Untethered JB coming today!!

TSX

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Geohotz said "at 9AM EST tomorrow, I will be asking for all of your help..if you come through for me, i'll make you an untethered jailbreak. also $1000.00" so I guess iPhones/iPods with the new bootrom will finaly have an untethered JB.
 

pw1500

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Geohotz said "at 9AM EST tomorrow, I will be asking for all of your help..if you come through for me, i'll make you an untethered jailbreak. also $1000.00" so I guess iPhones/iPods with the new bootrom will finaly have an untethered JB.
We can only hope!
 

tryppy

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to be clear about the 1000$

According to Geohot's twitter;

Going out to buy an energy drink, getting ready for a days worth of #dudeitsaballoon balloon data aggregation http://bit.ly/7chum5
following the link gives you;

Right now, you are all probably waking up to another normal Saturday. But this Saturday is not normal. In addition to planes, birds, owls, and everything else in the sky, there are 10 red balloons scattered around the United States. Starting at 10AM EST, your US government is using tax dollars to send 10 big red weather balloons into the sky. I need to know the location of those balloons.

So if you see a big red balloon in the sky, about 8ft round, numbered 1 to 10, and you like any of
a) money
b) me
c) the Chevy Camaro
report it here ASAP so I can win the contest


reporting it is simpler than using blackra1n
1) email *email hidden* with a picture, the location, and the number on the balloon itself
2) call or text the dudeitsaballoon hotline at xxx-xxx-xxxx with the location and number of the balloon

why? ...well assuming I get the location of the 10 balloons before everyone else
you get $1000.00 if you are the first to report a balloon sighting to me
my friend gets a Chevy Camaro
the blackra1n project gets $8,000
because a nationwide scavenger hunt is just cool!
 

thelatinist

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So if he wins the contest with our help he will give the first person to sight a balloon for him $1,000 and will make an untethered jailbreak? Weird.

Gotta admire the guy's confidence, though. Not "I'll try to make a tethered jailbreak" or even "I'll make one if it's at all possible." Everyone's going to assume he knows something, now...
 

jmann

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So if he wins the contest with our help he will give the first person to sight a balloon for him $1,000 and will make an untethered jailbreak? Weird.

Gotta admire the guy's confidence, though. Not "I'll try to make a tethered jailbreak" or even "I'll make one if it's at all possible." Everyone's going to assume he knows something, now...
It sounds fishy to me too. How do we even knows those "mythical" balloons exist?
 

dhlizard

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Geohot's latest tweet

geohot wait, why do people think i'm making untethered?...to clarify, I wanted to win the balloon competition...if win then untethered else no
32 minutes ago from web


As I said, we shall see.
 

MikePA

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geohot's ego knows no bounds and it's not hard to see why the DevTeam dumped him.
 

radionickhead

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Theres no doubt the boy is a genius, but he is also an A-class douche'.
Whatever the case everyone owes him a whole lot.
 

Moi un Mouton

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'Everyone' doesn't owe him anything. He came up with a jb solution before the DevTeam. Big deal.
No, no, that's unfair. He didn't just "come up with" it, he released it for free to the whole world, he revealed his method too, he declined a $10000 bribe from the scum at iphoneunlock to make it exclusive to them, it really IS a big deal for very many people, even if not everyone.
 

loskickking23

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I check everyday to see if this has been figured out yet.....I upgraded from 3g jailbroken to a 3gs That can't .....I tried the tethered and hated it....so now Im just waiting patiently!!
 

TSX

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I check everyday to see if this has been figured out yet.....I upgraded from 3g jailbroken to a 3gs That can't .....I tried the tethered and hated it....so now Im just waiting patiently!!
Looks like your going to be waiting still, since geohot didnt win we don get a untetherd JB!!