In June 2011, George Hotz (GeoHot) was hired by Facebook after getting sued by Sony for hacking into Playstation 3. Basically, GeoHot was popular for its unlock and jailbreaking tools for iPhone users, and now when he is quitting from Facebook, it seems he will join back jailbreak community and hope so some other jailbreak tools would be on his credit in near future.
GeoHot’s previous developed jailbreak tools are Blackra1n, Purplera1n, Limera1n and BlackSn0w unlock tool.
According to NBC report Apple has asked to Federal Government to crack down against hackers who are involved in jailbreak activities. Apple took this step after Sony as they have filed a lawsuit against Geohot for jailbreaking PS 3 recently.
According to Apple’s spokesperson:
“Current jailbreak technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighted bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs.”
In July 2010, US Government had declared iPhone jailbreaking and rooting legal, so let’s see what will [...]
Chronic Dev Team have lived up to their promise! The source code for Limera1n-based GreenPois0n iOS 4.1 jailbreak tool is now available publicly for download. You can use the source code under the terms and conditions laid down by General Public License (GNU) to modify the tool to your own liking, or even improve it for the betterment of the jailbreaking community.
For those of you who don’t know, GreenPois0n is based on Geohot’s Limera1n exploit and it can be used to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod touch 4G / 3G / 2G. Simply follow our step by step guide posted here (for [...]
Geohot has released Limera1n jailbreak for Mac OS X as the Limera1n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.1 for Windows was released last week.
Mac version of Limera1n works to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and iPad 3.2.2.
There is also another alternative iOS 4.1 jailbreak tool released by Chronic Dev Team with the name Greenpois0n, which could be grabbed via following download links for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Download Limera1n for Mac OS X
We previously broke the news to our respected readers of a low-level bootrom exploit which would enable jailbreaking on iOS 4.1 and beyond with all versions of the iPod touch, iPhone and of course, iPad! This exploit was special in a way because Apple will not be able to patch the exploit with a software update, instead it will require Apple to release entirely revised hardware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and we all know that we are at least 6 months away from any hardware revisions.
Word around the Twittersphere is that the exploit named SHAtter is in the bootrom section, together with [...]
This has to be the saddest day in the history of the iPhone. Geohot, the father of the First iPhone Unlock and the first person to ever use the iPhone on a network other than AT&T has announced that he would no longer develop any hacks to jailbreak or unlock on the latest iOS 4.
This comes in an update to Geohot’s earlier announcement on his blog which states that the he has managed to jailbreak the iPhone 4 with Limera1n, which was later declared as being fake. He stated that “limera1n is little more than a raindrop on a website” and that users shouldn’t expect a release soon. [...]
It has been almost two weeks since the much awaited Apple device, iPhone 4 was released. And in that time frame, numerous unlocking and jailbreaking tools have been released for those who want to use other carriers. Few days back, iH8sn0w released sn0wbreeze to jailbreak iOS 4 and now, news about release of another jailbreaking tool is spreading all over the internet.
Geohot has managed to jailbreak iPhone 4 running iOS 4 with Limera1n and he also cleared out some confusion about pwned4life exploit. However, no release date has been announced by Geohot for the public release of this jailbreaking [...]
A couple of hours ago Spirit was released which is the first tool that allows users to Jailbreak the iPad on Firmware 3.2 and the iPhone EDGE, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G on Firmware 3.1.3 untethered.
Though this isn’t the only tool in progress to jailbreak the iPad (as there is one being made by Geohot as well) but it is by far the smartest and most easiest tool that can be used to Jailbreak iPad on Firmware 3.2. Follow the easy steps.
Make sure to download and install the latest version of iTunes from iTunes.com
Head over to this link and download the iPad Firmware 3.2
iH8sn0w, the father of Sn0wBreeze and other handy utils like iREB and AUTOSHSH to hack iPhone has uploaded a video on twitvid where he shows a jailbroken iPod Touch 2G (MB model) running iPhone Os 4.0 beta 1.
Video after the jump…
iH8sn0w has also tweeted that iPod Touch 2G (MB) PwnageTool Bundles will be available soon.
Before this, dev-team jailbroke the iPhone OS 4.0 within 24 Hours of its release and then release redSn0w 0.9.5 Beta to jailbreak iPhone 3G OS 4.0 beta 1. GeoHot has also demonstrated BlackRa1n jailbreak for iPhone OS 4.0.
In a blog post, Geohot, the Blackra1n and BlackSn0w developer, has shown that he has successfully jailbreak iPad 3.2 with Blackra1n. GeoHot has posted a photo showing Cydia and blackra1n on the iPad home screen. So the guy has updated blackra1n to jailbreak iPad 3.2!
Screenshot after the jump…
Before this, GeoHot tweeted a photo of iPad booting into Verbose mode. here’s the screenshot:
Geohot had published a video demonstrating untethered iPad jailbreak. He also published the keys to decrypt iPad OS 3.2: