GeoHot isn’t Working on an iOS 6 Jailbreak Called YellowRa1n

The supposed return of George Hotz, aka GeoHot to the jailbreak scene yesterday caused a stir as a Twitter account with GeoHot’s photo and name began posting links to videos of an iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and sending a tweet to @pod2g and others claiming he was working on an iOS 6.1 jailbreak.

The account shared half a dozen photos of IOS 6 jailbreak screenshots on the iPhone 4S, iPad mini and claimed to be waiting for the iOS 6.1 release to start work on the jailbreak.

The supposed GeoHot then messaged all the current iOS 6 jailbreak team, and other notable jailbreak hackers, which would lead to confirmation he is a fake.

As it turns out, George Hotz, is not working on an iOS 6 jailbreak. We don’t know exactly where George Hotz is, or what he is up to, but it’s certainly not an iOS 6 jailbreak.

Twitter user @nitoTV confirmed to Gotta Be Mobile that the account is not real, saying, “he is a total fake.” @nitoTV originally said he wasn’t able to verify on Twitter, but after a short period posted that this is not the real GeoHot.

GeoHot gained fame for unlocking the iPhone so users could use it on other networks outside of AT&T, back before Apple sold the iPhone on multiple carriers. Hotz is also known for the limera1n jailbreak tool and hacking the Sony PlayStation 3.

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GeoHot is not back to iOS 6 jailbreaking.

This isn’t the first iOS 6 jailbreak fake we’ve come across, but it is one of the more elaborate ones using a known hackers name. The most outlandish one, DreamJB, took place in December. The creator claims he pulled the elaborate hoax to teach users a lesson.

Typically iOS 6 jailbreak and iPhone 5 jailbreak fakes attempt to gain notoriety or to trick users into paying for a fake jailbreak. Every day we come across multiple fake news stories about a new iOS 6 jailbreak or a $30 iPhone 5 jailbreak. These sites often advertise a money back guarantee, but the terms make getting any money back a near impossible task, which may include sending the iPhone in to prove it didn’t work.

Planetbeing is in possession of a real iPhone 5 jailbreak running on iOS 6.0.2. This is an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak which would allow users to complete a jailbreak and reboot the phone without being plugged into the computer.

Don’t fall for a fake, and never pay for a jailbreak. Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6 jailbreak news.

Comments

  1. csglinux says

    “Don’t fall for a fake, and never pay for a jailbreak.” Yet your articles are sponsored by fake jailbreak sites. Irony?

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