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Geohot jailbreaks iPhone 4

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2010 14:21 User comments (21)

Geohot jailbreaks iPhone 4 After jailbreaking the iPad in early April, the noted hacker Geohot went on a small hiatus.
Today, however, the hacker has posted again to his blog, showing off a picture of the iPhone jailbroken, with access to Cydia, the app store available to users with jailbroken devices.

That being said, it does not look like he will be releasing the jailbreak software anytime soon.

Says Geohot: "Got one of these in the mail today and figured I'd give it a shot.

As far as a release goes, it probably won't happen from me. limera1n is little more than a raindrop on a website; it was never mentioned by me previous to this post. pwned4life is a complete invention of some blogger in a basement somewhere. When I said pwned for life, I was referring to the original iPhone, 3G, and Touch; which of course are, by the aptly named PwnageTool.

Again, please don't ask for release dates. Every person that does makes me want to release a little bit less."


For those with the new device, and in need of a jailbreak, your best bet is waiting on Comex’s Spirit tool, which should be released once the iOS 4.0.1 is launched.

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21 user comments

110.7.2010 14:32

What a prik! why even mention that you have jailbroken the damn thing and not release it?

If I wanna be teased I can go to a strip club.

210.7.2010 14:46

Originally posted by geestar20:
What a prik! why even mention that you have jailbroken the damn thing and not release it?

If I wanna be teased I can go to a strip club.
Well at least we know it is possible. It will push others to get it done.

310.7.2010 18:51

You can call the guy a prick but the man has a lot on his plate; it's not easy doing the shit he does, else there would be hacked devices everywhere sooner with easier access on how to's or tools in general.

The guy also doesn't get paid to do this, even if he does get the occasional donation. Someone of his intelligence no doubt has family/friends/a career that he needs to focus on and by rights he should. All those that wanna whine should maybe figure out a way to hack your own phone from scratch yourself to see how difficult it is without help.

If I can't hack something myself, I don't even bother; so again good for Geo, at least he's made it known its possible. Good luck to everyone else underground helping out and thank you to them as well.

Cheers

410.7.2010 19:23

too bad i dont use Iphone 4, need to jailbreak Evo lol

510.7.2010 19:56

"went on a small hiatus"??? Oh yeah, after screwing PS3 users w/ a so-far useless hack!

611.7.2010 0:05

who cares iphones are monoplizing at&t by not going to other carriers untill then i dont care if iphone is gold plated and shoots bullets

711.7.2010 7:23

Originally posted by ntense69:
who cares iphones are monoplizing at&t by not going to other carriers untill then i dont care if iphone is gold plated and shoots bullets
with some resourcefulness you could make it sim-free

811.7.2010 11:22

Originally posted by Josipher:
Originally posted by ntense69:
who cares iphones are monoplizing at&t by not going to other carriers untill then i dont care if iphone is gold plated and shoots bullets
with some resourcefulness you could make it sim-free
i only have Verizon or us cellular in my area

911.7.2010 12:16
pip313
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Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
"went on a small hiatus"??? Oh yeah, after screwing PS3 users w/ a so-far useless hack!
lol yah useless its not like there were very smart software programmers out there waiting for someone who has experience doing an initial hardware access type hack to come along and "open the door" for them. if geohot does not do anything else for the scene he still would have the largest influence in the ps3 hacking scene. And i'm talking even after xbmc is fully ported and xmb runs unsigned code geohots contribution will still be greater.

ps3 came out in 2006 it was 2010 before the door was opened. Now we have poeple like jaicrab, demonhades, and others picking up where geohot left off, so he don't gotta do shit and as far as other os goes 3.30, 3.40 can't have it so geohot releasing 3.21oo would of been worthless and could have caused console or gamertag banning then you'd be crying even more.

1011.7.2010 15:34

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Well at least we know it is possible. It will push others to get it done.
Why is this possible? Because geohot say's so? and a picture?

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You can call the guy a prick but the man has a lot on his plate
you call posting teasers on his blog "alot on his plate"?

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it's not easy doing the shit he does, else there would be hacked devices everywhere sooner with easier access on how to's or tools in general.
He seems to get jailbroken shit done faster than anybody else with no actual proof besides posting on his blog.

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The guy also doesn't get paid to do this, even if he does get the occasional donation.
So which is it? paid or not getting paid? If he collects donations he's obviously getting paid.

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Someone of his intelligence no doubt has family/friends/a career that he needs to focus on and by rights he should.
Then maybe he should focus on these things instead of focusing on his ego and arrogance.

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All those that wanna whine should maybe figure out a way to hack your own phone from scratch yourself to see how difficult it is without help.

So your telling me he has ZERO help from anybody (Dev-Team)? The only whiner is gehot when nobody praises him. He is the only hacker/cracker that states "Ive hacked the new iPhone IOS and PS3" but never actually proved it. He has done nothing after 3.1.2 besides bosting I've hacked this and I've hacked that and if you ask for the new JB I won't release it. Good, don't release anything...because he hasn't.

