A final farewell from Jeff

By , Feb 15, 2016


Ladies and gentlemen…Today I say goodbye to a place I have called my online home for quite a few years. It’s a bittersweet day. I’m moving on to another adventure, but I will always have fond memories of my time at iDB…

I’ve been writing online and in print since the mid-90’s, but thanks to iDB, I was really able to push the bounds of my creativity. A little over five years ago, I decided to “make a video demonstration” of a jailbreak tweak. It was extremely rudimentary, but from that point forward, things were different.

Of course, these days, video is pretty much a prerequisite to any online destination, but I’d like to think that we helped play at least a small role in pushing the envelope in that regard.

I’m not going to be overly dramatic with this goodbye. Instead, I’d like to say a few words, and a few thanks. Oh, and predictably, there’s a video as well…

First of all, I’d like to thank all of you for watching, reading, and listening over the years. As I stated on my final podcast, we’ve output a ton of content during my tenure at iDB. I’ve personally published over 2,500 videos, over 300 podcasts, nearly 4,000 blog posts, and a couple of books for good measure.

The numbers are measurable, but they mean little to me compared to the great interactions I’ve been able to share with readers. You guys make what we do possible, and we truly appreciate that. Sometimes we may get frustrated, or sound irritated in a post or on a video or podcast, but never forget that we love what we do, and it’s thanks to you that this is possible. Seriously, thank you!

I’d also like to thank the folks at iDB, past and present. People like Cody, Chris, Timothy, Jim, Anthony and various others over the years. This team has always been so fun to work with, which is a testament to its owner, Sebastien Page. Thanks, Sebastien, for giving me the opportunity to do something cool.

Andrew O’Hara has come on board to take over the reigns of the YouTube channel. He’s got lots of experience making videos, so rest assured that the channel will keep on chugging along like it has for the last 5 years.

I look forward to reading and watching all of the great content that will inevitably come from the pages of this blog.

It’s been fun. It’s been really fun.

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  • Aurelio Bautista

    Hey Jeff! It´s been fun following your videos and recommendations. I wish you the best and hope one day you get back to iDB. Thanks a lot!!

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Farewell Jeff, you’ll be sorely missed. Your input at IDB from posts, to those spot-on video tutorials, reviews and podcast participation were brilliant. Would’ve been great if you closed with one last SPIDER-JOKE for good measure, and for old-time sake!

    “For the last time, this is Jeff with iDownloadblog!”


  • hoàng trần

    Ohhh Jeff …

  • M_Hawke

    WHAT?!!! Our loss. Best wishes to you in your new endeavor. Thanks for all that you’ve done for us in this community.

  • M_Hawke

    Andrew sounds legit. He must be legit–he has Half Dome as wall paper!

  • LeMerlot

    Jeff, iDB’s living icon says goodbye ?!? – That’s really bittersweet news !
    Jeff, your charming, fresh and cheerful iDB video reviews explaining all those exciting tweaks have been kind of a ritual enjoyment so many of my evenings – for years. Change is (not always felt as) good. All the best for you – you REALLY made a huge difference !

  • locomambo

    wow this came as a surprise but never the less you are a super guy you will be missed i have been following idb since i got my 3g-3gs and it is my go to page for everything apple and more..this doesnt mean i will not come back but of course i am a true fan of cody and sebastian and hopefully andrew as well..it is sad to see you go but changes in life are necessary in order to grow mentally and spiritually..good luck Jeff..idb family see you later.

  • Ana Paula

    Jeff, I only accept your goodbye if you tell me Apple hired you.
    IDB won’t be the same.
    Hope you come back.
    I agree with someone’s comment that seems you are a friend, just because we watch your videos regularly. There’s something friendly and relaxing in your voice.
    Good luck.
    Greetings from Brazil.

  • sNick

    I’ve found Jeff!! He’s gone to another Apple Site.. I just say “9to5Mac”. 🙂
    But iDB is best!!! :-)))

  • David Diaz Escandon

    He’s going to 9to5, the good part is that I actually always check out both sides.
    Well done Jeff.
    And will still checking both sides thanks to people like Anthony, Cody and Sebastien.

  • Nitsud

    Goodbye to the Morgan Freeman of jailbreak community. I’ll forever hear your voice when reading about new tweaks and jailbreaks!

  • Xee

    A sad day, will miss your really clear and informative videos.

    Have you seen the light that iPhone jailbreaking is nearing the end and decided to jump ship as the tide slows?!

  • suttonmontreal

    This is Jeff, with IDB… Stay in touch body.. Good luck and all the best for you.

  • weztimonial

    Thank you Jeff.

  • Sergey Filatov

    Damn. bro. We’ll really miss you. Thanks for all and good luck, Jeff

  • crcking

    thank you Jeff we ‘ll miss you

  • Jamie Waters

    Thank you for your dedication over the years Jeff, enjoy your next chapter

  • nouseforaname

    Aw man! You will be missed Jeff! Good luck with your future endeavors.

  • Davinci

    You’ll be missed Jeff, iDB will never be the same 🙁 thanks for all and good luck!

  • mav3rick

    Quite a fun journey. From reviewing couple $ tweaks which might not need now the reviewed thousand $ equipment. Jailbreak golden age is gone now and the golden voice of Jailbreak tweaks, too. New writer here is a worthy successor but tweaks will never get again the same exposure and excitement as from iconic videos “Hello ladies and gentlemen… I’m Jeff from iDB”. As Jailbreak might come to its end, time to move on. Only that iDB was used to be associated with Jailbreak and Jeff: articles, video channel, podcasts…

  • Aaron Hysell

    Hate to see you go!! Stop back by from time to time! Take care buddy!

  • Andrew

    I’m going to miss your wife’s hands the most.

  • NoOne

    Enjoy you’re time’s at the FEMA camp, remember though this what YOU wanted when you vote for that colored usurper Owebummer and his commie socialist way’s!

  • Darnassus

    Please update Controllers For All! :c