With iOS 6 on the horizon, itís important that you keep a restorable firmware for iOS 5.1.1 so that you can restore to it through iTunes even when Apple stops signing iOS 5.1.1. This will guarantee you an untethered jailbreak as we patiently wait for iOS hackers to work their magic on iOS 6 once it is released to the public.
This guide is intended for moderate level jailbreakers and will show you how to stitch your SHSH blobs to your current firmware.
To complete this guide, you will need:
- redsn0w 0.9.14b2
- Your iOS 5.1.1 firmware file
To begin, plug your jailbroken iOS device into your computer, launch redsn0w, and click on the Extras
button as indicated below:
The next thing you are going to want to do is click on the SHSH blobs
Now you will want to click on the Stitch
Once you get to the menu below, enter DFU mode on your device by holding down the home and sleep buttons for ten
seconds, then release the sleep button while continuing to hold the home button until redsn0w says you're in DFU mode. Now you can click on the IPSW
button and find your device's firmware file on your computer. After you finish with that and your device is in DFU mode, click on the Cydia
button to retrieve your SHSH blobs from Cydia:
After you click the Cydia button, you will be forced to wait a few minutes as your blobs are saved and then stitched into the firmware file you selected. As shown below, redsn0w will tell you when it's finished and also tell you the directory where your stitched firmware file is saved at:
Go to the directory it showed you and you will find a firmware file with a strange numeric name. This is the file you will use for restoring your iOS device from now on (Pro-tip: you may rename this file anything that makes it easier to remember)
To use this file, you will need to put your iOS device into pwned DFU mode (through redsn0w) and then select your stitched file from iTunes when restoring by holding down the Option key and clicking restore (Mac) or holding down the Alt. key and clicking restore (Windows). Even if Apple is no longer signing iOS 5.1.1, the restore will work because your SHSH blobs and APTicket are both stitched into this firmware file.
It is recommended that you perform this stitching feature with every one of your iOS devices that you like to have jailbroken.