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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. isanta's Avatar
      isanta -
      Quote Originally Posted by nycpolo76 View Post
      Ok so ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm when's the jailbreak being released? LoL
      It will be released the day before yesterday.
    1. Dmflora85's Avatar
      Dmflora85 -
      Quote Originally Posted by phoneline View Post
      almost as bad as lebron. Thanks king geo. When should we expect your hour long tv special to talk about when/if you'll release this? :d

      i respect the guy, and what he's done. But seriously, he expects to post something like this and then not have people nag him on it? Then don't post it, enjoy your phone.

      As said many times, the people that do this stuff, don't owe it to anyone. But if your going to dangle it in front of everyone's faces and say look what i did and you can't have it, then expect the backlash. If a great uproar is not what he's looking for, then while he may have a lot of computer smarts, he might need more social interaction.
      summed up my thoughts exactly!!
    1. area51crypto's Avatar
      area51crypto -
      Yall need to cut the kid some slack he is probality still going through puberty and them hormones are giving him a fit!

      I used his software in my first jailbreak and was impress, untill the problems started, then I went onboard with the the Dev-Team and I have not ever regretted it!

      Being smart is one thing but being arrogant is like, well Steve Jobs is a good example!
    1. CaNt Be FaD3d's Avatar
      CaNt Be FaD3d -
      GEOHOT is being a **** for showing us... and not releasing that ****.. but on the other hand i understand when all these moochers hit him up for free rides.. and NOT DONATE!!
    1. billinaz's Avatar
      billinaz -
      Quote Originally Posted by unoimkll View Post
      Guys I wanted to ask something that might seem basic to some of you...

      Could someone please list the reason as to why Geohot as not been persecuted for his primary involvement in the jailbreaking scene.

      From a user side one may argue that they are among thousands, rendering them a mere speck of the problem.

      But for one like Geohot, who everyone identifies as the primary figure of jealbreaking, it would be difficult to escape the legal eyes of Apple and authorities.

      So how then, is he not in jail?

      Again, I may be missing some key aspect that would simply explains this to me, and that is why I am asking you kind gentlemen (and ladies of course).
      persecuted? jealbreaking??

      I think you mean prosecuted.
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Just imagine how many of the Isuck 4 kids are going to be upset when Geo informs them that their Isuck 4 isnt worth JBn. What do u think their going to do with their paper weights then? They cant stand the fact that he indeed HAS a JB for them (yet they are not patient enough to sit back and wait). I could only imagine how upset they are going to be when they find that Apple cant fix their reception issues, LMAO. I think the Isuck 4 users are going to have to wait for Geo to fix the reception issue for them. But first he's going to dangle it in front of their faces and let them hate on his work.

      I think its funny all these people jump the gun and go out to buy this Isuck 4 (though we clearly have seen how much it does suck). And then they get all upset to see someone has a JB, but he's smart enough NOT to release it. Maybe all those Isuck 4 users should all get together and pay Geo as much for his JB as they paid Apple for their phones....Atleast Geo willl sell u something that actually works, LMAO.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      Just imagine how many of the Isuck 4 kids are going to be upset when Geo informs them that their Isuck 4 isnt worth JBn. What do u think their going to do with their paper weights then? They cant stand the fact that he indeed HAS a JB for them (yet they are not patient enough to sit back and wait). I could only imagine how upset they are going to be when they find that Apple cant fix their reception issues, LMAO. I think the Isuck 4 users are going to have to wait for Geo to fix the reception issue for them. But first he's going to dangle it in front of their faces and let them hate on his work.

      I think its funny all these people jump the gun and go out to buy this Isuck 4 (though we clearly have seen how much it does suck). And then they get all upset to see someone has a JB, but he's smart enough NOT to release it. Maybe all those Isuck 4 users should all get together and pay Geo as much for his JB as they paid Apple for their phones....Atleast Geo willl sell u something that actually works, LMAO.
      please elaborate as to why it's the iSuck 4 to you. Antenna? I put a case on my phone anyways. Proximity sensor? I don't that issue. Battery? 2x longer than my 3gs.

      Then again I'm sure your reasoning is about as logical as your old lady selling an iphone 4 for 400 dollars not even a week after purchase.

