Geohot Asks For Support In Fighting Sony Lawsuit

George Hotz, or "Geohot," is a pioneer in the jailbreak community. He has been the mastermind behind many jailbreak projects, including LimeRa1n and BlackSn0w.

Geohot recently hacked Sony's Playstation 3 and essentially created the ability to "jailbreak" Sony's popular console. Even though it is legal to jailbreak the iPhone, it isn't legal to do the same to a Sony product. Sony took action and filed a lawsuit against Geohot on the basis that what he did "encourages piracy" on their platform.

Needless to say, Geohot is pissed. He is calling on the community and the media to help him in his legal fight against Sony...

Geohot Raps About Sony’s Lawsuit

If you didn't know yet that Geohot was into hip hop, this one might come as a surprise to you. After being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, Geohot decided to respond via a rap video.

This is actually not bad at all. If the wonder kid doesn't make a career out of his hacking skills, I'm sure he'll still be able to make a living off his rapping capacities...

GeoHot’s RubyRa1n iPhone Jailbreak Coming After February 10th?

Did MuscleNerd just let the cat out of the bag? Not only did we post news this morning regarding pod2g's recently discovered untethered jailbreak exploit, MuscleNerd dropped a hint about GeoHot's next jailbreak move; presumably RubyRa1n.

Back on January 3rd, we posted about another dime dropped by MuscleNerd, which claims that GeoHot's upcoming jailbreak will be an untethered jailbreak as well.

What else do we know about GeoHot's next move?

Fake Ra1nb0wRa1n iPhone Jailbreak Website Deemed Not the Real Deal

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...

Microsoft Invites Geohot to Develop For Windows Phone 7

It looks like Microsoft is embracing the homebrew interest its new mobile phone platform is garnering. Already taking initiative by meeting with members of the team behind ChevronWP7 -- a jailbreak and unlock app for Windows Phone 7 -- Microsoft has extended an offer to one of the iPhone scene's finest.

Brandon Watson, the self described "Entrepreneur on loan to Microsoft," reached out to George Hotz, aka Geohot, offering him a free phone in an attempt to lure him into the WP7 arena.

To me this reeks of a calculated move to get more people talking about Microsoft's mobile offerings, as Apple continues to make headlines in the mobile landscape...

Geohot Talks About Jailbreaking and Sony’s Lawsuit Against Him [Video]

Yesterday we told you about Geohot being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3. Yes, even though jailbreaking your iPhone is legal, it still isn't to jailbreak a PlayStation.

Geohot was a guest on Attack of the Attack of the Show today. For a few minutes, you can see Geohot candidly talking about hacking, jailbreaking and more. This is not completely related to the iPhone but when someone like Geohot gets on camera, well, you just watch and listen...

iPhone Hacker Geohot Sued by Sony for Jailbreaking the PlayStation 3

We usually don't cover anything that is not related to the iPhone but I thought this piece of news was interesting enough to share with you. Apparently, wonder boy Geohot, the kid behind BlackRa1n, LimeRa1n, and more is being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PS3 along with the fail0verflow team, a group of hackers dedicated that focus their efforts on Sony's PlayStation.

Sony basically claims that jailbreaking the PS3 is illegal because it facilitates game piracy. Geohot posted the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order as well as the Proposed Order on his website...

Does Geohot Have an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1?

Well, well, well. Look what we found while perusing MuscleNerd's Twitter account... This could be an indication that prodigy iPhone hacker Geohot might be doing yet another come back, this time with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1.

This tweet was sent by MuscleNerd a couple of days ago in reply to someone telling him, Chpwn and others to stop all the drama. Now this could be MuscleNerd's way of getting people off his back, or it could very well be the truth...

Is RubyRa1n GeoHot’s New iPhone Jailbreak?

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...

Geohot Has Another Untethered Exploit Up His Sleeve

A quick post about a tweet that MuscleNerd sent out a few hours ago explaining that Geohot has another untethered exploit up his sleeve but he didn't use it so he can save it up for a future iOS update.

This is pretty good news for all iPhone users as it seems no matter what happens when iOS 4.2 comes out, we'll most likely get a jailbreak pretty quickly. Now if only we could have an unlock...

Limera1n for Mac Released

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!