With this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled to take place in June, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is widely expected to introduce the upcoming major release of its mobile operating system, the iOS 7, during the event.

Rumored to sport a redesigned flat user interface, along with many other significant modifications, iOS 7 is likely to accompany the next-generation iPhone, aka iPhone 5S, which is expected to release in the second-half of this year. With that in mind, it’s better to save your SHSH blobs (Signature HaSH blobs) if you are yet to do it on your iOS device.

The popular tool in the jailbreak community, TinyUmbrella, has been updated to support the latest iOS 6.1.4 firmware update that Apple released last week for the iPhone 5. The new update to TinyUmbrella, taking it to version 6.14.00, follows another update (v6.13.00) to the tool that came into play last month.

The TinyUmbrella v6.13.00 update brought the fix for the ClassNotFoundException on Platform bug for Windows users, while also bringing support for the iOS 6.1.3 that was released in March. Given the fact that neither iOS 6.1.3 nor 6.1.4 jailbreak would be possible using evasi0n untethered jailbreak tool, the updated versions of TinyUmbrella are essential for all jailbreak users to save the SHSH blobs to later get their devices downgraded to an earlier iOS version that can be jailbroken.

Following the release of the iOS 6.1.4 by Apple, iOS developer NotCom has also added an update to TinyUmbrella, which, according to him, supports “the stealth iOS 6.1.4 release for iPhone5,1 and iPhone5,2.”

As noted by a Redmond Pie report, the iPhone 5,1 represents the GSM model of the Apple iPhone 5, while the iPhone 5,2 refers to the CDMA model of the flagship handset, “used on the networks of popular carriers Sprint and Verizon Wireless.”

The report pointed out an important factor in the latest TinyUmbrella update and also the update prior to that. According to it, in the v6.13.00 update in late April, NotCom mentioned in the change log that he would have added APTicket validation into the release, but did not have time to do that.

Since the same feature is missing in the TinyUmbrella v6.14.00 update as well, the report suggested that there could be “another feature TinyUmbrella has been left waiting on, but considering the release of iOS 6.1.4 was very much an impromptu one by Apple, we’ll let him off!”

At present, saving the SHSH blobs for the iOS 6.1.4 may not sound very useful for many users. However, having them saved as early as possible will put you in the safer side as you never know when Apple may decide to stop signing the SHSH blobs for the firmware.

Below are the steps to follow to save iOS 6.1.4 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella v6.14.00. The process is same for both Mac and Windows users.

Step 1: Download TinyUmbrella v6.14.00. [Download links: Mac, Windows]

Step 2: Save the downloaded file on your desktop and double click on the app icon to run it.

Step 3: Connect your device to a PC or Mac using USB.

Step 4: In the left-hand corner of the TinyUmbrella window, select your device under “Connected Devices.”

Step 5: Click on the “Advanced” tab and then uncheck the following:

- Save ALL Available SHSH

- Request SHSH From Cydia

Step 6: Now change the “Save SHSH Directory” to an SHSH folder on the desktop.

Step 7: Click on the “log” tab to preview the status of the entire process.

Step 8: Click on the “Save SHSH” button in the right-hand side of the window. TinyUmbrella will save the SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1.4 to the folder that was selected in Step 6.

Step 9: Open the SHSH folder on your desktop to verify that the blobs are perfectly saved.

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