On Tuesday, July 13th George Hotz (aka Geohot) of iPhone jailbreak fame announced he was no longer going to release any new unlock or jailbreak tools in the foreseeable future. He took to Twitter to reiterate his message along with a referral for anyone to “please follow my good friend @mikecohenn for all future jailbreak updates.” His final blog post is below:
“Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things (I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now). I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.
The real reason behind no release isn’t technical. It’s 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.”
Yesterday, @mikecohenn tweeted:
Mike Cohenn has tweeted several photos (1, 2) with Geohot with one tracing back to July 13th (the same day the above blog was posted). The tweet apparently refers to a business dinner with the once active @geohot. Did George Hotz sell his limera1n jailbreak? Did he hand it over to Mike for a reason beyond being bored with the jailbreak scene? Few know but in the coming days we’re likely to be seeing the official release of Limera1n.