Wednesday, May 5, 2010

iPad Jailbreak Tips

Just want to re-emphasize how important it is to backup your SHSH blobs for the iPad. Do it so you'll always be able to jailbreak. I would recommend Firmware Umbrella + saurik's server (handled automatically through Cydia when you JB). Wrappers for FU like AutoSHSH are basically middleware and more likely to fail to properly backup your SHSH, which would suck. To use FU, all you need to do is:

  1. Find your ECID (unique to all devices like a serial number)
  2. Input the ECID into FU
  3. Save the SHSH that gets sent back to you for 3.2 (or 3.1.3 if you're doing this for your iPhone/iPod Touch) 
If you're doing this for an iPhone/iPod Touch, you can do this also:
  • (optional) if you know that saurik's server has earlier firmware SHSHs on file for you (like for 3.1.2 or 3.0), you can edit your windows etc/hosts file to point to his server instead of Apple's to retrieve earlier SHSHs which he has stored in case his server ever goes down or is overloaded. See here for info on adding the one line to the hosts file. Now you'll have local backups for downgrading to even older FWs.
Now you're ready to Jailbreak Your iPad!!

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