iPhone Hacker Geohot Has Quit Facebook – Will He Join The Jailbreak Community?


This is an interesting development. Business Insider reports that iPhone and PS3 hacker George Hotz aka Geohot who had joined Facebook back in June 2011 has quit the company.

Geohot has a history of discovering exploits in iOS firmwares and is famous in the iPhone hacking world for releasing popular jailbreaking and unlocking tools such as blacksn0wblackra1n and limera1n.

Geohot seems to be working at Backplane currently- a hot new startup funded by Lady Gaga. Business Insider reports that Geohot built participated in a hackathon hosted by Backplane recently, where he built an app that allows you to see where your Facebook friends are on a map.

Geohot’s app didn’t win, but it is being speculated that he may join the iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking scene. What do you think? Will he join the jailbreak community again after a not so pleasant experience?

[via Business Insider]