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What are SHSH files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SHSH file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SHSH files.

What is a SHSH file?

Files that contain the .shsh file extension are used for files that are associated with the Applie iPod Touch and the Apple iPhone 3G mobile device. These files store Exclusive Chip IDs.

Each and every iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touch has its own identification chip. The SHSH file that is contained on the device stores the information that is stored on this chip.

If you need to restore your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch, the iTunes application on your computer contacts the Apple server to generate signatures for your particular Apple device. The SHSH file is used to access your account and provide proof of ownership of the data.

How to open SHSH files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SHSH file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SHSH file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single SHSH opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 31, 2021

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SHSH files. Remember, different programs may use SHSH files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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