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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
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



Update:
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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Virtual-Oz
Virtual-Oz - July 14, 2010 at 1:04pm
He's kinda cute actually :) geohottie :)))
Matt
Matt - July 13, 2010 at 4:44pm
Oh well...hell be back
MuscleNerd_
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
islandboy - July 13, 2010 at 5:28pm
Thank you, glad someone else sees it the same way! Thank God for you guys!
ELiAS
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 =)
iName
iName - July 13, 2010 at 3:30pm
this guy takes himself WAY too seriously
islandboy
islandboy - July 13, 2010 at 4:04pm
Tell me about it!!
Jay
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 1:06pm
y u mad 4 boo <3
D.
D. - July 13, 2010 at 12:21pm
You'd think so right? But this is a gang of pirates and software thieves he'd be trying to sell to. He might make a dollar, but as soon as someone had their hands on the software- they'd just make a mirror of it, and it'd be circulated in places like The Pirate Bay/Rapidshare/Megaupload, etc. His old strategy of give freely and accept donations was the only viable way to make money honestly. No one's going to donate if you're selling the software, however if it's free they may very well donate $5 instead of buying for $1, or downloading elsewhere for free.
BtheG
BtheG - July 13, 2010 at 1:05pm
He'd actually make a million probably easy ! Bet. But there's resins why it's not for sale & donations are excepted instead.
Zetroi
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
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.
Confucious
Confucious - July 13, 2010 at 11:00am
Language my brother! While I agree with everything you said I try not to swear. There is no need to lower ourselves to the levels of the haters. It is a sad day for the iPhone community if he doesn't come back - and who could blame him? Sop much hate and so little gratitutde :(
iyas
iyas - July 13, 2010 at 10:33am
i dont blame him for what he did to his blog or twitter..because 90 percent of the followers on his blog or twitter account were demanding and asking for too much from this guy..he helped out everyone with the 31.2 jailbreak and saved us stress..you guys should thank him for what he did and what hes trying to do also..he is helpng us out he is wasting his own time so we can have a better life with an unlocked iphone.
BS
BS - July 13, 2010 at 10:09am
Bull crap.. he's all bull crap!
Jay
Jay - July 13, 2010 at 10:02am
I wouldnt be surprised if some fanboy stalker tracked him down and tried to hurt him or kill him.... Maybe kidnap him and force him to unlock their iPhone 4. haha
lorvar
lorvar - July 13, 2010 at 7:49am
Actually, that is a picture of him and there's a ton of video interviews of him on the net. Google is your friend. Geohot provided his knowledge. You beg, you get a slap into reality. He doesn't owe anyone anything. Lesson learned.
vdesai
vdesai - July 13, 2010 at 8:47am
that is his real picture. he was 17 when he unlocked the first gen iphone
B
B - July 13, 2010 at 7:27am
Not being funny as greatful as we are to him for his work, dont come out and say iv unlocked the iphone 4 and then not release because with the world how it is today everyone wants something for nothing i donated to Geo and now i hope he enjoys doing other things. Good Luck
paul
paul - July 13, 2010 at 6:34am
theres alot of reasons why he could of shut this down , but one of the most viable ones are : - the teenage hormones are kicking in ! - his Parents told him to stop hacking mr. Apple - its bedtime and he has school tommorow - he might have dated an actual girl who isn't made of binary . - he prefers the mall now - hes following the footsteps of his predecessor ziphone ! and the top Number one reasons for Geohot to shut down his iphone blog is : - he just realized that Iphone 4 is just not worth unlocking when the problem is its faulty antenna design moral : there will always be someone smarter then you , u don't want to share the unlock/jb w/e , too bad but im sure someone will , i bet ull just love this when it happens !
Black_Hawk
Black_Hawk - July 13, 2010 at 9:05am
Dude its not that we are begging anything however why disrespect the talented youngster like that. we dont scare away talent we nourish them. let the youth do his stuff and encourage him to do more.
Wester
Wester - July 13, 2010 at 4:55am
Now you see the consequense of all you that are always asking on ETA's and release dates. Be nice and sit tight and wait. They're doing this for free so stop demanding things.
myners
myners - July 13, 2010 at 4:28am
He is one of the brianiac guy in Iphone world but some people just jealous and demanding without thanking him. Are you one of them?
joske
joske - July 13, 2010 at 3:19am
See, Somebody is giving something to the community and suddenly a lot of people "depend" on it and start demanding things. I can only imagine the stress put on Geohot. I respect his choice. Everybody who paid him €20 per jailbreak has the right to be mad and pissed.
Kev
Kev - July 13, 2010 at 3:12am
Who needs this anyway .. there are (*and will be) other options to jailbreak as long as you follow the instructions carefully
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