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  • GeoHot Announces Untethered Jailbreak! Release Date Still Unknown


    I feel like it's groundhog day with this announcement. GeoHot who has been almost silent on the untethered jailbreaking issues, is indeed still in the game and has finally announced an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2G, 3G, and we can only assume the iPad!

    The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models(ipt2, 3gs, ipt3), and will probably work on iPad too.
    While the groundhog may have poked his head out, he left no real indication of when the winter season may end. GeoHot has not announced a release date and as per usual, but I can only expect that this release will be made public when the time is appropriate, such as new firmware updates (if they don't break the exploit)

    As soon as this hits the public, we will be sure to let you know!

    George Hotz (geohot) on Twitter
    On the iPhone
    YouTube - Untethered Jailbreak
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GeoHot Announces Untethered Jailbreak! Release Date Still Unknown started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 203 Comments
    1. Bridewell29's Avatar
      Bridewell29 -
      @ EFFENPIG!.....Not even...What? The video doesn't lie. Say what you want but there is no reason for the lighting to suddenly distort for no reason what so ever. (Right at the point where the jailbreak flashes, CLAIMING to override the new boot.) That's a key sign of video altering. As much as I want to believe this I can't fully believe it....


      FOR THOSE WHO DON'T BELIEVE ME
      CHECK LIGHT TO THE LEFT OF THE VIDEO ON THE DESK AT 37SEC....IT GETS SMALLER RIGHT AT THE MOMENT THE BOOT FLASHES....YOU BE THE JUDGE.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      There's a very good reason for the light to "distort" at the exact moment the screen flashes. The auto iris of the camera reacts to the increase light from the flash
      of the screen and
      closes the iris a little bit, which causes the light to "change shape". If you look again you will see the light reflection just gets slightly smaller, which is consistent with the auto iris reacting to a
      bright light source.
    1. Bridewell29's Avatar
      Bridewell29 -
      @ EFFENPIG.....I can sort of see how that could be possible. Im a skeptic. And Im aware of what people can do with a camera. So to me that looked very fishy. But im open for enlightenment.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      I'm just telling you what my conclusion was after watching it several times, obviousley you're welcome to your own conclusion

      but just for the sake of argument, let's say it's fake. What is his motive? What does he stand to gain?

      He said he wasn't going to work on an untethered jailbreak, so no one was expecting one from him. So the idea that he is in some kind of race to beat greenpoison doesn't make sense.

      Why would he risk his rep by putting out a fake video?

      I just don't think he would do it
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I saw the flash the first time I saw the video. But that doesn't show enough to suggest video editing. I am glad that you brought up another suspicion though. Cuz I would like to see a little more proof in the puddin'.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I don't think anyone who knows young Mr. Hotz seriously doubts this video.
    1. Bridewell29's Avatar
      Bridewell29 -
      Flash must be pretty bright. I mean were not talking about a digital camera. Or he has a lame webcam. Effenpig asked why would he fake something like this....Ego perhaps. I mean he is playing Kanye's track..

      And Kanye has a pretty big ego lol.

      Who knows. Despite all my ranting, I want the $h!t to be as real as the device itself..
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      Actually, the qick reaction of the auto iris would be indicative of a quality camera. If it was a low end cam, or "lame" as you put it, the image would have just washed out briefly when the screen flashed.
    1. s0uthp013's Avatar
      s0uthp013 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bridewell29 View Post
      FOR THOSE WHO DON'T BELIEVE ME
      CHECK LIGHT TO THE LEFT OF THE VIDEO ON THE DESK AT 37SEC....IT GETS SMALLER RIGHT AT THE MOMENT THE BOOT FLASHES....YOU BE THE JUDGE.
      I think the reason the light did that was because of the camera and when the ipod rebooted it gave off that flash which may have affected the camera also. I dont think it was because he cut the video and then added in another part to make it look like its unteathered.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      ^ That's just what Effenpig said.
      No one seriously doubts that this video is real.
    1. ibfr33k's Avatar
      ibfr33k -
      I hope the video is real. I'm pretty anxious to JB my phone this weekend if it gets released when the iPad does. Not interested in the unlock since I'm on ATT.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      From MN Twitter:


      Monday fun: this guy H0t b33f d3v team technically met all rules of A good jailbreak video [iPhone Dev Team] for untethered JB. Still fake. Can you pick out how?
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      I just checked out hot b33f's page and a lot of viewers are saying it's fake cause there are no words scrolling through the voice app. And if that's the reason where are the words scrolling through geohot's video? I just found that interesting.
    1. F1refly's Avatar
      F1refly -
      The way Voice Control closed it was like a video. Its supposed to fade to the top and bottom, not into the background like in the video.

      And I'm talking bout the hot b33f vid.
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      ^ very true I just watched both videos and tried mine several times and it didn't backout like mr hot beefs. Good find!
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      I'm curious to hear what MN is talking about specifically.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      It seems hot beef has taken donations for an ipad. He promised donators a beta version of his untethered jailbreak
    1. crazyarab1029's Avatar
      crazyarab1029 -
      whats up guys you all know april first is in a few days, so i really dont know if its true if that is true that would be cool
    1. Butane's Avatar
      Butane -
      Word up geo!!
    1. Gmega1's Avatar
      Gmega1 -
      Thank you all ...