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  • GeoHot Says GoodBye To The Community

    Three days ago we discussed GeoHot's "Meh" post regarding the iPhone 4 and Jailbreaking, and today we get a slight update to his announcement. In the slew of events and discussions over the last few weeks, George has decided to withdrawal from the Jailbreaking scene, tired and exhausted from the incessant demands for releases and abuse from the jailbreaking community. It had it ups and it's downs, and it has now come to an end for Mr. Hotz, as least here in the interweb.

    The tweet above was only an hour or so ago, so it it's official. There will be no more updates from GeoHot on jailbreaking. Both his blog and twitter have now been closed to the public.

    Soon after the "Meh" post, he posted an update to his blog stating the following, which was soon followed by the tweet above;

    Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I wonít say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things(Iíve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place itís in now). I didnít fully realize most of the current scene donít care unless they are getting something. Now I do. Itís late tonight, Iíll think about what to do about this in the morning.

    The real reason behind no release isnít technical. Itís just that it will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered. I miss the days when jailbreaking and unlocking were difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd.
    Also, to the haters, the picture is quite obviously fake
    However, this isn't the end of the world folks. There is still a huge community of iPhone hackers and developers working hard such as the Dev-Team. Even George has tweeted some advice on who to follow for jailbreaking updates:

    Please follow my good friend @mikecohenn for all future jailbreak updates
    Goodbye GeoHot. Thanks for all your hard work! You've made a mark in iPhone history.

    For those of you interested, most of the Dev-Team can be followed on twitter.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GeoHot Says GoodBye To The Community started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 524 Comments
    1. bunnywhi7e's Avatar
      bunnywhi7e -
      Guys, we all have pressure in life. School, work, relatipnships, this and that and because of all this we should give up ? He was obsessed. Nobody put a gun to his head and told him to give us jailbreaks etc. Geohotz
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      ^^ +1. Whats really sad is we are all still discussing it. LOL
    1. Zooth's Avatar
      Zooth -
      Bad news for the community... But I quess he will continue... Maby under a pseudonym.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Thread closed due to the fact that people cannot have a civil conversation over a topic.