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Get Ready for Evasi0n: Save iOS 6.1 SHSH Blobs

With the iOS 6.x jailbreak slated for release on Monday, those planning to jailbreak should take one step to make sure their devices can always be restored to iOS 6.1 after Apple stops signing the firmware. If you have to restore your iPhone in the future, it pays to have SHSH blobs saved so you can always go back to an earlier, jailbreakable version of iOS.

TinyUmbrella iOS 6.1 SHSH

Apple could always close loopholes with iOS 6.1.1 or later, making it more difficult for the evad3rs to successfully jailbreak. Once Apple stops signing an older version of iOS, you must have your SHSH blobs to restore. There are only a few simple steps and a free software package required to protect yourself from losing the iOS 6.x jailbreak. The extra insurance is worth the time it takes to follow these instructions:

How to Jailbreak iOS 6 on the iPhone 4 / 3GS

Did you know you can jailbreak iOS 6 on A4 devices including the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS? Sure, it may be a tethered jailbreak, but for serious fans of Cydia this doesn't matter. As usual, if you are currently using any kind of baseband unlock you should steer clear of an iOS update and this jailbreak until further notice.

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Before you begin, remember that this procedure will only work on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. All of these devices have the Apple A4 processor. Start by updating your jailbreak-compatible iPhone to iOS 6. You can update your iPhone OTA or on your computer with iTunes. You will need to download the iOS 6 IPSW firmware file to your computer to jailbreak. Follow these instructions to jailbreak iOS 6 tethered:

Downgrade iPhone 4 / 3GS from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1

Do you miss Google Maps? Did the iOS 6.0 update shorten battery life on your A4 device? Whether you upgraded by mistake, or you're just looking to bring back the older firmware, now you can downgrade your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.1.1. The following iOS downgrade instructions work on most A4 devices, including the iPod touch 4G.

downgrade A4 to iOS 5.1.1

Now that Apple has stopped signing older firmware, you must have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1 for this procedure to work properly. Downgrading will also require that you have the appropriate IPSW firmware file downloaded to your computer. You can grab iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone 4 here, or for the iPhone 3GS at this link. Make sure you know where this IPSW file is saved before starting the instructions below.

Login to YouTube on the iPhone with Google Accounts

If you can't login to YouTube on the iPhone, there are simple steps you can take to allow the native YouTube app on your device to connect. The problem arises when your linked Google Account does not have an application-specific password set up for your iPhone YouTube app.

native iPhone YouTube icon

After repeatedly trying to login to your YouTube account with the correct username and password, the iPhone prompts you to login from Safari. Even after following through this process, the YouTube app refuses to acknowledge your credentials are correct. The iPhone error states wrong username or password.

Untether an Existing iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak With Rocky Racoon

For those iOS users who have been enjoying the 5.1.1 jailbreak in a tethered state, you can now convert your jailbreak to untethered without restoring your device. This means no more booting connected to a computer with redsn0w.

Rocky Racoon untether 5.1.1

iOS 5.1.1 tethered jailbreakers with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation, and original iPad can take advantage of the Rocky Racoon package on Cydia. For those with A5 devices including the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4S, you can now jailbreak untethered with Absinthe 2.0.

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