GeoHot Quit His Job at Facebook, Now a Full-Time Hacker

By , Jan 24, 2012

Those of you who have been jailbreaking for a while will undoubtedly know George “GeoHot” Hotz, the guy who brought to us the very first iPhone unlock, back in 2008. Since then, GeoHot developed several jailbreaks, including purplera1n, blackra1n, and limera1n.

Then in 2011, GeoHot was sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3. The matter was quickly settled out of court, and GeoHot started working for Facebook shortly after.

Things are moving along for GeoHot though. According to Business Insider, he recently quit his position at Facebook. So what is he doing now?

It’s not clear what GeoHot is up to these days, but he was spotted at a hackthon where he competed with a bunch of other people on developing an app. He didn’t win, but that’s not really important.

What’s important here is that GeoHot might be back in the scene, and who knows, he might even be already working on discovering new exploits.

We’ll be sure to let you know if we hear anything new coming from him, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, watch GeoHot at the hackathon mentioned above (sorry Flash only – not our fault)

[Business Insider]

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  • http://twitter.com/mrmberman Marc

    A6 coming soon, Geohot to the rescue.

    • http://twitter.com/AlamarMarine Spencer B

      We may need him sooner than that. How long before IOS 5.1 drops with Corona patched. A baseband unlock would be nice too.

      • http://twitter.com/So_Apropos Austin Lear

        Apparently i0nic has something up his sleeve for 5.1.. Then again, this is the guy who offered to do a 4.3.5 untether as a joke, so take it with a grain of salt.

  • http://twitter.com/Jas_God Jas God

    YES.

  • http://twitter.com/MeisterBrake Fermin Osorio

    This is so fucking awesomeeeeeeeee

  • jose castro

    lol geohot will probably be part of the jailbreak legends that brought us the A4 and A5 untethered team

  • http://winfisdesign.tumblr.com/ Jesus Badia

    OMG! The Dream Team working together for the A5 Jailbreak, Saurik tweets again and now GeoHot might be back… 2012 is going to be legen… wait for it… dary!

    • http://twitter.com/Bu1137 Bu1137

      …and the return of @planetbeing !!! It’s like some kinda geek reunion, lol.

      No disrespect intended guys.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-N-Shanna-Bernauer/100002948594321 Thomas N Shanna Bernauer

        why do you think they read this…. they are the news they write about?

    • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

      We can only hope that comex can quit his internship, and come back to jailbreaking.

      • Anonymous

        I’d find it hard to quit a salary like the one Apple must be paying him, to go back to donations as a source of income.

      • http://twitter.com/CVthegreat Braun Buffel

        Apple has good future for comex so don’t be so selfish.

      • http://twitter.com/So_Apropos Austin Lear

        Comex’s internship at Apple ended not too long ago I believe.

  • Rafael Franco

    Great news! Brilliant mind!

  • Anonymous

    wait why don’t we get the guys who beat him at hackthon to work on exploits?

    • Anonymous

      Different type of hackathon. This is about creating a working app in a set period of time, rather than researching and exploiting exploits. Things called hackathons are generally really more of code-athons.

  • http://twitter.com/Eng_iM7md Mohammed S. Alazemi

    THE LEGEND IS BACK!

  • http://twitter.com/vantheman169 vantheman420

    Maybe he is working for Anonymous! But either way, we need all the Jailbreak Devs we can get and Geohot started it all!

  • http://twitter.com/akiboy14 Akshay Shah

    Brilliant! Now bring back @comex!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000223936151 Jerry PowerHouse

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/d0ntp4n1c Aaron Penick

    I will not say this guy does not have skills but after backing down from sony the way he did after bringing jailbreak to the ps3 I lost A LOT of respect for him. He does good things, he has awesome skills so please don’t get me wrong but after making it legal on the iphone I really wish he would have stayed the course and opened up the ps3 more :(

    • Kok Hean

      If he gets sued again, he’s gone forever.

  • http://twitter.com/M0esmac Modest Noreika – Moo

    Did he worked there? :D

  • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

    It’s funny seeing geohot now. He actually looks older (obv.) but it looks strange! I’m used to seeing his face on the JB icons and he looks 15! LOL. Anyway, I can’t wait to see if he gets back into iOS hacking again!

  • Anonymous

    On Twitter you posted a misleading title. You dont know if he is a full time hacker.

  • http://twitter.com/fireh0tz fireh0tz

    Where does it say he quit facebook?

  • Anonymous

    If George turned his head 90 degrees to the left he’d be able to have a chew on them boobolas.

  • http://twitter.com/Andr0me7a Petri Pan

    It’s because of guys like him and all the current JB DEV’s so many kids and Adults have real fun and joy. What would be a PS3 if never JB what would be an iPad 2? It’s like you eat with no joy.

  • Anonymous

    He probably fucked that news reporter

    • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

      Lol I sure would have !!!

    • http://twitter.com/chrpye chrpye

      +1
      was just lookin for who already commented what I was thinking. Found this comment.
      She seems so eager to welcome any place any thing he’d offer her, seems like.

      • Anonymous

        Glad we share the same thoughts lol! Makes me want to do something unique so I could fuck news reporters too

  • http://twitter.com/r0cket1000 Tony M

    Where’s his f****** pizza!?!?! hahaha

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    You put flash only..erm just watched it on my i4s ..and i’am sure it don’t have flash..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJ4DGPHSOFTD7LLON3FWGLIBYY Your Nightmare

      Me too
      My understanding that iOS does not support flash but it played it

  • cruzcontrol1001

    All we need is a boot rom exploit for the a5 chip and man we are good until iphone5

  • http://twitter.com/amad_ahmed01 Amad

    Maybe they’ll all hold hands and dance around a jailbreak, then live happily everafter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chinaka-Obojiofor/607885416 Chinaka Obojiofor

    please someone work on the unlock for iphone 4s 5.0.1 so everyone can use there preferred network……

  • Anonymous

    OMG he quit!! That’s great news!!!

    *facepalm*

  • Anonymous

    Did he quit his job at Facebook? Are you sure?