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Evasi0n Jailbreak Installed on 1.7 Million Devices Since Monday Release

In a discussion with Forbes, Cydia appstore administrator Jay Freeman revealed that the evasi0n jailbreak had been installed 800,000 times within six hours of its Monday release.

By Tuesday, Cydia had been installed 1.7 million times, and according to a chart tweeted by Freeman, Cydia was receiving 14,000 hits per minute at peak download times.

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The demand for the jailbreak resulted in site wide traffic problems, causing Freeman's server to go offline several times. To put it in perspective, that's approximately 1,200 Cydia downloads per minute.

Evasi0n is the first significant jailbreak since the widely used Redsn0w iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. Hacking Apple devices is a detailed process, which is why jailbreaks are few and far between.
According to David Wang, one of the evad3rs' four developers, the program takes advantage of at least five distinct, new bugs in iOS's code. (For reference, that's one more than Stuxnet, the malware built by the NSA to destroy centrifuges in Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities.)
The evasi0n jailbreak is the first untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and for devices running iOS 6.x. Evasi0n is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux on the evasi0n website.

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19 months ago
Whoops, at least half of those installs were mine. I just couldn't get the darn thing to work. Hehe, sorry… :o
Rating: 33 Votes
19 months ago
And people say that the amount of people who Jailbreak is negliable...
Rating: 29 Votes
19 months ago
It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
Rating: 17 Votes
19 months ago
I hope that's enough for apple to consider adding the features to iOS that most of us are jailbreaking for. iOS 6 was such a lackluster update it really is time for a change.
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago

Well it is, compared to the total sales/installs of iOS 6.


Compared to - perhaps. But close to 2M installs - Since yesterday? That's significant no matter how you slice it.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago

1.7 million... compared to how many iPhones and iPads out in the world?

A couple hundred million?

I'm glad the jailbreak exists... but let's be clear on the definition of "negligible"


Stop comparing and just look at the number. People are simple stating that 1.7M people jailbreaking is significant. And it is. On what planet does nearly 2M installs in ONE DAY not constitute a significant install base?

There are phones out there that don't even sell that many in total.

Yes - by comparison - vs the # of sold iPhones it's not HUGE. But you also have to remember what % of owners could give two craps in general (IE own an iPhone because its an iPhone) vs those that are more "hardcore"
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago

Name 10 (everyone).


Ok I will bite. http://1n73r.net/2012/10/22/my-top-ios-jailbreak-apps/
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago

Yes. It's good news. But it also fortifies the the idea that although iOS might be slick/great/stable/etc - it's lacking (enough) that significant userbase wants more than Apple has given - even after several versions.

And again - I agree that this is "good" news for Apple overall - you have to also wonder if there are this many jailbreaking - how many are leaving and/or choosing Android over iOS because of shortcomings that can only be realized via jailbreaking.

I pose that as a question - not commentary.


I'm one! Love Apple hardware, but love the pure android software on my Nexus 4 more. I'm sure there are many others.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago
Not surprising. More and more people with iOS are wanting to be able to customize their phone.


I jailbroke my iPhone 5 yesterday.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago

And people say that the amount of people who Jailbreak is negliable...


I feel the exact same way. People still care about jailbreaking and that is awesome.
Rating: 7 Votes

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