      My hat is off to you Sir Troll, you got me to bite.
    1. Captinsmooth's Avatar
      Captinsmooth -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      Just imagine how many of the Isuck 4 kids are going to be upset when Geo informs them that their Isuck 4 isnt worth JBn. What do u think their going to do with their paper weights then? They cant stand the fact that he indeed HAS a JB for them (yet they are not patient enough to sit back and wait). I could only imagine how upset they are going to be when they find that Apple cant fix their reception issues, LMAO. I think the Isuck 4 users are going to have to wait for Geo to fix the reception issue for them. But first he's going to dangle it in front of their faces and let them hate on his work.

      I think its funny all these people jump the gun and go out to buy this Isuck 4 (though we clearly have seen how much it does suck). And then they get all upset to see someone has a JB, but he's smart enough NOT to release it. Maybe all those Isuck 4 users should all get together and pay Geo as much for his JB as they paid Apple for their phones....Atleast Geo willl sell u something that actually works, LMAO.
      You are a childish fool with a bad case of iphone 4 envy...


      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      please elaborate as to why it's the iSuck 4 to you. Antenna? I put a case on my phone anyways. Proximity sensor? I don't that issue. Battery? 2x longer than my 3gs.

      Then again I'm sure your reasoning is about as logical as your old lady selling an iphone 4 for 400 dollars not even a week after purchase.

      My hat is off to you Sir Troll, you got me to bite.

      My thoughts exactly, you an your wife were that dumb to sell a phone that was still under a full return policy for 400$? Then stay in a two year contract? Instead of returning it? Also wasting an upgrade.

      Makes no sense what so ever. You are a troll that has iphone 4 envy. Grow up...
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      As I already stated, there is no reason for him to do anything with his exploit at this juncture. It's long been public knowledge that Comex is releasing a jailbreak for this so why would Geohot waste his exploit on the same OS version? Why bother asking him when he's releasing it if there is absolutely no benefit to him releasing it at all? For that matter, him releasing it would be a negative for the jailbreak community as he would be uselessly exposing another exploit.

      This would be like a kid nagging his mother to go and get pizza for dinner when they both are already well aware that the father is on his way home with a pizza as they speak.
      the sad part is...if he'd just state his reason like this...people wouldn't have a negative opinion of him or this situation.

      all he has to do is explain that exposing another exploit would be a net loss for those who love jailbreaking...and people would nod in agreement and move on.

      he could communicate much better...and it would save him a lot of anxiety.
    1. melvin1010's Avatar
      melvin1010 -
      I got my I4 the very first day it came out... I never had a Death Grip problem, the only problem I had was the FaceTime was not working properly.... Called apple and they gave me a new phone and still had NO Death Grip problem.... I love my new I4 over my 3G.... The only thing I wished I had was the JB because my phone looks ugly but I can wait.....
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      please elaborate as to why it's the iSuck 4 to you. Antenna? I put a case on my phone anyways. Proximity sensor? I don't that issue. Battery? 2x longer than my 3gs.

      Then again I'm sure your reasoning is about as logical as your old lady selling an iphone 4 for 400 dollars not even a week after purchase.

      My hat is off to you Sir Troll, you got me to bite.
      LoL, u bought a case because u had reception issues on your paper weight. Isnt it funny that Apple announced the rubber bumper at the same time they announced the Isuck 4. If that announcement wasnt a red flag, then i dunno what to tell the Isuck 4 users.

      So once again, Geo has a JB and noone cares. Well except for those Isuck 4 users. They care because he has something that they dont. BUT, he always "gives" it to them when he feels time is right. How can u hate on a guy who always GIVES u something. If u want to hate on someone. Hate on Apple because they SOLD you a POS Isuck 4. Next time they should GIVE it to you. But even if they did GIVE it to you, someone would still moan and groan about it.....I find it funny that people arent even happy when they get something for the price of nothing now days.
    1. Simtech's Avatar
      Simtech -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      LoL, u bought a case because u had reception issues on your paper weight. Isnt it funny that Apple announced the rubber bumper at the same time they announced the Isuck 4. If that announcement wasnt a red flag, then i dunno what to tell the Isuck 4 users.

