Alright, I chatted with geohot earlier today but was sworn to secrecy - although it seems the news made its way out anyway, so geohot said go ahead and cover it here.
geohot is prepped to launch limera1n (we covered the possibility of such a software months ago
) on 10/11/10 - the 1 year anniversary of the release of blackra1n.
p0sixninja, who's work on SHAtter has been vital in making it happen, has already set an ETA of 10/10/10 at 10:10:10AM
for greenpois0n, his jailbreak for all A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G). geohot now has returned from "retirement
" and announced a release the day after greenpois0n's slated release date - with a jailbreak that would work on /all/ iDevices.
The two jailbreaks use separate exploits, although greenpois0n uses a new one, SHAtter
, while geohot has used the exploit in limera1n before (and yah, it still works). geohot hasn't made an official
announcement anywhere, so there's still the off chance someone will randomly talk him out of releasing, but it's looking pretty solid. There is some talk of p0sixninja even using geohot's exploit in greenpois0n, saving SHAtter for a future jailbreak, but it doesn't look like p0sixninja is interested
in it, as it'd push back release dates even more.
So... either way, looks like all you folks out there waiting for Game Center, AirSharing, AND Cydia... you'll get your cake (pie) come Sunday and Monday. And apparently you'll need a big plate.