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Thread: Wired Article on JailBreaking
11-13-2009, 04:13 PM #1
Wired Article on JailBreaking
Wired posted an article today that talks about Jailbreaking and how it has evolved.
When he was 17, George Hotz poured hundreds of hours of his summer vacation into a special project: learning the iPhone’s secrets. His unpaid labor eventually paid off. With the help of a soldering iron, he was the first to unlock the iPhone, delivering the handset to international networks before Apple had a chance to.
“It did take 500 hours, but thinking back to some of the stuff I’ve done now, the first iPhone was incredibly easy,” Hotz said in a phone interview
It ends with added stuff by George about how he loves to hack the iPhone, and how he views the recent job posting by Apple for a iPhone security expert.
Hotz doubted a security expert could block his efforts. In fact, he said he’s already discovered a brand new exploit that will jailbreak and unlock Apple’s fourth-generation iPhone — presumably due in stores summer of 2010 – even though he hasn’t touched it.
“Personally I love that Apple keeps the iPhone closed,” Hotz said. “This is a personal hobby; it’d be no fun if Apple didn’t have it closed anymore. Get a Jailbreak cop and then I’ll show them what I can really do.”
Last edited by Cer0; 11-13-2009 at 04:56 PM.
11-13-2009, 08:42 PM #2
Get a Jailbreak cop and then I’ll show them what I can really do.”
11-13-2009, 10:12 PM #3
I loved that part of the article.
11-16-2009, 03:16 PM #4
11-16-2009, 03:19 PM #5
Man talk about feeding the bears. Apple has got to be hating this heh.
11-16-2009, 03:26 PM #6
ya i know