Why do news site keep re-presenting "fastra1n" as legitimate?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

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    Like many, every morning I google "iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak" to see if it came out yet. Every day, I notice that a new news website that I have never heard of before re announces fastra1n/Fast iPhone Unlock as if it is legit. What the hell is going on with these people? Are they being paid off by scammers to get sales?
     
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Why don't people simply visit the dev team site for jb status instead of Googling it? Another great mystery.
     
  3. Jimmy Guphanti thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There's more information
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    Twitter add @musclenerd done! Even if it's not a Dev-team jailbreak he will will share it.
     
  5. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Because hits = revenue. "News" sites dont care about the facts, they care only about site traffic.
     
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Most news sites just repost stuff from other news sites without checking their sources or accuracy.
     
  7. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    +1

    Just what we needed another useless thread like this to give the fakes more free press.
     
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    You mean you find 'more information' that caused you to start this thread? Brilliant, just brilliant.
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    I find it funny that I never heard about fastra1n until ts brought it up.

    oh wait I know my problem I stay away from bad news sites.
     
  10. maturola macrumors 68040

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    LOL 100% agreed here, never heard of such a thing and I read a lot of news, chats, forums and news site.

    I am not sure which "news" sites the OP is really reading.
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    problem is newbs thing jailbreaking is this underground thing were you have to do jump through hoops to find the tool to do it, and we are all waiting for the lucky person to find the tool and share it with the rest of us

    but in reality its very mainstream and when a tool does exisit it wont require a thread asking "does this work" it will be easy to find and there will be a million youtube videos of people showing it
     
  12. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Really???? :confused: :confused:

    How hard is to type.

    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
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    http://greenpois0n.com/

    or simple get a rss feed or maybe a twitter client and follow a few "key" people..

    I wouldn't really call that "jump through hoops"

    Now try to get a hacked Directv Box, or and Apple I on mint condition and still funtional..that would required some jumping...
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    lol whats that got to do with my post, do you read all senteces by picking out key words and making a new sentence

    i know how to F-in find a jailbreak, im suggesting why newbs make these kind of threads
     
  14. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I guess you didn't read it either, I wasn't attacking your post, i just don't think that it is hard at all to find the info, for new or old users, it is really not that hard. the point is that the "news" site the OP seen to be looking are just Hit-ads-hunters. nothing to do with you knowing or not how or where to find a jailbreak. Chill! :D
     
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    problem is a newb is gonna do a general search in google "jailbreak iphone" and you will get those BS sites and than they come here asking if it works.

    IF they understand that once a jailbreak tool does exists it will be so easy to find you barely would need to search at all just come here and there will be tutorials and everything else you need to help you jailbreak

    newbs dont know @musclenerd from @josecancesco

    i know stickes dont work but if this site made a stiky that say "THE ONLY PLACE YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR THE LATEST JAILBREAK TOOLS" than i think these types of threads would atleast be cut in half
     
  16. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    whose josecancesco?
     
  17. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Exactly
     
  18. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    :d
     

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