evasionThe iOS 6.x jailbreak dubbed evasi0n has been installed on seven million iDevices since its Monday morning release, Cydia administrator Jay Freeman told Forbes.

That makes evasi0n the most quickly adopted jailbreak software of all time, drawing in far more users than previous jailbreaks, like iOS 5.1.1's Redsn0w, the last available jailbreak before evasi0n.

As of Thursday night, Freeman's alternative app store had received visits from 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches that were jailbroken with evasi0n, the first jailbreaking software for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1.

Though he doesn't have exact figures for previous jailbreaks, Freeman says that evasi0n has brought Cydia "insanely more new traffic" than the release of the jailbreak tool called Absinthe that worked on some versions of iOS 5.

Forbes points out that even one of the more popular jailbreaks of 2011, Jailbreakme3 from Comex, only drew 1.4 million downloads during its first nine days online. Freeman attributes this to the amount of time that it took to crack iOS 6 - 136 days - compared to the 98 days that it took to unlock the iPhone 4S.

That's what made this such a landmark jailbreak. It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.

As mentioned in a previous article by Forbes, evasi0n, which is the first untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and for devices running iOS 6.x, takes advantage of five distinct bugs in the iOS 6 code.

Evasi0n was updated to version 1.1 yesterday, fixing a bug that caused the weather app to crash. The jailbreak is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux on the evasi0n website.

Top Rated Comments

bushido Avatar
117 months ago
apple take note. time t heat things up on the software front ;)


Seems a waist of my time - more of a gimmicky things teenagers do - pointless - teens these days have no life get outdoors do something - life is only boring if you let it be. Only promotes pirating by allowing pirated apps on your phone or device.
if u say so mr fantastic
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trunten Avatar
117 months ago
Seems a waist of my time - more of a gimmicky things teenagers do - pointless - teens these days have no life get outdoors do something - life is only boring if you let it be. Only promotes pirating by allowing pirated apps on your phone or device.

Yeah teenagers are stupid. I hear they don't know the difference between waist and waste. Haha. Imagine that.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
philr5150 Avatar
117 months ago
Seems a waist of my time - more of a gimmicky things teenagers do - pointless - teens these days have no life get outdoors do something - life is only boring if you let it be. Only promotes pirating by allowing pirated apps on your phone or device.

You, Sir, have no idea what you're talking about. There are plenty of reasons for Jailbreaking that have nothing to do with pirating software.

Take off the blinkers and get out into the real world you speak of.

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Actually it's not very popular if you know how many devices running iOS6 are out there.

A few weeks ago, Apple reported nearly 300 million devices running iOS6 (and 500 million existing iOS devices).

People have been waiting for an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for months, so it's very likely they updated as soon as possible.

7 million jailbroken devices out of 300 million is only 2.5%.

In FOUR days. FOUR. 7,000,000 installs. That's popular by ANY standard.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madsci954 Avatar
117 months ago
Seems a waist of my time - more of a gimmicky things teenagers do - pointless - teens these days have no life get outdoors do something - life is only boring if you let it be. Only promotes pirating by allowing pirated apps on your phone or device.
So what you're saying is you don't want the next generation tinkering with their phones, learning about apps and software, thus creating new and innovative designers, and driving technology to the next level? :rolleyes:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenomorph Avatar
117 months ago
Seems a waist of my time - more of a gimmicky things teenagers do - pointless - teens these days have no life get outdoors do something - life is only boring if you let it be. Only promotes pirating by allowing pirated apps on your phone or device.

Check this out:
http://i.imgur.com/X5xQUkS.png

All I do in Cydia on my jailbroken device is buy apps, and I've been doing it for years.

Jailbreaking allows me to spend more money, not pirate.

Cydia generates a ton of revenue. People that gladly PAY for exclusive tweaks and new features for their device.



Forbes points out that even one of the more popular jailbreaks of 2011, Jailbreakme3 from Comex (http://www.jailbreakme.com), only drew 1.4 million downloads during its first nine days online. Freeman attributes this to the amount of time that it took to crack iOS 6 - 136 days - compared to the 98 days that it took to unlock the iPhone 4S.

There is no software unlock for the 4S. Why is this story mixing up "unlock" and "jailbreak"? They are not the same thing.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
117 months ago
1.7 was impressive. 7 million sends a good message.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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