Geohot Teases Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone... and iPad!

Geohot, the original iPhone hacker, has just posted a huge tease for the must-sought-after iPhone 3.0.x untethered Jailbreak:

The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models [iPod touch G2, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch G3], and will probably work on iPad too.

Don't ask when it will be available, however. Just expect it when you see it.

Video after the break!

YouTube link

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  • WooooooooooooW
  • I had a feeling this was coming after he posted video requirements earlier on Twitter, now I'm waiting for Sharif's video...
  • Geohot is the man! It's untelling how many times Apple has tried to pay him off to stop pwning their software. :D
  • They'll offer him a job, if he turns the down then a new job posting will surface... iNinja reverse engineer reverser... It's happened before in the early 90s.
  • Man I hope he releases this , it's killing me that I can't have proswitcher and backgrounder on because of the stupid tethered jailbreak on my 3Gs !
  • Is there a earphone plug beside data port on his iPhone?
  • @Lawrence that's an iPod Touch 3G
  • Pure genius!!
  • Looks like we're having an iPad jailbreak as soon as it's released.
  • GeoHot is the man !! And Blackra1n is incredible !! But this video is the worst, you can't see anything. Anybody could make a video of someone pushing buttons and restarting there iPhone or iPod touch, then showing a blurry glared out screen. ?????
  • @DoubleDown (refer to the requirements while watching the video)
  • @Matt...this video only proves that someone can use there earbuds to run voice control and push buttons to reboot there already jailbroken touch. Not that a non-teathed jailbreak was just done. That's all I was trying to point out. Maybe it's real and that would be awesome. And I'm sure that a more convincing video would give away too much, so for now we just wait.
  • @DoubleDown
    the whole point was to show that he rebooted a jailbroken iPhone and it started up again without having to reconnect to a computer and rejailbreak...aka an untethered jailbreak
  • @fazle It's an iPod touch 3g I've a 3GS with untethered jailbreak..
  • Hmmmmm
  • You guys all need to visit the link that Matt provided to understand why the video Is ground breaking Material. At first I too didn't think nothing of it, then I read the requirements from the dev team for a legit video and geo hot met all the requirements.
    Basically, in the video geo hot jb a iPod touch 3g- which wasn't possible before.
  • I hope it works for 3.1.3
  • I can't wait for this to appear. I love my iphone...i cant wait until i can turn it off and back on again without having to have a flipping teathered jb.
  • WARNING: Turn off sound before playing video. There's some f***ing ret@rd on the audio track who can't sing. :shock:
  • I've got a 3.1.3 and let me tell you, I really wish I hadn't upgraded without cydia hashes. Let's pray this new jailbreak will jailbreak the new bootrom 5.12.1
  • Looks nice i might actully consideder a iPad if it is untethered.
  • I must be missing something. If the device was jailbroken before the video, how does this prove anything?
  • Nevermind. Newer devices loose their jailbreak when rebooting unless they are tethered during the reboot. I guess have been out of the loop. :)
  • @fastlane The music is a nice little slap from Geo to those who thinks he has a big ego. Its a song by Kanye West. And If you're under the age of 30, and live an active social life and go to clubs, bars, hang with the hipsters you'd have heard this Kanye song for a while now. At least for me in LA this songs been around months and everyone enjoys it. Just figured I'd throw that out there....Anyway Geohot is a good dude, and this video becuase of the song is funny! Sh*t, kids the reason we have a jailbreak, he should have big ego....
  • @Chris:
    If you’re under the age of 30, and live an active social life and go to clubs, bars, hang with the hipsters you’d have heard this Kanye song for a while now.
    Doubtful. When I was in my twenties, and had an active social life, and hung out at clubs (and performed in bands myself at clubs) I didn't know who any rapper thugs were then, either.
    Yes, Geohot is the man. I agree. ;)
  • Kanye west isn't a thug though..:.
  • Yeah come on, just because its R'n'B doesn't make the artist a thug. Damn, some people are too ignorant!
    Anyway back to the point at hand - can't wait for this new jailbreak to be released Geohot is one talented dude
  • Thank Zeus!! I was heartbroken when I had to replace my jailbroken 3G for a 3GS that could only use a tethered jailbreak. I hate running stock iPhone OS.
  • @Chris
    This song is not Kanye's, he has a verse but it is actually Beyonce's ego remix.
  • I think the song is quite appropriate if you couple it with what he's doing. Every single time I visit a site and music involved someone usually puts in a racist stereo type FASTLANE. He's a rapper thug now????? You're a joker and a joke.
  • have anyone has update on this?
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