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.

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
124 months ago
Whoops, at least half of those installs were mine. I just couldn't get the darn thing to work. Hehe, sorry… :o
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrsir2009 Avatar
124 months ago
And people say that the amount of people who Jailbreak is negliable...
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porshuh944turbo Avatar
124 months ago
It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bathplug Avatar
124 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
124 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"
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
124 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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