Geohot: Tell Everyone to Never Pay for Jailbreak/Unlock Tools

Geohot recently turned down a $10,000 offer to buy his 05.11.07 iPhone unlock. Why? Well, that’s because iPhone jailbreak and unlock tools should always be free! There are a lot of evil people out there repackaging the hard work of the iPhone Dev Team and Geohot as their own, and selling it as a service.

Geohot wrote a lengthy blog post yesterday emphasizing his desire for everyone out there to spread the word–NEVER pay for an iPhone jailbreak/unlock tool, ever! Here’s a minor excerpt from his blog:

“First off, Jody Sanders, I am declining your $10,000. Why? Because you, and the rest of the iPhone unlock sites out there are scum. You make money selling freeware; that’s not cool, and I am in no way going to legitimize it.

Seriously, the people who really lose here are the customers. These sites are full of blatant lies, claiming to have unlocks for 05.11.07 People buy them, and are told the unlock is in development, and the release date is unknown. Imagine you bought a cup of coffee and were told it’s in development? Recently, many of these sites sent out e-mails saying they made major breakthroughs and the unlock will be ready 11/04/09. Coincidence that that’s the release date of blacksn0w?

…Now despite rumors of the ferocity of my legal team, they actually are pretty poor lawyers. And the scum who run these websites are the type who get off on legal battles. So we have to fight them in another way, and I’m asking for everyones help on this. Our weapon is information. Get the truth out, that all iPhone unlocks and jailbreaks are free, and if you are buying something, you aren’t getting anything a simple google search couldn’t get you, and are probably funding someones crack habit.”

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So there you have it. Tell your friends, family, and coworkers–iPhone jailbreak and unlock tools will always be free! You should never pay for them. Spread the word, email, tweet, whatever!

[Geohot]

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iPhoneinCanada.ca. Follow me on Twitter, and @iPhoneinCanada, and on Google+.

  • Luvgeek

    Thi ironic thing is that this blog entry is plasterred with ads for paid unlock tools!

    Am I the only person who sees the FAIL?

  • recklesschaos

    Same here I will never pay from a crack head or other wise. PERIOD.Some idiot will because their dumb.I went to one of those so called unlockers down the street because I was curious. He wanted 70 for unlock and 125 if I also wanted him to jailbreak. I laughed and told him it was all FREE on line. and left. So be patient, a FREE version will come. And put these guys out of business

  • Dusty

    Haha ya, so true.

  • Dusty

    I would not pay for this and I don't know why people do when its free lol Its called research…
    I wouldn't mind donating though for his hard work.

  • spenrock

    I came here to make the same comment. I viewed this post on my iphone, while an unlock ad was flashing at the top of the screen! I agree, big time fail. Perhaps, we should all keep clicking into the unlock ads but never buying.

    Just a thought.

  • spenrock

    I came here to make the same comment. I viewed this post on my iphone, while an unlock ad was flashing at the top of the screen! I agree, big time fail. Perhaps, we should all keep clicking into the unlock ads but never buying.

    Just a thought.

  • scott987

    They are automated google ads that generate based on the content of the page you're viewing

  • DNA

    This is a tough one…

    Yes people like Jody Sanders are clearly taking all the credit and overcharging people, as are thousands of others, but there is a need for a service, and I'm sorry but no ones going to open a store and provide free services all day…

    You can Google how to change your oil, its not hard! But people still pay to have it done, because not everyone want to bother when then can pay some kid $10 to do it for them.

    There are exceptions to this in my opinion, if money is being charged then what else is being provided? 24/7 Technical Support Hotline? Sounds good to me. As long as the rate is within fair reason and credit is given where its due.

  • DNA

    This is a tough one…

    Yes people like Jody Sanders are clearly taking all the credit and overcharging people, as are thousands of others, but there is a need for a service, and I'm sorry but no ones going to open a store and provide free services all day…

    You can Google how to change your oil, its not hard! But people still pay to have it done, because not everyone want to bother when then can pay some kid $10 to do it for them.

    There are exceptions to this in my opinion, if money is being charged then what else is being provided? 24/7 Technical Support Hotline? Sounds good to me. As long as the rate is within fair reason and credit is given where its due.