George Francis Hotz, better known as GeoHot in iPhone jailbreak and unlock community. He is also known for hacking Sony Playstation 3, GeoHot developed a method for cracking the PlayStation 3 and released an exploit, causing the removal of the "Other OS" function on the PS3. After gaining all the name and fame today GeoHot decided to close his blog and twitter account for the public. Closing his source of communications indicates that he is no more working on iPhone jailbreaking scene.
Departure of Geohot is a huge loss to jailbreak community. Following words are taken from GeoHot last post.
Sorry, this post was Probably a Bad Idea. Next time I will not say anything. When I miss this blog was about technical Actually things (I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, Which led it to the place it’s in now). I did not fully realize the current scene must or do not care unless They Are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.
The real reason behind no release isn’t technical. It’s just that’s it Will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered.I miss the days When jailbreaking and unlocking Were Difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd.
Also, to the haters, the picture is Quite Obviously fake.
Following are the last three tweets of GeoHot before deleting the account.
i was just having fun but Some People had to take this all way too seriously. it’s just a phone, and it isn’t much fun anymore.
bio isn’t my "iPhone hacker" it was just something i did when i was bored Occasionally. seriously, i think many of you care way more Than me
it was a cool ride, and I’ve learned a lot about a lot. Perhaps one of these days I’ll do a more formal goodbye.
GeoHot also mentioned to follow one of his good friend @mikecohenn for future updates. Nobody knows why GeoHot decided to leave iPhone hacking scene all of sudden, may be he wants to work in peace or he is hired by Apple or just another prank.
- First hacker to jailbreak / unlock iPhone 2G
- Discovered AT + stkprof command vulnerability which was later used in Yellowsn0w by Dev team to unlock iPhone 3G firmware 2.2
- First one to discover iPhone 3G bootloader 5.8 exploits that allows baseband downgrading
- First public software exploit for jailbreaking the iPhone 3GS (with Purplera1n and Purplesn0w)
- First Untethered Jailbreak and unlock for iPhone 3GS firmware 3.1 .2 (with Blackra1n and Blacksn0w)
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