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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. Badgertastic's Avatar
      Badgertastic -
      I don't want to flame or be called a troll, but man, if you're gonna get all uppity in a thread know what you are talking about.

      Jailbreaking isn't the same as unlocking. The baseband has zero impact on a jailbreak (unless somehow they find a crash in the baseband that allows them to run arbitrary code)

      The reason the newer iDevices have to run tethered is becasue the exploit that the devs were using to jailbreak was in the bootloader (bootloader is not the same as the baseband either) and Appl updated the bootloader.

      Soooo. From the video we can assume that good ole George has found a different exploit that allows him to boot a jailbroken device unassisted. With the news that they have also defeated the new baseband, it would appear that the current software/hardware is effectively completely defeated and we are just waiting for release.

      I understand waiting for new hardware, but geezo the current crop of 3GS ARE NEW hardware and many folks can only JB once (I got my phone after 3.1.3 came out, so even though I jaibroke(tethered) for a while, when I crashed my phone and had to restore I was screwed becasue I could never get the SHSHs on file. If this exploit works on the iPad, I can certianly understand waiting until the 3G versions come out, but I hope he doesn't sit on this too long.
    1. chhay's Avatar
      chhay -
      geo hot = done it again
      watta bad ****
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      weeeeeeepaaaaaaaaaa! Can't wait! Thanks soooo much GeoHot
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I can see it being released next week , and everyone is busy JB their 3gs and Ipods and then the screen goes blank and and up pops Geohot with a great big April fools day joke on all of us .IMO
    1. Conas's Avatar
      Conas -
      This confirms what I knew all along.. George is the best! I'm UT'ed, but this is huge for the community. Sorry, people who made iDongle, sell 'em while you can!
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      bad song choice hah kinda conceited hahah. but good job geo he has some skills :P haha
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Geohot may have a massive ego. He may release things that aren't 100% and then not support the few that have problems, but there is no doubting the fact that he is very, very good.

      MusscleNerd laid out details of what makes a 'good' video proof at A good jailbreak video [iPhone Dev Team]

      As George says, his video meets those requirements. Other teams make claims with no proof. Others ask for donations before producing anything. George has only ever asked for donations as thanks for what he has already done.

      I am sure he will think carefully about the timing of his release but this is good news for everyone I think.

      Congratulations, yet again, George
    1. marko111's Avatar
      marko111 -
      ^^ hear hear! Well said confucious
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      There's no reason NOT to be arrogant when you have the skills that he has, at his age!!!! Who else "world-wide" has accomplished what he has? Leave the young man... I mean young geniuos alone. If it weren't for him, where would most of our JB community be? Not very far!!! Much love George! Being a recluse while you're not done with your research is not a problem.... Just a problem for those who wish to gossip. Thanks for everything you do!
    1. Kroo's Avatar
      Kroo -
      The Dev Team and Geohot are both holding back on this exploit until Apple release the next FW. If Apple got their hands on the exploit before the FW release, they'd patch it to stuff up jailbreakers. It's in nobodies to release it now. It's a mexican standoff, (hope it's not as bloody as the one in inglarious Basterds).
    1. He'sBACK's Avatar
      He'sBACK -
      GeoHot's quite the tool aint he?

      ego might be bigger then kayne west's..
      i bet he likes fish sticks.
    1. **mick**'s Avatar
      **mick** -
      Happy days ahead
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      Yeah finally no more freezing problems and having to use blackra1n at 3 a clock in the morning
    1. after_burners's Avatar
      after_burners -
      this is good news reminds me of Xbox 360 when new drives come they can't be hacked but they always find a way. can only say thx for all the hard work
    1. Jayce Chaze's Avatar
      Jayce Chaze -
      i love u
    1. MuscleNerd's Avatar
      MuscleNerd -
      All of the players including geohot agree that 3.1.3 was jailbreak+unlock bait, and nobody will be falling for it. This video should put the final nail in the coffin of fake teams like thunderst0rm, but the actual jailbreak and unlock releases are being managed (by everyone) with an eye on the big picture.

      Quote Originally Posted by Kroo View Post
      The Dev Team and Geohot are both holding back on this exploit until Apple release the next FW. If Apple got their hands on the exploit before the FW release, they'd patch it to stuff up jailbreakers. It's in nobodies to release it now. It's a mexican standoff, (hope it's not as bloody as the one in inglarious Basterds).
    1. jamriman's Avatar
      jamriman -
      Does this mean 3GS+old I-boot=jailbreak w/o SSH??? Please anyone? Thanks!
    1. kwall's Avatar
      kwall -
      Hmmm... I wonder the relative safety of this new exploit. I am assuming the "white-flash" in between the apple symbols is the exploit acting like a software based dongle. The thing we will have to wait and see is if the jailbreak is completely reversible via restore as it was in the past. I know I will get replies stating your a noob it's always reversible but by the looks of it this is a new ball game.
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Oh God he better not release this before the next software update. Infact I don't think he should
      have told us this should apple wait a little longer to release the new firmware and fix the exploit
    1. equazian's Avatar
      equazian -
      wow it's about time this lazy **shole got to work. No, but seriously, I can't wait