Geohot is a name which doesn’t need any introduction. He is the pioneer in jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone. Initially he developed a hardware based unlocking technique and on Feb 8, 2008 he developed the first software based unlocking tool for the iPhone’s new Bootloader 4.6 version. In his recent tweet he says:
George Francis Hotz (born October 2, 1989), alias geohot, million75 or simply mil is famous for working with other people to unlock the iPhone allowing the phone to be used with other wireless carriers, contrary to AT&T and Apple’s intent and jailbreaking the iPhone OS.
A lot of people were expecting a new jailbreak and unlocking tool for new iPhone 4 from GeoHot and Company but Hotz has no such intention. Another tweet from Geo Hot:
my bio isn’t “iPhone hacker” it was just something i did occasionally when i was bored. seriously, i think many of you care way more than me
George is now going to leave this jailbreaking and unlocking area and a formal GOODBYE is coming soon.
Well, we are still not hopeless. Musclenerd, a member of iPhone Dev Team, has already confirmed that iPhone 4 is in final stage and coming in the next few weeks (or days) while iOS 4 jailbreaking is already possible on certain iDevices with Spirit, Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze and Pwnage Tools.