Sep 19, 2009
TinyTSS -- All your iphone restores are belong to you
TinyTSS is a small java app that acts as your very own signature service. When iTunes verifies your restore for your 3gs phone, it 'phones home' to see if you are allowed to restore to the version you are requesting. With TinyTSS + the shsh blob file(s) you obtained with Umbrella, you will be able to restore to the version of those shsh files forever! People may wonder why I did this when Saurik is already doing the same thing. I'll explain my philosophy. I admire Saurik for what he has done and I thank him for pointing me in this direction. I simply think that I would rather have my shsh blobs on my personal machine AND on his server for safe keeping. This way if something happens to cydia, I can still restore my phone to the version I want to restore to. Plus I have the peace of mind knowing that my files are safely in my possession. I don't have to worry that some catastrophic event could render my downgrades impossible. So use cydia's shsh storage feature! But use Umbrella and TinyTSS if you are a power user that wants control over your own ecid shsh files and want to be able to use your own machine for restores. I've fixed a bug that I introduced accidentally. I had forgotten to add a library or two to the Manifest so it wasn't able to run from the jar. UPDATE: I've revamped the readme file. It should be a bit more informative. Also removed an error on JRE 1.5 on Leopard UPDATE: You can follow me on twitter: notcom Download Umbrella and TinyTSS together:
If you need an md5 checker I like: Nirsoft's MD5 Checker
I've gotten quite a few questions about donations. I'll accept donations but I want it clear that I did this for fun.
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