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    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. MaxxUS's Avatar
      MaxxUS -
      Its all an April fools joke folks! If you followed the history of hackers you would know that what we primarily do is to set information free, NOT sell out to big brother!
      Funny thing thou, seeing all the reactions all over the web!

      I say "we" as a sort of fellowship of hackers,(me going back to the early 80s according to others! dumdiudum.)

      I have no part of the iphone dev team, but they have struck me as a very dedicated, thight group of people that have set out to liberate everything locked, that relates to the iphone and ipod touch (PSP,xbox,PS3 and so on).

      Yay! Happy April!
    1. se7endreams's Avatar
      se7endreams -
      didn't fool me for a second. prank for sure.
    1. iop9000's Avatar
      iop9000 -
      typical net forum april fool's prank, seen it a lot of times from different car/tech forums
    1. arbroathsmokie's Avatar
      arbroathsmokie -
      I hope this isn't true, and given the date it's only an April Fool's joke
    1. dirtyu's Avatar
      dirtyu -
      Quote Originally Posted by freshiem View Post
      Isnt the dev team sponsered by us who donate? how can they sell a technology that the users of the community helped foot the bill for? that being said this PWN tool looked hype and would be devastating to apple...so who knows...this doenst seem that unlikely does it?
      keyword buddy: donate. ps theyre joking
    1. reddevilseye's Avatar
      reddevilseye -
      the aim of hacking is to break the roles , not to go under, if they hacked the phone is for a reason , as long as that reason exists they will exist, if not them others will.. if they stop working in this, they will open the door for others to try.
    1. marc180292's Avatar
      marc180292 -
      I was just on their website and looks like the note is not there anymore! It is now an image on Steve jobs(cartoonish) saying something in Russian. HAHAHA
      Looks like we got fooled
    1. mustang50187's Avatar
      mustang50187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by echo View Post
      I find it quite troubling that so many people that would not have a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone/Touch are so quick to curse the Dev Team and call them sell-outs without really knowing the truth or taking a moment to think. Even if it were true and they were offered a pile of money for their intellectual property, I say good for them. They have proved themselves to be honourable, kept their word, and have worked for the benefit of the iPhone community.

      All you witch-hunters/burners out there, tell me that you would turn down a large monetary offer for work that you have been doing for the past year (for free) so quickly? I bet most of you would take the deal. So much for notions like "trust" and "loyalty". Whatever the outcome, thanks Dev Team for all the various version of Jailbreak, AnySIM, and soon for Pwnage.

      I was going to reply to this comment but I decided not to. All I have to say I don't consider a sell out a bad thing like I said everyone has a price with me my software is not worth any price I don't care thats why I program for Linux. I love the GNU and I rather have other improve my ideas but I dont need money for my software cause its a hobby for me

      // Just a little C++ syntax
      cout <<"Just remember you don't own Microsoft Windows or Apple OS.\n" <<"You only have the right to use the OS. Linux you own that copy.\n" <<"When you think OS go Linux\n"
    1. icem8n's Avatar
      icem8n -
      Ya DANG right!!!

      ITS A JOKE 1ST APRIL...People I know its early but come on.....lol
    1. jayc7176's Avatar
      jayc7176 -
      April Foooools Hayyyyyyy Good one
    1. NathR32's Avatar
      NathR32 -
      lol that picture of jobs on their site now is hilarious. Bring on PWNED!
    1. Jager673's Avatar
      Jager673 -
      we all got pwned!
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA..........u got me at that one! Good work.....hahahahaha.......I never thought anybody would hit me with a 1/4 one! Thx guys! U DID IT! Congratulation!!!
    1. luistohe123's Avatar
      luistohe123 -
      jajaja well now we just have to wait for pwnage to come out.....
      btw...what is Steve jobs cartoon saying in Russian?
    1. Jager673's Avatar
      Jager673 -
      i think it says "surprise"? Open the page up in IE and hover over it.
    1. safwa009's Avatar
      safwa009 -

      Now let's get this right.

      1) When is iphone 1.2 (2.0) coming
      2) Will we be able to update/restore our unlocked 3.9 B 1.1.4 then jailbreak it and activate and unlocke it like before
      3) Can someone tell me where can i find the firmware 1.2 for iphone to start messing around with it.

    1. radicale's Avatar
      radicale -
      Wow - the dev site has a mystery:

      Look at the source code for the Jobs image -- there is a comment that says:

      maybe use color set 73746576656a6f62736861636b65646a75 here?

      WTF is that number? It looks two digits too long to be a md5sum of the Pwned tool or the 2.0 beta firmware (which is available floating around on torrent sites for those that want to get their hands on it in anticipation of the Pwned release).

      Even though it's numeric heavy, it looks to be a hexadecimal representation (I don't see anything past an 'f').

      It's so early in the morning. I can't think straight. But for those that see this comment, I'd appreciate any brainstorming.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      lol @ all people believin this

      dev team your fools for this one hahahahahaha

      i bet steve jobs woke up this morning, saw the news on his daily check of modmyi.com and dollar signs rolled through his head. hahaha
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Anyone know what that says in Russian?
    1. knorrhane's Avatar
      knorrhane -
      haha! that's funny! april fools!