Cydia traffic

In the first 10 minutes that evasi0n was online, it had already been downloaded 100,000 times, an incredible number if you ask me. For those of you that aren’t impressed yet, Cydia’s saurik has shared some stats in an article published earlier today by Forbes.

According to saurik, Cydia was installed on over 1.7 million iOS devices since evasi0n was released yesterday…

In its first six hours online, the crack had already been used at least 800,000 times, according to Jay Freeman, administrator of the Cydia appstore for jailbreakers, and he says that’s a conservative estimate–his count was fouled up when the tsunami of traffic knocked his server offline several times over the course of the jailbreak’s first day online. By Tuesday his count was up to 1.7 million.

That’s grossly 71,000 downloads per hour, or 1,200 downloads per minute, or 20 downloads per second since evasi0n was released, a little over 24 hours ago.

For the 3 or 4 of you reading this who haven’t jailbroken yet, make sure to check out our evasi0n for Mac guide, and our evasion for Windows tutorial.

[Forbes via iPhoneInCanada]

  • Sam

    Dafuq. Good job!

  • walk

    anyway unbelivable jalbreak is like a blood for every iphone user

  • Can somebody help me? Every time I jailbreak ( past 4 times) if I turn my phone off it does not boot. It just stays on the apple logo. (iPhone 4 CDMA ios 6.1 evasi0n) every time I would have to restore through iTunes.

    • Baz

      Try hard reset (Hold Home + Power) once it gets stuck on boot logo.

      • I have done that and then try to start it up again but no luck. I don’t know if its a bug because I looked around on the Internet and I never saw a mention about it so I guess it’s something that won’t work for me. I’ll try to use sn0wbreeze tonight to see if I get any better luck.

      • this happened to me – after jailbreaking, i restarted my phone, but it stayed at the apple logo. I did a forced reboot and it started normally after that.

      • MAFYOSO

        Yeah Hard reset didn’t work for me either. It would stay on the apple logo. until I actually connected my phone to the computer after the hard reset and it worked


      This has happened to me twice after jailbreaking. Everytime I would turn off my phone it would never boot up again. What worked for me was to holding power button and home button until the apple disappears. Then connecting it to my PC/Mac until I get the two vibrating pulses which means its charging. After that happened my phone turned on. IDK if that will work for you but it worked for me. Never hurts to try it out.

      • i found the solution: boot up in safe mode pressing “up” volume button then you will be in safe mode, power off and on again and it should load up normaly
        ps: you have to install mobile substrate safe mode to make this work

      • Thank you. I’ll try that if I have any problems.

  • Respect! All thanks to the Evad3rs

    • voyaflexel

      Who the fuck disliked this comment!

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Thankyou guy for this jailbreak. This might not be the place but is anyone experiencing huge battey drain after evasi0n (jailbreak) I’m on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1
      Cydia Tweaks & Apps installed:
      IntelliscreenX 6
      3G unrestrictor

      All tweaks & apps all running the latest version.

  • If everyone donated at least $5, these guys would be very wealthy.

    • He earns about 350.000$ a year from cydia, he can spend less than 1% of those to cover the server traffics and needs, i dont think our donations to jay matter, give it to who really deserve, evaders are providing free service to please us all, while jay earns from it

      • doubt he makes that much

      • Jay is actually facilitating their donations through Cydia… If u donated u would know that. get your facts straight before u start softly bashing the Jailbreak Zeus, without any of them it would not be possible.

      • pauleebe

        Lol and where is your source for this? He does not net that much. And seeing how it’s AMAZING Cydia hasn’t blown up over the past 24 hours, it’s incredible he efficiently he can use what little resources he has/are donated to keep the community running fluently.

      • Jonathon Eng (towards the bottom of the thread) According to Saurik himself, he probably doesn’t make near that amount. Before you go on stating something like that try to back it up first.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        Here another way to look at it. Siri runs Apple severs with are unique ID give it to every individual using any iDevice after (not Macs) iPhone 4. Siri crashes & slows down all the time on either 3G, 4G, LTE, & Wi-Fi. Siri servers get stressed daily and Apple has way more servers than Cydia could ever have. Cause Apple Controls Siri Servers it doesn’t matter how fast your connection is. My point is you think Jay Freeman doesn’t try to do anything and everything he can to help lower the stress on Cydia servers or add more servers. Man you got this jailbreak free and your worried about his money why? Show some gratitude.

