The New Yorker profiles infamous hacker George “GeoHot” Hotz

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2012

George “GeoHot” Hotz has been described as one of the most famous hackers of our generation. Most of us know him for his work in the jailbreak community, and his original iPhone unlock that launched him into the public eye.

But Hotz is much more than that. He’s a a former Facebook and Google alum, and a two-time finalist at Intel’s International Science and Engineering fair. And more recently, he’s the subject of a lengthy article in The New YorkerRead More

 

Apple Stepped Up Their Game to Combat Jailbreaking in iOS 5

By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2011

When Apple announced iOS 5 a few weeks ago, there was some speculation that its hundreds of new features would deter a lot of folks from jailbreaking . In fact, iOS 5 was thought by some to be a jailbreak killer.

While it doesn’t look like the promise of new features has phased the jailbreak community, there are some things in iOS 5 that are troubling. The Dev Team recently posted a report on some things they are seeing in iOS 5 that are making them nervous… Read More

 

The White iPhone 4 is Vulnerable to the LimeRa1n Exploit

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 27, 2011

Good news, since I know nearly all of you will be lining up in the morning to lay claim to a white iPhone 4. I kid, I kid.

Nevertheless, there’s a bit of good news coming out of the Twitter-sphere this afternoon, and it’s regarding the vulnerability of the white iPhone 4.

The question people have been wondering is this: Will the iPhone 4 be vulnerable to a jailbreak out of the box tomorrow? Renowned iPhone hacker @chronic gives the answer inside… Read More

 

Fake Ra1nb0wRa1n iPhone Jailbreak Website Deemed Not the Real Deal

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2011

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…
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Comex is Most Likely Saving His Next iPhone Jailbreak for iOS 4.3

By Alex Heath on Jan 4, 2011

So far, RedSn0w has been the only publicly released tool that can jailbreak iOS 4.2.1. The Dev Team warned users about the dangers of updating their iOS firmware to 4.2.1 before the RedSn0w beta was released. Around that time, the iPhone hacker, P0sixNinja, said that the GreenPois0n jailbreak would be ready for 4.2.1 around the same time as RedSn0w.

The GreenPois0n jailbreak has still not come out for 4.2.1, a LimeRa1n update is nowhere to be found, and all we have had is a somewhat unstable RedSn0w beta. Luckily, PosixNinja has recently said that the GreenPois0n (most likely tethered) jailbreak will actually be ready very soon. And Geohot could always come out of the woodwork and surprise us like he did with LimeRa1n.

After some drama about a leaked SHAtter exploit in mid-December, the jailbreak developer community has seemed to be a little more divided. Comex, a prominent personality in the jailbreak community, was supposed to be working on an untethered jailbreak tool for 4.2.1. However, it seems he might be saving his hack for iOS 4.3…

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Is RubyRa1n GeoHot’s New iPhone Jailbreak?

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 29, 2010

When it rains in the jailbreak scene, that’s a good thing. Now it looks like there might be some scattered showers in our forecast in the form of RubyRa1n, which is reportedly iPhone liberator GeoHot’s lastest and greatest jailbreak tool.

The evidence? A domain name registered in his name on the same day that his most recent jailbreak tool, LimeRa1n, was registered…

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LimeRa1n vs GreenPois0n

By Sébastien Page on Oct 19, 2010

In the battle of the jailbreak for iOS 4.1, we have 2 unique opponents: LimeRa1n vs GreenPois0n. LimeRa1n came first and kinda stole the show. GreenPois0n was released a few days later but was it already too late?

I am curious to see what you, iDB reader, used to jailbreak your iPhone. Did you wait for GreenPois0n or did you jump on the LimeRa1n bandwagon as soon as it got released. Please take a few seconds of your time to take this poll… Read More

 

Limera1n for Mac Released

By Alex Heath on Oct 14, 2010

Geohot just released his Limera1n jailbreak for Mac. OS X jailbreakers – you know what to do. Up until now, LimeRa1n was only available for Windows.

While you’re waiting for your phone to jailbreak, read about Limera1n and about how to jailbreak with Limera1n.

Fire off in the comments below about how the LimeRa1n Mac download works for you!

 

GreenPois0n Download

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 12, 2010

After a bit of a shaky start, the Chronic Dev Team has finally released the much anticipated greenpois0n jailbreak, and it’s available for download now. Much like the already released limera1n, this jailbreak allows you to jailbreak iPhone running iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2.1.

The GreenPois0n download is now available for both Windows and Mac, and a Linux version might be in the works. GreenPois0n will allow you to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, and iPod Touch 4G.

You can download GreenPois0n from our downloads section.

If you’re not sure how to use it, you may want to refer to our guide on how to jailbreak the iPhone using GreenPois0n.

 

GreenPois0n Jailbreak for iPhone 4.1 Released

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 12, 2010

After a couple of days delay, the greenpois0n jailbreak was finally released early this morning. As you all have probably heard, the highly anticipated jailbreak was delayed due to the fact that Geohot released his jailbreak — entitled limera1n — shortly before greenpois0n was scheduled to be released.

As a result the Chronic Dev Team opted to use the same exploit Geohot used, instead of simultaneously releasing their infamous SHAtter into the wild for Apple to eventually stamp out.  The release, though, hasn’t been without it’s fair share of problems…

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