Earlier today, we told you that the Chronic Dev Team was reporting that Absinthe, the first iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, was downloaded more than 1 million times last Friday. That’s huge.
“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 iPhone 4S devices
- 308,967 new iPad 2 devices
- 152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad 2 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).”
So around 800,000 devices were jailbroken this weekend for the first time. That’s pretty cool.
If you are new to the jailbreaking scene, make sure to check out some of our favorite tweaks. We have lists for both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, as well as utilities specifically designed for Siri. And new content is added daily.