The Internet trolls have forced Geohot to quit jailbreak research

As you probably remember, Geohot – George Hotz to his parents – is the kid who unlocked the original iPhone and, over time, became one of the foremost experts on iPhone unlocking and jailbreaking. A few days ago he announced an iPhone 4 jailbreak but, in an addition to the post, he states he’s probably not going to release it and may quit the scene. Another good man dead and gone.Why is he quitting? Mostly because of the trolls.He writes:Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical thingsI’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now. I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.The real reason behind no release isn’t technical. It’s just that it will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered. I miss the days when jailbreaking and unlocking were difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd.Also, to the haters, the picture is quite obviously fake :DHe’s essentially responding to this garbage:Stop showing off!! You think people care a rat’s a if you don’t plan to share your wisdom? Don’t release that sh if you don’t want to but STOP showing people how big is the size of your weeny. May I also say, the more your nose is held high, the more you are losing respect, you can start with me. I dare you to publish this.Weeny, indeed.I remember my first iPhone jailbreak. It honestly was difficult. It actually took me a few hours and once or twice I worried I’d brick the thing. Now you can download something pre-packaged, press a button, and go get an frappuccino. When you come back it will be done.I guess Geohot just needs a little appreciation. That and the Internet is full of trolls.

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