Do you have an iPhone 3GS and a burning desire to fire up Backgrounder but no access to a PC? Well dry those eyes Mac addicts, as Geohot’s baby is now ready to go on OS X. Cohorts AriX and westbaer helped Geohot pack purplera1n into a tight little Mac OS package and it’s now available on the site alongside a new and improved RC2a version for Windows. Sweet. Standard disclaimer: we’re not sure how purplera1n and the ensuing jailbreak will affect your iPhone as new OS builds come out, so proceed with caution.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.