If you remember a couple days back when I posted that GeoHot had a jailbreak for the iPhone 4, it turns out that this was all fake. The hacker who has led us down this path before, has just updated his blog, to destroy the last credibility he had left.
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. The real reason behind no release isn’t technical. It’s just that 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 :D
Unfortunately this means that we will not be seeing anymore work from GeoHot for a long time. While he may have jailbroken his iPhone 4, he admitted that the picture he originally posted was fake and that he will not be releasing any software. I was starting to earn some respect back for GeoHot, however after this I will not be taking GeoHot as seriously again. There is no doubt that the kid is a genius hacker (he was the first person to unlock the iPhone, back in 2007), however just as everyone has said – he is just too cocky and egocentric. What does this mean for the jailbreaking community? Well nothing much; the great news is is that we have an awesome Dev-Team who never let us down. They are even hard at work releasing the Real iPhone 4 unlock and jailbreak. As for GeoHot, it is not certain what he will do next… What are your thoughts on GeoHot and what he did?