GeoHot Declines $10,000 Reward for Unlocking Baseband 05.11.07

As reported earlier, GeoHot has succeeded in unlocking iPhone Baseband 05.11.07 using BlackSn0w. GeoHot was offered a reward of $10,000 for unlocking iPhone Baseband 05.11.07 but he declined the reward and blasts those reselling the unlock calling them scum.

BlackSn0w, the Unlock for iPhone Baseband 05.11.07 will be released of Nov 4th, 2009. GeoHot has posted this on his blog:

First off, Jody Sanders, I am declining your $10,000. Why? Because you, and the rest of the iPhone unlock sites out there are scum. You make money selling freeware; that’s not cool, and I am in no way going to legitimize it.

Seriously, the people who really lose here are the customers. These sites are full of blatant lies, claiming to have unlocks for 05.11.07 People buy them, and are told the unlock is in development, and the release date is unknown. Imagine you bought a cup of coffee and were told it’s in development? Recently, many of these sites sent out e-mails saying they made major breakthroughs and the unlock will be ready 11/04/09. Coincidence that that’s the release date of blacksn0w?

Geohot has asked users to help him in getting the truth out.

The iPhone unlock is free. “Let’s shut all these assholes down”

via [GeoHot’s Blog]

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4 comments… add one
Rizwan November 1, 2009, 7:55 pm

we are proud of you, GEOHAT… HATSOFF TO YOU

Tashchi November 1, 2009, 8:48 pm

Geohot! You just turned out to be my hero! Thank you! Personally, I gave my 15 dollars to these assholes. Even Paypal didn’t help me get my money back. I repeatedly wrote to them, that instead of unlocking software I received just bullshit, but no way! Paypal says it is in line with user agreement!!!

faz November 2, 2009, 12:37 am

If u’ve paid these assholes then the only way to get a refund is to contact your credit card company as u’ve paid so something that u’ve not received and they’ll issue u with a full refund.
I e-mailed these assholes whom they claim that they’ve got an unlock software for 05.11.07 BB and guess what, I got no response as they’re a full of shit.
GeoHot, u r the man, first u jailbroken the 3.1.2 and now soon u’ll release the unlock for 05.11.07 and we thank you so much for ur hardwork, good work man and I’m sure many people will be happy to send u donations once they’ve got their iPhone working again.
Thanking you in advance again

Faz

Lavkesh March 22, 2010, 9:14 pm

You are the man my friend! Hats off… it takes balls of steel, no titanium to refuse $10,000.

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