Tiny Umbrella Updated To Support iOS 5.0.1


A new version of TinyUmbrella, the tool that allows you to take backups of SHSH blobs (ECID SHSH) to let you downgrade to older iOS versions has been released to include support for iOS 5.0.1.

Apple had released iOS 5.0.1 last week to fix some of the bugs that was affecting iPhone’s battery life.

It may be a good idea to take a backup of SHSH blobs, even though Apple has made it difficult to downgrade to an older version of iOS 5.x using SHSH blobs in iOS 5. You can checkout this post for more details.

Even though there is still no working solution for restoring 5.x on iPhone 4S I have released a 5.01.00 so you can at least save 5.0.1 SHSH. I have added tentative support for at least saving 5.0.1 SHSHs for iPhone 4S but as of now we are unable to use them fully.

You can download the latest version of TinyUmbrealla from Semaphore’s blog.

You can checkout our step-by-step guide on how to take a backup of SHSH blobs:




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  • Frosti7

    can i upgrade from 4.2.1 to ios 5.0 using tinyumbrella? (i should have 5.0 shsh because of cydia right?)
    Thanx 🙂

    • iGod

      why would you want too when itunes can do that?

  • Edgar

    Because probably the device running jailbreak on 4.2.1…if upgrade with itunes, no jaibreak unthetered more…
    Better upgrade with redsnow because preserve your baseband for unlockers…

  • Jesse

    what if I’m on 4.0.1 and want to upgrade to 4.3? can anyone please walk me through this?

    • Pegger

      – Backup your SHSH Blobs from iOS 4.0.1 with an app called iSHSHiT from the Cydia store (This way you always can go back to iOS 4.0.1)
      – Backup your iDevice with iTunes
      – Be sure you have iOS 4.3
      – Be sure you have SHSH Blobs for your device for iOS 4.3 (Important)
      (If you don’t have them, there’s no way you can go to iOS 4.3)
      – Get latest TinyUmbrella
      – Get iTunes

      – Start TinyUmbrella
      – Go to the “Advanced Tab”
      – Tick “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit
      – Click “Start TSS Server”
      – Start iTunes
      – Ignore to warning about a new iOS 5.0.1 for your Device
      – Click on your iDevice
      – On Windows Press ‘SHIFT and hold it, then click the restore or update button,
      – Browse to the location you have stored the iOS 4.3 file
      – Follow iTunes screens, if you get errors, Google to a solution for them :p

      • Jesse

        thank you sooo much!!!!!!!

      • Jesse

        ok so i have the ishsh**, it gives me the option to switch firmware to 4.3. is this what u mean by making sure I have 4.3 for my device? if not how can I find out? thanks and sorry if this seems dumb to ask.

      • Jesse

        ok I think I figured it out. I am downloading the 4.3.3 file directly from a link to my coputer. hope thats correct.

  • Pegger

    Any upgrade to 5.0 = No Untethered Jailbreak, only Tethered
    Any upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 = No Untethered Jailbreak, only Tethered through latest Sn0wbreeze
    Also, it’s not possible anymore to upgrade to iOS 5.0 with iTunes, it will update to iOS 5.0.1.

    I have another question.
    I have saved SHSH Blobs on my PC, but not in Cydia (Request SHSH blobs from Cydia was never on, so the Blobs came from the Apple server saved to my PC) My question is, can i upload SHS’s to Cydia, so i can use Cydia to check the SHSH blobs when restoring to older iOS???
    (I know it’s not really needed, but i like to have them on my PC and on Cydia :p )

    • Frosti7

      is it possible to upgrade from 4.2.1 to ios 5?

  • fas

    Tiny Umbrella is the best software for unlockers but I think nothing beats an unlocked device.

  • vesig

    I have problem installing TinyUmbrella, every time i try to do it,it stop’s on %17 and than nothing , what shoul i do? any suggestions?

  • Jose


    I have a 4.3 version, jailbroken Iphone 4 with jailbreakme, can I update to 5.0.1 now and still able to jailbreak it. Please advise… Thx

    • Luis


      • Dj Rich

        Are you using Windows 7 and ie9? Sounds like it. If
        so, try installing Firefox browser and downloading through that browser. Hard to say for sure when you don’t post the platform, browser or the type of Internet security software you are using.

  • Toby

    I have a iPhone 4 with 5.0.1 but wish to downgrade to 4.3.3, how do I start?

  • Joris

    I just bought an iPad 2 with iOS 5.01, can i downgrade it to a lower iOS and then jailbreak it? Because i’ve read that it isn’t possible to downgrade if you haven’t did a shsh-blob back-up in a lower iOS?

  • Kent Kane

    ^ My question is exactly the same as the poster above (Joris) I have a new Ipad 2 running 5.0.1 with no previously saved shsh-blob. Is it at all possible to downgrade to 4.3.3? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you

  • rocker

    how can i get tiny umbrella idoesnt appear on my ipod app store