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iPhone and PS3 jailbreak extraordinaire releases new Android root app

By on June 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

iPhone and PS3 jailbreak extraordinaire releases new Android root app

iPhone and PlayStation 3 owners who looked for ways to jailbreak either device in the past probably know who Geohot is, and should be happy to hear he is still hacking devices. Geohot on Sunday released his own root tool on xda-developers that works on many Android handsets, including the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 versions, which were harder to crack, at least so far. More →

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Geohot: iOS 7 jailbreak has not been ‘backdoored’ by China

By on December 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM.

Geohot: iOS 7 jailbreak has not been ‘backdoored’ by China

After the drama that ensured following the “official” iOS 7 untethered jailbreak release, well-known gadget hacker Geohot has cleared the waters surrounding the new Evasi0n 7 tool by reversing in, looking through the code and posting a lengthy write-up on it. The iPhone and PlayStation jailbreaker did not find any security issues with the iOS 7 jailbreak. More →

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Facebook hires iOS/PS3 hacker geohot [video]

By on June 28, 2011 at 1:01 AM.

Facebook hires iOS/PS3 hacker geohot [video]

George Hotz, the hacker better known as “geohot” has joined the team at Facebook. Hotz made a name for himself in the enthusiast community as an iPhone and iPad jailbreaker with his blackra1n tool, and he’s was also sued for jailbreaking the Sony PlayStation 3. Reportedly, Hotz joined Facebook in May and recently wrote on Facebook that the social network is “really an amazing place to work.” Hit the read link for a video during which GeoHot mentions his recent move. More →

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Geohot explains PS3 jailbreak and his new legal battle with Sony [video]

By on January 14, 2011 at 9:40 PM.

Geohot explains PS3 jailbreak and his new legal battle with Sony [video]

Everyone’s favorite iOS and PS3 tinkerer, George Hotz (geohot), recently appeared on G4’s The Loop to describe how and why he came to acquire the ire of Sony. Mr. Hotz, noting his passion for transparency and dislike of piracy, explained why he does what he does and why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) — even in its newly modified state — doesn’t afford him safe harbor from Sony. Hit the jump, the video is waiting for you. More →

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Root keys for Sony’s PlayStation 3 go public

By on January 3, 2011 at 8:28 AM.

Root keys for Sony’s PlayStation 3 go public

Famed iOS hacker geohot is utilizing his talents to aid the tinkering community of another platform, the PlayStation 3. Mr. Hotz has successfully acquired and published the root keys used by Sony’s popular gaming console, opening the door to custom software and ROMs. On his site, geohot has noted that he does not condone piracy in anyway and wouldn’t mind being “on the other side” — perhaps an offer to work for/with Sony? Hit the read link to check out geohot’s handy work. More →

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Limera1n now available for Mac and PC

By on October 14, 2010 at 4:24 PM.

Limera1n now available for Mac and PC

Geohot’s iOS 4.x jailbreaking utility limera1n has been available for Windows since 10/10/10 and now, thanks to some handy coding, it is available for the Mac as well. The one-click jailbreak utility can be downloaded free of charge from limera1n.com; geohot does ask for voluntary donations to keep the project alive. If you give it a whirl let us know how it goes. Happy jailbreaking! More →

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iPhone 4 jailbroken by Geohot

By on July 10, 2010 at 9:17 AM.

iPhone 4 jailbroken by Geohot

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Late last month, news of root access and an early userland jailbreak of the iPhone 4 hit Twitter courtesy of @chpawn, @plantebeing, and @musclenerd. A mere few weeks later and we have word of another successful jailbreak, this time coming from well-known iPhone hacker Geohot. Neither party has released their jailbreak tools to the public and Geohot is pretty clear that he does not want folks pestering him for a release date. So all you iPhone 4 owners waiting to free your handset from Apple’s walled garden must learn to be patient and keep your mouth shut, capeche?

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Geohot makes it ra1n on the iPad

By on April 10, 2010 at 11:10 AM.

