George Hotz (aka Geohot), the iPhone hacking expert who had released popular jailbreaking and unlocking tools like blackra1n, blacksn0w has finally broken his silence and published a new blog post to report that he has jailbroken iPhone 4.
But please don’t get excited as he is not planning to release tools to jailbreak iPhone.
Geohot had taken part in Nuit Du Hack conference held in Paris at the end of June, where he mentioned that he had found a new bootrom exploit, which can ultimately pwn all iPhones for life, including iPhone 4. He has named this exploit as pwned4life.
Geohot talks about jailbreaking iPhone 4, limera1n and pwned4life in his blog post:
Got one of these in the mail today and figured I’d give it a shot.
As far as a release goes, it probably won’t happen from me. limera1n is little more than a raindrop on a website; it was never mentioned by me previous to this post. pwned4life is a complete invention of some blogger in a basement somewhere. When I said pwned for life, I was referring to the original iPhone, 3G, and Touch; which of course are, by the aptly named PwnageTool.
Again, please don’t ask for release dates. Every person that does makes me want to release a little bit less.
He also also published a photo of iPhone 4 running Cydia to prove that he has indeed jailbroken iPhone 4.
I guess that means users will have to wait for Comex to release a Spirit like tool to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (irrespective of old or new bootrom) and also for iPhone 4 and if Geohot releases his tools, which are generally easy to use then its a bonus but please don't ask him for release dates.
[via Geohot’s blog]