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  • GeoHot Is Back! One Exploit To Rule them All! pwned4life


    Before you get excited, this is a news piece, not a notice of release. Patience is a virtue.

    It's been clear these days in jailbreaking land, as far as any new "ra1n" goes. However, that doesn't mean there is nothing going on. In fact, it's the complete opposite. Geohot has been rather quiet on Twitter these days, keeping to himself, however, behind the scenes, GeoHot has been hard at work creating, what I am starting to think, will be the next, best, jailbreaking tool.

    George Hotz (Geohot) has been in France recently, taking part in the Nuit Du Hack conference. Started in 2003 by Hackerz Voice team, and inspired by world famous DEF CON, “Nuit du Hack” is one of the oldest French underground hacking conference to date.

    During one of the "talks" held during the confernce, George gave a presentation in which he discussed the discovery of his newest bootrom exploit - which by the sounds of it, can eventually jailbreak or "pwn" every iPhone and iPod Touch available, including the iPhone 4. In fact, it sounds like he has something that could be used again and again for any new iPhone devices that are released in the future. The name he has given this project is "pwned4life"

    Keep your eyes peeled. I suspect we may see this tool surface in the next few days or weeks.

    Below is an 8 minute clip filmed during GeoHot's presentation:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NValNoW5Rc[/ame]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GeoHot Is Back! One Exploit To Rule them All! pwned4life pwnd started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 146 Comments
    1. supershick's Avatar
      supershick -
      i hope he releases the ps3 FW to bypass the update soon =P
    1. gsmumbo's Avatar
      gsmumbo -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      there's NO question he knows some intelligent geeky . it comes to the fact the he isn't down for the community. he's down for himself. and that makes him untrustworthy
      Honestly I like that about him. Sorry, I love the dev community but I have a lot of issues with some of the people and groups that it consists of. The current jailbreak "community" consists of a few people who think they run the entire iPhone world. Anybody who doesn't follow their word all of a sudden is against the entire community which is wrong. The jailbreak community is a community of people who work towards one goal: freeing the iPhone(jailbreaking) so everybody can get the most out of their iDevice. In that respect he is definitely down for the community. He doesn't live by the rule of the almighty dev team, so I guess you can say that makes him only down for himself, but in reality that works to the benefit of the ordinary users. Community does not equal dev team.
    1. Electrodaktylus's Avatar
      Electrodaktylus -
      I don't care about who develops my JB, as long as it works flawlessly. GoeHot deserve to be a JB super heroe, but if DevTeam accomplishes it first then they will be the super Heroes of JB.
      Don't start superficial discussions about this. Just wait till a JB is release officially, LET SOMEBODY ELSE jump in first, WAIT TO SEE IF HE DIES... if he still a live and some other foolks do the same, then I'll risk my shiny new iPhone 4.
      That's my 2 cents on this.
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Quote Originally Posted by supershick View Post
      i hope he releases the ps3 FW to bypass the update soon =P
      Side-project doesn't count lol.

      @rhekt: also, people tend to work better when there's an incentive (fame/money).
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by itaintrite View Post
      There's a difference, Geohot actually delivers. If he says he'll release something, he'll release it (cough*greenpois0n*cough).

      You can say whatever you want, but without Geohot, us non-AT&T users would still be waiting for some miracle from dev-team.

      *yawn* well whatever you feel susy. cant change your mind. only here to educate.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      ^geohot is one of those so called "devs" you speak about
      Just wondering.... where is your Jailbreak?

      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      *yawn* well whatever you feel susy. cant change your mind. only here to educate.
      So why don't you "educate" us by showing us YOUR jailbreak sally.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Originally Posted by itaintrite
      There's a difference, Geohot actually delivers. If he says he'll release something, he'll release it (cough*greenpois0n*cough).

      You can say whatever you want, but without Geohot, us non-AT&T users would still be waiting for some miracle from dev-team.
      Did we forget the custom firmware for the PS3 that was promised? I hope he does release "pwn4life" but I dont think he will until some one else finds the exploit(s) and its a last ditch effort to claim the fame.
    1. RyanWS's Avatar
      RyanWS -
      Watched the video 5 hours ago... didn't really understand a word, but it makes me want to donate to him anyways
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      Just wondering.... where is your Jailbreak?



      So why don't you "educate" us by showing us YOUR jailbreak sally.
      go back to your hole gimp. adults are speaking here.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by RyanWS View Post
      Watched the video 5 hours ago... didn't really understand a word, but it makes me want to donate to him anyways
      Donate to me, Ill Tell you I have a JB coming and I'll even post a video. I just hope you don't mind that I don't release the jailbreak until i feel like it. But that video will get a million hits on youtube and people will know me.

