TinyUmbrella – Next Beta

TinyUmbrella has undergone some, in my opinion, great changes over the past few weeks. The previous version was klunky and sluggish. I am quite pleased with the way this one is turning out. The first big change is the simplified UI. I’ve removed most of the clutter and made the application as intuitive as I could. The next beta update should come this evening. I’ve added the following new features:

  • Architecture detection – TinyUmbrella will now warn you if iTunes is a different architecture. This affects device detection. If TinyUmbrella and iTunes are not the same architecture, TinyUmbrella will not be able to detect your device
  • Contention issues – I had some nasty race conditions revolving around startup and the handling of files. This has been fixed in the latest build
  • SHSH ECID and Version detection – TinyUmbrella was failing to detect very old (3.x) SHSH formats. This resulted in -1.shshs. This has been fixed and the actual SHSHs found in those -1 files will be placed in their proper homes automatically.
  • Longer TSS Fetch cooldown – This is important because if we hit the TSS servers too quickly, their flood detection will kick in and we will earn ourselves a nice temporary IP ban.
  • Device Highlighting from SHSH table – When you select a signature in the table, the corresponding device is highlighted in the device tree.
  • Many more bug fixes

I still have on the TODO list:

  • On-device SHSH fetching – Unfortunately due to the way this works, it will only happen for A7/A8¬†devices. IE if your device has a file located at

    /System/Library/Caches/apticket.der then TU will fetch it.

  • Other¬†features I need to flesh out before announcing them :)

Thank you for your support! Keep saving those SHSHs!

-semaphore