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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
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    Default 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. Geohot’s settled the notable legal battle with Sony over hacking out of court last April. Details of Geohots departure from Facebook still aren’t known, but the knowledge of Facebook’s 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 isn’t tied down by the Facebook 9-to-5 it’ll 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*

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    Very glad to see that he's back in the hacking world.

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    +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
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    I'd love to see him come back with that rubyra1n of his, but I just think he's done, at least for now

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    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.

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    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,

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    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..

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    i seen this the other day. i do hope to see him return to where he started

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    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!

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    My friend was on his team at the hackathon!

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    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.

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    Lady Gaga huh?

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    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.

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    Yay I know this was my tip can't wait geohotz is great .

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    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.

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    Very glad to see Geohot back in business. Let's hope he comes back to iOS.

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    he probably designed facebook timeline and got fired after backlash from users

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    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
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    good to have you back George.

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    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.

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