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  • Is Rubyra1n the Name of Geohot's Next Jailbreak?


    Sooner or later, George Hotz - the hacker known in our circles as Geohot - will release another jailbreak for iOS devices. While there's little else to report on Geohot's jailbreak front, there is growing talk about what it will be called. And it may very well be Geohot himself who indirectly spilled the beans.

    Eric Calouro, editor and CEO of Erictric Media, reported Wednesday evening that Rubyra1n may the name of Geohot's next release. Why the speculation? Well, it turns out that the domain "rubyra1n.com’ was registered with the same information found on the WHOIS page as Geohot’s other well-known domains. So could the name brought us the blackra1n and limera1n jailbreak methods be readying Rubyra1n? That's the buzz at the moment.

    The prospective arrival of "Rubyra1n" would have likely remained the most talked about news in our community today if not for the Twitter update earlier on Thursday heralding word that RedSn0w 0.9.7b4 will be released today. According to a member of the iPhone Dev Team: "Today’s beta4 will eliminate separate usbmuxd process (so many more Mac users can use it). After that, expand to Windows." This, as we know, is the 4th beta of the new “backup method,” something redsn0w has dubbed “Jailbreak Monte.”

    Erictric
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is Rubyra1n the Name of Geohot's Next Jailbreak? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 133 Comments
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Well, it's very hard to tell who actually has ownership. Currently, the domain in question is parked on a Godaddy advert page, which screws up determining nameservers and traceroute/hosting server...

      The domains were registered on the same day at the same registrar (Godaddy)--George probably just decided to grab both domain names and either pick later or head off fakes.

      Anyway, I wouldn't expect "rubyra1n" (or the next packaged untether jailbreak from George) before at least the iPad 2--George does have an iBoot exploit that can be used to untether one firmware locked away in his head.

      Actually, if things go the way I hope they do, George's exploit will be irrelevant through this hardware generation at the least: the Chronic-Dev team will have more fully developed their "bootrom-based untether exploit" p0sixninja has alluded to, or Comex will just keep throwing out userland-based untethering exploits... again, expect any exploit other than a userland one (e.g., iBoot or bootrom) to be preserved so it may be there in the next round of devices (but since SHAtter's likely toast, exploiting those vulnerabilities may take a while).
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by orbyorb View Post
      Well, it's very hard to tell who actually has ownership. Currently, the domain in question is parked on a Godaddy advert page, which screws up determining nameservers and traceroute/hosting server...

      The domains were registered on the same day at the same registrar (Godaddy)--George probably just decided to grab both domain names and either pick later or head off fakes.

      Anyway, I wouldn't expect "rubyra1n" (or the next packaged untether jailbreak from George) before at least the iPad 2--George does have an iBoot exploit that can be used to untether one firmware locked away in his head.

      Actually, if things go the way I hope they do, George's exploit will be irrelevant through this hardware generation at the least: the Chronic-Dev team will have more fully developed their "bootrom-based untether exploit" p0sixninja has alluded to, or Comex will just keep throwing out userland-based untethering exploits... again, expect any exploit other than a userland one (e.g., iBoot or bootrom) to be preserved so it may be there in the next round of devices (but since SHAtter's likely toast, exploiting those vulnerabilities may take a while).
      I think you to smart for your own good sometimes lol. You use big words and i never question what you say lol
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      I think you to smart for your own good sometimes lol. You use big words and i never question what you say lol
      Lol, feel the same way about Orby. Power to you Orby.
    1. hrutkaymods's Avatar
      hrutkaymods -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the other 'ra1n's all untethered? I believe they were so hopefully, if this is indeed accurate, the next 'Rubyra1n' will too be untethered.
      blackra1n didn't support the new bootroms so at the time ipt2 MC, ipt3 and the 3gs NBR were tethered. Plus what GeoHot has done in the mod community is still frickin amazing! I mean the first iphone unlock alone was amazing. But to create the FIRST 3GS jailbreak (purplera1n everyone forgets this one) and to also make blackra1n and limera1n (and to have every jailbreak since limera1n's release based off of it) is amazing too! And yes I thik it was awful that he released limera1n and basically shattered the shatter exploit... but it was a good thing at the time that he did it, so we could have a jailbreak in the near future (too bad shatter was leaked)
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      The new jailbreak is going to be called "Im an arrogant bastard who uses other people exploits against their terms then releases a jailbreak the day before another team who has been hard at work developing a new jailbreak so I could save their exploit, but I really dont care about their exploit Im just an attention whore with a lot of fanboys who worship me who dont know that I think they are stupid, but they wouldn't know because I hide it well because im sooo fantastic Ra1n" I know its a mouth full but he wanted the name to reflect his personality. I cant wait to hear what he names what ever he comes out with for the ps3.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Thats a long name for a jailbreak tool, and very detailed too lol :P
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      He's as far from quit as possible. He comes out of retirement and steals a exploit and screws over the dev team as loud and arrogant as possible



