People who mess with their iPhones and frequently try their hand at jailbreaks or unlocking must be familiar with the nifty little utility, TinyUmbrella. TinyUmbrella has now been updated. Version 5.10.14 of TinyUmbrella enables iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 CDMA as well as iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPad 2 CDMA, iPad 3 GSM, and iPad 3 CDMA to save BBTickets (Baseband Signing Ticket).
Version 5.10.12 was released just a day before this latest version, and supported only the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 CDMA.
TinyUmbrella is a near essential tool for people who like to experiment and jailbreak. Not only does it allow a device to easily switch to and from recovery mode, it allows firmware blobs to be saved as well. This allows users to return to older iOS versions, long after Apple has stopped signing that firmware.
Now that the tool is has been updated and the ability to save BBTickets has been built-in it is possible that the saved BBTickets will come in handy for baseband downgrading and the prospect of unlocking your iPhone/iPad in the future seems brighter now. All that NotCom, TinyUmbrella dev, has stated on his blog is that the BBTickets are ‘for use later on’.
When you do download the latest version of TinyUmbrella, please note that BBTicket saving is automatic, in order to avoid any confusion. When your SHSH blobs are saved, the BBTickets will be automatically saved alongside without the need for any separate configuration. The overall process is quite simple. Start by downloading TinyUmbrella for your system.
Step 2: Connect your device to your PC or Mac.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Advanced’ Tab. Check the ‘Overwrite existing SHSH files on ‘Save SHSH’. Uncheck the ‘Request SHSH from Cydia’ option as advised by NotCom himself.
Step 4: Click ‘Save SHSH’ button next and you’re done.
It is highly recommended that unlockers download this latest version, grab and save their SHSH blobs and BBTickets alongside.
Apart from additionally saving BBTickets now, TinyUmbrella still does what it always does, obviously and caters to users looking to downgrade to an older iOS version, so long as the SHSH blobs are saved. A utility like TinyUmbrella is important because Apple makes life hard for those who want to downgrade so they can then jailbreak or unlock their devices. Sometime after a software update, Apple stops signing previous firmware which means you can no longer downgrade to an older version via iTunes. And this is when utilities like TinyUmbrella come into play and allow users to do as they please. The tool captures and saves SHSH blobs allowing users to then downgrade to versions which they have the SHSH blobs saved for.
Available SHSH blobs are also automatically saved by Cydia but not BBTickets.