iPad 2/JailbreakMe 3.0 FAQ

Since there is a lot of confusion out there, and since I’m repeating myself all the time (which I do not really like), I made this little write up of questions that are continuously being asked (my personal FAQ). Please note that this is a global explanation. Don’t try to argue with me on specific details.
This FAQ has been written by @veeence and is being powered by @hermanbanken.

I will update this FAQ, so be sure to check back! If you have more questions, leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them in updates of this FAQ.

Why do I need to save my SHSH blobs??

Every time you restore an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (arm7 versions), iTunes/iDevice contacts Apple and asks if it is OK to restore to this firmware version. Apple verifies whether the version you are restoring to, is the latest one. If so, Apple will send the SHSH and the restore can continue, if not, Apple will refuse to send the SHSH and you will not be able to restore to that specific firmware version. Saving your SHSH will make sure you will be able to restore to that specific firmware version you have the SHSH blobs from (on 4.x at least). You will be able to bypass the “asking Apple for SHSH blobs”, bacause you already have them for that firmware version.

So, in this case you can jailbreak 4.3.3 with JailbreakMe 3.0 (soon). You want to save your SHSH blobs for 4.3.3 so you can always restore to 4.3.3 if something happens and you have to restore to factory settings when Apple pushes 4.3.4 that will fix the JailbreakMe 3.0 exploit. If you *don’t* safe them, you will end up having to restore to 4.3.4 and you will not be able to jailbreak until a new exploit is found, so save them!

Ok, how do I save my SHSH blobs?

Get TinyUmbrella (link), go to the “Advance” tab and uncheck “Request SHSH From Cydia”, make sure all other apps that use port 80 are closed, and hit “Save SHSH”. Check in the logs whether your blobs for 4.3.3 have been saved. All the other firmware versions are not important anymore, you are indeed already too late, but that doesn’t really matter as long as you have them for 4.3.3.

I have an iPad 2 3G, what’s the problem?

Your iPad has a modem/baseband that runs a different firmware from iOS. It is being signed as well, but you cannot save the SHSH blobs for it. That is because each time you ask for a verification (when restoring), Apple will create “random” SHSH blobs, so you can’t actually reuse the SHSH blobs. This is a problem, because iTunes will not be able to sign the baseband, the bootrom will refuse to boot and give you a 1004 error in iTunes. Since all previous iDevices had a bootrom exploit, you could use TinyUmbrella and “Kick Device Out Of Recovery” to boot. This is not possible on the iPad 2 since it has the A5 bootrom which is not yet exploited. You will be stuck in Recovery Mode.

Will the iPad 2 WiFi have this too?

No. It doesn’t have a baseband and it will happily restore with you BACKED UP SHSH blobs.

So what? We’ll never restore!

Trust me, there are moment that you’re going to have to restore your device. Especially when you jailbreak it and install crap.

Can I upgrade to 4.3.3?

Yes, JailbreakMe 3.0 will jailbreak all devices (arm7) on all versions of 4.3.x.

So what should we do now?

– Make sure you have you 4.3.3 SHSH’s backed up
– You can update to 4.3.3 if you want
– Wait for comex to release the official JailbreakMe 3.0
– Stay away from 4.3.4 as far as you can

If I understand this well, does that mean that the SHSH blobs for the iPad 2 3G version are useless?

Yes and no. Right now, if Apple stops signing 4.3.3, you won’t be able to downgrade/restore successfully to 4.3.3. But they might find a work around for this baseband problem, and then your SHSH blobs will be useful again. Save them anyway!

 

 

84 Comments.

  1. How download TinyUmbrella 5?

  2. Nice write up:) i was not sure about the iPad 2 3G but I am now :) I feel bad for i0ad 3G users though…

  3. la puedes descarga de aca http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/2011/06/tinyumbrella-5-beta-1-support.html en el lado derecho dice direct link .. eliges tu sistema operativo y haz click para comenzar la descarga

  4. thanks a lot, now I understand how SHSH works and how get it from an ipad without cydia

  5. Sebastien Pascault

    Moi aussi !

  6. So what is your advice for th iPad 2 3G , because I can’t understand well . Thnx

  7. If I have a 3g but do not use the service should i still stay away from the jb?

    • What do you mean with “the service”?

      • it has 3g but i do not have a data plan. i only use the wi-fi, there is no 3g being used. i am assuming it doesnt matter but i wanted to know for sure.

