TinyUmbrella sets up its own virtual server on your machine, and tells iTunes to connect to it via your hosts file. All this is automated and separate from the Cydia server, making it a lot simpler to downgrade. Because your SHSH files are saved locally, you may also back them up yourself, as oppose to them being stored on a server somewhere where you can't access them.

    TinyUmbrella can be downloaded from here.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TinyUmbrella Updated - Save Your SHSH Files! started by Owen Priestley View original post
    Comments 272 Comments
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by bdwayneh View Post
      try dragging the application from the disk image and copying it to the desktop.
      DOH! Thanks dude. Should have caught that!
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nightz View Post
      Is there like a helpful guide for noobs like me who've never use TinyUmbrella. I heard that you have to put your device in DFU mode or something when you do this I think. I would like to see a guide so I dont screw this up.

      Also how do you get out of DFU mode?

      If you are a Mac user then I not only have a guide for the most recent version of tinyumbrella and how to save your ecid shsh, but I also show you how to downgrade with it to 3.1.3 from 4.0.

      Hack that Phone - Saving the ECID SHSH

      Hack that Phone - Downgrade 4.0 firmware to 3.1.3 firmware
    1. Remember God's Avatar
      Remember God -
      I've used sauriks method with no problem (saved 3.1.3in cydia), and been able to shift resore with his method successfully,
      but with umbrella I have problems, the main one is I can never find the saved .shsh file, I follow the instructions many times but still no .shsh files anywhere on my mac. The umbrella file is out of the dmg and on my desktop, I run 10.5.8, java is up to date, nothing is being used on port 80. Everything seems to run fine, it says it saved successfully 4.0 and 3.1.3 shsh form my iPhone ecid, but they're not anywhere on the mac, and when I try to do a shift+restore it is never successful.
      Can anyone help?
      I've looked over and over again on the readme file and doesn't help work this out.
      My hosts file only has the umbrella gs.apple.com
      line in it at the bottom when trying to use umbrella.

      Everything seems to run fine, just no .shsh files anywhere
    1. Infamous_clown's Avatar
      Infamous_clown -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      If you are a Mac user then I not only have a guide for the most recent version of tinyumbrella and how to save your ecid shsh, but I also show you how to downgrade with it to 3.1.3 from 4.0.

      Hack that Phone - Saving the ECID SHSH

      Hack that Phone - Downgrade 4.0 firmware to 3.1.3 firmware
      Does it matter if the 3Gs on 4.0 is a MC MODEL bro, when downgrading from 4.0 to 3.1.3?
    1. wiskyoner's Avatar
      wiskyoner -
      *dang that quote didnt show up.

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by gbrown1238
      Anyone having an issue getting this to run on Mac OSX?
      not working for me ask for admin password when I enter it. it still just says enter password

      make sure your dragging the icon from the white box onto your desktop before you launch the application.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Remember God View Post
      I've used sauriks method with no problem (saved 3.1.3in cydia), and been able to shift resore with his method successfully,
      but with umbrella I have problems, the main one is I can never find the saved .shsh file, I follow the instructions many times but still no .shsh files anywhere on my mac. I run 10.5.8, java is up to date, nothing is being used on port 80. Everything seems to run fine, it says it saved successfully 4.0 and 3.1.3 shsh form my iPhone ecid, but they're not anywhere on the mac, and when I try to do a shift+restore it is never successful.
      Can anyone help?
      I've looked over and over again on the readme file and doesn't help work this out.
      My hosts file only has the umbrella gs.apple.com
      line in it at the bottom when trying to use umbrella.

      Everything seems to run fine, just no .shsh files anywhere
      Read my link up above on how to save the ecid shsh. Semaphore made finding the hidden files ridiculously simple with his latest version and I demonstrate this as well.
    1. bdwayneh's Avatar
      bdwayneh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Remember God View Post
      I've used sauriks method with no problem (saved 3.1.3in cydia), and been able to shift resore with his method successfully,
      but with umbrella I have problems, the main one is I can never find the saved .shsh file, I follow the instructions many times but still no .shsh files anywhere on my mac. I run 10.5.8, java is up to date, nothing is being used on port 80. Everything seems to run fine, it says it saved successfully 4.0 and 3.1.3 shsh form my iPhone ecid, but they're not anywhere on the mac, and when I try to do a shift+restore it is never successful.
      Can anyone help?
      I've looked over and over again on the readme file and doesn't help work this out.
      My hosts file only has the umbrella gs.apple.com
      line in it at the bottom when trying to use umbrella.

