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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. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      He's got some negative feedback upon the releasing of his rap video against Sony. The lawsuit filed by Sony made the already widely known
      Hacker even more famous
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Jailbreak scene will be awesome again!
    1. Cellular's Avatar
      Cellular -
      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
      Sorry my friend once you updated past 3.55 you legally agreed to in simple words "I no longer own my ps3 but I can still have it in my home forever and ever"

      So yeah sell your ps3 and hope u can still buy an old ps3 that hasn't been updated past 3.55
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Geohot is the man! So is musclenerd,comex, posixninja ,pod2g,.... i can go on forever. We have great devs and it only helps to have another added to the mix(hopefully with fingers crossed)
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      geohotz I hope he comes back to iOS hacking, people need 04.11.08 unlock
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Y e s ! ! !
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      please Geo come back to the jailbreak scene....PLEASE!!!!
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Curious how many people went to wheremyfriendsat.com after watching that clip
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      I actually was wondering the other day what he has been up to. Since we now have a 4S untethered jailbreak, all that is needed is an baseband unlock for the newer BB firmware. Hopefully, he returns to iPhone hacking.
    1. xselsert's Avatar
      xselsert -
      wow he has gone pretty fat but back to topic. Great that he might be back to the jailbreak community.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      "Its fun to do bad things" ;^) by Latarian Milton

      (search youtube for - 7-Year-Old Takes Car On Joyride)

      Geohot's grandmama fittin-to whip his behind...

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      Man, listen to all the fan girls in here. If Comex returns as well, Geohot & Comex should change their names to "Super Lover Gee & Comex Casanova Rud" and channel the old Rap Duo (Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud); I'm back but chill homegirls don't mob me, Ya'll can slob me down but don't rob me. LOL!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      We're gonna need him for the next gen iPhone jailbreak!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      "Its fun to do bad things" ;^) by Latarian Milton

      (search youtube for - 7-Year-Old Takes Car On Joyride)

      Geohot's grandmama fittin-to whip his behind...

      -------
      Man, listen to all the fan girls in here. If Comex returns as well, Geohot & Comex should change their names to "Super Lover Gee & Comex Casanova Rud" and channel the old Rap Duo (Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud); I'm back but chill homegirls don't mob me, Ya'll can slob me down but don't rob me. LOL!
      I think you mean fanboys, fangirl...
      (See how I did that) totally clever

      Now that's some LOL for yeh