If you used evasi0n to jailbreak your iOS device, please consider making a donation

By , Feb 4, 2013

evad3rs donation for evasi0n jailbreak

I usually put my money where my mouth is, and in this case, it means making a donation to the people who made it possible for me to run some of my favorite jailbreak tweaks again on my iPhone.

If like me you can’t get the most out of your iOS device without a jailbreak, then you should consider making a donation too. Anything helps, whether it is a few cents or a few dollars…

After making the donation, I received a confirmation email from Paypal showing that Jay Freeman (saurik) was the donation coordinator. It is my understanding that saurik is providing the infrastructure and will redistribute the donations later to all evad3rs team members, or at least to those who actually agree to take donations.

Of course, no one is forcing you to make a donation, and while money is definitely not what drives iOS hackers like PlanetBeing, Pimskeks, MuscleNerd, or pod2g to work on jailbreaks, I’m sure they appreciate the gesture.

Click here if you want to make a donation to the evad3rs.

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  • Z3r0ViP

    Typo: you you

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Fixed, thanks :)

  • ReanimationXP

    Well done. :-) I donated also. Thanks so much to the team!

  • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

    Well said …

  • http://twitter.com/parky190 Parker Crain

    If you are short on money, you can always donate time by clicking on adds on their website :D

    • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

      You shouldn’t repeatedly click on banners. If the ad companies notice strange behavior, they’ll often lock the site’s account, meaning the developers get no money.

      • Falk M.

        He didn’t say repeatedly did he?

        You could wait for a new IP, clear temporary browser data and click on ads again. Simples.

      • http://twitter.com/MOSCambo SereyvuthSeng

        yeah good idea… :P

      • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

        If it were possible, don’t you think everyone would be trying to get free money?

      • Falk M.

        Sure, problem is that the effort is not worth it. :)
        But if many of us did it, it’d work out quite nicely for them.

        Then again, surely the occasional news reporter who will afford to donate 100 dollars directly will far outweigh that, still money though. :P

        Oh and no, I’m not advocating this practice, just in case anyone wants to know. All I’m saying is what’s possible and what is not.

      • EpicFacepalm

        Wrong, if you do that, since the privacy evil ad companies are not stupid; that may make devs’ accounts blocked. It doesn’t matter how you are anonymous, they detect anomalies by using the magic science of statistics.

      • Falk M.

        Good point. I stand corrected.

      • EpicFacepalm

        That happened to me (ouch), a friend of mine wanted to bring me some money by clicking ads on my website. Sure, after a month, my account was blocked and then I asked why I was blocked… That’s how I learned why one should not try to cheat with ad companies. My friend, also did.

      • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

        Tor Browser FTW.

  • philad3lph1a

    Don’t let i0n1c see you did that..

    • you_fook

      i0n1c is getting extremely annoying on twitter!

      • philad3lph1a

        He blocked me.. He’s very sensitive.

      • you_fook

        I swear he’s a little girl in disguise. lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

        Why, what’s he doing?

      • you_fook

        Just sending out a tweet every 5 minutes or so, just annoying like that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003172597133 Ecc Thanh

      Hope they’ll fix or upgrade the sever.

      • Falk M.

        It’s just the first storm on the servers. Wait a few days and thinks will get back to normal :)

    • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

      Not sure why he is so negative on evad3rs. We all can clearly see its for bandwidth except him or he is jealous they released a jailbreak tool before him.

      • philad3lph1a

        It’s RUMORED that he’s in the biz of selling exploits.. So naturally evad3rs releasing them free is infuriating for him.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        It seems that one of the exploits used in evasi0n actually is by him according to a security blog explaining how evasi0n userland exploit works for iOS 6

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    Does anyone know if Emblem (the Mountain Lion-esque notifications for iPad) is iOs6 compatible?

  • ic0dex

    Tax right-off baby just sent $75. Oh let’s hope this post gets well over 300 comments or everyone is to busy installing tweaks that haven’t need updated for iOS 6?

    • you_fook

      I wish I could be installing tweaks, but sadly the BigBoss repo has a nice 404 error.

