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Geohot Shuts Down His iPhone Blog, Twitter Account [Update]

Geohot Shuts Down His iPhone Blog, Twitter Account [Update]

Posted July 13, 2010 at 2:41am by iClarified · 44370 views
Geohot has shut down the iPhone blog he used to announce and release jailbreaks over the past few years.

Visiting the site now says, "This blog is open to invited readers only".

This comes after his recent announcement of achieving a jailbreak for the iPhone 4 without plans for public release was met with a lot of negativity.

His last update to the blog read:

Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things(I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now). I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.

The real reason behind no release isn’t technical. It’s just that it will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered. I miss the days when jailbreaking and unlocking were difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd.

Also, to the haters, the picture is quite obviously fake :D

Geohot has also now shut down his Twitter account which has 113,761 followers. Visiting the account now says, "This person has protected their tweets" and no past tweets are viewable to the public.

Here are his last messages:

was just having fun but some people had to take this all way too seriously. it's just a phone, and it isn't much fun anymore.

my bio isn't "iPhone hacker" it was just something i did occasionally when i was bored. seriously, i think many of you care way more than me

it was a cool ride, and i've learned a lot about a lot. perhaps one of these days i'll do a more formal goodbye.

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Geohot Shuts Down His iPhone Blog, Twitter Account [Update]

Geohot Shuts Down His iPhone Blog, Twitter Account [Update]

Geohot Shuts Down His iPhone Blog, Twitter Account [Update]

Geohot Shuts Down His iPhone Blog, Twitter Account [Update]
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Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright - July 15, 2010 at 8:04pm
First off, I hope Oz is a girl, if not FAG! j/k, but seriously. Second, thats why people just need to shut the fuck up and wait for shit to become available. When has someone EVER had something and NOT released it (other than this incident)? When someone develops something, they want to release it, there has to be testing though to make sure no ones device gets fucked up, then there would be EVEN MORE SHIT-MAIL. Just stop asking WHEN IS IT GOING TO BE RELEASED, IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH X. I GUARANTEE YOU, that when someone releases something (other than small-time devs), they will release a guide and let you know compatibility there is. Now, Geohot, whether he got a job offer or not, I'm sure this was imminent. I hate answering email now cause it just gets annoying! Thats what GOOGLE is for, use it! There are guides and blogs, read them, stop bothering DEVS with bullshit questions and let them work, when the product is ready it will be released and it will be ANNOUNCED that it has been released, somewhere, somehow, you will know it's out (in general, anything, not just unlocks and jailbreaks). So to all the NAGGING ASS people, just chill and wait! DO YOU email bomb Apple and ask when the next OS will be released? Just chill. AND LET THE HATER COMMENTS BEGIN...GO!
Virtual-Oz - July 14, 2010 at 1:04pm
He's kinda cute actually :) geohottie :)))
onzeon - July 13, 2010 at 9:08pm
I donated several times to geohot, So he DID NOT worked for free, or only when he was bored. Seriously? Do what you do and stop being a little BI.CH. If had your code talents I would make an empire out of this stuff. You are just a spoiled little mamas boy. I always knew the DevTeam although not as talented are the real deal. F>Geohot, go eat a digital D.CK.
Matt - July 13, 2010 at 4:44pm
Oh well...hell be back
MuscleNerd_ - July 13, 2010 at 4:23pm
I always knew the was a chicken, we shall soon hear from him again, he can't live without attention.
islandboy - July 13, 2010 at 5:28pm
Thank you, glad someone else sees it the same way! Thank God for you guys!
Confucious - July 14, 2010 at 4:51am
You don't honestly think this is the real MN do you? It is some idiot impersonating him.
ELiAS - July 13, 2010 at 4:13pm
your the best no one like you am very sad to ur quite to mach people don't have a mind for what did you do ... what's mean when you unlock it and thank to you hope i see something from you =)
islandboy - July 13, 2010 at 4:06pm
Wait a minute...isn't this the same guy that was given a Nissan 350Z, as well as two brand new iPhones after he unlocked the very first iPhone?? SMH at some of you assholes who really sit there and say he does this stuff for free. Do you know how many f*cking gifts this kid has gotten???
iName - July 13, 2010 at 3:30pm
this guy takes himself WAY too seriously
islandboy - July 13, 2010 at 4:04pm
Tell me about it!!
AJ - July 13, 2010 at 1:53pm
Good for YOU! A sad commentary of our society, but the MORE you give the MORE they take/want and the MORE they think they are entitled too! Good luck in your future endeavors.
islandboy - July 13, 2010 at 1:17pm
Peace out homie, nice knowing ya. Thanks for everything you did for us in the past. On to bigger and better things I guess.... P.S. I can't get over that pic he took though!! LMFAO he looks like a physcopath. Is that his intimidation look? Failed miserably
Jay - July 13, 2010 at 1:10pm
While i appreciated GH's work greatly, id say this is kind of childish. But hey, its perogative. His software was good but not great as the blacksn0w failed for me as well as others. There are more efficient ways than using GH's stuff. To retaliate bk, GH should have released the JB and charged $20 or more. He can make money off the haters. If people want it, they'd pay it. He could laugh right bk as we knownthere are PLENTy of people who want this iPhone JB'd.
Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil - July 13, 2010 at 12:17pm
No doubt he didn't get the respect he deserved, but don't panic... He thrives on the attention- therefore he will be back. Right around the time someone (other than the devTeam) steps up to the plate to take his place, he'll come running back. He's like the girl who only wants you when you have a girlfriend. He tries to act all nonchalant, "got one of these in the mail today, thought I'd give it a shot," but he wanted the exact sort of attention it'd bring. He has a Histrionic personality disorder.
BtheP - July 13, 2010 at 12:59pm
Or everybody like you can keep leaving faggot ass comments and delay the jailbreak even further . You don't know him? Why the Fuc k are you actin like you do Dr Fag . Get of geos nuts. Man people are greedy ass mofos nowadays it is what it is . All these lame ass hoe cake comments . Sh!t I'd say fu ck y'all too.
Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil - July 13, 2010 at 1:06pm
y u mad 4 boo <3
Ahmed - July 13, 2010 at 12:02pm
although i don't like this guy at all, but i agree with what he did. people are idiots and they just want someone to do something for them for free. i used to provide help for something else somewhere else on the internet, and i had to disappear from the whole internet for the same reason. i had to move to another country with a new life and new people, i even changed my eating habits so they won't bug me. i'm thinking of getting a surgery too. i hope he learned his mistake, DON'T reveal your identity to people, if you wanna volenteer and help the community with something, just throw the thing to them and then vanish away from the planet. they just wanna know who you are and complement your work because they want other thing for free. and they don't want to stay inline, no, they all want it at the same time, NOW!!!!. anyway, you people doesn't deserve anything, that's why GeoHot should quit the whole thing and just live his life.
Zetroi - July 13, 2010 at 11:14am
"Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it.". This is what I recently read. It was from Steve Jobs.
Rodrigo - July 13, 2010 at 11:27am
Not by Steve. Was a mistake. Who said that is the person who said that received the mails. But we don't even know if Steve Jobs wrote those emails, since other two sites said that the public relations department of Apple said that Steve didn't wrote that.
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