There are numerous developers and hackers in the Jailbreaking Community; so many that we thought it would be a good idea write short biographies for each individual. Thus, in this section you will find information on some of the most notable developers and hackers in the Jailbreaking community such as Saurik, Comex, Pod2G, MuscleNerd and so many more! So what are you waiting for? Check out this ever-expanding database of Jailbreak developers below…
Description: When you think of Jailbreaking you think of Saurik.The developer and hacker Saurik, also known as Jay Freeman (his real name), has been responsible for the development of Cydia, which is an application that allows Jailbreakers to download tweaks and themes for their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Saurik has also played helping hand in developing Untethered Jailbreaks for a variety of devices and firmware versions. Saurik really has carried the Jailbreaking community along and has made it stronger.
Description: MuscleNerd, to many, has been known as one of the original developers since Jailbreaking was first released back in 2001. MuscleNerd is a hacker who likes to hide his true identity, and currently his real name or even a picture of himself is not available to the public. Some of MuscleNerd’s most notable achievements include being one of the found members of the iPhone Dev-Team and also one of the main developers behind RedSn0w, PwnageTool and UltraSn0w.
Description: The hacker Comex, who’s real name is Nicholas Allegra, has been featured in Forbes magazine and numerous other news outlets. The reason being for his work on JailbreakMe 2.0 (Star) and JailbreakMe 3.0 (Saffron), which were Untethered Jailbreaking solutions for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Comex has played a very large part in the Jailbreaking community and was recently offered an internship at Apple that has halted any future Jailbreak development work for the time being.
Description: The hacker P0sixNinja, who’s real name is Joshua Hill, is responsible for GreenPois0n and more recently the Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter. P0sixninja is also one of the head members of Chronic-Dev, which has developed a variety of software and exploits for the Jailbreaking community. It is no question that P0sixninja has played an extremely large part in the development of Jailbreaks and has helped find numerous exploits, as well as exploit finding tools.
Description: The hacker Pod2G came into popularity in 2011 and is a French hacker who developed the first iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak. Pod2G’s iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak exploit can be found in RedSn0w 0.9.10b3, PwnageTool 5.0.1 and Corona 5.0.1 Untether. Currently Pod2G is focusing his work on developing an A5 exploit to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered.
Description: The hacker i0n1c, also known as Stefan Esser (his real name), is a German security researcher that developed an iOS 4.3.x Untethered Jailbreak exploit. Once this Untethered exploit was finalized, i0n1c handed it over to the iPhone Dev-Team to release it in one of their Jailbreaking tools. Since the time i0n1c developed this Untethered Jailbreak exploit he has been very popular on Twitter, and it has been recently rumored he may have an iOS 5.1 Untethered Exploit.
Description: The young Canadian hacker iH8Sn0w has been responsible for several Jailbreaking related tools, the most popular being Sn0wBreeze; that is a Windows alternative to the PwnageTool Jailbreak tool. iH8Sn0w is also the developer behind iFaith that can aid you in downgrading and saving SHSH blobs on the iOS 5 firmware generation. It is good to keep in mind that iH8Sn0w does not develop Jailbreak exploits, however, just the software that powers Jailbreaking tools.
Description: Hacker Geohot, whos real name is George Hotz, is a very controversial Jailbreak and Unlock developer who had a hand in a fair share of drama between other Jailbreak developers. He has been responsible for a few Untethered Jailbreaks, was the first person to unlock the original iPhone and was also sued by Sony for Jailbreaking the PlayStation 3. Currently it has been rumored that GeoHot is working for Facebook and was responsible for the iPad Facebook app.
Description: The hacker NotCom (Semaphore) is a software engineer and is the developer behind the popular SHSH blobs saving tool TinyUmbrella. For the longest time NotCom’s TinyUmbrella SHSH blob saving tool was the most widely used SHSH blobs saving tool. With the release of the iOS 5 firmware generation, however, TinyUmbrella has been challenged by iFaith. Thus, NotCom has been updating TinyUmbrella to be more widely compatible with the iOS 5 firmware generation.
Description: Chpwn, or Grant Paul, is a developer responsible for several popular iOS Cydia tweaks and is even a contributor to the Cydia open source project. Some of Chpwn’s most popular Cydia tweaks include the Infiniapps lineup, ProSwitcher, Gridlock and so much more! Recently Chpwn has been one of the main developers behind Spire, which is a Siri port to older generation iOS Devices.