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Geohot Launches With a Countdown Timer

Geohot Launches With a Countdown Timer

Posted July 13, 2008 at 10:52am by iClarified
Geohot has launched which displays a timer likely counting down to his release of a jailbreak.

This follows some drama in the iPhone community over the past while. First, it seems like someone leaked the Dev-Team's exploit to Geohot (at least according to the Dev-Team).

Then Geohot posts on his blog suggesting that the Dev-Team release PwnageTool before someone else does (example Zibri).

The Dev-Team responds saying that Geohot has been kicked off the Dev Team in the past, some of the tools he has been using belong to them, someone leaked their 2.0 exploit to Geohot, and that Geohot is trying to provoke them into releasing PwnageTool early.

Now, it seems as though a new website has been launched at with a countdown timer. To what exactly we are not sure; however, you can bet it will involve a jailbreak!
NOTE*: Use firefox or safari to see the timer...

Geohot Launches With a Countdown Timer

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Jonas - July 15, 2008 at 12:45pm
the timer has reached and passed 0. its now at about -3'000'000. all a load of crap it seems... been waiting like an impatient school boy for the last 4 days... ...bollocks...
ZuZ - July 15, 2008 at 11:56am just went down !
matt - July 14, 2008 at 4:44pm
if it uses your internal clock why dont you just switch your clock a head?
Brooks Garrett
Brooks Garrett - July 14, 2008 at 4:37pm
I'm an idiot, I just saw the code ... Wow. That is what I get for posting before reading :-)
Brooks Garrett
Brooks Garrett - July 14, 2008 at 4:35pm
The timer (IMHO) hits zero 12:00 (Noon) Eastern (US).
Geo is a formidable hacker in his out right, he IS the first 4.6 hack after all, without which a whole bunch of 16GB iPhones would still be on AT&T! However, this seems a rather childish move to threaten another team to publish their project before they are ready. If the dev team wants to release a polished, on click app, then kudos to them. I look forward to seeing how this all plays out.
ZuZ - July 14, 2008 at 2:16am
Geo iisnt taking credit for the hack! he is just pushing the dev team to release without any further un-necessary delay!
mario - July 13, 2008 at 6:48pm
you can see the timer in safari too. Don't know why you said "note use firefox?"
Alex W
Alex W - July 13, 2008 at 6:08pm
Who is the guy with the sword?? He feels italian to moi... /A
Mellon - July 13, 2008 at 5:26pm
If the timer is in milliseconds it will reach zero in about 42 hours. However as ZuZ said, the script uses the clients current date so the counter will reach zero at different times depending on which timezone you are in. So I guess that the New Zealanders will be the first to watch the counter reach zero.
Oscar - July 13, 2008 at 5:24pm
If the timer is is in milliseconds then there is 42 hours left when i checked.
ZuZ - July 13, 2008 at 3:52pm
or he is wants to release the yiphone worldwide at the same time.. so if there is a 2 hour lag between me and u, we will both know of it at the same time!
shmack - July 13, 2008 at 3:32pm
guys, if you look at the source code of the site, there is a javascript running in the background that generates this countdown based on your date setting of your system. he called that script "crayzsub" - i don't think it's meant to be a real countdown. so don't waste your time and stay up and wait for this.
banker - July 13, 2008 at 1:23pm
In fact many people would no longer require either jailbreak nor unlock, if unlocked iPhones 1.1.1 - 1.1.4 could simply be upgraded to v 2.0 and work on any of the current worldwide networks selling the iPhone. I'm on one of "approved" network anyway but don't require a new 3G phone, my 2G does it just fine all I need is v2 software to get to the "cloud" ... Anyhow, so we desperately keep on waiting until either party releases an unlock method.
Robert - July 13, 2008 at 12:50pm
the timer is for 5am this morning, ill be staying up to be the first one.
Stian - July 13, 2008 at 11:06am
Kind of weird. I checked the site, and decided to Command + C them into text edit, I get numbers. 175821612 it changes all the time, like a down counting timer. 17t 57m 68,852 Not correct but can it be anything like this? Waiting for the 2.0 unlock now... :D
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