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  • GeoHot Jailbreaks iPhone 4, Says Shove Off


    GeoHot - or as his mother knows him, George Hotz - has jailbroken the iPhone 4, and tossed up an image on his blog today of the 4 running Cydia. He is also just plain annoyed with the masses of people constantly barraging with one single question "hey man when are you going to release a jailbreak I want the Cydia that give the apps that give me the total power I can donate $5 when is it released" Says GeoHot: "As far as a release goes, it probably won't happen from me."

    He dispels a couple rumors from the web as well - "limera1n is little more than a raindrop on a website; it was never mentioned by me previous to this post." and also "pwned4life is a complete invention of some blogger in a basement somewhere. When I said pwned for life, I was referring to the original iPhone, 3G, and Touch; which of course are, by the aptly named PwnageTool."

    There's a single sentence which seems to sum up GeoHot's annoyance with jailbreaking about now at the bottom of his post: "Again, please don't ask for release dates. Every person that does makes me want to release a little bit less." And not to disappoint Señor Hotz, the comments on the post are already littered with folks asking how to jailbreak various devices. I chatted with GeoHot this morning, and he basically rehashed the same annoyance he published this morning - which makes sense. I mean, give the guy a break - if he had a release or a release date, he'd publish it. Repeating the same question over and over to him (or comex, or planetbeing, or MuscleNerd, or any of these guys) isn't going to speed anything up. They're all working for you, so give the guys a break and wait patiently for a public tool - it IS coming, from whomever. C'est la vie... anyway, that's what we're for. Feel free to ask right here if the jailbreak is released.

    Nice to notice it seems the Cydia in the picture is already in high-res for the iPhone 4, although with some weird aliasing in the background. Looks like Cydia is ready for iPhone 4 when iPhone 4 is ready for Cydia.


    On the iPhone - GeoHot's Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GeoHot Jailbreaks iPhone 4, Says Shove Off started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 574 Comments
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I'm half the post man he is :-(
      Awwwwww but you're twice as sexy! LOL!
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone?3gs View Post
      Yes he was.... he said the same thing for the ps3 when it was his fault otherOS was gone.... i mean i could care less for the ps3 but he did fuel it to make people think he was awesome..... He is full of crap, because hes full of ego.... Im not saying that he dosent have a jailbreak, but by showing a pic of it and saying he wont ever release it isnt saying that he does... it makes people think what if he is full of crap...
      I highly doubet very many people think he doesnt have a jailbreak for it. And with his pictures, its just icing on the cake. But just because HE has it, does that mean WE should have it (if he chooses NOT to release it). I mean Steve Jobs has a key to Apples main Office, but does that mean he should give you one. Come one now, look what u people are asking for. Your asking for another person to GIVE u something (WHEN u want it), and he's the one who has put in all the work while u sit here and press keys on ur keyboard. With all due respect, i feel HE should release it when HE feels its right. Who gives a crap what WE think he should do.....I dont see any of you (or me), over at his house helping him with the JB's. Therefore, you have no right to moan and groan over when he should release it.

      IMO, i think he should wait on Iphone 5 (a real phone), and THEN release a JB to the Isuck 4 owners.

      PS: Or maybe he should just tweat and say "All u Isuck 4 owners are own your own, IM DONE".....Then u Isuck 4 owners can sit back and wait an eternity hoping ur little POS phones are JBn someday....Now does that seem to fair?

      NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU!!!!!!!!
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      why post the screenshot, or a new blog post if u dont like the attention.
      Well because he wants attention, period.

      Poor guy must live a boring life.

      Edit: and I can care less when the JB is released.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Ok closed one thread on the "gemotional" bandwagon , what's next
    1. caveman95's Avatar
      caveman95 -
      how about reverse psychology. "Hey, GeoHotz DON'T release your JB!"
    1. Apple.'s Avatar
      Apple. -
      ok here is my .02

      i am in no boat to complain as i have done nothing to contribute to the jail breaking scene besides create a couple themes.

      I appreciate the work the devs do and have been a big fan of geohot but his attitude lately has been real childish. I mean he's acting like a kindergartener with a power ranger lunch box with all these good snacks and showing it off to all his classmates but not wanting to share any.

      In my opinion, he did that just to show people that he jail broke it to protect his ego before comex releases his. Why do i say this? because what did mr. hotz start the blog post with? Arrived in the mail today, thought i'd give it a try. Saying he did it in 1 day. BOASTING about what he has accomplished and not planning to share with the community. Don't get me wrong, i give him props for his mad skills but i frown on his attitude. He is like a teammate on my basketball team in high school. Excellent player with outstanding potential but his attitude was his downfall.

      I mean if you have a jailbreak and want to keep it for yourself then do so. Don't create a blog post of it being jail broken and not expecting people to ask you when you are going to release. I could care less if he releases or not. At the end of the day its just a phone. And we have a humble and dedicated dev team that delivers free of charge and expects nothing in return.

      Now I honestly have much more respect for the DevTeam especially planetbeing he has been on a roll lately. Porting Android to the iPhone 2G/3G and working on the unlock for the iPhone 4 for how many hours straight without eating(info via his twitter). All this free of charge. They are the most humblest group of people ive seen in a long time especially considering the "fame" they possess. p0sixninja is another outstanding developer lets just hope he doesn't go down the same road as geohot.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by PhoneLine View Post
      If you want to post things on public forums, your going to get public opinions. End of story.
      With the millions of people that use his tools whatever he does is wrong.

      If you don't like him or his tools then use the Dev Team's

      He is the only person I have ever spoken too that makes me realise that they are far more intelligent than me, I'm sure MN and planetbeing are far more intelligent than me but they talk to you as an equal - George just talks on a different level.

