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GeoHot Says Goodbye to the Jailbreak Scene

GeoHot, the little genius behind the original iPhone unlock, Blackra1n jailbreak and BlackSn0w unlock says GoodBye to the jailbreak Scene. After teasing us with an iPhone 4 jailbreak (later called fake) GeoHot not only closed his blog to public but also deleted his Twitter account.

What did encourage his decision to leave the Jailbreak community forever? Well, GeoHot has been complaining for a while about people harassing him about jailbreaks and release dates. In his last post on his blog (not accessible now) he shared a screenshot of jailbroken iPhone 4 and said he has no plans to release it. In return he met with hate and negative response from the public. Then he updated his blog post with this:

Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things (I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now). I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t 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.

Later he tweeted this:

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.

My bio isn’t “iPhone hacker” it was just something i did occasionally when i was bored. 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 had also been flamed by many for his ego but like everyone of us he has the freedom to do whatever he wants and we should all respect that.

While GeoHot didn’t clearly say goodbye to the jailbreak Scene, he seems to be retiring from the scene, atleast for now. Something tells me his “formal goodbye” might be in the form of one final jailbreak/unlock tool, before he calls it a quit forever or may be he will return after some time.

Thanks George for all your hard work and surprising us with your talent. You’ll be missed.

Now the question arising in minds of many would be: what about the exploit he has? Well, the same exploit is shared by p0sixninja. With GeoHot gone, we still have great hackers like MuscleNerd, Planetbeing (the iPhone dev-Team), iH8Sn0w, Comex and p0sixninja who are actively working on developing jailbreak and unlock for the iPhone community.

31 comments… add one
iBanja July 14, 2010, 5:19 pm

Thanks for all

iBanja July 14, 2010, 5:39 pm

We’ll never forget you. Thanks.

jimmy July 14, 2010, 6:40 pm

thank u bro u made my life easier with blackra1n.. and i really understand your decision i feel the same way.. sometimes we need a break.. specially when is no fun anymore

AfRoo July 14, 2010, 6:48 pm

no comment,

Dhruv July 14, 2010, 6:52 pm

hi plz… dont do this i m wating for 2 months to jailbrake my iphone 3gs…

Anon Ymos July 15, 2010, 2:08 pm

posts like this are a real good reason to quit jb’ing!

Tom July 14, 2010, 7:01 pm

Surprisingly, he became a fame-whore. Loner no-friend guy who worked for himself and finally fakes a jailbreak (there is still no REAL proof).

The dev team on the other hand even posted a nice youtube video with “planetbeing”, showing him with NO ego problem and NO fame-whore attitude.

Teamwork and Collaboration:
That’s what work and life is all about, not the loner kinda guy thing.

Finally he’s retired. Already started hating his stupid face on EVERY of his products… be it jailbreak be it unlock, he’s always putting his kiddie face on it. MAN he’s got issues

Ganesh July 14, 2010, 7:53 pm

It was a bit sad to hear this news….!

Really GeoHot its very very very great upon you for helping the people for this long time…

I really Thank you you for helping us…

Finally we respect your thoughts & ur wish come true in ur life….!

Dantv July 14, 2010, 8:14 pm

And this is a great example why open source doesn’t work. People want things for free!

hil July 14, 2010, 8:27 pm

Thank you George Francis Hotz you have shared a lot in iPhone hacking community.. I and we understand that you have also a personal life and not to be “JAILED” in iPhone Jailbreaking/unlocking community!


liveordie July 14, 2010, 8:28 pm

He quit because please were nagging him for a iphone 4 jailbrake and because he couldn’t follow though with the fake photos, he quit

chintu July 14, 2010, 8:59 pm

We’ll never forget you. Thanks.


apple report July 15, 2010, 12:20 am

George Francis Hotz got a job at apple last week so now he will be fixing holes in the iphone. i seen him walk into the apple headquarters last week

Saburota July 15, 2010, 2:09 am

That’s ok. There are others. Enjoy your life and do what makes you happy.

ahmad July 15, 2010, 2:28 am

We will always remember you!!!!!!

Cashman July 15, 2010, 3:38 am

thanks george!

FcuKetan July 15, 2010, 6:05 am

WAT!! 🙁

This is the guy who saved all ‘ma money frm the app store and soo..

Man u are a thrill.. I hope we can get to hear frm u again when the 5th iPhone comes out nex summer wiv 8MP Camera by Sony Cybershot n 4G connection by then..

jeff_vic31 July 15, 2010, 8:03 am

geohot, thanx man

Tatoo July 15, 2010, 8:57 am

We’ll never forgot you , u did the best

jerro18 July 15, 2010, 10:12 am

Thank you GeoHot untuk blackra1n

Mikeallmighty July 15, 2010, 11:49 am

wow people are just total asses . when they need something they bitch when they get it they dont appreciate . now they just messes it up for everyone.

Jasveen July 15, 2010, 12:06 pm

Goodbye. Your past jailbreak wasnt that stable or useful to me….but you have my respect.

pe6o666 July 15, 2010, 5:49 pm

Thanx man!!!
Thank you very much!

Deva July 16, 2010, 2:38 am

Thanks a lot George for your effort… We respect your job on behalf of all Iphone community…

crosof July 16, 2010, 7:54 pm

Thank you very much!

fromdamoon July 17, 2010, 6:00 am

thanks ,, we will remember u 🙂
well a smart guy like u must do something better than just a phone , go and work with apple or make something bigger ,, thanks again

douchey July 22, 2010, 12:06 pm

geohot, i waited for your release, and i didn’t use spirit jb, but now i guess i have no choice. 🙁 neither did i force you.

thanks for the memory.

Itouch15 August 11, 2010, 10:40 am

Great jailbreak for 3.1.3 on the idevices, Geohot.

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