Geohot makes it ra1n on the iPad

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The latest blog post from iPhone firmware slayer George Hotz (geohot), dated April 9th, contains no words… but then again, words aren’t really necessary. The image shows his popular blackra1n iPhone jailbreaking software, and accompanying Cydia package manager, loaded onto an iPad. The post comes one day after Hotz posted the encryption keys for the iPad 3.2 firmware sets, and several hours after having tweeted about being able to boot the iPad into verbose mode. Hotz has yet to post an iPad compliant version of the blackra1n software on his site, but it is only a matter of time now. Any of you iPad owners out there anxiously awaiting a jailbreaking solution for your new toy?

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Geohot demos untethered jailbreak for iPhone

By on March 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM.

Geohot demos untethered jailbreak for iPhone

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Stevesy (Jobs, not Zissou) is certainly not going to like this. iPhone hacker extraordinaire George Hotz aka geohot has just teased the iPhone community with a 68 second video showing off a new untethered jailbreak. Here’s his statement:

The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models [iPod touch G2, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch G3], and will probably work on iPad too.

Click on through to check out a video demo. More →

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Mr. "Make it blackra1n" geohot successfully hacks PS3

By on January 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM.

Mr. "Make it blackra1n" geohot successfully hacks PS3

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Everyone’s favorite iPhone outlaw, George Hotz (better know as geohot), has been at work mastering another piece of hardware: the PlayStation 3. And so far, Geohot has had quite a bit of success. On his blog, Hotz writes, “I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me.” Now, Geohot is adamant that the hacking is for scientific purposes only, and he is not trying to provide a vector for software piracy; the ultimate goal would be to run home-made code or other operating system software such as Linux on the PS3. Although against piracy, Geohot is looking to post the decryption keys used by Sony so others can assist him in his scientific endeavor. Geohot’s blog is very interesting and, at times, deeply technical. We’ve got a few links queued up for your reading pleasure.

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Blacksn0w iPhone unlock complete, launching November 4th

By on October 31, 2009 at 3:56 PM.

Blacksn0w iPhone unlock complete, launching November 4th

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About a week ago, geohot released an update to his iPhone jailbreaking software dubbed Blackra1n RC2, and while that was all well and good for all you AT&T guys, it did leave those of us who need a baseband unlock on our iPieces wanting more. Enter blacksn0w. Demoed on YouTube, the blacksn0w exploit will provide a baseband unlock of the 3.1.x firmware allowing your iPhone to run on your preferred GSM carrier. Blacksn0w will be released to the jailbreaking baseband unlocking masses on November 4th and can be loaded onto your device directly from Blackra1n. Boo ya. We’re curious, how many of you iPhone fanatics rely on a baseband unlock to have a functional iPhone? We’ve got the video all queued up for you after the bounce.

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Blackra1n RC 2 released for your jailbreaking pleasure

By on October 26, 2009 at 1:07 PM.

Blackra1n RC 2 released for your jailbreaking pleasure

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Our favorite iPhone outlaw, geohot, has released an update to the iPhone jailbreak software blackra1n. Dubbed RC2 the update addresses several issues including:

  • Fixes 3G signal issues
  • Tethered jailbreak for 3.1 OOTB iPod touch 8GB and new 3GS’
  • Fixes issues with package software”Icy
  • Versions for both Windows and Mac now available

No need to rerun blackra1n if you already applied RC1 successfully, but for those of you who have not been able to crack into your iPiece take RC2 for a spin. Let us know how it goes!

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Apple shipping iPhone 3GS’ resistant to jailbreaking?

By on October 13, 2009 at 7:28 PM.

Apple shipping iPhone 3GS’ resistant to jailbreaking?

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To be perfectly honest we’re surprised it took this long. Reports are surfacing that Apple is now shipping a new bootrom with the iPhone 3GS that is resistant to the 24kpwn exploit used by the Dev-Team and others to jailbreak the iPhone. DevTeam member MuscleNerd confirms that the bootrom update, dubbed iBoot-359.3.2, would make jailbreaking new iPhone’s “impossible” for the time being. Man, does Apple hate when people muck with the iPhone or what! Your move Dev Team — and godspeed. Or maybe our ninja GeoHot can find a way around it? We’ll see!

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