TinyUmbrella Not Working? Find Solutions Here

Feb 29, 2024 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


Long-time Apple device users would have turned to TinyUmbrella for help at least once in their lifetime in the Apple universe. The software is an indispensable tool that allows Apple users to save their iOS devices' SHSH files to fix a faulty or buggy firmware or downgrade to an older version of iOS even after Apple has "kick out" the old iOS version from entering the Apple universe.

But what happens if the trusty TinyUmbrella decided to take the day off?

Part 1: TinyUmbrella not working: why?

The situation where TinyUmbreall not working for a user is very rare... however, it does happen.

Here are some of the reasons behind a malfunctioning TinyUmbrella application:

  • Not having the right version of Java. If you have a Windows PC, make sure that you are using the 32-bit version of Java regardless of which version of Windows you are using.
  • Firewalls are great at protecting your computer from threats. If you have problem launching or working with TinyUmbrella, it is might be because that your firewall is preventing it from functioning as it should be. 
  • TinyUmbrella saves SHSH files into the dedicated folder. If you have changed the location of this folder (and thus breaking the path), TinyUmbrella fails to start.
  • Part 2: TinyUmbrella doesn't work: solutions

    Depending on the exact problem you are facing, there are several solutions for TinyUmbrella to work as normal as it could. Here are some that you can try out in your attempt to fix the program.

    #1 Cannot Start TSS Service

    The situation: You are trying to use the software and a "Cannot Start TSS Service" error pop up with the status showing "TinyUmbrella's TSS server is not running".

    The solution 1:

  • Put TinyUmbrella in your exception list.
  • If it is no working disable your antivirus and exit from it completely.
  • The solution 2:

  • Run the software with Administrator privileges.
  • Check if Port 80 is accommodating another application. Use the netstat -o -n -a | findstr 0.0:80 command to find the process ID (PID).
  • Open Windows Task Manager and open the Details  tab. You should be able to see the PID column to check the application that is using Port 80.
  • Close the application via Windows Task Manager and launch TinyUmbrella.
  • #2 TinyUmbrella cannot open

    The situation:  You have been clicking on the icon but it would not launch.

    The solution:

  • Right-click on the icon.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click  Run in compatibility mode  and select the version of your operating system.
  • Launch the program.
  • #3 TinyUmbrella Crashes or Not Loading

    The situation: You are unable to go past the splash screen, validate libraries and reticulating splice.

    The solution:

  • Launch Windows Explorer and navigate to C: Users/Key You User Name/.shsh/.cache/ .
  • Find the  Lib-Win.jar  file and delete it.
  • Download a new  Lib-Win.jar  file here.
  • Once it has finished downloading, put it in the same folder as the old file.
  • Launch TinyUmbrella.
  • Part 3: TinyUmbrella Alternative: Dr.Fone

    If you have been trying to fix TinyUmbrella tirelessly and still TinyUmbrella not working, it is time to think of a replacement.

    Dr.Fone - System Repair is one of the best alternatives to TinyUmbrella. It is a reliable, versatile and innovative solution developed by Wondershare that can fix any iOS-related problems on your device. You will be able to fix any iOS system issues such as getting out of recovery mode, white screen, black screen or Apple logo loop. You will be able to do all these without the risk of losing data in the process. The software is also compatible with all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. The great thing about this software is that it comes packaged with other Wondershare Dr.Fone suite of tools. This simply means that not only will you be able to repair any problems relating to the operating system but also recover any lost data or wipe out your iDevice completely.

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    Dr.Fone - System Repair

    3 steps to fix iOS issue like white screen on iPhone/iPad/iPod with no data loss!!

    Available on: Windows Mac
    3981454 people have downloaded it

    Using this software is easy thanks to its clear graphic instructions:

    Launch Dr.Fone on your computer after downloading and installing it. Click on Repair to start fixing your iOS.

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    Take your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and connect it using a USB cable to your Mac or Windows computer. Wait for it to recognise your device before clicking the Start  button. 

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    The next step is to download a compatible firmware package for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You do not need to know which version you should be downloading (although, actually knowing would be recommended) as the software will recommend you the latest version of the firmware. Click the Download button once you are sure that everything is in place. 

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    It will take some time to download the firmware and install it into your device---the software will let you know when it is done. 

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    The software will start to repair your iOS to fix any problem that you have on your device.

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    It should take the software around 10 minutes to complete the process. It will let you know that your device will be started in normal mode.

    Note: if the problem persists, it might be a hardware problem. So do contact the nearest Apple store to seek their help.

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    Good luck on your quest to fix TinyUmbrella!

    Do let us know if the solutions above work for you. If you tried Dr.Fone - iOS System Recovery, do you like using it?

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