Evasi0n Jailbreak Installed on 1.7 Million Devices Since Monday Release

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    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.
    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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    Whoa, that's substantial.
     
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    And people say that the amount of people who Jailbreak is negliable...
     
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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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    Whoops, at least half of those installs were mine. I just couldn't get the darn thing to work. Hehe, sorry… :eek:
     
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    It's may seem crazy, but this will actually help Apple sell more iOS devices.
     
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    I feel the exact same way. People still care about jailbreaking and that is awesome.
     
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    I believe that's the case. This is good news for Apple.
     
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    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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    Are we comparing an iPhone with a nuclear facility here? :p
     
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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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    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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    Name 10 (everyone).
     
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    I bet that there'll be a spike increase in iOS 6 upgrades since this was released!
     
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    I think it has a lot to do with the amount of time it took to come out....the iphone has been out for 5 months. Also, more people are starting to go to android, and people who are staying still want customization and this is really the only way to do so. I still personally only know about 1 or 2 people other than myself who even know what jailbreaking is.
     
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    Serious question...why is it awesome that some people care about jailbreaking?

    I don't care one way or the other whether folks jailbreak...that's their business.

    I'm just curious why you think it's "awesome"...a wonderful thing to do?:confused: :)
     
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    Interesting question. I can only answer it for myself. I've carried an iPhone since June 2007 and have no plans to change that at this time. I'm very pleased with Apple's hardware, software, and App Store offerings. They provide me the very best mobile experience for my money.

    Jailbreaking and the enthusiast community provides a nice (though unnecessary) cherry atop the Apple. Others may differ.
     
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    I've been wanting to jailbreak for some time, but have been too much of a n00b. I jailbroke last nite with evasi0n and it was super easy even for a n00b like me. I would imagine that that evasi0n would spawn a slew of first time jailbreakers like myself.
     
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    Well, it is small in the scope of total number of iPhones sold (48M last quarter).
     
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    They didn't need to wait. They can get a Nexus 4!
     
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    because it shows enthusiasm for the technology
     
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    Sounds just like my Tumblr photo blog. :cool:
     
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    At one time you could just go to jailbreakme.com from your phone and it would jailbreak it....that was easy ;)
     
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    So. 1/200th of IOS devices have downloaded the jailbreak.

    I wonder how many of those were the same person downloading it twice or three times.
     
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    the funny thing is, a ton of the jailbreak skins/themes I see people use look exactly like vanilla android.
     

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