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Thread: Possible SHSH hack?

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    Default Possible SHSH hack?
    Hi there everyone. I've done PLENTY of homework related to JailBreaking, and AFAIK, my iTouch 3G 32 gig 3.1.3 is almost unbreakable. I've seen some info that if you get your hands on an SHSH file, then you can downgrade the firmware, thus allowing you to jailbreak to your heart's content. But at this point, I do not have any SHSH file, and iTunes says that the firmware I have is illegitimate. So how can I get my hands on that SHSH file, or possibly change one?

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    Sorry, you can't. Each one is device specific and you can only get it signed with current firmware. So if you didn't have it for 3.1.2 you never will have it.
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    So... I can't modify one that was intended for 3.1.2, with my device ID?

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    Nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
    Nope.
    So, why exactly? How is it device specific?

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    Each device has a security "key" that it requests from Apple. That is why you need internet to install a regular firmware even if you already have it download or try to restore. Apple stops signing "keys" once they put a new firmware out.
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    Ok, so then why can't I get the SHSH file to mimic this security key?

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    Because your device has it's own key. Nobody really knows how or the form of encyrption that Apple uses to sign keys. All we can do is save one of the keys for our specific device while it is signing it for future use. Once it is over it is over for the firmware.
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    Blast And there are no programs that can override all of this and just throw the older firmware onto the iPod? Seeing what the skillful hackers have already made, I bet it wouldn't be hard for them to make a program like that

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    Apperently it is because it has not been done and many people are trying to figure it out but have yet to crack it.
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    Well, I hope they will be successful :S Seems so easy, with all of those other cracked programs out there...

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