iPhone iPhone 5 iOS 6.0.2 - but no SHSH blobs

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Lenni, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Lenni macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I am new to blobs, jailbreaking, cydia, yada, yada. I bought my iphone5 in Oct 2012, and only found out in the last few weeks that I missed my chance to save blobs for 6.0.1 and 6.0.2. I didn't even know what blobs were before that.

    So, now I'm sitting on 6.0.2 (and not upgrading further). I was VERY happy with 6.0.1 and STUPIDLY upgraded to 6.0.2. Then my battery life went to hell. At 6.0.1 I was getting 3-4 days. At 6.0.2 I'm only getting a day and a half if I'm really lucky. Before I did a "Reset All Settings" on 6.0.2 in a last ditch attempt to improve the situation, I was sometimes losing 1 percent of battery every 10 minutes. After the Reset, things got a little better.

    My main issue is battery life. I will do anything to improve it - that includes stock upgrading, jailbreaking or even soldering. But now that I know a tiny bit about SHSH blobs, I would like to snag the ones for 6.1.3 before THAT window closes.

    But I don't think I can save 6.1.3 blobs (if it's possible at all) unless my phone is at 6.1.3. But since there is no jailbreak (yet) for 6.1.3, I don't want to upgrade.

    So, I'm at a loss. What should I do to give me the most flexibility going forward while also giving me a restore-to-stock option (at whatever level)?

    Thank you.
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Shsh blobs do nothing for the iPhone 5 as of right now. Who knows when they'll be used again. As for now, the only version you'll be able to update to is the latest version, nothing else. Regardless of what shsh blobs you have

    Do not click erase all content and reset all settings or else you'll put your phone into an infinite boot loop and you'll have to restore to 6.1.3 and give up your jailbreak, if you are currently jailbroken. If you are NOT jailbroken, you don't have to worry about pressing the reset button
     
  3. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    6.1.2 screwed my battery life up as well, I was getting 9-10 hours of usage on 6.1 now I am lucky to get 5.
     
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    isn't 6.1.2, it probably a combination of tweaks you have.

    you can save your 6.1.3 blobs with redsn0w or iFaith, don't need to be on 6.1.3 to do that.
     
  5. Lenni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok... sorry for the really dumb questions, but exactly how do I do that? If they're "my 6.1.3 blobs", where do they come from if not from my phone? The process must have something to do with my phone, right? What versions of those programs do I need? Where do I find them? Do I need access to the Cydia web site? Just give me a few concrete pointers please, and with any luck I should be able to figure things out from there. I'm obviously missing some basic concepts.
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    These shsh blobs comes directly from apple's server. They're specific to each device so when you plug in your device, it requests the shsh blobs for your specific device.

    You can google about these shsh blobs retrieving programs. There are many like tiny umbrella, redsn0w, iFaith, etc
     
  7. Lenni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you saying that I can get SHSH blobs for 6.1.3 for my phone when my phone has 6.0.2 installed? I have not been able to get an answer to this question despite extensive googling. Thank you again for taking time to answer.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The battery life for my iPhone 4s with iOS 6.1.2 on AT&T sucks if it is jailbroken or not. Additionally my wifes phone, an iPhone 4s with iOS 6.1.3 on Verizon has horrible battery life as well and she has never had her phone jailbroken.

    In my experience so far, it isn't the jailbreak.
     
  9. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Dude, TriJetHero explicitly told you "you can save your 6.1.3 blobs with redsn0w or iFaith, don't need to be on 6.1.3 to do that"

    Also, many many people say jailbreaking DECREASES battery life so keep that in mind if you're thinking about jailbreaking to save battery life. I can almost guarantee you that after a few days you'll come back and say your battery life is worse than before. So just keep that in mind as you proceed. But definitely go ahead and save your blobs because, although useless right now, they can be absolute life savers later on down the road.
     
  10. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    I have disabled all of my tweaks and battery life does not improve.

    Jailbreaking does not lower battery life, the tweaks can and I have narrowed down my issue to 6.1.2, that includes disabling all of my tweaks it makes no difference. Battery life was amazing on 6.1 even while jailbroken.
     
  11. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    It doesn't necessarily have to be the iOS. There are many more (unknown) factors such as restoring from the iCloud/iTunes backup or something else. Or maybe you have a setting that turns something on (such as GPS). My battery life is still as great as ever on 6.1.2 as it was 6.1, and 6.0.1
     
  12. Lenni thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Follow-up...

    First, thanks to all who gave me advice. I succeeded in getting SHSH blobs for my iPhone 5 for iOS 6.1.3. I got one with iFaith and I got one with Redsn0w. It turns out that neither program could get an SHSH blob from my phone (running 6.0.2). Neither program seemed able to successfully deposit its acquired blob on the Cydia server (although they said they die). So, I have my blobs on my harddrive. Good enough, I guess.

    For those of you even newer to this than I am, these are the steps I took:

    1. Downloaded redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3.zip from https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3.zip
    2. Downloaded iFaith 1.5.6 from http://ih8sn0w.com/. It actually came down from Mega (https://mega.co.nz/#!F8szzCjZ!NckGvy1vzGJ2inm2A-ArLjaSMeUyrInaeQ6Q6npWQKY)

    Redsn0w
    1. Click Extras
    2. Plug your phone in and click Identify. The "UniqueChipID:" value is your ECID. You can use it in iFaith later.
    3. Find the SHSH blobs button. Click it. You're going to need a downloaded IPSW file (6.1.3 in my case). Get that from one of the links on this page: http://dreamjb.net/2013/03/apple-ios-6-1-3-download-links/
    4. You'll get a popup back that says something like:

    5 fresh iPhone5,1_6.1.3_10B329 blobs for ECID 1234567890123
    1 blob file saved to: C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\redsn0w\shsh​

    5. At the bottom, it will ask you to submit the blob to Cydia. Say Yes.

    I got back: "5 blobs accepted (iPhone5,1 ECID 1234567890123, APTicket is present and valid)", nothing shows up when I query the server.

    iFaith
    1. Click Show Available SHSH Caches on Server
    2. Cut and Paste your ECID into the edit box on the right.
    3. Select your device type (mine is iPhone 5 [A1428])
    4. After iFaith doesn't find your personalized blobs on Cydia, it will ask you if you want it to get you a signed blob.
    5. Say Yes. It will get you a signed blob for your phone from Apple and store it on your computer.

    In my case, the next window was all success including successfully submitting the blobs to Cydia, but subsequent queries, showed that not to be true. But when I query Cydia (via the Query button), it comes up empty. Once again, oh well.

    Finally, the two saved blobs (one from iFaith and one from Redsn0w) are very different (at least superficially).
    The iFaith SHSH file is roughly 4k of binary. The Redsn0w SHSH file is 20K of XML.

    I've learned a lot, but there are still many mysteries. And I'm sure I'm I've left things out and misstated others.
     
  13. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    Settings are the same nothing has changed.
     
  14. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    As I have said, unknown factors. You may think nothing has changed but something could've changed and you don't even know it
     
  15. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, nothing was changed all settings are exactly the same as they were before I upgraded.
     
  16. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Nothing was changed as far as YOU are concerned. This is what "unknown factors" mean
     
  17. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    I am simply saying I didn't change anything on the phone settings wise, my habits haven't changed either so I am not using the phone more than I did before the jailbreak so the blame comes down to 6.1.2 as my phone was fantastic on 6.1 jailbroken.
     

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