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  • Jailbreakers Befuddled By MuscleNerd's Mysterious Visit to Apple


    There's a great deal of speculation surrounding why the iPhone Dev Team's MuscleNerd recently paid a visit to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    With recent news of major tech companies offering jobs and internships to well-known hackers (you may recall Comex landing an internship at Apple recently), some are wondering if MuscleNerd has been offered a job with the iPhone-maker. As Business Insider reported, without Comex and MuscleNerd, "the elite community of iPhone hackers known as the iPhone Dev Team will be significantly crippled."

    For now, all MuscleNerd would admit to on Twitter is that he visited the prominent campus. “Well this afternoon sure was fun… (what a great company!)…,” he tweeted, including a picture of himself wearing a t-shirt that reads: “I visited the Apple campus. But that’s all I’m allowed to say.”

    He subsequently tweeted: "my host at Apple surprised me with that visitor's name tag...I had expected it to be my real name ."

    MuscleNerd's cryptic messages about his visit to Apple obviously resonated with the 230,000 people who follow him on Twitter. And this weekend, many are wanting to get to the bottom of this mysterious and unexpected field trip to Apple.

    Source: MuscleNerd
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbreakers Befuddled By MuscleNerd's Mysterious Visit to Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 97 Comments
    1. UKROB86's Avatar
      UKROB86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Serge96 View Post
      If Apple offers him a job, we can say goodbye to jailbreaking our iDevices !
      lol if that was the case we'd all switch to android, after all android is basically a more modifiable OS, which brings all the things that you have to jailbreak to get on an iphone, that come standard on android. Many jailbreak users of iOS are are switching to Android.
    1. nebo1ss's Avatar
      nebo1ss -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Erm, Geohot is still in the community. iPhone Dev Team have done nothing since like 2008, its been Comex, Geohot and others.


      Its not everyone, its just the kids on this site.
      You sound like you really have your finger on the pulse with regard to jailbreaking. Who do you think update Redsn0w for every new IOS version. Who do you think update pwnage tool for new version of IOS. Its always the DEV team under musclenerd. The last JB released by Geohot was limera!n and he left the scene after that. Comex has been very successful with jailbreakme 1 and 2. But Musclenerd is the workhorse who keeps JB going.
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      No reason to disagree about 'who does what', or when, or who is 'more important'.

      We're a team guys We watch each others back and try to stay ahead of Apple. Yeaaa?

      No one person is God of everything. It's a team effort.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrNewbdude View Post
      NOPE! if I were him reading these comments hating on him I'd probably be more motivated to pursue an apple position if he is considering taking one. MN's been the man for a minute now, whatever he does, much respect.
      I agree, as much greats work as he's done for the community (he's my favourite dev team member) he deserves a job where he can use his talents to his full potential
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      He made WinterBoard , that's nothing to you?
      No, its just SummerBoard.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Serge96 View Post
      If Apple offers him a job, we can say goodbye to jailbreaking our iDevices !
      and say hello to Android devices that dont need jailbreaking.
    1. psp257's Avatar
      psp257 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chewy1283x View Post
      Seriously Man if you red this article and read this comment dont go to the dark side :/ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      not to be a grammar nazi, but read is a past, present, and future tense word. so don't use red instead of read
      oh and i do hope muscle nerd will do what he thinks is right for himself, wether it be staying and jailbreaking iDevices, or
      taking a possible future job offering from Apple. in other words, just be happy for him for whichever path he chooses
    1. swehbe's Avatar
      swehbe -
      Apple couldn't patch the exploits, so instead they patched the devs
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      and say hello to Android devices that dont need jailbreaking.
      Android devices still need to be rooted for stuff like tethering, custom interfaces, unlocking etc... The ONLY thing an iPhone will never be able to beat android at is navigation. Google's cloud has waaaaayy too much of a head start.
    1. MikeJones2121's Avatar
      MikeJones2121 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Serge96 View Post
      If Apple offers him a job, we can say goodbye to jailbreaking our iDevices !
      Hello Nexus Prime. I have had my fill. I love my xoom and Motorla could give a rip that i rooted it. I bought it I own it Apple. Do the needful and stay in your lane.
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronanz View Post
      Not necessarily, if hired he'd likely be involved with reverse engineering iOS locating vulnerabilities so as Apple can
      Patch prior to release - thus making it more difficult to hack (not impossible)...plenty of Developers capable of picking up where Comex
      and Musclenerd left off. Although the ability to unlock the device maybe lost (you can purchase factory unlocked iPhones
      from Apple now), the ability to jailbreak your device will live on...
      From the looks of it, there won't be a need for unlocks in the future anyway with all this talk of a world phone and such or if they decided to go with a simless iphone
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      He (MuscleNerd) should not be scolded for potentially taking a job offer from Apple. Instead, we should congratulate him! Apparently, there are plenty of users on MMi that don't have to worry about money; they are upset over the principle? Haha. Seriously though, don't hate guys.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Want a job at Apple? Hack their products.There will be new hackers to replace ones that left, sure they may not be as good at it but world will never run out of hackers.Apple is not rich enough to hire all the hackers out there, plus Apple can never tell if they are there as a spy for the community.Anyways I am done with Apple, so don't affect me as much.
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      He (MuscleNerd) should not be scolded for potentially taking a job offer from Apple. Instead, we should congratulate him! Apparently, there are plenty of users on MMi that don't have to worry about money; they are upset over the principle? Haha. Seriously though, don't hate guys.
      Absolutely. He owes us nothing. He has every right to take good job and enhance his future well being. Congrats if he was offered a job.

      The people standing on principle are morons. Are they going to support him?

      Do what's best for musclenerd.
    1. ericwall's Avatar
      ericwall -
      *hint* there might be a jailbreakme 4 being released soon *hint*
    1. hapishyguy's Avatar
      hapishyguy -
      lolz when Apple cant fix the jailbreaks they thought of hiring the hackers. They please them with the tricks (like his name musclenerd on his tag) and other pleasant stuff BUT REMEMBER THIS IS AMERICAN CORPORATE POLITICS. Sign up a person and then bind him in the legal barriers so that he can not set himself free. Are we not seeing the after effects of this corrupt corporate america now?

      I myself work in corporate world. In the beginning it looks so awesome the work environment, atmosphere, the desk, the cabin, the office, the stationary, the coffee in the hand in the meetings, white shirts, silly jokes, status update meetings etc etc but at one point after a while it looks all fake and dont interest. I have interns and I give them run for their life

      Quote Originally Posted by jcs0190 View Post
      am i the only person thats still loyal to musclenerd and trusts him to stay at the jailbreaking community
      lolz YES!
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      dude, Android devices do NOT need rooting for tethering or custom interfaces. I have tethering on my non-rooted LG Thrill 4G. and there are plenty of tethering apps in the marketplace and apps for custom interfaces.

      and navigation is not the only thing that Android does better than iOS. Im one of the very very very few people here who actually uses both Android and iOS on a daily basis. iOS has its strengths and weakness as does Android.....which is why I use both.