Thursday, June 2, 2011

How to Dump the SHSH Blobs of Your Current Firmware Using iFaith




These are instructions on how to dump the SHSH blobs of your current firmware even if Apple is not signing.

For instance, you can dump the SHSH of the current firmware on your device, so long as the device is susceptible to the Limera1n jailbreak (Everything but the iPad 2) Apple does not have to be signing the SHSH in order for you to dump the blob.

*Note the iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3G will not work since they will always be jailbreakable. The iPad 2 will not work because it is not susceptible to Limera1n. A jailbreak is not needed for this.

Step One
Download the iFaith from here.

Step Two
Extract the downloaded zip file, and double click the iFaith.exe file.



Step Three
A disclaimer will appear. Read the notice and click ok to proceed.



Step Four
Click the Dump SHSH Blobs button



Step Five
Read the information and click Proceed when you are ready.




Finally, click the Let's Go! button to start the dumping process.




Step Six
If you are dumping an Apple TV 2, indicate it when iFaith asks you



Step Seven
Follow the DFU Instructions to place your device in DFU Mode. You can find more on entering DFU mode here.






Press Power and home for 10 Seconds



Release the power button, but keep holding the Home




Once Successful, iFaith will dump the SHSH of your current firmware. It will go through each step which could take a few minutes.









Step Eight
When completed, iFaith will ask you where to locally save the SHSH.




Indicate where you want to save the SHSH file.



Step Nine
iFaith will notify you that the process was successful




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iH8sn0w Announces iFaith-The SHSH Dumper [Update]




After weeks of anticipation, iH8sn0w has announced iFaith, the SHSH dumper. iFaith will allow users to dump the SHSH of the current firmware on the device, even if Apple is not signing. For example, if your device is on 4.0 and you want the blobs, you can use this program to rip, or dump the blobs from the device.

It is important to note that this only works if your device is susceptible to the Limera1n jailbreak (everything but iPad 2). The iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3G are also not compatible simply because there is no need for them (latest firmware is always jailbreakable). In short, iFaith allows you to:

● Dumps SHSH Blobs
● Build *signed* IPSW with dumped SHSH blobs
● Submits dumped SHSH blobs to remote server for backup.

iFaith will be released within the hour for Windows. Mac version will be out in a few weeks. The device does not have to be jailbroken, but does have to be on the firmware of the blob you want to dump.

Update: You can download iFaith here. A tutorial is available here.



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Apple secretly upping optical bay on 2011 MacBook Pros to SATA3 6Gb/s as a production change




When this February Apple rolled out the new MacBook Pro family with Sandy Bridge chips and Thuderbolt I/O, the company surprised many with a SATA3 interface for the hard drive and disappointed at the same time by leaving the Superdrive in SATA2. SATA3 allows for theoretical data transfer speeds of 600 megabytes per second versus 300 megabytes per second for SATA2. Real-life numbers, as always, are lower and dependant on a number of factors, such as the speed of both your processor and the peripheral attached to the SATA interface. Initially, all 2011 MacBook Pros shipped with the SATA2 in the optical drive bay and the SATA3 in the main bay.

That appears to be changing as we’re hearing from multiple sources that Apple has upgraded the units delivered lately to SATA3 connectivity in the optical bay. However, this in no way implies that the latest SATA3 SSDs will work in the optical bay due to some compatibility problems with the SATA interface. Resolving them will likely require an EFI update, Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (which is currently in beta-testing) or even another quiet hardware adjustment…

Other World Computing observed on its blog last week that “units we’ve purchased over the past month indicate that Apple seems to be changing over to having 6Gb/s connectivity in both the main drive bay and in the optical bay”. Users on the Hardmac forum spotted the change as well and sites like Mac Performance Guide reported about Apple slipstreaming SATA3 6Gb/s ports across the entire MacBook Pro family. Note also that a new 2011 MacBook Pro OWC received this week “was back to 6Gb/s in the main bay and 3Gb/s in the optical”. It’s probably an isolated incident because the vast majority of web reports suggest a production change across all three MacBook Pro models (13/15/17″) enabling dual SATA3 connectivity. To see whether your MacBook Pro supports SATA3 in the optical bay, examine the Serial-ATA entry under the Hardware tab of the Apple System Profiler app on your Mac. If the Link Speed on both bays reads 6 Gigabit, you’re in luck (see below).



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Kingston’s Wi-Drive wants to be a portable media server for iOS gadgets




Remember Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite, a nice-looking portable wireless storage for iOS gear? This market is obviousyl booming due to the onslaught of smartphones, tablets and personal media players. The latest entrant includes Kingston which previewed a similar pocket-sized drive at Computex. Aptly named Wi-Drive, this battery-powered, flash-based portable drive acts as a media server that streams 720p video, music and other media to your devices via a dedicated iOS app (Android app is coming within 1-2 months). It’s got other features.

As a result of this media serving-focus, the product is lacking standard features such as backup tools. It does let you manage individual files, either through a web-based interface or via the included mini-USB cable. The Wi-Drive is also a wireless base station, but Engadget found out that “maintaining a constant connection will drain battery life, especially when using the Wi-Drive in bridge mode to access an Internet connection”, so you should take that into account when making a purchasing decision. Kingston says the battery has enough juice to allow for non-stop video streaming to three devices simultaneously for four hours. The Wi-Drive will set you back $130 for the 16GB model ($45 extra for double capacity).

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Barnes & Noble’s touch-enabled Nook now shipping




Barnes & Noble’s all-new Nook e-reader is now shipping. The company announced via a press release yesterday that the new Nooks have been shipped to those who pre-ordered them. New orders placed via their website will ship immediately, in time for Father’s Day. The device will also be in stock at Barnes & Noble locations. The e-reader features a six-inch display with the latest E-Ink Pearl display technology that responds to touch input. It also surprises with other noteworthy goodies…

The gizmo provides 802.11g wireless access to the built-in Barnes & Noble bookstore with more than two million titles. The e-reader runs Android 2.1 on an 800MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 processor and has interesting social features. 2GB of storage is included, expandable via a microSDHC slot. It weighs in at under eight ounces, is .47 inches thick and has battery life rated at up to two months of reading on a single charge. At just $140, the new Nook could be a decent Kindle alternative you’ve been looking for. Check out a handy video introduction embedded below.

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