Last weekend, if anyone can recall, jailbreak hacker iH8sn0w, developer of sn0wbreeze, iREB and F0recast, has stirred the Twitterverse with an announcement that he's involved with a mysterious new project codenamed ProjectIf and that he will be unveiling the project today.
And unveil it he did. iH8sn0w revealed his new project which is called iFaith which he demoed live today through his USTREAM channel. iH8sn0w himself claimed that iFaith basically includes all his past projects but it turns out the project is much more special than that. iFaith is the world's first public SHSH dumper.
iFaith is the first ever application that enables the user to dump SHSH blobs into a physical device. On his live stream demo, iH8sn0w have explained how to work with iFaith and cited reasons and scenarios that explains the usefulness of this tool.
Modmyi.com explains it well:
- Because it dumps SHSH physically onto your device, it alleviates issues with having to upgrade to a firmware that is not currently jailbreakable.
- For example, if you buy another iDevice, it comes with a preloaded iOS version. Even if that version is currently jailbreakable, when Apple updates the firmware to a new version, they not longer need to sign signatures on SHSH blobs for lower versions.
- This means that you no longer have SHSH retrieval for that particular firmware. If you run into an issue of restore or device corruption, you have to update to the latest firmware and have no way of downgrading. With iFaith, you're now able to place SHSH blobs directly onto your device thus removing an issue of unnecessary iOS upgrading.
- Programs like TinyUmbrella and Cydia are able to store SHSH blobs but are limited in capabilities. These programs do not allow physical retrieval of SHSH blobs and they only can retrieve SHSH blobs that are currently signed by Apple. For this reason, the SHSH blobs are on a time constraint.
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iFaith is currently available only for the PC but iH8sn0w promised to release a Mac version soon enough. Click here to down iFaith. For more news and development about this project, follow iFaith (ProjectIf) on Twitter.