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      I wish I could even install something.

  • http://twitter.com/CameoWatkins Cameo

    Donated! Grateful.

  • http://twitter.com/arunchaitanya arun chaitanya

    could not be as generous as you .. but contributed $20.

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Everything helps

      • ousstanding

        Sebastien, isn’t there any other way to donate. Other than Paypal? im in Lebanon, and we dont have paypal here… any suggestions? much obliged.

      • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

        Not that I know of. Sorry

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nasser1510 Nasser Cedeño

    I Donated $97.50 US Thanks Alot Jailbreaker :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/bjhooper Brandon Hooper

      Not to sound like a troll, but, why that exact amount?

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.wayman.7 Craig Wayman

    Donated good job guys!!!!! Now let’s light these cydia repos back up…. need to log into my cydia account to download my purchases.

    • Falk M.

      Good luck doing anything.

  • smtp25

    So do we backup, install 6.1, JB, then restore to get our contacts and SMS history? rather not restore old phone but want contacts,etc

    • you_fook

      If they are saved in iCloud you can set it up as a new iPhone, if you don’t have your contacts saved on iCloud gonna have to restore from backup.

      • smtp25

        thanks for this, I used the iCloud restore way

    • Falk M.

      No restore needed.

      Just update to 6.1
      The backup
      Then jailbreak
      (in that order)

      Done.

      • smtp25

        Fresh is best :) After having the 5.1.1 JB for so long I’d rather start with a clean slate (install 6.1 no restore) than bring any old stuff with me. Thanks though

      • Falk M.

        Well fine then, just don’t jailbreak and restore afterwards. That wouldn’t make any sense.

        By the way, I’ve kept my iPhone installation the same for two years now, so upgrading every time and never had problems, but always kept my app data, settings, sms history, etc etc without headaches or loss of something…

        No performance hits either.

        I think the days of fresh is best are numbered, especially true on OS X/iOS.

        If you know how to maintain your OS all is dandy.
        iOS needs little to no maintenance. :)

        But hey, all power to you.
        I can get why people just feel better when starting fresh, because they know they possibly don’t bring old problems. :)

    • http://twitter.com/Nullbrand Niclas

      Backup most important stuff with pkgbackup then restore, set up as new, jb and put it back with pkgbackup!
      Fresh with SMS, call logs etc.

      • smtp25

        I’ll try that next time. I did the iCloud backup and restore in the end because I could selectively do it instead of th full that iTunes does, thank You_fook

  • Carlos Briones

    Made a $100 donation yesterday. Really glad we finally got a jailbreak, but I can’t download any of my purchases right now. Kinda sucks have to use repos.

  • gcat10

    I wish they let donaters have the first 24 hours of the jailbreak release.before the general population. This way more people will donate and prevent the frustration of the very people who pitch in. Let the freeloaders jam Cydia afterwards.

    • Carlos Briones

      People would just leak the program then. Would have been pointless.

      • gcat10

        If you donated and have exclusive rights for the next 24 hrs, why would you leak that? It’s only 24 hrs.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Imagine some of those people selling that “exclusive” access to recoup their donation…

        …That is assuming the fee wasn’t more than the donation :/
        Lord. I should have just kept that thought to myself.

      • gcat10

        Then why would you goto a “reseller” when you can donate to the team directly?

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Yeah, That’s when I realized my comment was stupid.

      • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

        Not if they put in a twitter login.

    • you_fook

      I have a better idea…….repo’s should rent a couple more servers for increased traffic for the first couple of days of release, well mainly BigBoss.

    • Hyr3m

      It wouldn’t really be a “donation” then would it ? It wouldn’t just be out of the kindness (and gratefulness) of your heart…

  • http://www.facebook.com/cubanno2031 Adrian Rodriguez

    Well done. :-) I donated also. Thanks so much to the evad3rs and all team!!

  • alan

    Just have got to download and works fine sent donation!!! Thanks to the team!!!

  • http://twitter.com/anoadragon453 Andrew Morgan

    Donated $15.

