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Geohot Declines $10,000 Reward, Blasts Scammers

Geohot Declines $10,000 Reward, Blasts Scammers

Posted November 1, 2009 at 3:47am by iClarified · 15728 views
Geohot has declined a $10,000 reward for the iPhone unlock and blasts those reselling the unlock calling them scum.

The BlackSn0w unlock will be released November 4th, 2009 and will work with the latest iPhone baseband (05.11.07).

In a post on his blog Geohot writes,

First off, Jody Sanders, I am declining your $10,000. Why? Because you, and the rest of the iPhone unlock sites out there are scum. You make money selling freeware; that's not cool, and I am in no way going to legitimize it.

Seriously, the people who really lose here are the customers. These sites are full of blatant lies, claiming to have unlocks for 05.11.07 People buy them, and are told the unlock is in development, and the release date is unknown. Imagine you bought a cup of coffee and were told it's in development? Recently, many of these sites sent out e-mails saying they made major breakthroughs and the unlock will be ready 11/04/09. Coincidence that that's the release date of blacksn0w?

Geohot implores users to get the truth out. The iPhone unlock is free. "Let's shut all these assholes down"

As usual we will keep updating you as news becomes available.

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Henry - November 3, 2009 at 9:59am
Geohot...I agree, you should of taken the money, use to buy new future iPhones and software to jailbreak and still release it for FREE anyways!!! But, you still ate doing the right thing! Jody Sanders Swallows!!!
Kookie - November 2, 2009 at 5:33pm
Wow, I'm really impressed. GeoHot is only 19 and he turned down $10,000. I've been impressed ever since i first saw GeoHot on the Today show in 2007 showing off the first ever unlocked iPhone. Thanks for looking out for the people. The appreciation that you will continue to receive is way more worth while than $10,000.
LordGeek - November 2, 2009 at 1:07am
GeoHot .. dude, I just took a look at Jody Sanders website .. the promises he is making that they have a hack for the unlock is unbelievable. Dude .. if you really want to hurt his business .. DO NOT RELEASE BLACKSN0W on November 4th .. HOLD OFF. We all know you have the true release .. you created it .. by you not releasing it on your 11/4 date, he is breaking the promises he has made to his customers that there phones will be unlock on this date .. by the software his developers created (as he stated on his website). YOU WANT TO HURT HIS BUSINESS .. HOLD OFF ON THE RELEASE OF BLACKSN0W .. THAT WILL HURT HIM TRUELY .. LOL
badul - November 2, 2009 at 1:51am
Yes, Geohot. Release later than the date. Do not announce until you are ready to launch on the day you choose itself.
DEV - November 2, 2009 at 5:16am
Hold on guys it will be released as promised Nov 4 Lawyers standing by for attack
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