iOS 6.x Jailbreak Evasi0n Hits Seven Million Installs in Four Days

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The 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.
    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.
    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.

    Article Link: iOS 6.x Jailbreak Evasi0n Hits Seven Million Installs in Four Days
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    This jailbreak thingy seems kinda popular. Who knew??
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    I bet a good portion of that thanks to MacRumors.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    True - this is an insane amount of traffic.
  5. macrumors 68040

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
  6. macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    In the long run Jailbreak is always good for Apple, even if they don't like it.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2012
    Why Bother

    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.
  8. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    apple take note. time t heat things up on the software front ;)

    if u say so mr fantastic
  9. macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2010
    Question-I was looking through the Cydia Store and without hitting any ads etc-Dirty xxx ad came up-Has anyone else had this issue:confused:
  10. macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2011
    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:
  11. macrumors Pentium

    Jun 22, 2009
    1.7 was impressive. 7 million sends a good message.
  12. macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    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%.

    That's not a signal that people want features you only get by jailbreaking, it's a signal that the majority (hell, almost everybody!) doesn't care for jailbreaks.
  13. macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    Lincoln, NE
    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.


    In FOUR days. FOUR. 7,000,000 installs. That's popular by ANY standard.
  14. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Check this out:

    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.

    There is no software unlock for the 4S. Why is this story mixing up "unlock" and "jailbreak"? They are not the same thing.
  15. macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2012
    New York
    I don't pirate on my ipad and I jailbroke. Not everyone pirates you know. Especially when it's so easy to get free games and stuff. Many of my games I got through places like slickdeals which posts freebies all the time. Facebook also gives away free games. I got angry birds, where's my water, and a few other games that way for free.

    Get your head out of your ass and stop being close minded.
  16. macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2012
    This is an inaccurate statement. The 293 million that don't jailbreak actually may want the features that you can get from jailbreaking...these folks just don't know about them. How many "common" iPhone users actually know the features and customizations possible due to jailbreaking?
  17. SILen(e, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

    macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    There is nothing like a limited supply with a jailbreak.
    As long as the download server manages the load, everybody who wants to get the software can get it 10 minutes after release.

    People have been waiting for this jailbreak for months, so there's a high chance that they will have jailbroken their devices the night the jailbreak was released.
    As the news that this jailbreak exists has been reported everywhere on the web, almost anyone interested in jailbreaking his device will know about it by now.
    And they will have jailbroken their device the same day they learned about the JB.

    So the 7 million jailbroken devices will most likely be owned the majority of people interested in jailbreaking their iOS 6 device, i doubt that there are still 50 million people out there who don't know about this JB yet or who did not apply it due to X...

    So with 7-10 million people interested in Jailbreaking their iPhones, that may be a quite high number - but only if you ignore the 290 million other iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch out there that are NOT jailbroken by now and which most likely won't ever be jailbroken.

    The majority of people owning iOS devices, 95+ percent, don't care for a jailbreak.

    The motivations of non-users are often difficult to evaluate, so the only real numbers we have about jailbroken devices are the ones from this article - and they are not that impressive if viewed in context.
  18. macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2012
    New York
    More like the majority of owners don't even know what a jailbreak is or even exists.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    If they enjoy their current iPhone, then they do care for a jailbreak. This is what has helped pushed iOS forward. The app store? Thank the jailbreakers.
  20. macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2012
    I'm not debating the significance (or impressiveness) of the 7M that have applied the jailbreak. I think you are claiming that iPhone users don't want the features jailbreaking enables (such as enhanced customization of the Notification Center) and proof of that is the relatively low percentage (2.5%) of all iOS device owners that have downloaded the jailbreak. To me, that low percentage only means a small population of iOS device owners jailbreak. There's no correlation to say that the other 97.5% don't want features possible with a jb.

    Here's an example: Prior to iOS 3 (I think it was iOS 3), it wasn't possible to copy/paste data on an iPhone. Only jailbreakers could get that feature. Presumably, the percentage of folks back then who had jailbroken their devices was also relatively low. Does this mean those without jailbroken devices didn't want copy/paste? I'm pretty sure (but unable to cite stats or references) that copy/paste was a widely desired feature. I hope you see my point now.
  21. macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    You think that there's only 50 million people who aren't aware of the jailbreak? I'd be much more surprised if there's 50 million people who own iOS devices who ARE aware of the jailbreak. Non-technical users (the vast, vast majority of iOS users) don't read tech news and don't jailbreak. For example, in my immediate family, there are 7 iOS devices and only one person (myself) is even aware of jailbreaking.
  22. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I'm not too sure on that. Several of my coworkers and my mom are aware of jailbreaking, and what it can offer, but they either don't know how to do it or are afraid of the potential consequences (e.g. safe mode/bricking, etc.)
  23. macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    Where do you think the AppStore came from...? Apple came up with the concept, right?
  24. macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    Stating that people want something like a jailbreak, but simply have no idea that something like that exists, is just a rewording of the old "People who don't do XY are just to lazy/stupid/poor for XY - if they were less lazy/less stupid/less poor they would do XY" that has been used in a thousand contexts, often also to call users of Apple products "iSheep", if this argument is used by a militant Android fan.

    Different peoke have different needs and it seems that a lot don't need/want a jailbreak, due to no interest in jailbreak-stuff or the problems that can get caused by a jailbreak (crashing weather app) and many other reasons.
  25. macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Yeah, i've gotten those but it happened when I was waiting for the descriptions of certain tweaks to load. Must have been the source that they were hosted on.

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