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If I can't hack something myself, I don't even bother
True to all.

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at least he's made it known its possible.
Again, because he says so, and a picture that could be photoshoped? If he says I hacked world peace you gonna believe him?

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Good luck to everyone else underground helping out and thank you to them as well.

I agree.
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1111.7.2010 17:14

He has alot on his plate including PS3 CFW.

1211.7.2010 20:03

*bleep* Geohot

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Jul 2010 @ 14:22

1312.7.2010 15:10

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Why is this possible? Because geohot say's so? and a picture?
No it's because other dev teams are working on it and a solution was stated to be out in the coming weeks. Why Afterdawn doesn't post it no idea, but it is something google can find.

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you call posting teasers on his blog "alot on his plate"?
Do you know him personally, I don't. So as much as I shouldn't assume he does have a lot on his plate, its fair to say that you should not assume he doesn't.

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He seems to get jailbroken shit done faster than anybody else with no actual proof besides posting on his blog.
If the information on said blogs works, then that's proof enough. When there is no information to get it working then thi statement holds true.

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So which is it? paid or not getting paid? If he collects donations he's obviously getting paid.
Its not paid, you never heard of volunteer organizations, even when getting donations they have to put it back into the business they are doing? Now before you rant that Geohot is not an organization know that I can't confirm whether or not he accepted donations I can only confirm people have tried to donate. The principle is still the same nonetheless.

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Then maybe he should focus on these things instead of focusing on his ego and arrogance.
Its not illegal to have ego or arrogance *and I not stating you claim/imply/or state it is*. It can however, make him an ass, but that is his choice. If he wants to alienate himself to that, then let him be alone for all we should care. The point i making is, although he should be focusing on those things, you are absolutely right on that; it's his choice how he personalizes himself, and honestly we on the net shouldn't give a rats ass. When he helps, say thanks, when he doesn't and he goes on his stupid "I am holier than thou art" shit, ignore it.

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Again, because he says so, and a picture that could be photoshoped? If he says I hacked world peace you gonna believe him?
Now here you have an interesting point, and I stand corrected by it. Again I answered half of this up top, it wasn't just by Geohots picture I think its possible. However the pic is confirmed fake, take a look at the below link that proves he is an ass but again who cares, he's not the first person to do this or will be the last:

link


Thank you geestar20 for the debate, you have very perceptive arguments; I always do enjoy a good debate.
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1412.7.2010 15:30

Geohot is just like the kid in Kindergarten that tells everybody his dad is a fireman and then his dad comes in for show and tell and he's a janitor at Starbucks.
If he doesn't want to share or deal with people asking him for the release then he can keep it to him self and his hacking buddys. Don't post it on a blog for all to see.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Jul 2010 @ 15:31

1512.7.2010 20:22

Originally posted by geestar20:
What a prik! why even mention that you have jailbroken the damn thing and not release it?

If I wanna be teased I can go to a strip club.
piss off i hate people like you that rely on others to do shit for you. too bad stop whining. This guy did a hell of a job on alot of hardware and all you can do is piss and whine u little 12 year old *bleep*.
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1613.7.2010 0:18

Originally posted by pcrazy99:
He has alot on his plate including PS3 CFW.
LOL...he gave up on that months ago...if he contributed anything to the PS3 community, it was to give Sony a poor excuse to remove OtherOS support...and thereby, put a lot of hackers and pirates to work to get it back (along with a lot of other features that pirates would like).

1713.7.2010 11:07

Yea... I ain't to thrilled about that either. Sony sent me an email yesterday stating if I don't upgrade my firmware on my PS3, I will no longer be allowed on PSN until I do. I have the OtherOS feature, and I don't intend to remove it yet; but it annoys the *bleep* out of me that I can't even by expansions for my games.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Jul 2010 @ 14:23

1813.7.2010 12:18

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piss off i hate people like you that rely on others to do shit for you. too bad stop whining. This guy did a hell of a job on alot of hardware and all you can do is piss and whine u little 12 year old *bleep*.
Oh jeez...

The maturity level of your post actually displays your IQ, and the fact you are going through puberty.

Your just a waste of space and time kid.

I also gave up on the PS3 CFW but still have not upgraded the firmware. I also received the email from sony but blah blah blah about there terms and conditions. I only have a few games and don't ever go online to play or even use PSN so it doesn't effect me none.
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1913.7.2010 17:52

I got maybe 5 games for my PS3, but still that's not the point; I should be able to access PSN without the need to upgrade. Ah well, its just less business they'll get from me.

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2117.7.2010 4:01
givaway
Unverified new user

Originally posted by geestar20:
What a prik! why even mention that you have jailbroken the damn thing and not release it?

If I wanna be teased I can go to a strip club.
Well think about it if you had the key to unlocking a whole new generation of iProducts and you worked for hours to get it would you give it away for free and people calling you "a prik" for being so slow or wait for people to give you a little respect. If i were him i would wait.

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