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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. Dreammaker23's Avatar
      Dreammaker23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by socalkevin212 View Post
      My personal opinion? Smart tactic by Geohot to give Apple the impression that a release is still far out. This may (if the rumors are true) make Apple release iOS 4.0.1 sooner rather than "wait for the jailbreak."
      But lets keep it a secret!
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      WOW!! This entire thread has been interesting to read.

      Like many of people have said time and time again, just be patient, in due time a JB tool will be released. Some people act as though Geohot's JB tool will, or should I say would, do something far and above what Pwnage, Spirit, or any other tool can do.

      I have the approach that since he posted yet another picture of the i4 running Cydia that just further shows that the i4 can be JBroken, has been JBroken, and we will get a tool sometime. I could care less who's tool I use as long as it can be done is all that matters to me. Then again, I don't even have an i4 so all of this is a mute point for me, I have my 3GS running iOS4 JBroken so I am a happy camper. I know it sucks for those who are not JBroken yet, but the key word is YET.
    1. flxj21's Avatar
      flxj21 -
      I agree socalkevin
    1. alectra82's Avatar
      alectra82 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      why post the screenshot, or a new blog post if u dont like the attention.
      exactly, its like britney spears saying she doesnt like the attention from the paparazzi as she is flashing her poon and hanging out with paris hilton.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeoz View Post
      Geohot does this all for attention. I mean who really cares if he has it done? If your not going to release, dont brag about it.
      I agree, but what else does he have to stroke if not his epeen?
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      well I always liked his jailbreaks I dont understand why he will not share it. Ok there are a lot of diks out there who are moaning all times BUT how about people who are really keen on geohotz work
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
      Hmm maybe when the iPhone 4 goes international some foreign hackers will actually help and not brag
    1. Homerunhita12's Avatar
      Homerunhita12 -
      Why is everyone complaining and whining about him putting off a release? If you want it sooner then try to do it yourself. It's not something that happens over night. You should have waited for the jailbreak before buying the new device. It wouldn't have been the end of the world. Beggars can't be choosers. Don't ruin it for the rest of us patient fans.
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      I have a great idea.... How about you ungrateful SOB's do it yourself and stop crying like a bunch of babies??? Keep in mind no one owes you anything
    1. jbASU's Avatar
      jbASU -
      geohot is such a little douchebaggot
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      All this hatred makes me feel quite sick....
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      geohot cant jailbreak this phone and this is proof.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      It's funny how everyone calls him names but if he was to say , hey ima release it today , people turn into riders
    1. inyuke's Avatar
      inyuke -
      Hey is ssh and shsh samething or..?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      If he doesn't want to release it, lift up ya skirts and keep it moving , no need to hate on someone you don't kno personally

      Quote Originally Posted by inyuke View Post
      Hey is ssh and shsh samething or..?
      ssh is remotely logging into your phone, shsh is a file used for newer devices for restore purposes
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      If he doesn't want to release it, lift up ya skirts and keep it moving , no need to hate on someone you don't kno personally
      Likewise he's got to deal with people that will bug him if he posts and talks publicly about his work.

      Don't jump in front of the moving car and act all upset and surprised when it hits you.
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      GeoHot is so sexy.
    1. crewxp's Avatar
      crewxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      It's funny how everyone calls him names but if he was to say , hey ima release it today , people turn into riders
      that won't happen. He wants to show people he is still good enough to jailbreak. So he taunts others. He shows a pic and tells others they won't get it.

      He does this for attention, that's it. It doesn't take a psychology degree to notice that. If he was truly annoyed and wanted nothing more to do with it, he wouldn't have said anything at all.

      That's the result of plastering your face on a jailbreak and releasing it. If you can't handle the popularity and critics, get out. People deal with this everday, And in real life too, not through Twitter and emails...

      He thinks he has it hard... Yeah.. He needs to grow up
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      I would have to agree a few people. Though I do understand Geo's point, although people are gonna nag no matter what. However posting pictures and videos of the iPhone 4 jailbroken in not helping any situation. If you want to be mumm about it then don't post anything, just say work in progress. But all of this is just adding more gas to an already huge fire.