- Fixed a bug for ppc users. Sorry minimum osx required version is 10.5 - I couldn't get the thing working in 10.4 because of some dependency changes from 10.4 -> 10.5.
- Should now work on mac mini's if you have Leopard.
- Cosmetic changes
- Some small refactorings to get ready for ios4.
03.13.81 - Changes
- OK so I fixed a huge error that rendered restores basically impossible because of some stupid oversight. Please update to 03.13.81 so you can correctly restore your device and not fail at the iTunes screen :) Thanks guys - keep the bug reports coming!
- I can confirm that restores work as I've used my own iPhone 3GS on 3.1.2 as a test.
- Detects if port 80 is in use and should properly report why it cannot start. I may add a feature to detect the actual PID that is using port 80.
- Added the region info to the model number to aid users in finding the carrier to which their device is locked. IE: Model Numbers in the USA that end in LL/A are locked to AT&T.
- Various and sundry minor defect/exception fixes.
- Added Log instead of a single label for feedback
- Added context menu for ECID text and the Log console
- Copy - Copy the whole ecid to clipboard
- Copy (Hex) - Copy the ecid as Hex number
- Paste - Paste the ECID in the clipboard
- Clear - Duh?
- Pastebin submission of log file (right click -> Pastebin Log)
- Hovering over ECID field will display a tooltip of the ECID in Hex format
- The OSX version no longer needs to be started twice the very first time its launched! (I no longer fail at execl!)
- The OSX version now should work on Leopard (10.5)
- The OSX version can be dragged into the /Applications folder
TinyUmbrella is ready for testing. I've done most of what I said I would do in the last post. TinyUmbrella is a combination SHSH file saver as well as local TSS server. For those of you that have no idea what that is I'll explain.
If you have one of the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 3rd Generation (32 or 64)
- iPod Touch 2nd Generation (with a model number MC)
TinyUmbrella sends the same exact request that iTunes sends Apple when requesting the signatures for your device to be restored. The difference is that TinyUmbrella does not need to do anything to your device. You do not need to be on the firmware version that TinyUmbrella is requesting signatures. As an example, I've been on 3.1.2 for quite some time. TinyUmbrella has saved my 3.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 signatures. This is because the request that iTunes sends to Apple includes your ECID and the details about the firmware version. Apple sends the response signatures and TinyUmbrella saves them so you can use them whenever you want; Even if Apple has stopped signing that particular version.
The latest version of TinyUmbrella contains a small server that forces iTunes to connect to it instead of going to the apple servers. When you run TinyUmbrella and start the TSS server, your saved SHSH signatures will be cached up and ready for use. Once TinyUmbrella is running and the TSS server is running. You can open iTunes and start your restore to the firmware version you have SHSH files for. iTunes will accept the responses as if they had come from Apple itself.
It is important to realize that Apple can disable this in a future iTunes update. Currently iTunes v9.1.1 (12) works perfectly. Always be wary of any iTunes updates. Feel free to follow me on twitter (@notcom) and I'll let you know if iTunes versions are TinyUmbrella - safe.
TinyUmbrella is also able to detect your ECID so you don't have to do anything like enter recovery and search through obscure system windows to find your ECID. It's automatic. All you have to do to save your SHSH is press the Save My SHSH button. TinyUmbrella even makes the request through Cydia so that Cydia will have your device's SHSH signatures 'on-file' immediately. This gives you double protection of having your SHSH signatures locally as well as on Saurik's trusted servers.
I put a lot of work on this little tool. I hope it helps many of you restore your devices even after Apple thinks you shouldn't be able to. In my opinion, I should be the final say when it comes to what versions of what software runs on my device. I think you feel the same way too.
I've made the OSX and Windows versions of TinyUmbrella available for beta testing. It's an open beta so feel free to give it a try. Let me know if you come across any issues. Here are the system requirements:
- OSX 10.6.x - known issues on 10.5
- Java 1.5+ (ships with 10.6)
- iTunes 9.0 - iTunes 9.1.1 (25) (other versions I'm not 100%)
- Administrator Privileges to run on port 80 and make /etc/hosts modifications
- Windows XP, Vista, 7 (x86 or 64bit)
- Java 32 bit (VERY important - will not work if you have 64 bit Java running)
- iTunes 9.0 - iTunes 9.1.1 (25) (I've personally tested on 9.0.0 and 9.1.1)
- Administrator privileges for running on port 80 and making hosts changes
I plan on fixing bugs before release and getting the Linux version completely working before calling it a release.