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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. ALIEN1974's Avatar
      ALIEN1974 -
      Thats good news.I have a 3GS 3.1.3 waiting for be jaibreak.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      Nice

      I don't need it, but it's still exciting news
    1. L00i3's Avatar
      L00i3 -
      First off, the background music sucks.

      Second, from what I remember off the to of my head, it looked like that video had everything musclenerd said should be present in a *true* untethered JB video in his post on the iphone wikee.

      Guess (even though I am absolutely NOT a fan of this dude's jailbreaks) this means that once it's released, I can go back to testing random stuff on my phone without fear of bricking it and being forced to pay full price for a 32GB 3G[S] and not being able to jailbreak it. Plus, even if he doesn't share with the Dev team, they will figure it out soon enough, and then there will be a stable jailbreak, with no pop-ups begging for donations at the end (although if I had a tethered jailbreak right now, I would probably be willing to donate for this).
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      saw that coming ever since blackra1n came out. I think he is saving it for the release of the next iphone, which will probably be released in june.
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      Quote Originally Posted by reddawg View Post
      Isn't this what Apple was waiting for? For the iPhone hackers to tip their hand before OS 4.0 is released. Any new exploit released now will be closed in the next major firmware release. Hopefully, GeoHot has other expolits in his back pocket.
      Quote Originally Posted by ddonuts4 View Post
      saw that coming ever since blackra1n came out. I think he is saving it for the release of the next iphone, which will probably be released in june.
      I doubt it, I am pretty sure 4.0 is going to be a completely different security setup based on who they have hired for that department.

      I think he will release after the ipad is out.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      2 1/2 days to do it.... I wonder if that mean 2 1/2 eight hour days or 60 hours? Lol

      either way it's impressive

      I can't belive people who still have the balls to complain about his work. I've yet to have a single issue with blackra1n. I honestly think the problems are with certain users, not blackra1n
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      iPad wifi is coming out next week. A month after that iPad 3G is coming out. 1 or 2 months after that is another iPhone.
      It'd be much smarter to wait.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      ^ I wouldn't worry about geohot giving anything away too soon. Like you said, it's smarter to wait, and geohot seems like a fairly intelligent guy
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Almost time to do the happy dance, great news for the community. Thanks Geo
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      This is just an untethered jailbreak for user with the 5.11.07 baseband though, right? It still
      won't do anything for people with the 5.12 baseband. Or am I missing something?
    1. neodude237's Avatar
      neodude237 -
      Well, he and the dev team both crashed 5.12 afaik, so I would expect an unlock for that along with a jailbreak.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      i think he may just be the man, thanks geohot and all the devs we appreciate all ur hard work
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      @neodude- I don't know what they've done with 5.12. I'm just saying the posts don't really say that this is anything more than an untethered jailbreak for devices that are currently jailbreakable, just tethered.
    1. Kil0111's Avatar
      Kil0111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by neodude237 View Post
      Well, he and the dev team both crashed 5.12 afaik, so I would expect an unlock for that along with a jailbreak.
      So there is hope for us who have 3.1.3 with new BB?
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      ^See, this is what I'm talking about. Everyone with the new baseband is thinking this is a jailbreak for them, and
      i'm thinking it isn't. Just an untethered jailbreak for people who can currently jailbreak. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what I got fromvwhat I read
    1. dmateljic's Avatar
      dmateljic -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post


      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!



      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
      OK ppl ... now i am officialy confused ?!?!?

      More than 2 months i have untethered 3GS 32 GB JB phone ... all i do is simply and plain jailbreak with BlackRain and BlackSnow RC3 nothing else ... gues what ... since than i have untethered, unlocked jailbreaken 3GS ... can't understand hype and all those tethered / untethered stories ... i did same with my friend 3GS and it's same like mine ... untethered JB unlocked ?!?!?

      If Geo wants i will give him .exe files and serial numbers of both phone :-)
      ( after all thats his programs ... from his official site ... before 2 months )

      _DM_ from Bosnia
    1. j3st3r's Avatar
      j3st3r -
      I believe I will wait for the devs release of untethered jailbreak...that's just me though...
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      ^ some of the early 3gs iPhones with the older bootloader can be jailbroken untethered, this is old news. This is regarding phones that can currently only have a tethered jailbreak. I'm glad you and your friend have untethered jailbreaks but there are other people who do not. As for the last part of your post, WTF?
    1. jdyates's Avatar
      jdyates -
      i have an iPT 2G on 3.1.3, but since this is out, i suppose i'll get a 64GB 3G or an iPhone 3G[S] .
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Effenpig! View Post
      ^See, this is what I'm talking about. Everyone with the new baseband is thinking this is a jailbreak for them, and
      i'm thinking it isn't. Just an untethered jailbreak for people who can currently jailbreak. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what I got fromvwhat I read
      Baseband has nothing to do with jailbreak. There are plenty of people who are currently jailbroken with the 5.12 baseband.
      As for the unlock, Geohot and the Dev team both have a crash for the 5.12 bb... so we'll see where that leads us.
      This is an untethered jailbreak for all iDevices out at the moment and presumably for the ipad.


      I really hope this doesn't turn into a race to push it out first between geohot and cdev. Nobody wins in that situation