Geohot Quits Working at Facebook, Competes in Backplane Hackathon [Video]

Posted January 24, 2012 at 6:55pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 25086 views

Geohot, the popular hacker made famous for contributions to the iPhone community and for hacking the Sony Playstation, has quit his job at Facebook, according to BusinessInsider.

The hacker was spotted competing in a hackathon at Backplane, a startup funded by Lady Gaga.

During the hackathon, I got to work with him as he built an app that allows you to see where your Facebook friends are on a map. Aviv Ovadya, a Quora engineer, was also on the team. Ovadya focused on the front end mapping part of the program. Hotz was focused on getting the API info and programming that into location data.

His entry didn't win, it lost out to a group of high school students.

Geohot hasn't been on the iPhone scene since the release of a bootrom exploit called limera1n for the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4G. A bootrom exploit still hasn't been discovered for the iPhone 4S or iPad 2.

Check out the video below...

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Conan Barbariantits - January 26, 2012 at 9:08am
Nobody seems to have commented on the fact that the bitch interviewing is dildos. "WE didn't win". It was nothing to do with you. Stop piggybacking on other peoples talent and go get your old job at McDonalds back.
dsa - January 26, 2012 at 2:14pm
lol well said
mmm - January 24, 2012 at 10:21pm
if u want to make money release a iphone 4s unlock you will get money.
Geo - January 24, 2012 at 11:44pm
Bullshit you!
RayBob - January 24, 2012 at 9:10pm
Hotz, Just come back... We are going to need you for the iPad 3... Who knows what Apple has in mind iOS wise!
iDoubt - January 24, 2012 at 8:19pm
He wanted to spend $500 /:? Are you kidding me? If he would have done something on the iphone scene he would have won for sure not only the contest but our hearts as well. lol
Fernando Bravo - January 24, 2012 at 8:03pm
It's great to see Geohot again ... Even away from jailbreaks
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