Hello! Got a question for those of you who know your iPhones, jailbreaking and/or iOS hacks, SHSH blobs etc... I am in need of some advice: I have an iPhone 4S, ios 5.1.1 and would like to keep my phone on 5.1.1. It is not jailbroken currently. My question is this, is it possible to still save SHSH blobs (using OSX) for my device? Will I need to jailbreak it and use Cydia? My goal is to keep 5.1.1 on the device and not update it ever. The 4S is so smooth on 5.1.1 and I would like to keep it that way. But in the event something happens and I need to restore, I would like to avoid updating to ios8. I also have this fear of the phone somehow updating to ios 8, and if that happened I want to be prepared to downgrade it - hence why I tried to make SHSH blobs but I was new to understanding that, and now realize that is not possible. Are there any alternatives to getting SHSH blobs for 5.1.1 today? Some more information below: I do not have an SHSH blobs saved for the device, as I haven't been able to do so. I tried using iFaith on my Windows laptop (but it apparently only supports devices up to iPhone 4), and I tried with both tiny umbrella and redsnow but I learned that they only save SHSH blobs for currently signing ISPW's (though they wouldn't save SHSH blobs for my iPhone 5 on 8.1.3?) but software update has already downloaded (the iphone did it automatically and I can't delete it, as its ios5 still and to my knowledge that option didn't exist pre-ios8). I am extremely scared of that update happening so I want to delete and prevent that from happening. I know for that, one option is that I will need my device jailbroken and then have to use that system update killer program to prevent system updates from occuring. But I would like to try to "backup" my phone before performing a jailbreak. *disclaimer, I have a general idea about SHSH blobs, redsnow, ifaith and tiny umbrella but I am by no means an expert Any advice? What can I do to ensure the safety of this outdated iOS on my device? If my phone hypothetically updated to ios 8, how can I save SHSH blobs and downgrade if that happened? Short of simply "not tapping update for all eternity" - what are my best options? Thank you to those who took the time to read this!