Famed Jailbreaker Nicholas Allegra A.K.A Comex, has said goodbye to Apple, the company who make the products that he used to spend a good part of his time hacking into, and also the company whom he worked for since last August as an intern.
The news that Allegra left Apple is probably just as shocking as the news that he joined them in the first place. Although a Jailbreaker does not set out to harm Apple, their products or reputation Apple can not obviously be affiliated to them in case they were seen as accepting the very thing that voids their warranty.
However, Allegra was working with Apple until what appears to be an oversight on his part unwittingly ended his contract and stopped his employment. He tweeted the news yesterday:
So… no point in delaying. As of last week, after about a year, I’m no longer associated with Apple
His reason he then explains (broadly) in another tweet:
( As for why ? Because I forgot to reply to an email.)
Apparently Allegra did not respond to an email to confirm he wished to continue his employment with Apple and they therefore took his non-response in the negative.
He then tweeted :
Also, to clear the record a bit: anyone who thinks I “sold out” for money doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Although why anyone would think that, or even think it was their business, we don’t know.
It is also looking more and more like Comex will not be entering in the Jailbreaking world again. Whether this is a legal requirement after working with Apple, or merely because he wants some time out, we don’t know. But for anyone waiting for an untethered Jailbreak – don’t worry! It’s coming, and very soon!
Upgraded the #failbreak with a kernel exploit so tweaks actually work on iPhone 5. :D Almost a full tethered jailbreak , though need dev account.
This was tweeted by planetbeing yesterday.