If you frequently dabble in the iOS jailbreaking community, you will be familiar with the oft-lifesaving little utility known as TinyUmbrella.For those uninitiated, itâ€™s like a jailbreakerâ€™s Swiss Army tool, allowing a device to, amongst other things, be kicked in and out of DFU mode with a touch of a button. Essential to downgraders, it allows unique firmware blobs to be stored away for a later date when one may want to revert to an earlier iteration of iOS.Of course, the aforementioned features are merely a drop in the ocean, and the ever-reliable tool has just been updated quite significantly, adding the ability for iPhone 4 GSM/CDMA, 4S users to save BBTickets for use at a later date. Also supported is iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPad 2 CDMA, iPad 3 GSM, and iPad 3 CDMA. TinyUmbrella dev Notcom has suggested previously of such a feature, and although hasnâ€™t disclosed much regarding how the BBTickets will actually pan out, but according to another hacker ih8sn0w, they are baseband-related, thus saving them will certainly increase your prospects of unlocking your iPhone in future.
With no apparent button to save the BBTickets separately, there seems to have been a little confusion among those downloading the new version of TinyUmbrella, labeled version 5.10.14. Since BBTicket saving is a â€˜silentâ€™ process, you wonâ€™t actually notice it being saved, and thereâ€™s no separate configuration. By saving your SHSH blob in the new version, your BBTicket will also be saved automatically for a time when it may be called upon. The process is quite simple however:
Step 1: Download TinyUmbrella [Windows / Mac] and run it.
Step 2: Connect your device to your PC or Mac.
Step 3: Click on the â€œAdvancedâ€ tab and check the â€œOverwrite existing SHSH files on â€œSave SHSHâ€â€ and â€œRequest SHSH from Cydiaâ€ should be unchecked. Refer to the screenshot below if youâ€™re facing confusion:
Step 4: Now, simply hit the â€œSave SHSHâ€ button and youâ€™re good to go.
As usual, TinyUmbrella caters to downgrading for those with previously saved blobs of target firmware. Downgrading without a utility such as TinyUmbrella can be difficult because, simply put, Apple doesnâ€™t want you to downgrade and subsequently unlock or jailbreak your device. Once a new iOS iteration is released, your devices and iTunes will naturally spam you with pop-ups urging you to update to the latest firmware. Apple will continue to sign the previous version for a couple of weeks thereafter (meaning you can restore to it through iTunes), but once that period has passed, the onus is on the shoulders of applications like TinyUmbrella.