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11-10-2009, 12:44 PM #1
GeoHot Offers to Fix iPhone WiFi Problems - For $10,000
GeoHot has declared the blacksn0w/blackra1n WiFi bug "closed," saying that after his investigation he believes it to be a problem with the iPhone firmware itself, rather than his work. On Twitter today, he made a statement suggesting he could fix the bug for $10,000. Most observers, though, are interpreting this as a tongue-in-cheek offer coming as it does in the wake of his smackdown of Jody Sanders' offer of $10,000 for the 3.1.2 baseband unlock.
Several separate Apple support forum threads address a persistent problem users have had with WiFi connectivity since the time of the 3.0 firmware release. The issue has manifested as a complete inability to connect, even from very close to the WiFi access point, to intermittent or permanent disconnects.
I’m using a 3G iPhone, and upgraded to 3.0 yesterday. Since then I’ve been unable to join any wifi network at all.The wifi dropping has been driving me nuts. It’s only started since 3.0. Before, it has always stayed connected, never had conflicts on the network, and was never an issue. But since 3.0, like a lot of others, it can’t hold the connection for more than 20 seconds without releasing.I have exactly the same problem. Wifi drops when the phone sleeps, and needs to be reset by toggling the wifi on-off switch. Scanning for the network is also flaky. It worked perfectly prior to installing the update. We need a fix, Apple!Before updating, Wifi worked flawlessly; at times even better than my macbook’s.
After the updating, my iPhone does not discover my networks anymore. I have made it recognize my home network, however, by getting closer to the router. But since distance has never been a problem, it definitely shouldn’t be now.
Though workarounds from resetting network settings, to enabling/disabling Airplane mode, to putting the iPhone in the freezer for a minute (thus voiding the warranty) have been suggested by the user community, there is as yet no official fix from Apple for this issue... other than returning your phone to an Apple Store for replacement.
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11-10-2009, 12:50 PM #2
11-10-2009, 12:50 PM #3
i would lol if apple actually hired geo for the job.
11-10-2009, 12:53 PM #4
11-10-2009, 12:57 PM #5
I'm on 3GS 3.1.2 with Baseband 04.26.08 Ultrasn0w'd and no Wifi Problems whatsoever.
Heres 10k if anyone wants it
11-10-2009, 12:59 PM #6
WOW! That would be unbelievable if he were to work for Apple.
Personally, I would do it...simply for the cash!
(yea, my integrity and dedication to a cause can easily be swayed! But at least I'm honest in my hypocrisy!)
11-10-2009, 12:59 PM #7
They need a new head of security. GeoHot could be their answer.
What better way to kill the jailbreaking community than by hiring their knight in shining armor?#eli7e revived me
11-10-2009, 01:00 PM #8
^I just contacted my bank and they said they will only deposit L's
11-10-2009, 01:04 PM #9
I think it was more of a joke. Or a "f*k you, in ur face apple"
He can obviously do it,
but I think apple just wants him to dissapear rather then come on their team.
11-10-2009, 01:08 PM #10
I Have a 3GS on 3.1.2, JB'd with pwnage 3.1.4, and have had no WIFI problems at all. My wifes is a 3GS stock out of the box with 3.1.2, and has had no problems either Now my 2G on 3.0 is a totally different story. It is pwn'd on 3.0 and drops WIFI like a hot potatoe all the time. sometimes it comes back by itself, sometimes i have to manually turn it back on.
I think its a crapshoot on if it happens or not.
11-10-2009, 01:17 PM #11
yeah...the prob is mostly with 2G owners. I myselft is experiencing this ever since 3.0 Been waiting for a fix. I am basically using a regular phone LOL, since i'm unlocked on tmobile. no internet, no email, no cydia/themes downloading.
this sucks so bad...an iphone with no internet...just another touch phone...1st Gen iPhone 2.0 - Jailbroken and Unlocked on T-Mobile
11-10-2009, 01:18 PM #12
I say Geo should fix it for free, but he should rig it so that only jailbroken phones can reap the benefits of the 'patch'. Then we could go to the Apple forums and brag that our jailbroken phones work and their stock phones don't. Muwhaha ;-)
Good luck Geo! I'm pulling for a big payday for you.
11-10-2009, 01:32 PM #13
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11-10-2009, 01:33 PM #14
Apple's reply would be "here's a million, stop hacking our ****"
11-10-2009, 01:37 PM #15
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11-10-2009, 01:50 PM #17
I am just trying to figure out how this made the front page lol
Saw this tweet yesterday and figured he was just making a mockery of Apple.
People- start following geohot on twitter
11-10-2009, 01:55 PM #18
A "fix" is putting your iPhone in the freezer for a minute? How in the world did someone figure that one out?21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
11-10-2009, 01:57 PM #19
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11-10-2009, 02:08 PM #20
thats why im still on 2.2.1 perfect wifi