      Everything seems to run fine, just no .shsh files anywhere
      It should be

      /Users/"User name"/.shsh
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Infamous_clown View Post
      Does it matter if the 3Gs on 4.0 is a MC MODEL bro, when downgrading from 4.0 to 3.1.3?
      In my tutorial I state that my 3G S has the iBoot 359.3 (old bootrom) and my phone is an MB model. Since I don't have an MC model I can't test if this would work or not.
    1. TenKnots's Avatar
      TenKnots -
      TU is a great app ... have already saved my SHSH files.... thanks...
    1. QuinnNebula's Avatar
      QuinnNebula -
      some amazing things have been coming out this summer this just adds to the list
    1. motoconcho's Avatar
      motoconcho -
      thank you! i had figured it out on my own after trying multi things...
    1. Infamous_clown's Avatar
      Infamous_clown -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      In my tutorial I state that my 3G S has the iBoot 359.3 (old bootrom) and my phone is an MB model. Since I don't have an MC model I can't test if this would work or not.
      allright thanks for that, i already tried it on a MB prior to your tut. but thanks anyway, i'll just await for more answer
    1. marius2's Avatar
      marius2 -
      I wish I had half the knowledge that @planetbeing has!
    1. lunercrab's Avatar
      lunercrab -
      ok so i'm a bit confused, i just read twitter and musclenerd posted that the window for 4.0 is closing soon so make sure to save your blobs...now i'm getting my phone in the next week or so..but now i was under the impression as long as its still on 4.0 you can save it anytime as long as you don't upgrade right? sorry for all the questions, this is just all new to me, i only ever had the 3g phone
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by lunercrab View Post
      ok so i'm a bit confused, i just read twitter and musclenerd posted that the window for 4.0 is closing soon so make sure to save your blobs...now i'm getting my phone in the next week or so..but now i was under the impression as long as its still on 4.0 you can save it anytime as long as you don't upgrade right? sorry for all the questions, this is just all new to me, i only ever had the 3g phone
      When apple stops signing 4.0 that's it. No phone, no ecid shsh blob for 4.0. End of game. See you at the next firmware release.
    1. Lintrix's Avatar
      Lintrix -
      Quote Originally Posted by moudy View Post
      right click on it and run as administrator, if it didn't work, right click, go to properties, compatibility, run as windows xp.
      this should work for both vista and win 7 errors
      Thanks for the reply. I've tried compatibility mode with XP and Vista to no avail - both ran as Administrator. Since it is a Java related error, i possibly have an inferior version of Java installed.

      No worries though, even though i get errors, i was able to obtain the SHSH from an older version of umbrella.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      On file so easy to do
    1. lunercrab's Avatar
      lunercrab -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      When apple stops signing 4.0 that's it. No phone, no ecid shsh blob for 4.0. End of game. See you at the next firmware release.
      ok now i understand...damn i hope i get mine in time,they told me at the apple store it takes about a 1-2 weeks to get, so i basically needed to get it before apple drops the new firmware update...now if i do say get one and its too late can i save them on the 4.1 firmware and just wait til a new jb is done for 4.1?
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by lunercrab View Post
      ok so i'm a bit confused, i just read twitter and musclenerd posted that the window for 4.0 is closing soon so make sure to save your blobs...now i'm getting my phone in the next week or so..but now i was under the impression as long as its still on 4.0 you can save it anytime as long as you don't upgrade right? sorry for all the questions, this is just all new to me, i only ever had the 3g phone
      No. When apple releases a new firmware they stop allowing users to go to a previous firmware. As soon as you get your phone try to get the SHSH blobs. If you can't you're screwed until the next firmware is jailbroken. Again, if you get the phone AFTER the next firmware release you may not be able to get your SHSH blobs and you'll be stuck at that firmware unable to downgrade. Try and get them as soon as you get your phone.
    1. Remember God's Avatar
      Remember God -
      Quote Originally Posted by bdwayneh; View Post
      It should be

      /Users/"User name"/.shsh
      nope, have checked that multiple times... There is only umbrella0.log there

      I've been using umbrella 54
      that tuturiol someone linked uses umbrella 80, and says the files are hidden ( I did do a search for hidden files but no luck) but no apparently there is a blue print saying open hideen files or something , to see the shsh files and copy a backup, I might try this tonight as it wasn't on version 54