GeoHot Says GoodBye To The Community
Three days ago we discussed GeoHot's "Meh" post regarding the iPhone 4 and Jailbreaking, and today we get a slight update to his announcement. In the slew of events and discussions over the last few weeks, George has decided to withdrawal from the Jailbreaking scene, tired and exhausted from the incessant demands for releases and abuse from the jailbreaking community. It had it ups and it's downs, and it has now come to an end for Mr. Hotz, as least here in the interweb.
The tweet above was only an hour or so ago, so it it's official. There will be no more updates from GeoHot on jailbreaking. Both his blog and twitter have now been closed to the public.
Soon after the "Meh" post, he posted an update to his blog stating the following, which was soon followed by the tweet above;
However, this isn't the end of the world folks. There is still a huge community of iPhone hackers and developers working hard such as the Dev-Team. Even George has tweeted some advice on who to follow for jailbreaking updates:
Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I wonít say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things(Iíve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place itís in now). I didnít fully realize most of the current scene donít care unless they are getting something. Now I do. Itís late tonight, Iíll think about what to do about this in the morning.
The real reason behind no release isnít technical. Itís 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
Goodbye GeoHot. Thanks for all your hard work! You've made a mark in iPhone history.
Please follow my good friend @mikecohenn
for all future jailbreak updates
For those of you interested, most of the Dev-Team can be followed on twitter.