Posts Tagged ‘geohot’

George Hotz, the famed iPhone jailbreaker and Android, PS3 hacker, has just joined Google’s Project Zero team of hackers. Better known as Geohot, he was the guy who successfully jailbroke first iPhone. He was also the first to jailbreak PlayStation 3 which landed him with a lawsuit from the Japanese outfit, and for responding with a rather hilarious rant / rap aimed at his accusers, he will forever go down in Internet folklore.

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The name might be more familiar to those carrying iOS devices than Android, but the man they call Geohot has just released his yet another Android rooting app, called ‘towelroot’ for Samsung flagship Galaxy S5.

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There’s been more than a little talk over the last couple of days about Evad3rs and their new iOS 7 jailbreak. Once the initial surprise at its release had died down, attention soon turned to the fact that, given the right conditions, it would install a non-Cydia app store that many believed was there to facilitate easy piracy. The Internet exploded.

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Famous hacker Geohot has released Root for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Fans of Apple’s iPhone – and more specifically those involved in the jailbreak community – will know Geohot from his days involved in the cat and mouse game with Apple. In more recent times he has also gained infamy thanks to his well-publicized legal wrangle with Sony after publishing information online on how to “jailbreak” the company’s PS3 console.

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George Hotz, also known as “Geohot”, is known in the iOS community as the first to fully unlock the original iPhone, back in 2007 when he was just 17. Fast forward to today, he has created a new app for iOS, known as “Reactions”, which gives photo taking a whole new twist: capturing your face reaction to a photo taken from your iPhone and then sharing it on Facebook or Dropbox, automatically.

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George Hotz, known to most as serial exploiter Geohot, has been keeping something of a fairly low profile of late. Then again, when you’re used to jailbreaking consoles and smartphones while making viral rap videos aimed at Sony’s lawyers, I guess anything less than an explosion constitutes calmness and tranquility.

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The jailbreak community is brimming with development and security research talent, you only need to look at the individuals involved in producing the jailbreak tools to know that is really the case.

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George Hotz, who was famous for unlocking the very first iPhone back in 2007, and remained active within the iOS hacking community ever since, was spotted at iOSDevCamp on Saturday.

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George Hotz, after months of really just being MIA, has been found to be working for Facebook. Geohot reportedly started working for Facebook last month but the announcement was made on 17th June only to be discovered today.

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An interesting little tidbit coming out of Microsoft today, with news that the Redmond outfit has offered a job to a young Irish boy who came to their attention though a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 phishing scam.

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Ahh, those crazy hackers. They like nothing more than a bit of competition mixed in with their late nights and Mountain Dew. It appears some new-old competition just joined the race to dump the iPad 2’s bootrom.

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The bitter legal battle between Sony and George ‘Geohot’ Hotz has come to an end with the two apparently coming to an agreement out of court.

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