pretty cool stats about the new A5 absinthe jailbreak.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rick snagwell, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    from MN on the dev team blog:

    Welcome new A5 jailbreakers!
    Here’s a quick breakdown of how many A5 owners have jailbroken their devices since Friday morning. The numbers as of Monday afternoon are:

    491,325 new iPhone4,1 devices
    308,967 new iPad2 devices
    152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad2 devices
    Total: 953,232 new A5 jailbreaks in a little over 3 days

    The reason these numbers can be so precise is that one of the housekeeping activities that happens when you launch Cydia is a query to @saurik’s server for the list of available SHSH blobs. (Even if you have none on file, the query is still made).

    Welcome to the jailbreak family!

    P.S. Remember the cardinal rule of jailbreaking: never update your firmware until a new jailbreak is available. This is especially true for A5 owners, who currently have no way of restoring to 5.0.1 once the 5.0.1 SHSH blob signing window is closed.
     
  2. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Wow. Almost one million in four days.. no wonder Cydia was lagging.:D:p
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Lots of devices broken free from their chains.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Then people wonder why cydia is running slow and repos are not loading:)
     
  5. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    im actually really impressed with saurik, cydia hasn't even hiccuped for me. he must of upgraded his servers and was ready for this release.
     
  6. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    First time JB here. Nice stats. :) I love the JB. Now I know what all the fuss was about.. :cool: And I only have 4 apps. Eh.
     
  7. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    welcome to MR...you will love your jailbreak!
     
  8. ARSkemp macrumors 6502

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    I'm so happy to have my phone jailbroken again! I can't believe I was able to last this long without one (got 4s on release date).
     
  9. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    lol, thanks! Everything is so smooth. No issues. I'm surprised how many people have said jailbreaking was a bad idea when honestly, its more of user error than the JB itself. I guess people get spoiled by Apple which makes everything so simple & impossible to mess up. Hence why jailbreaking isn't for some. :rolleyes:
     
  10. sirpots macrumors regular

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    and fandroids say that jail breakers are a minority :rolleyes:
     
  11. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    def not anymore. atleast a million strong!
     
  12. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm...we are. The iPhone 4S sold 4 million phones in the first weekend.
     
  13. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Don't overlook the fact that quite a few of my not tekky friends will be doing the jailbreak on their 4s as soon as I'm confident the release is fully stable. That is probably the case with many; one million on the first weekend is only a drop in the bucket, the ones who just could not wait a moment longer. Hardcore.

    Many will follow in multiples as time and experience proves the jailbreak 'best ever'...
     
  14. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    So, nice to be jailbroken again. I missed it.
     
  15. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I was in the same boat. I always had a jailbroken device and was waiting patiently for a jailbreak. It has made me love the 4S even more.
     
  16. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Many people know what a jailbreak is but they don't keep up to date if one has been released. I've had to tell at least 3 of my friends that a jailbreak has been released and they were automatically stoked about it.
     

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