Redsn0w Will Soon Allow You To Downgrade Using iOS 5 SHSH Blobs

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

Back in June, iPhone Dev team had revealed in a blog post titled “Blob Monster” that Apple has made it difficult to downgrade to an older firmware using SHSH blobs in iOS 5.

However, earlier in the week – iH8sn0w – developer of jailbreak tool Sn0wbreeze released an updated version of iFaith to add support for dumping iOS 5 SHSH blobs, which unlike TinyUmbrella allow users to downgrade to an older version of iOS if they had dumped SHSH blobs with the apticket using iFaith.

It looks like it is going to be soon possible to downgrade using SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella, according to a series of tweets by MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team.

Upcoming redsn0w release makes both TinyUmbrella and Cydia blob saves useful for 5.0+ (1st verifies, then stitches)

For time being, please just use most recent TU to save 5.0.1 blobs+APTicket…redsn0w will do the rest, should you need to restore.

MuscleNerd hasn’t provided any details of how it will work nor has he provided an ETA on when the new version of Redsn0w will be released, but as he has recommended it is a good idea to take SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella, which is available for both Mac and Windows or iFaith.

As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we have any further updates, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via @MuscleNerd]

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