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Untethered jailbreak tool evasi0n downloaded 7 million times, beats old records

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Untethered jailbreak tool evasi0n downloaded 7 million times, beats old records
The evasi0n untethered jailbreak tool may have been released just a few days ago, but a relatively huge number of people have already used it – about 7 million, to be more specific. Word comes from Jay Freeman, who is credited for being the man behind Cydia. His storefront, which is known for its selection of apps made for jailbroken iOS devices, has been visited from over 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touch media players running a version of iOS jailbroken with evasi0n. 

All these figures make evasi0n the most successful in terms of adoption rate jailbreak tool ever released. Even the web-based JailbreakMe released back in 2011 wasn't adopted that fast as it reached "only" about 2 million users during the first four days of its existence.  

In addition to being the most popular untethered jailbreak tool ever released, evasi0n is also the one that took the longest to arrive. That's not much of a surprise considering how tight the security measures implemented in iOS have been getting with each new release. Jailbreaking iOS 6.1 took 136 days, which is considerably longer than the 98 days that were needed to crack the iPhone 4S. In comparison, the iPhone 4 received its untethered jailbreak only 38 days after release, while the iPhone 3GS was dealt with in only 2 weeks' time.

As of this writing, the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is still possible using the evasi0n tool and the recent 6.1.1 update doesn't fix the cracks exploited by the hack. It is only a matter of time, however, until Apple patches the system, thus rendering the jailbreak tool useless. 

source: Forbes

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posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:21 2

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Good news, but no thanks, I'm happy to my current ios6, and Apple map is awesome :)

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:28 6

2. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


You are an iSheep

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:49 2

3. bucky (Posts: 1293; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Be honest and just say your interested in the iPhone. Why else would click on this article?

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:10

20. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Anyone who says that Apple Maps is awesome is an iSheep

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 11:05 5

8. techspace (Posts: 524; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


why do you want everyone to love what you like?
some people like ios, some people like android...i like both....both the OSes have their own advantages and disadvantages..........for me, jailbreaking and rooting is a necessity......maybe you love to root your device as well, but you can't expect everyone to be the same

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 19:19

16. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Troll harder, if you can

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 00:26

18. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


lets get things straight...you need attention. internet hoe.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 10:03 9

4. Synack (Posts: 659; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


This was my first time jailbreaking (I'm used to rooting and modding Android), and I must say that jailbreaking is nowhere even close to what you can do modding an Android.

Not to mention it makes your iPhone all buggy.

Needless to say I'll be getting the Motorola X or Nexus 5, whichever comes first.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 10:58 3

7. techspace (Posts: 524; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


even i am waiting for the nexus 5........android phone and the ipad makes the right combination, you can enjoy all the gaming, browsing, reading etc on the ipad, so you don't need an iphone, you need an android and nexus 4 is already offering a lot, for that price, so the nexus 5 should be a good choice, but i hope that it will be released everywhere and there won't be any problems with the supply..|

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 00:28

19. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


buggy?really? are you using a iphone 4 or even older?

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 06:37

23. kboo1995 (unregistered)


U r so wrong sir
Al jail broken iPhone can do anything ANYTHING that an android or a rooted android can do
Full stop

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 10:53 3

5. techspace (Posts: 524; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


i have jailbroken my ipad......i don't want free apps, i did it for root access, its the best tablet in the world, it ha the best apps, games etc....but i am used to customization on android, so i had to do it..

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 12:29

10. ultimatebatman (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


I have a Note 10.1 with more great apps than I have time to use, and a very useful s pen that works with great apps iOS doesn't have. The "iPad is the greatest " is and advertising driven brainwashed response. NO ONE ever actually knows what apps are not present on Android tablets when making this argument.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 12:57 3

11. techspace (Posts: 524; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


most of the android apps don't look good on tablets.......i have purchased an ipad only after looking and using many android tablets(my friend's and relative's) including the note 10.1 , EVERY ONE knows that the ipad has better apps, and if you want to talk about the number of apps, then the app store has more apps than any other store....but we need tablet apps...i am talking about all the apps and games that are optimized, made especially for the tablet..... if i am brainwashed, then would i use an android phone...i am not even thinking of buying an iphone ever again, my ipad is enough for all the ios experience, and android phones are the only phones that i am planning to buy even in the coming years..

