Comex Answers Community Questions

Nicholas Allegra, known as comex to most of us, has does an AMAA (“Ask Me Almost Anything”) on Reddit to field a few questions from the community. He mentions how much money he has made from JailbreakMe, his future plans for exploiting iOS (spoiler alert: he’s out of the cat and mouse game for good), and more. Hit the source to read the full Q-and-A, or ask a question of your own.

Q: After your internship with Apple and after iOS 5 is officially released, will you continue to support the jailbreak community by providing exploits?

A: No. Edit: But I’ll want to jailbreak my phone, so I hope someone finds them :p

Q: Have you made any money from the jb scene?

A: I’ve made a good amount of money through donations, which is mostly being used to help pay for college. JailbreakMe 2.0 was like $40,000; 3.0 was $15,000 (not quite sure why it decreased).

Q: Congratulations on your new position. Why an intern position though? It seems like you could carry a regular position at apple. How has the core jailbreak dev teams responded to you going to work for apple?

A:  I don’t know if I’d want to do that- I’ve never had a job before and I don’t know what it’s like- and I intend to go back to college soon. Mostly with congratulations.


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