Geohot

  • Sony Now Sues PS3 Hackers: Good Luck Trying To Stop The Flow Of Information

    Sony Now Sues PS3 Hackers: Good Luck Trying To Stop The Flow Of Information

    Ha! Well that didn’t take long. Sony has now officially sued the folks behind the PS3 hack, Geohot and fail0verflow. This is good news for Sony’s lawyers, and bad news for pretty much everyone else, particularly those of you who still believe the quaint notion of hardware ownership or anything like that. Foolish! Read More

  • PS3 Cracked Open Even Further With "Root Key" Discovered

    PS3 Cracked Open Even Further With "Root Key" Discovered

    Just a few days after the PS3’s security was deemed an “epic fail” at a hackers’ convention, famed system breaker GeoHot has published what is described as the “root key” for the PS3, a hex sequence that identifies code as legitimate. I’m no hacker so I don’t want to overstep my expertise here, but this seems to be a pretty serious breach. But… Read More

  • Hacker says he's got Linux on the PS3 again

    Hacker says he's got Linux on the PS3 again

    It was only last week, on the 1st, when Sony announced it’d be removing the Install Other OS option from the PS3 — an option already missing on the PS3 Slim. Predictably, there was outrage, and now, a hack. Renowned hackster Geohot has shown that by a simple restore trick, you can get 3.21 to let you install another OS — but if you’ve already updated and lost the… Read More

  • No more Linux for the PS3

    No more Linux for the PS3

    I almost bought a Sony PS3 specifically so that I could use Linux on it. Now, I’m glad I didn’t, because Sony has announced that in an upcoming firmware release they’re going to remove support for alternate operating systems. The official explanation for the removal of this feature is “due to security concerns”, but no specific security concerns have actually… Read More

  • It is morning in America: GeoHot tells of untethered jailbreak that could work on iPad

    Web video star GeoHot just did a quick demo of his untethered iPhone/iPod Touch jailbreak. That’s right – you just have to put something on your device – and not directly connect it to your computer – and it will jailbreak that heck out of it in a few minutes. It’s just like the old days when you could download an image on the original iPhone and suddenly… Read More

  • Help Key: How to unlock your iPhone 3GS with Geohot's new BlackSn0w app

    Help Key: How to unlock your iPhone 3GS with Geohot's new BlackSn0w app

    BlackSn00000w is coming down, on me… Geohot, creator of the original iPhone unlock, has crack the 05.11.07 baseband to enable tethering, jailbreak for 3.1.2, and complete SIM unlock of the 3GS. This means you can use your iPhone on any GSM network. Read More

  • First kid to unlock iPhone unlocks it again

    First kid to unlock iPhone unlocks it again

    George Hotz, aka Geohot, aka the kid that unlocked the iPhone way back when, aka the kid that traded an unlocked iPhone for three regular iPhones and a Nissan 350Z is at it again. This time instead of merely unlocking the iPhone, he’s unlocked the iPhone for the second time. For round two of iPhone Unlock Fest 07-08, Hotz found a very high vulnerable memory register and manhandled it… Read More

  • Kid Who Unlocked iPhone Traded It For a Car; Wired Editor Now Wants One, Offers Car Too

    Kid Who Unlocked iPhone Traded It For a Car; Wired Editor Now Wants One, Offers Car Too

    The kid who unlocked the iPhone—I call him Craig from Degrassi—didn’t sell his creation, but rather traded it in for a Nissan 350Z and three 8GB iPhones. Wanting in on the action, it looks like Wired‘s news editor is willing to exchange his Datsun Z (pictured) for an unlocked iPhone. For purely journalistic reasons, I’m sure. Read More