Getting confused from all of the Ra1n? There’s BlackRa1n, LimeRa1n, PurpleRa1n, and the upcoming RubyRa1n. It’s enough to confuse even the best meteorologist.

To add to the level of confusion, someone(s) impersonating renowed iPhone hacker GeoHot has released a site called Ra1nb0wRa1n with little to no fan fare.

The fact that it received hardly any pub before going live was the first thing that struck us as weird. The fact that the site is actually pointing to a Chinese website, is the real thing that sent up our red flags.

For the record, although the site’s whois records feature Hotz’s name and a New Jersey residence, Ra1nb0wRa1n does not appear to be associated with GeoHot in any way, shape, or form…

Visiting Ra1nb0wRa1n’s website presents you with an authentic looking splash page, which then forwards you to another page, which is actually contained in a frame. Viewing the contents of that frame reveals that the URL it’s forwarded to is not www.ra1nb0wra1n.com, but actually a Chinese site. See the screenshot below:

Further, going to the site’s root domain fully reveals its Chinese roots:

Lastly, a whois on that site reveals that indeed, there is no affiliation with GeoHot here.

Even if it were officially Hotz’s creation, Ra1nb0wRa1n isn’t a jailbreak tool in itself; it’s just a place where you can access all of the jailbreak tools in one place. I can see where it would be easy to be confused, especially because the site is almost reminiscent of the jailbreakme website, but that of course was solely for the iPhone, and was directly able to jailbreak your iPhone.

We’re not totally sure of the creator’s motivation for creating this site. From what we’ve been able to tell, there’s nothing devious going on here, but we certainly recommend you avoid it just in case.

Okay, I’m taking off my Columbo jacket now, capiche?

  • Jabbe

    Hi, A couple of weeks ago iH8sn0w also confirmed that this site was a fake, a Swedish site contacted iH8sn0w and he confirmed that ra1nb0wra1n did not belong GeoHot. This can be found here http://bit.ly/hX1JUq on the Swedish site where iH8sn0w also explains why it cant be GeoHots site.

    Thanks for a great site;)

    (Remove the link to the site if this is against the rules, only wanted to share the information)

  • Burge

    Had to go and have a look … Like you said it’s just a site with the links to Geohotz real jailbreak tools … All the tools in one place if you like …

  • EgoHot

    There is another site GeoHot DOES own… chocolatera1n.com

    http://www.who.is/whois/chocolatera1n.com/

  • John Doe

    It’s a Trap!

    • Abe

      Yo ya i now 

  • EgoHot

    There is another site GeoHot DOES own… chocolatera1n.com

  • Jerry

    he should trademark these things lol…

  • Manuel

    He has some weird fetish with these names man lol. I notice when he does make a name up, it usually only has the number 1 in the rain part. It’s never any where else, so that’s how I know what’s real or not. That, and he usually tells people any ways. I remember how people wanted limera1n so bad, and he left the scene only to work on it. I’m sure he has a lot of projects going, but this dude is a smart kid. Him and @Comex

  • No Doubt.

    GeoHot is the best!!!

    Simple and easy to use Jailbreak app.

    Can’t wait for his next *ra1n!!!

  • Well I am patiently waiting for one of these. Already I have two apps that need 4.2.1 to upgrade from iTunes and I can’t do it until I re-jailbreak with the new iOS.

  • Kyle

    I Hope they kan fix theis problem be cuse peple Kant yous the lime ra1ne be cus it is all fake and I tride it my self it don’t work at all pepole or if pepole wood relies it is a big scam it is a un thered jail brake for the new iPod touch 4g 4.21firme ware

  • Kyle

    I Hope they kan fix theis problem be cuse peple Kant yous the lime ra1ne be cus it is all fake and I tride it my self it don’t work at all pepole or if pepole wood relie it is a big scam it is a un thered jail brake for the new iPod
    touch 4g 4.21firme ware

    • Kyle

    • WriteMeUp

      Get a fucking clue how to spell. What a total retard.

  • Habebe

  • very nice