Backup your iDevice SHSH.
- Software: TinyUmbrella
- Version: 9.3.4
- License: Free
- OS: Windows Windows 10/8/7/XP
- Requirements: Any Apple iDevices.
- Publisher:The Firmware Umbrella
Q: Why is TinyUmbrella saying “You are too late”?
A: This can happen for a couple reasons.
The first and most obvious is: You are too late. Apple only signs firmware SHSHs for a window of time. Once the window is closed, you will never be able to get them. Period. End of discussion* (iFaith may help if the version is STILL on the device)
The second answer is “Uncheck ‘Request SHSH from Cydia’ in the advanced tab of TinyUmbrella.” Cydia is no longer able to act as a proxy for SHSH requests. I’m working on putting a fix in place to mitigate this.
Q: OMG WHY DOESN’T CYDIA SHOW MY SHSH’[email protected]?!?!?!? TINYUMBRELLA SAVED THEM AND SAID CYDIA HAS THEM BUT CYDIA SHOWS X, Y, AND Z BUT NOT A, B, C SHSHS !!!!111ELEVENONEONE!1
A: Cydia caches the home page and it only refreshes sporadically (if at all). For example. I have every SHSH for my iPhone 4 4.0 -> present. But Cydia only shows up to 4.2.1. Do I care? No. Because if TU says Cydia has them, then Cydia has them. This is irrefutable. Now stop asking.
Q: What is TinyUmbrella?
A: It does two things:
Requests SHSH signatures for firmware restores
Plays back those signatures enabling iTunes to continue the restore
Q: What is an SHSH?
A: An SHSH is a secure signature hash. Basically its a unique key. (To avoid a lengthy discussion).
Q: Why do I need SHSHs?
A: Apple only allows you to restore to the firmwares they ‘sign’. This ‘signing’ only lasts for a limited time. Once they stop ‘signing’ the SHSHs for a firmware, there is no way to restore that firmware ever again.
Q: I have X.X.X on my iphone/ipod/ipad/appletv why can’t I just restore that version to my iphone/ipod/ipad/appletv?
A: Once Apple stops signing that firmware version, there is no way to get the SHSH that will allow the restore to continue. Just like you can’t go back in time and invent Google. It’s done. It is in the past.