How To Save SHSH blobs With iFaith - iFaith is an application that you can use to save SHSH blobs for your particular iOS and phone. Saving SHSH blobs enables you to be able to restore to an earlier version of iOS. For example you want to downgrade from iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.2. This will only be possible if you have saved your SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1.2.
Consequently, the purpose of this guide is to show you how to use iFaith 1.5.6 to save SHSH blobs locally on your computer by extracting it from the device.
Difference between iFaith and TinyUmbrella
iFaith is similar to TinyUmbrella but personally, I find it to be more reliable in the sense that iFaith fetches SHSH blobs directly from the device and save it locally. Although it can also check for blobs on server and fetch but, blobs saved on Cydia servers are not always reliable and can cause problems when restoring.
Apart from saving blobs, it can also be used to make custom IPSW with blob stitching. Therefore, iFaith is the choice for SHSH blobs saving. Learn to save blobs after the jump.
- Download the latest iFaith 1.5.6 (Note: Supports iOS 6.1.3 – 3.1 )
- Windows Computer
- iPhone 4, 3GS
- iPad 1
- iPod Touch 2G, 3, 4
- Apple TV 2
Note 1: This guide was tested on iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1
How To Save SHSH blobs With iFaith
Step 1: Download iFaith 1.5.6 from the link provided above and extract to your Desktop.
Step 2: Connect your i-Device to your PC.
Step 3: Double click on the extracted iFaith. Click OK when it launches
Step 6: Click Start and follow the instructions to put your device in DFU mode
Step 7: Don’t touch device, let iFaith begin Dumping SHSH blobs on your computer. When restoring, it is better to use locally saved blobs.
Step 8: After iFaith finishes, you will be notified and SHSH blobs would be saved in a folder .shsh as seen in the image below. Double click on the folder to reveal your blobs
iFaith is still the best when it comes to saving SHSH blobs. As you can see, it is very easy and straight forward to save blobs locally and when the day comes for it to be used, you would be glad you saved your blobs.