GeoHot accepts an iPad 2 hacking challenge; jailbreak should be coming soon

GeoHot accepts an iPad 2 hacking challenge; jailbreak should be coming soon
Who is the young bright fellow that was being sued by Sony until just recently and who is probably despised by Apple and AT&T at the same time? Why, it is no other than George “GeoHot” Hotz who hacked the allegedly impenetrable PlayStation 3 console and who released a number of jailbreaks for the iPhone... while he was still in his teens. Well, all of GeoHot's problems with Sony have been settled peacefully so now he can safely go back to doing what he seems to be best at – hacking the hottest gadgets out there.

As it became pretty clear yesterday, the next target in GeoHot's scope is going to be Apple's iPad 2. The battle was on after p0sixninja, a member of the iPhone Dev Team challenged him to a little competition in order to see who will hack Apple's latest tablet first. The goal is to dump the iPad 2′s bootrom successfully – a feat that will most probably lead to the jailbreaking of the iPad 2 and will bring fame to the one who succeeds.

So, all of you who are waiting for an iPad 2 jailbreak might want to cross your fingers. We will be keeping an eye on the situation and will let you know as soon as news breaks out.

source: p0sixninja (Twitter) via Redmond Pie

Related phones

iPad 2
  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6944 mAh



1. MorePhonesThanNeeded unregistered

Someone needs to read more news before writing articles, Geohotz has settled with Sony and this is almost a month now.

2. heatfan316 unregistered

Man Geohot is the only good thing when It comes to crapple I used his jailbreaks to hack all my iPhones back when I use to like crapple all I know is p0sixninja you got a lot of balls calling out Geohot you better have already dumped the ipad2 bootrom or your going to lose Geohot is better then your whole team

3. ATTCallCenter unregistered

Looks like a pissed off nerd

4. LordDavon unregistered

It is nothing but a friendly challenge. Just used as motivation. I don't see anything wrong with it, nor do I see anyone talking crap -- at least yet. If either of them do hack the iPad2, the winners are the iPad2 owners. LD

5. sscorp99

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who Cares? crapple

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

uh almost anyone hwo has an ipad cares....

6. obnoxious9162775

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 25, 2011

This kid is a genius.

8. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Man! Does he need students? 0_0,

10. SMARTGUY unregistered

keep up the good work :)

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Geohotz, king of douchebags. I didnt care about his hacking efforts before until what he did with PS3/PSN. After that, I think he should be locked up. Hacking is fine if it doesnt affect other users not using the hack, but when it does, like with his PS3 hacking, then its just shameful.

12. Johnabis

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

downphoenix, are you referring to the PSN network being down for 2 weeks? if so then yeah I don't think Geohotz did that. I think they are referring to the ability to save bluray games on the ps3 hard drive and play them..

13. Dr Spoog unregistered

Sounds more like they're trynuh lure "Geo" into a game of cat an mouse so that way "Apple" based on studying "Geo's" work once its done can hopefully secure a better methodology which they lack to truly lock out jb'rz thus hopefully securing their product while patting their own backs over their latest security measures. Hell they might even try to lure "Geo" into their fold thinking themselves slick since when in reality they're idiots. DON'T FALL FOR IT GEO.

14. flagyl online unregistered

Really great article with very interesting information. You might want to follow up to this topic!?! 2012

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