Create Signed iOS IPSW Using iFaith To Restore iPhone Without Cydia Server Or TinyUmbrella

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We've already told you about iFaith, iH8sn0w's mystery project, which is the world's first SHSH blobs dumper. In order to dump SHSH blobs of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using iFaith, you can follow our detailed step-by-step guide here. Now iFaith also lets you create signed IPSWs of firmware whose SHSH blobs you have saved. So how to do that? This tutorial will teach you exactly how to create signed iOS IPSWs using iFaith, so that you can restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in iTunes without the need of Cydia Server or TinyUmbrella.

Step 1: Download iFaith for Windows (iFaith for Mac coming soon)

Step 2: Extract the file and run iFaith.exe. If your antivirus recognizes it as a virus, you must disable it before you can use iFaith. The reason is iFaith copies itself to app data folder and executes from there, causing most antivirus program to think that this is a virus in itself, when it isn’t.

Click on Build *signed* IPSW w/ Blobs to proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Now there's two ways of doing this. Either you can search iFaith's remote server for SHSH blobs of the firmware which you want to restore to and download it on your computer, or if you have ever grabbed SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella and have the cache saved on your hard disk, you can navigate to the path where you have it saved and select it from there, in both cases.

Step 4: iFaith will verify the SHSH blobs cache and will then show you the following options. If you have previously downloaded stock IPSW of the iOS version you want to restore to, simply click on Browse for the iOS X.X.X (x.x.x) IPSW (the x's represent the particular iOS version you're restoring to, in our case its iOS 4.3.3). If you have not previously downloaded the stock IPSW of that particular iOS firmware version, simply click on Download it for me and iFaith will download the corresponding IPSW for you. Once you have the required IPSW, simply select it to continue.

Once you select the stock IPSW, iFaith will start verifying it.

Step 5: Now click on Build IPSW so that iFaith starts cooking your custom, signed, iOS IPSW. The process can take ~10 minutes at max.

Once iFaith finishes cooking the custom signed IPSW and saving it on your desktop, it will display the following message:

Step 6: Now its time to put your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into pwned DFU state so that you can manually restore firmware on it via iTunes. You must follow the instructions exactly as iFaith tells you to. To put your device in DFU mode, press and hold both Home and Power button for 10 seconds, then release the Power button but keep on holding the Home button for ~30 seconds, until iREB works its magic and shows you the following confirmation. Rest assured, iTunes will not throw error codes 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603 and 1604 when you try to restore custom firmware manually through iTunes.

Step 7: Now its time to restore your custom signed iOS firmware on your device through iTunes. Close iFaith and start iTunes. Press and hold the Shift key and click on Restore. Then go and select the custom signed IPSW that iFaith saved on your desktop.

Now sit back, relax, and let iTunes do its work. Don't panic as iTunes will finish restoring your device to the custom firmware through a series of automated steps that can take well up to 5 - 10 minutes. Do not unplug your device until it is fully restored. At this point in time, your device will be displaying the iFaith logo:

Your device will reboot once iTunes finishes installing the custom firmware on it. You can now restore your device from the back up you have made earlier.

REMEMBER: iFaith does not jailbreak the firmware of which you create a custom signed IPSW. It will merely put the firmware on your device in stock state. You can then jailbreak your device using programs such as redsn0w, greenpois0n, limera1n, spirit or jailbreakme, depending on which firmware you restore to. However, the developer iH8sn0w has said that he plans on implementing the ability to create custom signed IPSWs in sn0wbreeze, which will not only preserve baseband for your iPhone, but will also jailbreak the firmware you want to restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to.

Liked this extensive guide? Facing any issues while creating a custom signed IPSW using iFaith? We'll be glad to help, simply comment down below!

  • mark

    MHi–

    I did this on my iPod Touch 3G that was running 3.1.3 (best OS IMO)
    And I couldn’t restore back to it. I keep getting into a DFU screen after trying to restore to 3.1.3. Help?

  • Vincent

    @Mark: Why did you do this procedure when your iPod touch 3G was already running iOS 3.1.3? Did you try to upgrade your firmware? Try downloading the iOS 3.1.3 SHSH blobs cache once again from the iFaith server. I would recommend re-installing iFaith on your computer. Let me know if you still face issues.

  • Al G

    Amazing!! Wonderful!
    Apple with all the smarts (idiots.. at the climax is Steve), cannot make life easy. They want to control everything!
    And Steve, if you’ve 3000 assitants to upgrade/downgrade your phone. The 50 million users do NOT!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O6BNEEWPATLIBMLSKCUA4UACOI ROGABE

      +1 iam from indonesia n using iFaith to restore my Ipad From 4.3.3 to 3.2.2 … awesome …

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O6BNEEWPATLIBMLSKCUA4UACOI ROGABE

      +1 iam from indonesia n using iFaith to restore my Ipad From 4.3.3 to 3.2.2 … awesome …

  • Fafriel

    How do you search iFaith’s remote server for SHSH blobs of the firmware? This step was mentioned but left out of the above process. Thanks!