      So once again, Geo has a JB and noone cares. Well except for those Isuck 4 users. They care because he has something that they dont. BUT, he always "gives" it to them when he feels time is right. How can u hate on a guy who always GIVES u something. If u want to hate on someone. Hate on Apple because they SOLD you a POS Isuck 4. Next time they should GIVE it to you. But even if they did GIVE it to you, someone would still moan and groan about it.....I find it funny that people arent even happy when they get something for the price of nothing now days.
      Go crawl back under your rock troll..
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian1480 View Post
      the sad part is...if he'd just state his reason like this...people wouldn't have a negative opinion of him or this situation.

      all he has to do is explain that exposing another exploit would be a net loss for those who love jailbreaking...and people would nod in agreement and move on.

      he could communicate much better...and it would save him a lot of anxiety.
      It's been explained numerous times in the past couple of years. He shouldn't have to qualify his blog posts.

      He posted it on his own personal blog, he didn't announce it on some tech site or anything. If you ask me, the people who write articles about it should explain the reasons as to why he will not release the jailbreak at this time and why it's unnecessary to nag him with questions regarding the release.

      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      LoL, u bought a case because u had reception issues on your paper weight. Isnt it funny that Apple announced the rubber bumper at the same time they announced the Isuck 4. If that announcement wasnt a red flag, then i dunno what to tell the Isuck 4 users.

      So once again, Geo has a JB and noone cares. Well except for those Isuck 4 users. They care because he has something that they dont. BUT, he always "gives" it to them when he feels time is right. How can u hate on a guy who always GIVES u something. If u want to hate on someone. Hate on Apple because they SOLD you a POS Isuck 4. Next time they should GIVE it to you. But even if they did GIVE it to you, someone would still moan and groan about it.....I find it funny that people arent even happy when they get something for the price of nothing now days.
      I bought a case because I've always bought a case ever since I joined the iPhone community.

      The people with the new bootrom 3GS are just as eager for the new jailbreak to be released as the iPhone 4 owners. Since they are apaprently so smart as to have a superior phone yet they still need the jailbreak, your entire argument is wrong. Good day sir.
    1. area51crypto's Avatar
      area51crypto -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaNt Be FaD3d View Post
      GEOHOT is being a **** for showing us... and not releasing that ****.. but on the other hand i understand when all these moochers hit him up for free rides.. and NOT DONATE!!
      A lot of people have donated to him including the ones that wanted 3gs untethered that he promises and didn't come through and the ones donating for the Iphone 4 which he didn't come through and also the ones that fell for the PWNed4life, well thats a joke!

      He takes money freely and then gets mad when the donators want some results!

      He probality got the Iphone 4 jailbreak for his iphone from somebody else!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by area51crypto View Post
      A lot of people have donated to him including the ones that wanted 3gs untethered that he promises and didn't come through and the ones donating for the Iphone 4 which he didn't come through and also the ones that fell for the PWNed4life, well thats a joke!

      He takes money freely and then gets mad when the donators want some results!

      He probality got the Iphone 4 jailbreak for his iphone from somebody else!
      "Donations are gifts given without return consideration. This lack of return consideration means that, in common law, an agreement to make a donation is an 'imperfect contract void for want of consideration.'"

      So let me get this straight, you donate to someone for a future product that they have never said they had any intentions of working on or releasing? Then, after they do not release the thing they never said they would release, you get mad and start attacking him for not living up to your expectations?

      You are a moron.

      Source
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      The people with the new bootrom 3GS are just as eager for the new jailbreak to be released as the iPhone 4 owners. Since they are apaprently so smart as to have a superior phone yet they still need the jailbreak, your entire argument is wrong. Good day sir.
      You are correct, but the new bootrom is well worth releasing the JB on. The Isuck 4 on the other hand, i odnt see anything fixing that Apple mess up, LoL
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by area51crypto View Post
      A lot of people have donated to him including the ones that wanted 3gs untethered that he promises and didn't come through and the ones donating for the Iphone 4 which he didn't come through and also the ones that fell for the PWNed4life, well thats a joke!

      He takes money freely and then gets mad when the donators want some results!

      He probality got the Iphone 4 jailbreak for his iphone from somebody else!
      I dislike people taking donations - this is a classic example why.
      He only asks for donations as a thanks for what he has done.
      To think he 'owes' you something because you donated i very sad. I feel sorry for you.
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      complaining about people complaining, Grow Up GEOBABY.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhone3G[S] View Post
      complaining about people complaining, Grow Up GEOBABY.
      Was that directed at me?
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Was that directed at me?
      no, it was directed at geohot aka, geobaby.