SHSH Blobs

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ichris14x, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. ichris14x macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2010
    What exactly is a SHSH Blob, and what is so beneficial about them? what do they save?
  2. hackthatphone macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2010
    This explains it:

    Basically if you want to restore to firmware that is not the most current on an iphone 3g, 3gs, or 4 you can't without this shsh blob. You also can not downgrade your firmware without it.
  3. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    SHSH Blobs: Those are a series of files with Extension .shsh (yield the name), these are signature files which are verified against Apple Server. Apple only sign those files with the most current firmware release and them make iTunes check for it, so that way they force your to install the most current firmware (by design they didn't count on users saving these files locally)

    Blobs: Binary Large Object, is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity in a database management system. Blobs are typically images, audio or other multimedia objects, though sometimes binary executable code is stored as a blob. Database support for blobs is not universal (Thanks to - aggie - )

    You can read more here: Jailbreak FAQ and commonly use Terminology + Guides

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