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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. imnew2hu's Avatar
      imnew2hu -
      I for 1 would just like to say ty to all involved in providing a jailbreak. They due not owe us anything period. How many of you out there have st down reading hundereds of lines of code referencing who knows what and provided a jb for anyone.

      None of youbmyself included. The iphone is not a iron lung you do not need it to live and constantly bothering the people who can help you-us only slows down the wheels of progress.

      Leave the developers alone and when they are ready to share they will.

      Personaly i think they should charge each and everyone of us 50-100 dollars for there service maybe then the wining would stop.
    1. bubba's 69's Avatar
      bubba's 69 -
      Why should he release it? Ya there's a lot of things I'm missing not being JB'n, but I would rather have 4.0.1 JB with apples bugs fixed. And if they patch the exploit anyway then I can stay at 4.0 with a JB. That's why it's a good idea to get your shsh saved now.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Gehot is the biggest attention whore around. What he is saying is the opposite of what he wants.

      I wish the dev team just released stuff sooner, slightly buggy 'beta' stuff and then polish it. It's the initial wait that pisses people off.
    1. Masterz1337's Avatar
      Masterz1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pedro93 View Post
      hey guys!

      I have also jailbroken my iphone 4! Check out the pic!

      I will fix a few bugs later when i have time and it should be ready tomorrow afternoon just pm me!

      Nice iPod pic
    1. topless1967stang's Avatar
      topless1967stang -
      If he got a job at Apple.... that would be scary.
      He does seems like an *** lately. Reminds of of the movie stars
      that don't like attention lol.
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      An that's true! Same theirs a lot of that is very annoying with no home training that don't deserve it. An what that does is make the good suffer along with the bad
    1. SH0X's Avatar
      SH0X -
      Quote Originally Posted by imnew2hu View Post
      I for 1 would just like to say ty to all involved in providing a jailbreak. They due not owe us anything period. How many of you out there have st down reading hundereds of lines of code referencing who knows what and provided a jb for anyone.

      None of youbmyself included. The iphone is not a iron lung you do not need it to live and constantly bothering the people who can help you-us only slows down the wheels of progress.

      Leave the developers alone and when they are ready to share they will.

      Personaly i think they should charge each and everyone of us 50-100 dollars for there service maybe then the wining would stop.
      agree everything but the last bit lol 50-100 dollars hehe
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      An that's so true! Same theirs a lot of jerks that is very annoying with no home training that don't deserve it. An what that does is make the good suffer along with the bad
    1. Cocheese's Avatar
      Cocheese -
      wow guys if a jailbreak means that much to you where you would be pissed off @ geo for taking his time and hopefully enjoying his personal life, you do it! you jailbreak iphone 4, spend your life trying to give out your hard work for free, and quit complaining about free stuff!!! thats why it's free!!
    1. 12paq's Avatar
      12paq -
      Geoego is just showing his age or lack of. Brilliant hacker who gave us great things for free. He'll remember how that donation button got him to Europe and come around. Leave the kid alone, what do expect for guy who puts his own mug on the jailbreak splash screen.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      People need to stop bugging him about the jailbreak.
    1. brahby's Avatar
      brahby -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      I didn't mean it like that. I'm just saying. It's GeoHot, he has no reason to fake it. He can jailbreak anything whenever he wants if he wants to put in the time.

      Let's face it. He cracked the PS3 after years of people trying...His reputation speaks for it's self.
      Exactly, his reputation does speak for itself. It says:

      Hey guys look what I can do, sorry it caused EVERYONE with Linux on their PS3 to lose it, but im a genius so I'll still manage on MY ps3. Oh to get around the update I have a custom firmware for the ps3 but dont ask me about it.

      I am completely content being on my 3gs that is jailbroken. An iphone 4 jailbreak is the determining factor into whether or not I get the phone but I can wait.

