Guest post written by Gwen Davis
Microsoft is finally seeing the light as possibilities for opening doors to homebrew micro-developers have been spearheaded by Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7 who has taken the soft approach of dealing with hackers as if they are merely a Windows hosting reseller. By inviting the likes of George “Geohot” Hotz, Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh and Long Zheng for an alliance, the said executive has been dubbed as Microsoft's tech evangelist. So why is that such a big deal?
George Hotz, the famous guy behind the iPhone jailbreak and unlock solutions started off as Blackra1n has now shut down the blog on which he posted his iPhone jailbreak and unlock tutorials and his views on the alternative solutions. The blog is hosted on Blogger. Upon visiting the blog, you are now requested to log in with your Google ID so that it may check whether you are an authorized viewer of the blog.
George Hotz, or @geohot as he is famously known has finally broken his silence on iPhone 4 jailbreak and has posted some fresh proceedings on his jailbreak. Prior to iPhone 4 launch, Geohot registered a domain name that resembled his one-click iPhone 2G, 3G, 3Gs and iPod Touch (2G and 3G non MC models) jailbreak tool Blackra1n. The new domain name was Limera1n. But ever since the release of iPhone 4, there was no update from Geohot on Jailbreak.
The news is that the domain Limera1n.com has been registered which has exactly the same WHOIS record and IP address as Geohot’s main Jailbreak tool website, Blackra1n.com and what’s more interesting is that it follows the same pattern that is, a lime colored drop whereas the Blackra1n has a black colored drop.
The infamous iPhone hacker and a hero for many of the Apple fanboys (pissed at the stringent hold Steve Jobs wants on all of his devices no matter what) has posted a picture of his iPad showing the well known blackra1n as well as Cydia icon indicating that he has updated his iPhone OS jailbreak tool, blackra1n, to support iPad OS 3.2 jailbreak.