  • Guitarz182

    I used iFaith to restore to signed 4.3.3 IPSW file but latest version of redsn0w 9.6cr18 gives error when I try to browse to iFaith 4.3.3

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Select stock 4.3.3 file.
      Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone provided by Ufone

  • Michael_kwok00

    Hey lota man. I tried usin tinyubrella’s *.shsh files but it doesn’t show up. I think the files are supposed to be in iFaith’s format.

  • Michael_kwok00

    Hey lota man. I tried usin tinyubrella’s *.shsh files but it doesn’t show up. I think the files are supposed to be in iFaith’s format.

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      iFaith caches the SHSH. If you have saved previous SHSH using TU, you can easily grab all of them in iFaith.
      Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone provided by Ufone

  • Dan

    Hi Lota Man. Same issue as Michael_kwok00, When going “Browse for SHSH blobs” Ifaith doesn’t open TU Saved SHSH files as they are in .shsh files and Ifaith is looking for .ifaith files. Even tried manually changing the extension but errors… Is this because i’m using the latest version of TU? Or other way of changing the TU saved SHSH directory so Ifaith can view the saved TU SHSH files?. I’m so close to downgrading my ipad 2… Thanks Dan.

  • Nicole25loreen

    this sounds great since my itouch 4 g is ios 4.3.4 …. and i would love to get ipsw for 4.3.3 so i can have a untether jailbreak the only thing is when i download ios 4.3.3 for ipods touch 4g, after it down loads i cant open the file …. ive already tried doing it to make ipsw in ifath but i cant get the damn file to open…. is there something i need to do after idownload the ios 4.3.3 firmwear , cani download the firmwear through ifaith and have it continue on to make the ios ipsw shsh blobs??? PLEASE HELP… I DONT WANNA HAVE TO RESULT UNTO MY ONLY OTHER OPTION : HAVING TO SETTLE WITH A TETHERED JAILBREAK

  • Nicole25loreen

    hey yeah sorry its me again … i read downward where you commeted so other people commets… im downloading a new ipws file from stock 4.3.3 i donno if this will help me in my problem with not being able to open ipsw after downloading them . my downloads save to my desktop file on my computer, yet it doesnt let me open it…

  • Nicole25loreen

    hey i started the ifaith download for 4.3.3 , but i thought since my i touch is 4.3.4 already that i had to downgrade ro 4.3.3 and sine i dont have any shsh blobs i thought i needed to use ifaith to make the shsh blobs…. now im confused…. please clear me up…

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      You can only downgrade if you previously have iOS 4.3.3 shsh blobs saed.

      You can’t locally open the .ipsw file. If your device is in DFU mode, connect it to the computer and launch iTunes. iTunes will automatically detect that firmware on your device needs to be restore. If you are on Windows, press and hold Shift and click on Restore. If you are on Mac, press and hold the alt key and then click on Restore. iTunes will now ask you to select the ipsw file you previously download. Select that and the firmware restore will begin.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kenny.liisanantti Kenny Liisanantti

    I end up with error 37 in itunes if i try to restore with a signed 4.3.3 ipsw for iPhone 3GS.. Oh im stuck in DFU mode btw.. iFaith seemed like my last resort.. Saving the blobs was no problem..

  • http://profiles.google.com/kenny.liisanantti Kenny Liisanantti

    I end up with error 37 in itunes if i try to restore with a signed 4.3.3 ipsw for iPhone 3GS.. Oh im stuck in DFU mode btw.. iFaith seemed like my last resort.. Saving the blobs was no problem..

  • Pozzdonnz

    not work for me in version 4.2.1 iFaith version 1.1 kick device to recovery and stay recovery mode that you should on ly restore or update using apple original firmware all i said Mean Warning Before do anyting If dont know how just ask Knew people Anyway in the software alway said you don anyting by your own RISK

  • Sssspiro

    it works ,, super …

  • Adam Bennari

    my iPhone 3gs is stuck in DFU mode (black screen)
    ifaith was my last card, created signed IPSW from tiny umbrella saved shsh blob
    the problem I got was error (28) under iTunes
    Can you help out?

  • Don_d62

    On the screen above Step # 4 said you can browse the ipsw or download it for me but I don’t see this option on the Ifaith screen. Only browse for SHSH Blobs. Can you tell me how to get that screen (Browse ipsw or Download it for me). Thank

  • kizashi

    Thanks to ih8s0w for ifaith, I was stuck with tu and green for 8 hours to restore and finally ifaith has done it…..

  • Don

    Hi Kizashi;
    You just restore iphone, how you did it? Use the shsh you saved before?
    My question is how the step # 4 browse ipsw or download it for me, because no option for this on the ifaith screen only browse for shsh blobs. But I don’t have the shsh blobs save and can’t browse for this.

