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  • Dev Team has been bought out - immediate withdrawl from the iPhone community
    posted on the iphone-dev.org site:

    iPhone DevTeam PRESS RELEASE

    The "DevTeam" would like to announce the immediate withdrawal from the iPhone development arena.

    It was anticipated that the DevTeam would be releasing a tool for the iPhone sometime this week, unfortunately it has been decided to withdraw all development activities on this tool.

    Criticism of the validity of the tool has been reported in the press and certain actions were taken to prevent the release of the tool on the 30th March.

    Due to these actions, certain developers ceased their work immediately, with others reconsidering their position.

    On Monday the 31st of March the DevTeam was approached by an unnamed party to sell all of thei intellectual property and related applications.

    After much consideration the offer was accepted and work has ceased.

    The name of the company that has made this offer is private, and the details of the deal are confidential.

    Our only comment is that Pwnage Tool and other such applications will not be seen outside of the lab.

    We would like to thank our users for their support over the last 10 months.



    Anybody get tomorrow's date?

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dev Team has been bought out - immediate withdrawl from the iPhone community started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 280 Comments
    1. matt.superman's Avatar
      matt.superman -
      Me thinks its one badly played april fools joke. This big release they wouldnt "sell out" to anyone they are the best.
    1. IvanB's Avatar
      IvanB -
      I can't believe some of you guys actually believed this "news*, haha!
    1. joelouis's Avatar
      joelouis -
      Anyone really care? The dev team took our money and what did they give us in return? Geohotz and Zibri are the men!
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      It was me who bought them out. Apparently about three fitty was all they asked for- wait wasn't that the lochness monster? Anyway, i will now conitnue where they left off.
      Step one: Buy out the Dev Team
      Step two: ????
      Step three: Profit

      Yes! I can see it all now.
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      I think the whole reason for the delay was not because of the "legality" issue. This may have caused concern, but the cause may be just so that they could play this little "joke" on us. idk. that's just my opinion
    1. Blackwidow74's Avatar
      Blackwidow74 -
      it`s an april fools joke..
    1. phatphob's Avatar
      phatphob -
      OHhhhh the Drama!!! ...
    1. drunix's Avatar
      drunix -
      Someone did it someone else will do it again.

      Even if dev team is gone, there will come another team "Our saviors" to mess the things for Apple again...

      Think about an asian or european company buying dev team secrets and day by day info to make a REAL IFONE KILLER. It makes sense.

      Apple is selling phones thanks to dev team (let get real) LOTS of phones , so i dont thing they will comitte suicide, but who knows.

      Anyway I hope this is Aprils fool

      my 2 rupees..
    1. javfcl's Avatar
      javfcl -
      iPhone Dev Team claims to be dismantled, Pwnage tool dead for good? Update: nope.

      Posted Mar 31st 2008 7:09PM by Ryan Block
      Filed under: Cellphones
      April Fool's day joke? Could be, but we're hearing it might be real: the long standing bastions of iPhone hacking, the iPhone Dev Team, posted a note to their site stating that "[today] the DevTeam was approached by an unnamed party to sell all of the intellectual property and related applications. After much consideration [What, hours? -Ed.] the offer was accepted and the [Dev Team] has ceased." Seems a bit outlandish. For those not in the know, the Dev Team is the same group that posted jailbreaks to 2.0 (before it was out), 1.1.3, 1.1.1, developed the AnySIM unlock, and are thiiiis close to releasing the Pwnage tool (which promised total unsigned firmware control of the iPhone). So yeah, it may well be a prank, we wouldn't put it past them. Funny thing about the hacker community though, one goes down and 10 more spring up.

      [Thanks Andrew, Erica]

      Update: Yep, it's an April Fool's joke. We're just going to go offline until April 2nd, peace.


      Its A Joke ...
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      You guys are hilarious.
    1. gavko's Avatar
      gavko -
      yeah i cant believe so many ppl actualy considered this joke to be true. LOL@u all
    1. nvydis's Avatar
      nvydis -
      wtf!!! i wouldnt be suprise if steve and his possie flashed money at them....there goes the future of the iphone. it will NEVER again be free again...
    1. pokekid's Avatar
      pokekid -
      the loch ness monster just wanted bout 3.50 =]
    1. kingskid07's Avatar
      kingskid07 -
      WOW!! Please tell me this is not true!!!! Or is it???
    1. David666's Avatar
      David666 -
      It's just a joke like on other websites
    1. viettho's Avatar
      viettho -
      is this april's fool thingy?
    1. minitrk's Avatar
      minitrk -
    1. slickrick21's Avatar
      slickrick21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      You guys are hilarious.
      i couldnt agree any more with u...lol

      btw heres a link i picked up at another forum stating its a leaked download for f/w 2.0 its through a bit torrent
      here's a disclaimer of the site

      "on the Beta release of iPhone and iPod Touch OS 2.0, seeded to developers. This is build 5a225c.

      You're on your own as for activation, unlocks, etc, but software to assist in this should be popping up soon.

      You probably WON'T be able to activate this using iTunes, even if you have AT&T, but grab it while you can.

      Seed it, spread it."

      i am currently d/l to see if its legit or not... just that its d/l hella sloowww.....

      sorry ppl removed linked wasnt aware that it agaisnt rules.. tnx for the note relientmt...
    1. relientmt's Avatar
      relientmt -
      slickrick21, get ready to be banned in 3...2...1...

      posting links to warez is against the rules!
      edit the post and remove it.

      on topic: pretty cool april fools joke.
      had me going there for a while...phew.
    1. absolutchrys's Avatar
      absolutchrys -