Famous jailbreak master Joshua Hill, known in the community as P0sixninja just announced on his Twitter account that he is leaving the Chronic Dev Team, a reputable group of iOS hackers he helped create a few years ago, and of which he was considered the front-man, up until now.

At this point of time, it is unclear what the motivations behind the departure are. A follow up tweet sent by P0sixninja makes it sound like it might be a money matter, but my sources tell me it is far more complicated than that.

About an hour ago, Hill sent these two tweets to his followers:

P0sixninja has been a pivot in the development of key jailbreak tools such as GreenPois0n and more recently Absinthe. He is considered by many as one of the “chillest dudes” in the jailbreak community, with an impressive track record of accomplishment.

We’re not sure what P0sixninja is going to be up to, but something tells me this is not the last time we hear from him. I will be meeting him next month at JailbreakCon, and hopefully he’ll have some reassuring words from us regarding his future involvement in the community.

We wish him good luck, no matter what he decides to do next.

  • nooooooooooooo 🙁

  • Mike Logan

    That sucks should have quit after IOS 6 A5 and A5X jailbreak was released to the public

    • terrible that you even said that. he and others did things for no charge (free) and this is all you have to say terrible

  • job at Apple??

    • Siv

      Doubt it. This guy has a massive ego, if he got a job at Apple, he would plaster the news all over Twitter.

      • sutiam

        Don’t be ridiculous. A dude with this level of hacking skill can get a job at any tech company he likes.

      • He didn’t say he couldn’t get the job, he’s saying that if he did it would be posted all over his twitter since this guy has a huge ego. He reminds me of geohot who is also a beast at hacking but likes the limelight way too much.

      • Siv

        Spot on.

    • Definitely not

  • jose castro

    that sucks. but i wish the best

  • well we do know he tried to sell his iPhone 4 and an 0-day iBoot exploit for $50 which he could have made like he said $50,500 on so he might be done hacking just saying he also might have sold it to an Apple employee at the black hat convention for $50

  • He’s the most chilliest because of the smokes … Lol… I hope he still sticks with the jailbreak community.. Sad day (maybe)

  • Another intern at Facebook?

  • Nicolas Loots

    First peterhajas, then comex and now p0sixninja? Who’s next?!

  • Thats messed up.

  • Sina

    Thank you for all your efforts and time on community.
    Good Luck and Best Wishes.

  • Switching to Android perhaps :p ??!!

  • Ronald Weaver

    What a shame. I know he says it’s not about the money. That could be very true. I think as the software from apple develops it might be getting harder and harder to produce legal jailbreaks. I donate from time to time. I would be lieing if I said I donated to every jailbreak . I do belive if we as a community if we would donate more to the devs. They would be highly motivated to do more work and maybe release them faster. I don’t know if I’m right but tell me if you agree.

  • the story is very strange, he started by selling his iPhone 4 for 50$,

  • But he will stay hacking…. no?

  • I am not worried about this at all… Jailbreaking the iphone 5 swill be the biggest challenge and will bring out fresh new talented hackers from the wood work wh ready to make a name for themselves..

  • His contributions will be remembered, he will be missed

  • FrankensteinBlack

    This is the light weight version of the story. Sayin…

  • who will jailbreak the iphones now?

  • dracoslife

    I wish that man all the luck in the world he deserves it thank you for your contribute to the community 😀 .also screw ya poopheads saying such things without even knowing the guy,straight uP!

  • Jasykes Sykes

    Word Ninjas take me to the turtles!!