Notcom Announces New Features Coming To TinyUmbrella

I’m sure many are familiar with TinyUmbrella or at least heard of the term, those of you that are new to the jailbreaking scene, TinyUmbrella is a tool to save your iOS 4 SHSH blobs regardless of whether your iDevice is jailbroken. Semaphore (aka Notcom) the dev behind TinyUmbrella, announced on his blog he is currently working on some “cool” new features to implement to TinyUmbrella. Below is the list of new features:

  • Device History: TinyUmbrella will remember device information of devices that have connected so that saving SHSH’s for those devices in the future no longer requires you to connect the device.
  • Save All SHSH’s Available “On-File” at Cydia: TinyUmbrella will now automatically check Cydia forALL SHSHs for the connected device (or device from history :) )
  • TinyUmbrella will also help you detect what application is running on your computer that is taking up port 80 and will give you the option to kill that application. This should help many of you that don’t know what application may be listening on port 80 (ie. Skype)
  • TinyUmbrella will also tell you what firmware versions you can safely downgrade or restore to whenever you connect the device (or select a device from history)
  • TinyUmbrella will be sporting a cleaner UI based on some of the great suggestions from¬†@chpwn (a friend and fellow chronic dev team associate)
  • Support for PowerPC and more stable runtime for folks having problems running TinyUmbrella for odd and various reasons.

Here are few long term plans from Notcom with TinyUmbrella:

  • Activation Support: I’ve started looking into the way the phone requests (and obtains) activation from apple’s servers. I’m confident I can duplicate this process but I have more investigation as the the process is incredibly complicated.
  • Full Restore Support without iTunes: I’m looking at implementing my own complete restore mechanism. I have not decided if I’ll directly use@p0sixninja’s libirestore or whether I’ll try to do something that hasn’t been done before… ie in java :)

This news from Semaphore is exciting, hope to see these new features implemented in TinyUmbrella. We’ll keep you posted on updates.

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