Twitter lit up this morning with signs that an iPhone 4 jailbreak and unlock is definitely on it's way. On the other side of things, original iPhone Jailbreaker, GeoHot (George Hotz) has apparently deleted his Twitter account and made his blog private. What's going on? Keep reading.
I noticed this morning @planetbeing had posted a tweet saying a soft unlock had been achieved. He's followed up by posting pics of an iPhone 4 running Cydia and a pic showing the phone running on Canadian carrier, Bell. This is definitely good news for all you iPhone 4 owners itching for your jailbreak and/or unlock. For end users, a jailbreak may still be a month or two off, but for developers and hackers, this is great news and major progress. @Comex had reported a userland jailbreak not that long ago. Using that, himself and @planetbeing are making great progress.
Now on to GeoHot. He posted up an article talking about his jailbreak for iPhone 4 and what he had posted over the weekend. I showed a little skepticism about whether or not it was real. In the past, geohot had always given us a little bit more "actual" proof than what he gave this time. Apparently in his last blog, he commented that the screen shot actually wasn't real.
"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 got a lot of heat on his own blog and all over the Twitter-verse for his post over the weekend. Many people calling foul and saying his ego had gotten way too large for his own good. I somewhat see his point about it never ending. He's never charged for his work so people waiting with their hand out can probably get a little irritating at times. Maybe he didn't handle it in the best manner, but he's made up his mind (for now anyways).
So to @planetbeing and @comex, congrats and thanks for all your hard work, we're all just as excited as you are! And to geohot, maybe we'll see you around again soon?