  • spiral23

    THANK YOU! After searching for a long time – finally this helps to get out of the 1603-Tinyumbrella-Desaster :)

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      You’re welcome :)

  • Pozzdonnz

    I did Start Use iFaith at 1st Version To Save dump shsh But In The Last Version Not Require Dump Anymore You Can use Tyniumbralla Blob too in 1.3.2 Last Version Thanks iH8Sn0w To Make this tools For Us Signed Firmware Thanks you

  • Vahid A

    THX

  • Bloka90

    I have successfully done my iphone 4 ios 4.3.3 with ifaith to save SHSH and build signed IPSW and Restore my iphone 4 to signed 4.3.3 IPSW. Now I want to Jailbreak my iphone 4 (signed 4.3.3 IPSW), I try to Restore to Stock 4.3.3 IPSW and always get error 3194 in iTunes.

    Please advice me how can I Jailbreak to ios 4.3.3.

  • Wiwen777

    when i restore use the custom signed IPSW that iFaith.. and my ipod4 ios 4.3 displaying the iFaith logo. but not done.. ane solution?? now my ipod just show dfu mode..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5ZT63URX4UEAJLES3H3PBF4FGY Big

      okey anyone find problem i will explain for the last wiwen 777
      make sure Using iFaith Update 1.3.2 And Dump SHSH yet?
      so you can use tiny shsh blob also after created ipsw will show on destop then put device to dfu the running ireb important running ireb hold shift+ restore Then Prepair To restore wait untill Finish when finish it will show countdown window make sure delete all ifaith ipsw First On Destop Delete All Any ipsw Created

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      Make sure you’re using the latest version of iFaith, TinyUmbrella and iTunes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5ZT63URX4UEAJLES3H3PBF4FGY Big

    okey anyone find problem i will explain for the last wiwen 777
    make sure Using iFaith Update 1.3.2 And Dump SHSH yet?
    so you can use tiny shsh blob also after created ipsw will show on destop then put device to dfu the running ireb important running ireb hold shift+ restore Then Prepair To restore wait untill Finish when finish it will show countdown window make sure delete all ifaith ipsw First On Destop Delete All Any ipsw Created

  • Www

    i created signed ipsw using ifaith 1.3.2 dumped shsh (both in 1.3.2) restored with it, but now my ipodtouch4 is stuck at dfu :( , was able to downgrade to ios 4.3.3 but it was tethered boot :(

  • prince

    i,ve never saved my SHSH with TU before..i,m running on ios4.3.3 right now..so i dump SHSH 4.3.3 with ifaith and then i created signed IPSW using ifaith.
    can i restore to ios 4.3.3 with that build-up ipsw?
    can i jailbreak it using redsnow 96 rc18?
    i just dont wantt to fail the restore so it should rise to ios5

  • Chirs_bird2000

    Hello I try this last night but my iPhone 3GS is in a recovery loop and can’t get out my os is 4.2.1. Ifaith sighed 4.2.1. Help.

  • http://photographya.info/best-baby-photography/ Photography

    huh…. lets c will it work…

  • Kamy

    I spent more than 3 days trying to restore my Iphone, with no succes through TU and Itunes, but when I trierd this Application , the 1et Attempt was the successfull one, .
    Really yousaved my life and my Iphone
    Many thanks for your great job

    • http://www.iphoneism.com Lota Man

      You’re welcome :)
      Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone provided by Ufone

  • Philcunnington

    i created a signd ipsw and then attempted to restore, it restored and now it is just like dead, does anyone have a video for it?

    • Umer

      hey man can u please snd me shsh blobs of ipad 1 ios any which u have

  • Dsfd

    THANK YOU

  • Baller

    Everything was good until i got to step 7, which i repeated twice. and instead of itunes installing the custom ipsw. i just looped back into dfu mode like nothing happened. back at square one

  • f999

    I just wanted to say thankyou a thousand times over. Ive spent the last two and a half days trying to figure out how to do this. Ive been through so much crap…tinyumbrella…all kinds of other trash and this worked first try.

    To anyone wanting to restore their phone to its existing version that doesn’t know what to do or where to start, follow this and youll save yourself a lot of time and anger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zzakoran Zakory Stranger

    brother what can i say to you? but thank you 100000000 time because you save my ipod return it from the deads world of apple, i tried to restore my ipod Since 3 days and i had become so hopless so thank you for your help and i hope there are many people like you to help the People how have lost the hope.good luck for every buddy

  • Richi

    I hope this post is still active. I found the guide very clear but I’m not sure iFaith is what I need. I’m trying to restore a firend’s iPhone stuck on apple logo. If I follow this procedure will the custom firmware erase the user part of the phone, hence erasing photos and addressbook?
    It is the only reason we are trying to recover, this friend’s 3GS.
    Thank you

  • Iphone

    So i did all the steps and restored it with the given ipsw, but the ios still did not change to 5.1.1. Any solutions?