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Old Feb 5, 2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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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.

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.
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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.

Article Link: Evasi0n Jailbreak Installed on 1.7 Million Devices Since Monday Release
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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Whoa, that's substantial.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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Not surprising. More and more people with iOS are wanting to be able to customize their phone.


I jailbroke my iPhone 5 yesterday.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
I believe that's the case. This is good news for Apple.
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For reference, that's one more than Stuxnet, the malware built by the NSA to destroy centrifuges in Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities.
Are we comparing an iPhone with a nuclear facility here?
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That is impressive.
With those stats I am surprised there wasn't even more of a crash and burn attempting to jailbreak and load Cydia.

Those stats are also interesting in it tells us many jailbroke numerous iDevices, each.
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I believe that's the case. This is good news for Apple.
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.
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
Well they got a sale from me, I was holding out with an old JB'd iPhone4, yesterday I bought an iPhone5.

I like the certain customizations that Apple just does not want to either develop themselves, or allow 3rd party devs to do.
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I like the certain customizations that Apple just does not want to either develop themselves, or allow 3rd party devs to do.
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
Maybe, but will also allow ~1.7 million people to pirate apps.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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Maybe, but will also allow ~1.7 million people to pirate apps.
I've known a number of people who jailbreak, and none of them had any interest in pirating apps. I've jailbroken since getting my 3GS and never pirated a single app- quite the contrary, I've spent a fair bit more thanks to the paid jailbreak tweaks/apps that I'd not have been able to use if the devices weren't jailbroken. I don't doubt that it happens- the hacks to allow it wouldn't likely exist were there not an interest in them- but to assume that the majority of jailbreakers pirate apps is definitely a streatch...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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You can pirate iOS apps without jailbreaking

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Maybe, but will also allow ~1.7 million people to pirate apps.
No, jailbreaking != piracy.

The fact is, from the beginning of 3rd party apps being available on iOS, you've been able to pirate apps without having to jailbreak your device.

There were apps for jailbroken devices that facilitated piracy (Install0us), but they shut down and cited lack of user interest/participation as the reason.

However, piracy still remains as the methods to do so without having to jailbreak still exist.

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You bet it will, and Apple doesn't have to take any responsibility for any of the resulting consequences. Jailbreakers will be totally on their own when things go awry.
Except, this never happens.

Nobody to date has ever provided proof that jailbreaking has bricked* any iOS device.

*Bricked as in the real meaning of the word, that is to say that the device can't be restored at all. At worst, the iOS device can always be put into DFU mode and then restored using iTunes.

And even if an iPhone was bricked due to jailbreaking, which it can't, Apple wouldn't be able to tell because the device wouldn't boot up and reveal that it was jailbroken because the very definition of bricked is that it can't be restored, which means it also won't boot up.
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
Not crazy at all. Some people want openness and freedom to do what they want with their device, not what they are told they can do.
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
You bet it will, and Apple doesn't have to take any responsibility for any of the resulting consequences. Jailbreakers will be totally on their own when things go awry.
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You bet it will, and Apple doesn't have to take any responsibility for any of the resulting consequences. Jailbreakers will be totally on their own when things go awry.
A jailbreak restore and Apple wont even know its been jailbroken. It has no permanent effect anymore.
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It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
It's the only reason I bought an iPhone 5 instead of waiting for the 5S.

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I wonder how many of those were the same person downloading it twice or three times.
Saurik only counted the number of original installs on that device.
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Not surprising. More and more people with iOS are wanting to be able to customize their phone.


I jailbroke my iPhone 5 yesterday.
They didn't need to wait. They can get a Nexus 4!
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They didn't need to wait. They can get a Nexus 4!
the funny thing is, a ton of the jailbreak skins/themes I see people use look exactly like vanilla android.
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...and AAPL is up $17 (3.8%) today.
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I hope that Apple cracks down on this like they do on Samsung and everyone else. Jailbreaking is not the way Apple wants people to use their products. Apple products are perfect the way they are and Apple knows what is best for us. How could anyone possibly think that they know more about what is best for them than Apple does.
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