January, you’ll remember, was batshit insane, and lead to some of the most commented on stories we’ve ever had on the site. Self-confessed iPhone hacker Geohot first claimed to have broken into the PS3, and then released something that didn’t really seem to do very much apart from get Sony’s technical boffins all hot and bothered.
Back and forth they went, until Sony took the unprecedented step of removing the option to run Linux on new firmwares, which many assume was directly linked to the hacking progress. The whole thing was summed up nicely here.
Well, now Geohot’s claiming to have retired from the hacking scene, saying “goodbye“, and although he’s clearly referring to iPhone development we’re assuming he’s also stepping back from trying to break into the PS3, too, bringing an end to speculation that a ‘custom firmware’ will appear for Sony’s console that would allow users to retain the newer firmware features and Linux.
Geohot yesterday claimed to have hacked the iPhone 4, but confirmed today that it was a ‘fake‘. Geohot’s blog is now invite only.