  8. My shsh blobs are missing , what can I do ?

  9. 3G iPad 2 user

    Just to be clear, Will I be able to JB a 3G iPad 2 but not be able to restore back later? Or will there not be a JB for me? G :?:

    • getbent1000

      you WILL be able to JB at any iOS version 4.3.3 or lower on an ipad2 3G, but will NOT be able to restore later because of the baseband issue.

      • At the moment you will only be able to successfully restore to 4.3.3, because Apple is still signing that version (iOS + baseband).

        • so what happens if you try to restore later using iTunes when they’re signing the newer iOS? will you be able to restore to the newer firmware without a problem or is your iPad 2 3G effectively bricked?

          thx for the writeup. I eagerly await jail breaking my iPad 3G.

  10. getbent1000

    any real advantages to upgrading an ipad2 3G from 4.3.0 to 4.3.3??

  11. Jeano_lapino

    Jailbreakme compatible with iPhone 3gs 4.3.3 (8j2)?

  12. I have no SHSH blobs on my ipad 2 please help

  13. my blobs look different each time i save (ipad 2 wifi 32 gb 4.3.3).
    is this ok?

  14. “Since all previous iDevices had a bootrom exploit, you could use TinyUmbrella and “Kick Device Out Of Recovery” to boot. This is not possible on the iPad 2 since it has the A5 bootrom which is not yet exploited. You will be stuck in Recovery Mode.”

    Does this means, that when some1 will find exploit later and I will have my shsh for ipad2 3g 4.3.3 saved, I will be able to restore it?

  15. When we can restore non jb iPad 2 3g through iTunes then why not we can restore back to 4.3.3 from iTunes as normal after getting JB (if needed)? just not clear on this. Could anyone explain the funds here……

  16. So when can we expect a real jailbreak for iPad 2 4.3?

  17. So when can we expect a real iPad 2 jailbreak for 4.3

  18. still a little confused. If I JB my iPad 2 3G, will I be able to restore it to official 4.3.4? I know it won’t be JB at that point.

  19. Hey, thanks veeence :) Fast and easy to understand. That will save a lot of time to newbies :D

  20. Then if i have a ipad2 3g with 4.3.3 and i use jailbreacme 3.0, if i have a problem and i want restore, can i restore the ipad2 3g to the last version of the firmware? 4.3.4 or 5.0? i know that this means to kill jailbreack, but in case of emergency, if i am stuck in recovery mode, can i restore to the apple lastest official formware? (and eliminate the jailbreack) please answer me :)

    • Yes, that is always possible. But you will be on the latest version of iOS which may not be jailbreakable at that time.

      • Thanks veence you are very clean :) and i am honored to have talk with an hacker like you :O sorry for my bad english but i am italian

  21. When to expect real iPad 2 jailbreak @veence?

  22. When to expect jailbreakme 3.0 @veence?

  23. “Dm 2 July 2011 at 20:46

    How download TinyUmbrella 5?”

    THROUGH CYDIA

  24. Then if i have a ipad2 3g with 4.3.3 and i use jailbreacme 3.0, if i have a problem and i want restore, can i restore the ipad2 3g to the last version of the firmware? 4.3.4 or 5.0? i know that this means to kill jailbreack, but in case of emergency, if i am stuck in recovery mode, can i restore to the apple lastest official formware? (and eliminate the jailbreack) please answer me

  25. So, Then if i have a ipad2 3g with 4.3.3 and i use jailbreacme 3.0, if i have a problem and i want restore, can i restore the ipad2 3g to the last version of the firmware? 4.3.4 or 5.0? i know that this means to kill jailbreack, but in case of emergency, if i am stuck in recovery mode, please tell me,can i restore to the apple lastest official formware? (and eliminate the jailbreack) please answer me, i need it

  26. After reading the FAQs, I’m a little confused, can I or can I not save the SHSH blobs for my iPad 2 3G?

    • You can, using TinyUbrella, but changes are you cannot use it without some workaround for the baseband error.

