Notcom, the developer of TinyUmbrella has revealed via Twitter that he will be releasing a new TinyUmbrella update tonight, a rather long awaited update that is, which comes with support for saving iOS 5 beta 4 and beta 5 SHSH blobs.
We’ll presume that you are new to the whole jailbreaking scene if you don’t know what TinyUmbrella does and often ask yourself the question, What in the world is TinyUmbrella? This nifty little program available for both your Windows and Mac machines basically has two functions. First, TinyUmbrella requests SHSH signatures required for a firmware restore and saves them. Second, when you want it to, TinyUmbrella can also play back those signatures enabling iTunes to continue the firmware restore on your iOS device. Keep in mind though that TinyUmbrella can only save the SHSH signatures, or blobs as they are more commonly known as, of the most recent firmware on Apple’s servers, meaning that you can not save iOS 4.3.4 SHSH blobs now, but you can save iOS 4.3.5 SHSH blobs as its the most recent firmware and Apple is still signing it.
This new TinyUmbrella update due for release tonight is actually more geared towards developers than the general public. The new update will come with support to save iOS 5 beta 4 and iOS 5 beta 5 SHSH blobs. The reason why this is particularly geared towards developers is because Apple only seeds beta firmware to developers so that they can test their apps out on it before the company releases the final version to the public, which in the case of iOS 5, is slated for Fall 2011.
Apart from the upcoming update, notcom has also previously revealed plans that he is working on a full rewrite for TinyUmbrella which will have improved linux support, a totally revamped UI, unified device access across platforms as well as automatic support for new Apple iOS firmware versions. The developer also revealed that TinyPwn will be released soon as well.
It’s merely a matter of hours now before the new TinyUmbrella update to save iOS 5 beta 5 and iOS 5 beta 4 SHSH blobs releases for both Windows and Mac. We’ll post here as soon as that happens, so keep checking back!