      I know Geohot is damn smart. He Just isn't trust worthy. I wish people wouldn't get their hopes up and start posting angry post when Geo hasn't updated his blog about the jailbreak in months and the blog becomes full of trolls linking stupid people to malware saying its geohots latest hack but Geo was busy so he asked them to link it, or some unknown Programer is like a god and has been secretly working with geohot on this project and is releasing it because Geo is too busy. The PS3 blog has more trolls then a "Im beautiful on the inside support group"
    1. gsmumbo's Avatar
      gsmumbo -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      go back to your hole gimp. adults are speaking here.
      You can read my full opinion on the page before this but seriously, all you are doing is trying to downplay GeoHot. You aren't educating anyone about anything. Like I said before, dev-team does not equal jailbreak community. You seem to think otherwise.
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      I hope he does another epic video in the kitchen.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by gsmumbo View Post
      You can read my full opinion on the page before this but seriously, all you are doing is trying to downplay GeoHot. You aren't educating anyone about anything. Like I said before, dev-team does not equal jailbreak community. You seem to think otherwise.
      wow. ya know your right. i follow you. you insane devil you. what was i thinking.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by gsmumbo View Post
      You can read my full opinion on the page before this but seriously, all you are doing is trying to downplay GeoHot. You aren't educating anyone about anything. Like I said before, dev-team does not equal jailbreak community. You seem to think otherwise.
    1. Kevin87's Avatar
      Kevin87 -
      Wow Geohot is an amazing hacker.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      thats what they said at your trial bubba
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      A true hacker!
      Deal with it. We are on are own time. Most other people have no clue about time,
      I've done many of a 6 month project for one line of magic code.
      He has done great stuff in the past, I'm sure he will do great stuff in the future.
    1. Kevin87's Avatar
      Kevin87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyrob2g View Post
      Donate to me, Ill Tell you I have a JB coming and I'll even post a video. I just hope you don't mind that I don't release the jailbreak until i feel like it. But that video will get a million hits on youtube and people will know me.

      I know Geohot is damn smart. He Just isn't trust worthy. I wish people wouldn't get their hopes up and start posting angry post when Geo hasn't updated his blog about the jailbreak in months and the blog becomes full of trolls linking stupid people to malware saying its geohots latest hack but Geo was busy so he asked them to link it, or some unknown Programer is like a god and has been secretly working with geohot on this project and is releasing it because Geo is too busy. The PS3 blog has more trolls then a "Im beautiful on the inside support group"
      OK, man you need to stop because geohot is a respected hacker. he ACTUALLY knows what he is doing. geohot doesnt have to release anything. He is doing all the work and the community is just mooching off of it.
    1. virtusaeterna's Avatar
      virtusaeterna -
      Geohot has delivered more than any other typical 'dev'. That is what sets him apart from the others; the fact that he actually delivers.

      He's done a lot more, in recent times, than most others out there. Who cares what he 'baits' us with, the matter of fact is that he's delivered more. I don't care if he baits us ten times for every product he releases (10:1 ratio). Still better than baiting us once with no release.

      AND another fact - trustworthy or not, deliverer or not, he's all we have, pretty much.
      I'm not downplaying Spirit, but it took a while to get here, no?
      What did everyone else do? They relied Geohot.
      Did they want to? Maybe yes, maybe no. But where else would they have gone? Who would they have turned to?

      Admittedly, Geohot is not the only person this time releasing something. But then again, for us new bootrom 3GS users, he is.

      But yeah. I swear. This guy is like Steve Jobs' direct adversary..
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by virtusaeterna View Post
      Geohot has delivered more than any other typical 'dev'. That is what sets him apart from the others; the fact that he actually delivers.

      He's done a lot more, in recent times, than most others out there. Who cares what he 'baits' us with, the matter of fact is that he's delivered more. I don't care if he baits us ten times for every product he releases (10:1 ratio). Still better than baiting us once with no release.

      AND another fact - trustworthy or not, deliverer or not, he's all we have, pretty much.
      I'm not downplaying Spirit, but it took a while to get here, no?
      What did everyone else do? They relied Geohot.
      Did they want to? Maybe yes, maybe no. But where else would they have gone? Who would they have turned to?

      Admittedly, Geohot is not the only person this time releasing something. But then again, for us new bootrom 3GS users, he is.

      But yeah. I swear. This guy is like Steve Jobs' direct adversary..
      Hes also reading this thread drop it like its Hotz on em before the Dev Team Geo