      Amen to that
      He did what was best for the community as a whole. What exactly did he steal? You can't ra1n on his parade.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      ^^ Pun intended?
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      The new jailbreak is going to be called "Im an arrogant bastard who uses other people exploits against their terms then releases a jailbreak the day before another team who has been hard at work developing a new jailbreak so I could save their exploit, but I really dont care about their exploit Im just an attention whore with a lot of fanboys who worship me who dont know that I think they are stupid, but they wouldn't know because I hide it well because im sooo fantastic Ra1n" I know its a mouth full but he wanted the name to reflect his personality. I cant wait to hear what he names what ever he comes out with for the ps3.
      I have a feeling if you had a 3GS when Dev Team was talking about "not too sure when we'll have a jb for anything under iP4", you'd feel differently.

      I'm all about supporting Geohot exploits and I have donated in the past and will donate in the future.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Not to mention that catastrophe that the devs unleashed on the public called "wreck your device with an iPad hack" lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      If you're going to be a staff writer for any website, then you should be held up to a fairly high standard in terms of grammar and spelling. This is the problem with online news, blogs, etc.; grammar and spelling have become completely bastardized forms of what they once were. Any whack job can start up a blog and claim to be a reporter or a writer, and not have to worry about any level of quality in their writing and the English language gradually deteriorates (It's now becoming "proper" to say "I'm doing good" rather than "I'm doing well"!!!).

      If a regular member of MMI writes an article in the "Member Written News" section of the forums, then I tend to overlook most of the common mistakes because they are not making any attempt at being semiprofessional writers (using the term, professional, very loosely). However, the moment someone signs on to be a staff writer somewhere, certain expectations are instantly set in place regarding the quality of their work.
      Step up to the plate professor. It sure is easy to be a Monday morning armchair quarterback.
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      The new jailbreak is going to be called "Im an arrogant bastard who uses other people exploits against their terms then releases a jailbreak the day before another team who has been hard at work developing a new jailbreak so I could save their exploit, but I really dont care about their exploit Im just an attention whore with a lot of fanboys who worship me who dont know that I think they are stupid, but they wouldn't know because I hide it well because im sooo fantastic Ra1n" I know its a mouth full but he wanted the name to reflect his personality. I cant wait to hear what he names what ever he comes out with for the ps3.
      You really don't have the slightest clue on what's been going on or what's best for the community. Geohot didn't steal anything and he certainly wasn't the cause of SHAtter being leaked. What happened around the GP/LR release was the absolute best thing that could have happened. It was only ruined when someone decided to leak SHAtter.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      p0sixninja said that **** is probably burned anyway (SHAtter) and that they're already working on the new untethered exploit.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I am stuck at 4.1 until 4.2.1 is untethered. Which will probably be delayed due to 4.3 which in turn will be delayed by 4.3.2b. Gotta love jailbreaking!
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Lol, then all of a sudden they'll say that they'll wait until iOS5, the major uprade xD
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I wouldn't own an iPhone if it weren't for those that help us jailbreak them. I don't care who releases first as all of them help me even though they don't have to.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      That's true, jailbreaking the iPhone is what makes it great! Gets boring eventually if you stick to Apple's stock adventure...
    1. Hal05154's Avatar
      Hal05154 -
      Hell, if Rubyra1n DOES come out and works like Blackra1n did, he can rename it Kissmy@ssintheRa1n, and it works on ALL iOS devices (ie iPad too), I'll thank him for it.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      LOL! That'll be the day
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Don't be surprised.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      I'll try not to under these conditions...