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 13:06 3

12. Ninetysix (Posts: 1362; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Must be pretty awesome running non tablet optimized apps.

http://android.appstorm.net/general/opinion/google-its-time-to-get-serious-about-tablet-apps/

http://pocketnow.com/2013/01/24/ipad-killers-this-is-why-android-tablets-dont-sell

http://www.androidseekerz.com/android-tablet-apps-vs-ipad-apps

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 10:57

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Just goes to prove people want a change in iOS.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 11:14 4

9. Slammer (Posts: 937; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


This shows how segragated the new generation is from reality. In my day, we didn't like how Apple controlled our every move. So, we got our point across by transitioning to Windows and left Apple to die. This generation won't accept the point that it is being puppeteered by Apple. So, rather than make a powerful statement to a dictating company, it would rather bow to Apple's control. Then, not being happy with stock offerings, the generation sets out to modify a device that in all truth, the offerings are already found in another platform without modifying.

I question the aspects of whether this generation is full of followers. A generation that claims it doesn't want to be told what to do, yet accepts a corporation to do just that.

Why jailbreak? It only gives into Apple's rules and regiments to make it filthy rich while giving its consumers missing elements.

This generation needs to witness how the rubber meets the pavement and stop coddling a company that doesn't give a crap except placating revenues.

John B.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 13:07

13. bucky (Posts: 1293; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Maybe some people just don't want 37 choices for music players or launchers. Don't buy apple if you don't want that style of control. I think people can choose what's best for them.

My iPhone 5 has amazing battery, the best apps, the best camera, fast updates, good accessories, smooth interface, great speaker, great earpiece, great product replacement if required, good connection to other apple products, great screen and very fast os. What's wrong with that?

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 19:53

17. Aeires (unregistered)


That first paragraph is the craziest comment I've read in a long time. When you buy a car, do you complain they have dozens of different colors and there are even more manufacturers? Do you live on a block where all the houses are exactly the same (sucks if you do)? Do you wear the same clothes every day? People want choice, stop acting like it's a bad thing.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 16:00 1

14. Slammer (Posts: 937; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Maybe in your case bucky, there is no problem. But, 7 million individuals,within hours, couldn't wait to break open their iphones for something different. I presume there are millions and millions more iPhone users that lack the instinct to modify their devices and just live with what Apple has given them and have been vocal about how I can do things they can't.

I use my own personal gauge of iPhone users that are finding their product to be more of a liability rather than an asset. Some have already switched to Android for the reasons you don't find an issue with.

Having dealt with Apple for 11 years, I find people trying to justify this or that for owning an Apple device. I don't find the experience awe inspiring enough to justify losing dignity of my own control. There is a certain pride that surpasses the perception of "Owning the best." I'm not a child and don't need a company to tell me what I can and can't have on my device. Most of my generation agreed and gave Apple the cold shoulder. This is a phone that I purchased. I don't rent it under Apple rules and regiments. And I certainly am not employed by Apple. I don't regret leaving their clutches. Life continues without an Apple product and I find more satisfaction in doing more of what I want. It really is that simple.

John B.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 19:03

15. bucky (Posts: 1293; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I think to make it even simpler is the fact that there is choice. I think only hardcore android fans think the iPhone is used for status symbol. Far from the truth, people choose to buy apple products for their own reasons and almost all are happy with it because it seems to do almost everything right the first time and little learning curve. I love android and still keep an international sgs2 around but apple just make everything solid. Also, I'm not a small guy (I'm 6'2) and yet I can't stand using the massive phones day to day for business use

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 11:08

21. Slammer (Posts: 937; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Choice is always great. I'm a strong consumer advocate for price and availability of these choices which is why I choose NOT to purchase an Apple product ever again.

I am also not a hardcore Android fan. I like Android due to the points of my interests. But, I do disagree that people don't purchase an iphone or ipad under the status symbol premise. Whether it be status symbol or status quo, most of my colleagues, friends and family purchased due to the intrigue factor. Some even go out of their way to claim they own an iphone. In the low income bracket, many flaunt it like a rich kid with a Ferrari. In the school enterprise, many students have no idea how or what the iphone does in contrast of another platform. They simply bought because their friends have one. Only in America where we put so much emphassis on trend and style is the iphone dominant. In reality, outside America, 70% of the world disagrees with Apple logic and marketshare dropping is proving this.

I don't have a passion for extra large screens either but, the fact remains that Apple tells their customers what is good for them and what isn't. Then Apple becomes hypocritical when proven wrong. Subsequently, so do its customers when the next issue comes out. Frankly, it's a joke Apple has played for thirty years. Our generation realized it. This generation hasn't......yet. Will you be one of those in this? Or will the charade continue in allowing Apple to control the elements? Maybe you are cool with it, but I'm not. It's my money, and its only a phone.

John B.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 16:41

22. xtremesv (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Many iOS users are getting bored to death because of the stiffness of iOS and its lack of novelty. I don't blame them, I got bored of my iPad 2.

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