      I sometimes use people to bounce ideas off even if they don't know what I am talking about, I'm sure that's all he does with me.

      It probably doesn't help that I'm usually very drunk when I speak to him....
    1. savyo's Avatar
      savyo -
      dont like getting asked - dont post saying you can do it

      dont like the hassle - dont say you can do it

      fed up getting twitter messages asking for a JB - close your twitter

      he's done this for attention nothing more, nothing less...wouldn't surprise me if he's in someones pocket not to release it
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      [quote=caveman95;5336660]***********/quote]

      Just calling it how i see it. I've never seen soo many complaints about an Apple product in my life. And trust me in OLD, LoL. Put 2 and 2 together, u should get 4 pretty quick. With that being said, Apple decided to rename the OS to iOS 4. So the "majority" of the Isuck 4 customers decided that its only fair that Apple rename the phone to Isuck 4. There u have it.

      Its a shame ive seen CDMA phones with better reception LMAO
    1. iTouch-Warrior's Avatar
      iTouch-Warrior -
      I really believe he doesn't have a jailbreak and if he does, he won't release it. He's the mother of all arrogance, not to mention: it's not the first time he'd let us down...I'm still waiting for his famous untethered 3.1.3 jb...

      If he doesn't want people asking, well he should just keep stuff to himself until he "is ready" to make it public. He flashes that huge "I hate people for asking release dates and I'm annoyed" flag...but has he stopped to think that most of us are annoyed by him?... I rather wait for the Dev-Team or Comex...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      ^ so would he
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Ok let's get our G-mones down a notch and not go into insults people , let's keep it G-vilized
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      With the millions of people that use his tools whatever he does is wrong.

      If you don't like him or his tools then use the Dev Team's

      He is the only person I have ever spoken too that makes me realise that they are far more intelligent than me, I'm sure MN and planetbeing are far more intelligent than me but they talk to you as an equal - George just talks on a different level.

      I sometimes use people to bounce ideas off even if they don't know what I am talking about, I'm sure that's all he does with me.

      It probably doesn't help that I'm usually very drunk when I speak to him....
      He can talk on a different level all he likes, but he one day should realize that just because he does have certain skills in a particular area, that doesn't make him a god who no one has the right to question.

      I'm not saying I don't like or that I wouldn't use his tools either. I do have respect for the guy, and will the first to say thanks for all he has done. But that doesn't mean I'll place him on a pedestal above me or any other human being.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by back9player View Post
      it's called a donation for a reason... but then people like you love to shove that into othe people's faces, because you gave your lunch money to geohot one time...

      (wait for him to brag about how much he donated)

      if he wanted or needed the money to continue, then charge a small fee. i'm sure nobody here would ***** about that and would easily pay.

      you can't call it a donation and then complain when people choose not too. it's idiotic...
      No one is complaining. It was a statement. Nor do I give "lunch money". With that degenetare statement it's no wonder why some of the hateful posts read as they do. All I was trying to say is the gripes and complaints on this site towards thoes that are trying to help are just childish.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by PhoneLine View Post
      that doesn't make him a god who no one has the right to question.
      So what gives you the right to question him? What have you done to help people?
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Ok let's get our G-mones down a notch and not go into insults people , let's keep it G-vilized
      Maybe MMI needs a geo-filter like Engadget has their apple news free site for people that can't stand hearing about apple?
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
      ok here is my .02

      i am in no boat to complain as i have done nothing to contribute to the jail breaking scene besides create a couple themes.

      I appreciate the work the devs do and have been a big fan of geohot but his attitude lately has been real childish. I mean he's acting like a kindergartener with a power ranger lunch box with all these good snacks and showing it off to all his classmates but not wanting to share any.

      In my opinion, he did that just to show people that he jail broke it to protect his ego before comex releases his. Why do i say this? because what did mr. hotz start the blog post with? Arrived in the mail today, thought i'd give it a try. Saying he did it in 1 day. BOASTING about what he has accomplished and not planning to share with the community. Don't get me wrong, i give him props for his mad skills but i frown on his attitude. He is like a teammate on my basketball team in high school. Excellent player with outstanding potential but his attitude was his downfall.

      I mean if you have a jailbreak and want to keep it for yourself then do so. Don't create a blog post of it being jail broken and not expecting people to ask you when you are going to release. I could care less if he releases or not. At the end of the day its just a phone. And we have a humble and dedicated dev team that delivers free of charge and expects nothing in return.

      Now I honestly have much more respect for the DevTeam especially planetbeing he has been on a roll lately. Porting Android to the iPhone 2G/3G and working on the unlock for the iPhone 4 for how many hours straight without eating(info via his twitter). All this free of charge. They are the most humblest group of people ive seen in a long time especially considering the "fame" they possess. p0sixninja is another outstanding developer lets just hope he doesn't go down the same road as geohot.
      Well put.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Someone! Please close this thread! I swear to god I have been wasting my life looking at posts posted by other members that ***** about Geohot!
    1. snowdweller's Avatar
      snowdweller -
      So what if he's got an ego how many people these days don't? It his own work just like making model planes so why is everyone rushing him? Donations are a gesture of thanks not a pay slip he's not working for us. what part of that don't you people get?
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      So what gives you the right to question him? What have you done to help people?
      Anyone posting on a public forum has the right to have a question asked of them. The same right that Geo has to post anything he's done or working on gives every other person the right to input their own opinion or question.

      If the individual selects to answer the question or not, is their right, and Geo owes no one an explanation for anything he does, BUT he does need to realize that just cause he says don't ask me about this, the fact that he's putting it out there, means they will.

      Me personally? I can't say I've done anything for the jailbreak community, but I've been a member of the New York City Police Dept for about 3 years now, and I do know of the things that I have done in my life, that have helped people much more then any phone hack ever will.