  • http://twitter.com/jgrenard1 James Grenard

    Donated $20

  • Miguel Meza

    Donate $10.00 :)

  • RoxiFox

    This post should be the top post in idb for couple of days..
    Atleast each person should donate 10 bucks.. Developers deserve it..
    We can say that they have worked very hard for it…

    • Hyr3m

      You do know that they’re also doing it for themselves right ? They haven’t worked very hard for your donations…

      • RoxiFox

        Yeah, They can keep it to themselves if they want to.. but they are releasing it and thats a good thing for us

      • Hyr3m

        Agreed! But it’s also a good thing for them to release it to the public ^^ Despite the occasional donations (and I’m guessing from the load on cydia that they must’ve gotten a nice amount of them), a developer (almost?) always needs publicity… you have to admit it must look pretty good on a résumé when applying for a IT security position or when promoting your independent dev self :P (and if you keep it to yourself then it’s pretty hard to get credit for it in that sense)
        (reminds me of that old episode of Friends during which it is argued that no good deed is actually selfless)

  • http://twitter.com/steelahlive Steelahlive

    Well, I’m not as monetarily able at this time as Sebastian, but I donated 10 bux, and 50 the last time for 5.1 JB. But either way I also sent nasty grams to crybaby….errr I’m sorry what was it Jeff called him, social assburgersyndrome man @i0n1c.

    Loving the JB though, giving Cydia a break today, it just wasn’t as prepared as they would have liked me thinks. They need to get a lot more mirrors up for their repos and do some offloading- but either way it’ll come around as it always does.

    Great Job Pod2g, Musclenerd, PlanetBeing, and Pemkskes or however you spell that shiat lol – oh Pimskeks!! ok, well thanks guys for not being hesitant and being forthcoming and helpful to all us in the community. We’ve been with ya know on two great releases, while all the other haters, just continue to pout, or show off their custom not for the public JB, and then nag you guys about how you conduct business. I seem to remember that didn’t someone really soak up the juice and write some book, or something, …either way, I think i speak for large majority when I say, we either donated, or didn’t but the adverts and donation link, NOT out of place in this instance so keep it up and we look forward to iOS 7 when it finally comes too.

    • Beyond

      If their can do it for Apple TV 3 , this is called great !!

  • Guest

    i don’t have paypal account, how can donate? (and how can buy tweaks on cydia)

    • http://twitter.com/Nullbrand Niclas

      Create an amazon or Paypal account. It’s easy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Babbitt/30828785 Tim Babbitt

    Dudes! You make me feel like a dick, I only donated $10… I’ll have to go do some more, great job guys!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768339664 Aleksandar Kojić

      It is quite enough, don’t worry!

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      No man. You did good. Like I said, anything helps :)

  • solai

    Already done before 3 days

  • http://www.facebook.com/looseneckrichardson Ryan Fowler

    I donated yesterday. Unfortunately I can’t afford excess amounts but I gave enough for them to buy some lunch for the hard work they’ve put in to this. :)

  • Mr. Dumb

    Irrespective what haters say, i benefited solely due hard works put forth by evad3rs and i should reimburse them for it. Simple!

  • http://twitter.com/mgalicki Mike Galicki

    Another reason to donate. Exploits can be sold on the open market for up to $200,000. If we can prove that crowdsourcing is more lucrative, maybe we will see more jailbreaks more often in the future.

  • Maik

    I just signed up to disqus and submitted my first ever comment on this page to say that I donated 20$. I am so thankful!

    • Jimothy

      Welcome aboard.

    • Guest

      i dont understand why you people are bragging.

  • gamesmaniac

    @idownloadblog…Could u please make a compatibility list for cydia apps!!

  • Latrese

    They take iTunes cards?:/

    <——– teenager:(

  • Anonym0u5

    Hmmm, Mr. Page, you only donated $100 when your income comes from a blog that writes about jailbreaking and iOS? I think you should have donated more to the Evad3rs since they put food on the table! Not trolling, just putting things into prospective.