      No one is doubting that the kid does good work but its the same as some hot chick telling a group of inmates that she has nudes but shes not going to send them because everyone asks for them. No one would ask you if they didnt know you had it! The dev team has always been nothing short of professional and extremely helpful in the work that they do.

      Im just saying his blog did nothing but the following:
      1) get people hopeful
      2) make these hopeful people flood him with MORE requests
      3) bring attention that an exploit exists
    1. j3st3r's Avatar
      j3st3r -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Gehot is the biggest attention whore around. What he is saying is the opposite of what he wants. As soon as he has had his *** licked enough the jailbreak will be released.

      I wish the dev team just released stuff sooner, slightly buggy 'beta' stuff and then polish it. It's the initial wait that pisses people off.
      I can guarantee the dev team will never intentionally release anything buggy just to appease the masses, they have built their reputation on solid, stable jailbreaks
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      What does it matter if he is faking it or not? He's not going to release it, and to be honest, he should have just kept his mouth shut. He keeps complaining about people bugging him for a release, and then goes and does this attention grab but says "Meh"

      This is getting a little ridiculous, why he even bothers to tell us this crap is beyond me. If he is not going to release anything, he needs to stop taunting people with jailbreak tools. If he is truly annoyed with the attention, he wouldn't do stuff like this. Clearly he just wants the attention.

      The only other possiblity is that its all just a show, to tease Apple, not us the users. Perhaps to encourage thoughts that the JB will no be released, so that Apple might push out the next update.... Who knows... but really, all I see is attention grabbing.
      The next step in that thought pattern would be to release the jailbreak and thus garner even more attention and even moniez, no?

      Quote Originally Posted by stfudvs View Post
      since day one the scene has been littered with people asking questions, weather you think they are stupid or not is irrelevant, because once you decide to put something out and state what you are working on you have to be aware that you will be dealing with it on your blog, in your email, in your stupid twitter, so either don't release anything and do it to yourself, or own up to what comes along with making a name for yourself in the scene

      dont be a hypocrite

      geohotz you aint the worlds greatest hacker, you aint the iDevice elitist pimp, your a whiny brat with an inflated ego
      No, the questions are stupid and they are getting out of hand. Hell, I even had a guy ask me on twitter if I was still working on a JB for the new bootrom ONLY because I replied to one of SB's tweets. Never once have I ever made any reference or anything to me trying to or being capable of jailbreaking anything. When they are asking random nobodies what the status of "their" jailbreaks are, then I think saying the questions and comments are out of hand is a very fair assessment.
    1. avo24's Avatar
      avo24 -
      Yeah I think u have to b smokin rocks to even consider payin 50-$100 for a jailbreak, I can agree with rest though.
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      *sighs* *Cool Guy Voice* "This is Just One Big Game of Chess".
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pedro93 View Post
      Hey guys!

      i have also jailbroken my iphone 4! check out the pic!

      i will fix a few bugs later when i have time and it should be ready tomorrow afternoon just pm me!

      failure lol
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      I just sold my iPhone 3GS so I'm ready for the iPhone 4 JB. BTW, who says "The more people who ask for the JB means the less I want to release it?" Why doesn't he just keep quiet and no one bothers him? I don't mean to sound rude, but who says "look at what I've done. I know all of you want this, but now leave me alone."
    1. 12paq's Avatar
      12paq -
      Dev team are solid and pros. With some of that comes the wait for all the bugs to be vetted. Don't like waiting for the team just try waiting for there windows stuff. A tad Mac-centric, but it is an apple device.
    1. kingchkn's Avatar
      kingchkn -
      So Lebron unseeds Tiger in the self importance category and now Lebron gets kicked to the curb by this kid.

      If you got it, release it. If Apple is that concerned about then they really have their priorities messed up and the class action suit should stand.

      Both sides are causing more of an issue to the consumer and in the end the JB should just be made available and then let Apple decide if a patch is needed and in the meantime let those people chose whether to upgrade or JB.