Few months back, ih8sn0w – developer of popular jailbreaking tool Sn0wbreeze had released a tool called iFaith that allowed users to take a dump of SHSH blobs of the iOS running on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV 2G.
As you know there is another tool called TinyUmbrella that also takes a backup of SHSH blobs.
The key difference between iFaith and TinyUmbrella was that, while TinyUmbrella only allows you to take SHSH blobs of iOS that Apple is signing by contacting Apple’s servers, iFaith dumped SHSH blobs for whatever iOS that is currently installed on your iOS device even if Apple is not signing it.
ih8sn0w has just updated iFaith to add support for dumping iOS 4.4.x and iOS 5.0.x SHSH blobs. Here are the list of changes from the release notes:
- Now dumps iOS 4.4.x (Apple TV 2)/5.0.x apticket + SHSH blobs!
- Dumping is MUCH faster.
- Full Windows XP support.
- Major code improvements.
- Bug fixes.
With iOS 5, since Apple has made it difficult to downgrade to a previous iOS version using SHSH blobs, there is another advantage of using iFaith. Since iFaith dumps the SHSH blobs along with the apticket, ih8sn0w claims that while the SHSH blobs backed up using TinyUmbrella are useless, it will be possible to downgrade to an older iOS version if you have dumped SHSH blobs with the apticket using iFaith.
Since you don’t need to jailbreak your iOS device to use iFaith, we would strongly recommend you to dump SHSH blobs of your iOS device as soon as possible.
You can download iFaith v1.4 from here.