  27. Nice write up!

  28. Today will be a FUNDAY? :(

    I need the tweak to make telephone call with my ipad 2 3g :(

  29. Can’t I simply disable my Internet connection during the restore in order to prevent iTunes from contacting Apple?

  30. Veeence I have no shsh blobs in my new iPad 2what can I do ? I never update it or restore it !! For God sake answer :@

  31. Omg.. When comex release it :( please comex hurry :(

  32. :( Omg.. When comex release it :( please comex hurry :( please

  33. Давным давно уже зделал схсх!!! когда уже джеил будет??? комекс давай релиз!!! :mad: release!! JB

  34. Sunday no funday? :sad:

  35. Veeence many thanks for this. I saved my shsh blobs but should I keep my Ipad2 on 4.3.1 or update to 4.3.3 for the jail break? :roll:

    • It works on 4.3.0, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, and 4.3.3 so if you want you can stay with your current firmware

  36. I have ipad 2 3g with 4.3.3 ios.I know i can jailbreak it jailbreakme3.0 .I now saved SHSH with tinny umbrella.If there is a problem can i restore back to 4.3.3 using the one i saved and can also rejailbreak again?I am french and I m not quite understand FAQ very well.I apologize for my weak english.

    • U can restore to 4.3.3 and rejailbreak until apple release 4.3.4..

      Until that day u can restore and jailbreac eaven without shsh. But when qpple release 4.3.4 or 5 , if you need to restore you can only restore the 4.3.4 or 5. And then you can’t jailbreack again. I am in your same situation.

      Please veence tell us when jb 3.0 come out :(

  37. Salut
    Bon c est mort ou c estt pas mort le JB3.0 ? 

  38. I believe it will be tonight when it’s released but who am I to know this… Hehe thx co ex ur PDF file is tiny and wonderfully assembled… Ur awesome bro

  39. Comex has already said that because of time constraints caused by the leak of the beta, JBME 3.0 will ONLY support 4.3.3, not 4.3.2 or anything lower. You HAVE to upgrade to 4.3.3

  40. Can I use custom 4.3.3 from sn0wbreez to preserve the ipad2 3G or should I upgrade it through iTunes? (I’m on 4.3 now?)
    Thanks in advance

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  43. Will the camera connection kit work with the jailbroken F/W as it did before 4.3.3? I have a iPad 2 3G which came loaded with 4.3.3.

  44. Hi,
    I have an ipad2 3G when I connect via safari from my iPad to jailbreakme.com the I can t see the free in stead I have come back on your iPhone, iPad….
    I restored the iPad but I still have the same problem.
    Any one can help please

    Tkx

  45. I feel bad bec I have ipad2 4.3.1 and I cannot make jailbreak for it
    So can some one help me for this PLZ

  46. I need help I feel bad bec I have ipad2 4.3.1 and I cannot make jailbreak for it
    So can some one help me for this PLZ

  47. So how I can upgrade to 4.3.3 if some one can tel me

  48. I need help So how I can upgrade to 4.3.3 if some one can tel me

  49. Hi everyone, one thing confuses me… I Jailbreak ipad 2 wifi with official comex release, and everything is cool, but i didn’t save SHSH before that. Can i save it now (after jailbreak)? Is that matters? Before and after jailbreak?

    Thnx for any info “..
    :)
    Fog

  50. So wait… I have a iPad 2 non 3G… So when I save the SHSH, I can reuse it but how? Also, can I not save the SHSH? because you will end up using the com to help you jailbreak and thats what jailbreakme for.. So, will it be OKAY if I don’t save the SHSH? I just want to jailbreak it and if I had to restore I want to restore…
    :?: :?:
    Also, should I jailbreak? :cry:

  51. omg… so I’m one of those stuck iPad2 users then? wait… let me check this one more time… i hope you can clear up some of my confusions…

    I have iPad2 Wifi+3G running on 4.3.3, i did a jbme 3.0 a week ago… so does this mean i am no longer capable of doing a restore from its original state? can some help please… I’m really confused now…

    also there’s a essential upgrade for jbme 3.0 in cydia, can someone advice is this necessary already for my use?

    • As far as I understand, you can still restore it but you won’t be able to restore to 4.3.3, it will restore your iPad to 4.3.4 which is not currently supported by iOS, so if you restore you no longer can jailbreak, unless they hack the 4.3.4 too
      And about the upgrade, its only for people who got iPhone Verizon because the old version of jbme “bricked” their iphone

  52. If my TU does not give me a 4.3.3 blob for my Ipad2 wifi, is there anything I can do to downgrade to 4.3.3?

    Please assist, TQVM

  53. Very good tutorial, thank you author provides, I have jailbreak the iPad 2

  54. Guillaume Pardieu

    Je suis un blaireau

  55. Moi aussi :D

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