Backup IPAD

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Dentifrice, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Dentifrice macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Hi all,

    finally bought my ipad !!! So happy !

    It came with iOS 3.2.1

    Several questions :

    If i'm not mistaken, iOS 3.2.1 is not the last version of 3.x (it's 3.2.2 I think ?) Am I right ?

    I see I need to backup my "SHSH" . What is it exactly and what is the best way (mac or pc) to do it ?

    Do I need to backup the whole iOS if I upgrade to 4.2.1 and want to revert back ?

    jailbreak 4.2.1 is still tethered right ?

    thanks !
  2. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    OK...let's get all this mess a bit straight

    You are on 3.2.1 which you can JB just going to

    The lastest firmware is 4.2.1

    You cannot longer backup any other SHSH than 4.2.1, Apple stop signing SHSHS the moment it release new firmware. (actually there is a few days windows) but you are too late to save 3.2.1 or 3.2.2 or 4.2beta

    You can save 4.2.1 right now (and it is always good to save whatever you can when you can).

    If something goes wrong and you need to restore you can only restore to 4.2.1

    And yes. 4.2.1 is still tethered as right now.
  3. Dentifrice, Dec 21, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010

    Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    thank you ! now I understand !

    edit :
    is it possible for me to update to 3.2.2 ? I suppose I can't because it's not signed anymore ?
  4. f4780y macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2009
    Troon, Scotland
    There's absolutely no point. All 3.2.2 did was fix the jailbreak exploit on 3.2.1. Aside from that they are identical. And of course, you can't without SHSHs.
  5. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    good to know ! thanks

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