The following are instructions on how to save SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella for the iPad 1 and iPad 2 on Windows OS.
If you need more information about SHSH Blobs, you can read about them here.
An active Internet connection is required.
Make sure your iPad is updated or has previously been updated to the iOS firmware for which you wish to save the SHSH blob. If you have previously updated to 4.3.2 but the latest version on your device is 4.3.3, TinyUmbrella will still be able to save the older SHSH provided that Apple has not already stopped signing it.
Download and install TinyUmbrella on your computer. You need to get the latest version from their official website HERE.
***Note: These instructions are for Windows only. Mac version here.
Connect your iPad to the computer using the supplied USB cable and open up the TinyUmbrella program you have downloaded. No installation is required.
You will have to click ‘OK’ on a series of pop-up prompts which we recommend reading through even if you may not fully understand them at this time.
You should be able to see your iPad listed on the left side column. If it is not listed, try checking the USB cable connection. Make sure your device is listed and then select it before proceeding.
Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab.
Uncheck ‘Request SHSH From Cydia’.
Click on ‘Save SHSH’. You can then check on the save progress by clicking on the ‘Log’ tab.
Under the ‘Log’ tab, you should be able to see a string of text resembling ‘iPad2WIFI 4.3.x (8J2) SHSH SUCCESFULLY saved!’.
The text will vary depending on what iPad model you have and which iOS version is being saved. Of course, your objective is to save the latest iOS firmware that can be jailbroken or the one that serves your required purpose. In the image example above, you can see that the 4.3.3 SHSH blob has been successfully saved but there is a failure to save the 4.3.1 blob as Apple is no longer signing it. For more information on what this means, you can read our guide > What are SHSH Blobs and How to Save Them?
To further confirm that your SHSH blob has been saved, click on the ‘General’ tab.
The succesfully saved SHSHs should be listed here.
By default, your SHSH blobs are saved on your Windows computer under ‘C:\Documents and Settings\(Your Computer Name)\.shsh‘.
Alright, so you have managed to save your SHSH Blob using TinyUmbrella. Obviously the next question is how to use them.
We will publish a tutorial on how to use the SHSH blobs when the next available opportunity arises which is likely when Apple releases 4.3.4. We will link the tutorial here if you’d like to bookmark this page for easy referencing in the future.
If you have any problems following this tutorial, let us know in the comments below.