Who Are You Pod2G? [Short Biography]
It is not a secret that for all regular users hacking their iOS devices, pod2g is a legend. That is why the interest in his biography and creative way in the field of jailbreaking increases every time when he found exploits.
I think that there are many those who remember last jailbreak exploit in iOS 5.1.1 and I wrote you interview with pod2g. But here is a little piece of biography and my desire to share it with you.
Biography of pod2g
To begin with the real name of the hacker. Mom calls pod2g – Cyril. He comes from France, and he is now 32 years old. His parents did not give him the name which was great for such a serious hobby like hacking. It is much easier for pod2g to protect his privacy.
The most important moment for every hacker is when he first became acquainted with the programming. This happened with Cyrill in five years, when his father gave him an old ZX 8 I. Future hacker started to program in BASIC earlier than read at least one whole book. pod2g a few years later moved to the ATARI ST and GFA BASIC. Only in college he met with Objective C and C + + used by Apple.
After completing his studies, Cyril worked for 11 years in J2EE as a programmer and the first attempt of hacking at that time was related to his favorite router Linksys WRT54G. He wanted to improve the performance of the router, so he hacked SD driver and wrote there his own MIPS code. The first experience of mobile hacking was with Windows Mobile 6.1.
How about the nick name. Well, he tried to jailbreak iPod touch 2G. Then that player had not been jailbroken and other famous hacker chronic had been working on this. Cyril helped him to find exploit after which he was admitted to the Chronic Dev Team. At first it looked only an interesting challenge to his ability but in the end it turned into a serious hobby.
pod2g has worked on iOS 4 cracking, participated in the creation of tools Greenpois0n and Corona for iOS 5.0.1. His last creation is Absinthe 2.0, software to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered which was used by thousands.
As for the possibility to work at Apple, it is not a problem for pod2g. According to him, people are quick to forget those who present them iOS jailbreak, not realizing that hackers need something to feed their family.
What Is pod2g Doing Now?
As I said before that at the JailbreakCon Cyrill had stated – no iOS 6 jailbreak today! And that was really sad. At the moment pod2g with friends from Chronic Dev Team is working on finding exploits in iOS 6. Currently they failbreak iPhone 5 but only using developer’s tools. Now it is time to find an exploit that would allow to create a public jailbreak. It may take months, but the work is in full swing, and this is the main thing.
That’s all I got for you today about pod2g biography. You can found him on Twitter and read his blog. Stay tuned with us and I present you more information about JailbreakCon 2012 and Cydia tweaks which where presented there.