Comex Announces He Is No Longer Associated With Apple

Posted October 18, 2012 at 11:07pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 22470 views

Comex, the hacker behind Spirit and JailbreakMe, has announced that he is no longer associated with Apple.

The announcement comes via Twitter:

So… no point in delaying. As of last week, after about a year, I’m no longer associated with Apple.

(As for why? Because I forgot to reply to an email.)

Also, to clear the record a bit: anyone who thinks I “sold out” for money doesn’t know what he’s talking about.


Nicholas Allegra a.k.a. Comex first appeared on the iPhone jailbreak scene in March of 2010 when he demonstrated an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS called Spirit. Then in August of 2010 Comex released another untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.0 for all devices including the iPhone 4. This jailbreak was entitled JailbreakMe 2.0 and could easily be performed using just MobileSafari. After Apple closed the PDF exploit, Comex was again able to update JailbreakMe to perform an untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.3.3 and the iPad 2 in July 2011.

He announced he was going to work for Apple in August 2011.

Update:
Forbes called Comex to find out more:

When I followed up with Allegra in a phone call, he explained that the email he forgot to answer was an offer to continue his employment at Apple as a remote intern. At Apple, apparently, offer letters are taken rather seriously, and Allegra soon learned that his had been rescinded. “I wasn’t too happy about it, but it didn’t seem like I was able to fix it,” he says. “So that’s what it is.”

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Jones - October 20, 2012 at 3:07pm
You sold us out, now you wanna crawl back in. Ummm, what do ppl think?
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Simon - October 20, 2012 at 2:22pm
Welcome back to the dark side Comex. Jbme 4.0 is calling your name. If you build it, they will come! ( and donate)
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rizmee - October 20, 2012 at 2:21pm
Welcome back Comex.........
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Majid hussain - October 19, 2012 at 6:48pm
it means we will be able to jailbreak the new devices thats good news
James Hoyland - October 19, 2012 at 3:31pm
Jail breaking is soo wrong because it can sometimes damage the IOS devices depends on if people do it propperly and knows what they are doing with it.
ENRIQUE SEGRE - October 19, 2012 at 5:59pm
its like guns if an idiot tries to use it without knowing hell probably shoot himself in the foot
fatt lee - January 12, 2014 at 9:53am
That's the same as saying driving a car is dangerous for people without experience or a driver's license.
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