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iPad 2, iPhone 4S jailbreaks reach nearly 1 million in 3 days

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iPad 2, iPhone 4S jailbreaks reach nearly 1 million in 3 days
The Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak is all the rage these days - there was a combined total of nearly 1 million iPhone 4S’s and iPad 2s that the hack set free in the last three days. The majority of the jailbroken devices were iPhones - 491,325 units to be exact. The Dev Team providing the jailbreak was able to get all the data precise because when launching Cydia a query is made to @saurik’s servers asking for available SHSH blobs.

Here’s the breakdown per device:

  • 491,325 new iPhone4,1 devices
  • 308,967 new iPad2 devices
  • 152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad2 devices

The grand total stood at 953,232 A5 jailbreaks in slightly more than 3 days.

The Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak was finally released on Friday, months after the launch of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. It took so long because of specifics in the new A5 chip Apple used in both devices. The Absinthe tool was initially available on Mac only, but later it launched on Windows as well.

source: Dev Team via Gizmodo

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posted on 24 Jan 2012, 04:02 2

1. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


They took too long but hey,am enjoying my ipad2 now...

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 06:56 1

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you know what that means? iphone users may be loyal, but they are not satisfied with the options presented.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 08:52

3. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Exactly...

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 09:14 1

4. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


tbecause some of those options mess up the phone. do you ever have something intelligent to say?
Then you have people agreeing with you that dont know any better

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 11:49

5. markusmaximous (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


How is it any different from android users wanting to root their device? Phone OS's are just personal preference.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 17:18 1

7. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I was just about to say the same thing. Can someone remind why Android users are so obsessed with iPhone and its users? I keep forgetting.

Even without jail breaking, I prefer iPhone over any of the Android devices in the market today. Jailbreaking just makes it even better.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 11:32

8. markusmaximous (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Yep! I prefer the consistant smoothness of the iPhone, There are great features on all different devices. It all just comes down to what you like more. Don't buy something just because everyone else has it. Buy it because you like it more than the other products.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 14:21 2

6. m.garz (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


hacking, rooting, jb'ing.. people who want to get the most out of their phones do all of those..

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