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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. texan's Avatar
      texan -
      Someone needs to just step up to the plate and just come out with the untethered jailbreak, I don't care who it is... Stop hating!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      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.
      Do you really care that much though that you say something bad about them? Honestly, does it just ruin the rest of your day? Everywhere I read news online these days there's grammatical errors, that doesn't mean I have to say something bad about the person who wrote it...

      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      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.
      Very true!
    1. derekthered's Avatar
      derekthered -
      I think it's interesting that people just have this hatred for geohot because he just released his exploit without warning and slowed the dev team down a bit. What all these haters seem to be forgetting is the reason he went silent until he released it was that he was sick of the barrage of people hassling him over jailbreak stuff. I honestly don't blame him, so many people are so ungrateful.

      No ones saying you have to be the guy's bff but cut him some slack. He is doing things that only a small handful of people are doing for us, and he's doing it for free.

      I personally appreciate the efforts of everyone who has contributed to the jb community.
    1. ThinkTank's Avatar
      ThinkTank -
      The hard truth the so called dev team won't agree to with their university degrees is geohot is the best iPhone hacker alive.

      They drove him away.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhamien View Post
      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.
      He DID use Comex's untether exploit in limera1n against the terms they had agreed to. That is where people get off on calling him a thief.

      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Step up to the plate professor. It sure is easy to be a Monday morning armchair quarterback.
      That one of the most illogical viewpoints in the world today. Using that train of thought, the only person who could ever criticize anything would be the person who is the best at that specific topic in the entire world. If everyone took up such a passive stance and allowed "professionals" to develop this level of mediocrity, then society would suffer. I'm talking about using that logic everywhere; I'm not saying Messany's going to bring down society alone.

      Criticism has and always will be connected to just about every single thing that comes from a source claiming to be "professional," be it a new car model, a news article, a pro football player, a politician, etc. As soon as you claim that level of professionalism, you automatically throw your work into the arena of public opinion.

      Does it ruin my day? No, it's on par with a fast food restaurant screwing up my order; I'll get over it in a matter of a minute or two, but I will most certainly let them know my opinion of their service/mistakes.


      Fine, here's my offering:

      Scott Forstall Now On Twitter
      iPhone 4 Bootrom Exploit Found
      Greenpois0n Released
      Updated Redsn0w: Custom Firmware for PC Users, Hints of PC Pwnage Tool
      New, Faster Cydia Update Released
      Redsn0w 0.9.7b1: Untethered JB of 4.2.1

      Notice that they were all "breaking" news, and every single one was reported before the staff writers were able to do likewise. Also, with the exception of the Scott Forstall one (my first attempt at the "Member Written News"), they were all topics that were quite beneficial/important to the community, rather than some useless drivel that was being reported days after it was already found to be unimportant.
    1. Thatskanyon's Avatar
      Thatskanyon -
      Lol Rubyra1n. The names are hilarious, black, lime, and now ruby. What's next? Chocolatera1n?
    1. gdogg08's Avatar
      gdogg08 -
      that would be sweet if it was a new jailbreak coming out but theres a few flaws the whois lookup, both go to godaddy and in godaddy for 9 dollars your get there primary lookup information.

      now here is another flaw the geohot's previous Domains, all have the same ip address or WAN address, and this new domain have a different ip all together, it could be 1 or 2 things, either its not him or he hasnt set up his server ip address yet with godaddy

      Quote Originally Posted by Thatskanyon View Post
      Lol Rubyra1n. The names are hilarious, black, lime, and now ruby. What's next? Chocolatera1n?
      Chocolatera1n

      Sounds Delicious
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I think Geohotwhatever is the only jailbreaks I've ever used. The Dev-Team has a confusing list of jailbreak tools that I'd rather just stay away from. At least that George guy only release ONE tool at a time.
    1. sh33436's Avatar
      sh33436 -
      hmmmm?
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhamien View Post
      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.
      Sir I think your the one who Does not know what he's talking about. I was talking about the unteather exploit not shatter. So please learn to read and get your facts strait.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by fijimanfiji View Post
      It's sad when the "name" of the next jailbreak by Geohot is news....
      Messany's articles seldom are.
    1. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
      LazyStarGazer -
      Is it not also possible that Geo looked ahead and snagged magentara1n, scarletra1n, fusciara1n, sunrisera1n, aquara1n (my favorite ), Royal PurpleRa1n, etc. ?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      He did grab several
    1. mctepper's Avatar
      mctepper -
      Seriously, is there an unlock or not? Even if it's a matter of time, does it exist?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by mctepper View Post
      Seriously, is there an unlock or not? Even if it's a matter of time, does it exist?
      You people need to stop hijacking threads with talk of unlocks! There's no point to it. Make your own thread or post on one where that's actually on topic. Or just go to http://CanIUnlock.com/
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by mctepper View Post
      Seriously, is there an unlock or not? Even if it's a matter of time, does it exist?
      As soon as you find an exploitable vulnerability in the new baseband, there will be a new unlock. We are all waiting on you.
    1. Him Himself's Avatar
      Him Himself -
      Messany would post this.
    1. Hitone's Avatar
      Hitone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Thatskanyon View Post
      Lol Rubyra1n. The names are hilarious, black, lime, and now ruby. What's next? Chocolatera1n?
      GoldenRa1n - pisses over everything else...
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      He DID use Comex's untether exploit in limera1n against the terms they had agreed to. That is where people get off on calling him a thief.
      I know that's what's generally thought, but if you read the recent twitter war between posix and MN, you get a different picture. Personally I could imagine Comex/MN giving the untether exploit freely to Geohot because they knew it was what was ultimately the best thing for the community, but officially calling it theft in order to avoid trouble with Chronic Dev Team.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Sir I think your the one who Does not know what he's talking about. I was talking about the unteather exploit not shatter. So please learn to read and get your facts strait.
      If you read the rest of my post, you'll see that I'm not so certain that Geohot stole anything at all.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      It should be called arrogant ***** ra1n.
      and I'd still use it. haters gonna hate.