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Hmm fair enough. Let me tell you my point of view. I (or maybe I should say we) help promote jailbreaking. I believe iDB is responsible for generating hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for jailbreak developers thanks to our coverage of their tweaks. I am a sponsor of JailbreakCon for the second year. And finally, I publicly encourage people to donate to evad3rs via this post. I don’t mean to sound like a dick, but I think I do my fair share of promotion for the jailbreak community.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Jhonny1x Jonathan Jaimes

        Not trying to be a dick but there are other blogs that promote tweaks, and jailbreak too.

      • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

        I’m aware of that. I never said otherwise

      • Hyr3m

        I think I speak (write) for the majority when I say we are with you on this Sebastien! You set a great example and play a big part in promoting JBs. Thank you for being you! (can’t say the same about Christian though xD)

  • jorith

    Will donate when i get my paycheck! Just a quick question tho, any guesses what all those hits gave them in ad revenue? XD

    p.s. Finally downloading things in cydia…. snails are still faster but… IT WORKS!!!!!

  • Joe Clarke

    Donated $10, Wish I could give more! Thank you for all your efforts on this JB.

  • iDon’tWantToShareMyDetails

    Donate for what???

    The hype, the progress bar or the constant beg for donations???

    This exploit is based on the work of others and previously published vuln. Its not technically cutting-edge or in any way something unseen. I’m not being ungrateful, i’m just not blind.

    Either way whatever float your boat – its all good. Worship them, hate them doesn’t matter in the end why would anyone spend so much time, when kids are using it for piracy?

    • smtp25

      They aren’t begging for donations, people like iDB are saying hey why not donate if you like it. Exploit based on others? The evad3rs discover them, package and release. If they were published then they would have been closed in iOS6.1 Why are you on a JB site if your so anti?

      EDIT: So I just saw i0n1c’s twitter saying exploits was his – he still didnt bring you JB 6.1 though .. so some thanks still due to those who did

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Where did you see they were begging for donations? Where did you see this jailbreak was based on the work of other people?

      • iDon’tWantToShareMyDetails

        I’m not going to post citations, but just open twitter.

        Also take a good long read on the analysis of the exploit, you’ll see that the sym-links trick was used back in the days of iOS3 and dylib trick was also well-known before evasi0n. The only real change is the launchd malformed request and the TZ vuln, but both are once again bi-product of well-known vectors of attack.

  • http://twitter.com/Jas_God Jas God

    So thankful for this jb. Donated $50. Cheers.

  • smtp25

    Question, WHy do Jay Freeman? yes he’s behind cydia but didn’t provide the JB, Yes no Cydia without him … but?

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Read the post. I think my explanation is pretty clear :)

  • pp

    yayyy.. donated some $. thanks evad3rs!!

  • LeMerlot

    For me the jailbreak makes my iPhone 5 sooo much more useful, now it’s a real work tool again – before the JB it was more like a toy. Thanks so much for your great work and time evad3rs ! I just donated 50 USD :)

  • http://twitter.com/Grolubao Grolubao

    Donated 60$. I’m a happy puppy!

  • http://twitter.com/ytos86 Yaseen AlSuwaidan

    Man! Could not donate. It says “You must add funds to your PayPal account before sending more money.”

    Searched about adding funds to a paypal account. Balance Manager is not available now.

    I guess, I am going to wait till all things sorted.

    • Suck-Ma-DiCk

      Link your credit card with your paypal account, that way you will not required to have funds sitting in your account and have the fun directly debited from your card.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ilkim.sezen İlkim Sezen

    I made a donation.

  • http://twitter.com/jspence444 Spence

    Donated 20. Everybody should do at least 20.

  • sjamali

    these guys worked hard for us, i really wish to donate…but i don’t have credit card account…!! :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747847389 Stu Art

    just sent a donation for all your hard work thanks guys

  • Derek Brown

    Not only will I donate, but I will offer to make sweet love to any of the evasi0n developers. I will put my heterosexual needs aside if needed as now my iPhone 5 has quickreply and swipeselect. Thanks again guys!