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  • Geohot Done With Facebook, Spotted at Backplane Hackathon


    Last June Facebook hired notable iPhone and playstation hacker Geohot (George Hotz) and buried the young talent deep within their offices far, far away from the Jailbreak community. Well, Geohot is done with Facebook, and back to hacking, well the legal kind.

    Business Insider caught up with Geohot at a Backplane hackathon where the talented hacker introduced himself as the guy who got sued by Sony. Geohotís settled the notable legal battle with Sony over hacking out of court last April. Details of Geohots departure from Facebook still arenít known, but the knowledge of Facebookís innerworkings, and possible future updates could prove valuable. Also, Geohot's relationship with the Lady Gaga funded startup Backplane is still unclear.

    Now that Geohot isnít tied down by the Facebook 9-to-5 itíll be interesting to see if the once notable Jailbreak hacking member will return to his old stomping grounds. While the Jailbreak community by no means lacks talented developers and hackers, adding Geohot back into the mix can only help.


    *video courtesy of Business Insider*

    Source: Business Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Geohot Done With Facebook, Spotted at Backplane Hackathon started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      +1 he'll be a lot of help if he comes back to the iPhone hacking or lets hope he comes with a PS3 jailbreak, I've been waiting for it
      Won't happen on ps3. Sony made sure of that. OtherOS was the door to the jailbreak which was closed after 3.55.
    1. chad daddy's Avatar
      chad daddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      +1 he'll be a lot of help if he comes back to the iPhone hacking or lets hope he comes with a PS3 jailbreak, I've been waiting for it
      Wouldnt count on that chap,
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      He should join the Dream Team when the next version of iOS breaks the current JB. And I'm sure the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 will be difficult to JB if the last JB is any evidence of how hard it's getting. Although by then he may be working somewhere else..
    1. AngryPIG's Avatar
      AngryPIG -
      i seen this the other day. i do hope to see him return to where he started
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      I agree. I hope to see him back in the jb world. Another brilliant mind working on future exploits and a Siri port will only benefit the cause. Glad to see you back Geohot!
    1. ByteArt's Avatar
      ByteArt -
      My friend was on his team at the hackathon!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Facebook must have good food in their cafeteria, looks like he has put on some weight too................lol


      Sure hope he returns to the jailbreak comminity.
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      Lady Gaga huh?
    1. Beastly L92's Avatar
      Beastly L92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A3gOwner View Post
      Won't happen on ps3. Sony made sure of that. OtherOS was the door to the jailbreak which was closed after 3.55.
      It isn't the fact that OtherOS was removed that will keep GeoHot from hacking the PS3. There isn't a doubt in my mind that the PS3 could be jailbroken right now. Its the waist high stack of papers GeoHot signed that will keep him off Sony products.
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Yay I know this was my tip can't wait geohotz is great .
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      He should join the Dream Team when the next version of iOS breaks the current JB. And I'm sure the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 will be difficult to JB if the last JB is any evidence of how hard it's getting. Although by then he may be working somewhere else..
      Geohot doesn't need a team. He is very talented and a team would most likely discourage his work. +1 on hoping he decides to jailbreak any device.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Very glad to see Geohot back in business. Let's hope he comes back to iOS.
    1. broncosi's Avatar
      broncosi -
      he probably designed facebook timeline and got fired after backlash from users
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Geohot doesn't need a team.
      Lol I think you're exagerating a bit, he is not perfect. Everyone needs help once in a while
    1. LudaChris's Avatar
      LudaChris -
      good to have you back George.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That was a crappy video. The girl didn't seem to know what she was doing (though her face made up for it). Good to see Geo back in the limelight, hope he sticks around.
    1. gcastro723's Avatar
      gcastro723 -
      He probably convinced Zuckerburg to meet Apple in the middle in regards to Facebook intergration...
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      He could've done the A5 JB in 1 hour with both hands behind his back lol
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      F-That I hope he brings a hack out for the PsVista, can't wait to get mine.....
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      This May be The first time I have had any respect for lady gaga