    • Blero Kazanova

      If he not earn why keep cydia on 🙂 peace

  • does anyone know why a iphone 4s takes so long to boot?

    • bow hader

      i have a iphone 4s but not take time in boot

    • JRaynor

      Same here i already have to do two restore and is the same i have to hard reset the 4s to boot for now i quit the jailbreak in my last restore not a really good first impression since in ios 5 never have this problem

    • Ignacio Irigoyen

      My iPhone 5 had the same problem, so I look it online, there seems to be a minor bug, if the iphone is stuck just force a reset (holing home and lock buttons) and I will boot correctly (at least this did the trick for me)


    In reference to downloading from Cyida. I tried other Repos I found online which worked Great for me. The only repos Im still having trouble with is BigBoss repo. Ive been trying to download the tweeks I’ve purchased since I jailbroke my iphone yesterday at 12pm. I have managed to get most of them downloaded but still trying to get that last one.

  • anwarkey

    This is the future of Jailbreak

  • Im still waitin until cydia is less overloaded to jailbreak

    • I’ve actually noticed a LOT of improvement in speed on Cydia since around 11pm PST last night. I haven’t had any issues downloading my tweaks today at all. 🙂

      MUCHO respect-o to Evad3rs!!!!

      • That’s when I noticed it too. I have most of my tweaks reinstalled already.

    • Gray

      It’s more than fine now. I’ve been able to download every tweak I wanted to get since I woke up at 6 AM this morning, no problems. Go ahead and jailbreak, Cydia’s fine now.

      • Mostly true. Some of the Repo’s are still overloaded. You have to try to download things 2-3 times before they finally go through. I tried purchasing Cyntact through Cydia but after 10 minutes of waiting for pages to load, I gave up. I’ll try again later.

    • Cydia has been working great for me ever since 11:30 PM last night CST. Go to Changes, click REFRESH and let it load and download all the packages before trying to install anything. That should fix your problem.

      • hundreds

        Initially, I was able to install some tweaks using Cydia, although it took quite a few tries for each one. Now, I have no packages showing, and hitting Refresh in the Changes section takes about 6 minutes and eventually errors out with APT limit errors and MergeList problems. I am really hoping it is still just huge amounts of traffic that is not allowing me to see any packages… Anyone have an encouragement?

  • Mr. Dumb

    Watching JB really looked like an evasion in progress. Such a simple yet so powerful. Respect!

  • Roxzt

    “For the 3 or 4 of you reading this who haven’t jailbroken yet…”
    If evasi0n wasn’t the reason to upgrade iOS, then, why?

    • Two reasons are the weather app issue and Cydia overload. I’d imagine only people who were previously jailbroken are the ones who might’ve hesitated.

  • I was all ready to update then talks of the weather app issue and Cydia overloads made me pause. I’ll wait ’til everything’s resolved.

  • Holy shit! jailbreaking, cydia were back! 😀

  • Newb

    i dont quite understand the industry and how this all works but shouldnt Apple be worried? Will they quickly try to release a new update to try and combat this JB? As a first time iphone user, this JB was so simple and flawless, it installed within 5 mins without so much blinking an eye. Grats to Evasion, now even newbs like myself can even do this 🙂

    • NoUsernamesFree

      Historically Apple has only been concerned with jailbreaks that are achievable remotely, such as JailbreakMe 1.0, 2.0 (star) and 3.0 (saffron). These only required a user to visit a webpage to have their device jailbroken, and if it was run by a bad guy, then maybe they wouldn’t ever be aware it had happened. The other jailbreaks, including this one which misuses the device restore funcitonality require physical access to the device, and for it to be unlocked if the device has a PIN. Apple normally seems less bothered to fix these. It will probably be fixed in due time, but I don’t think they’ll be rushing it out the door.

    • Reez Champ

      I hope Apple should be happy to see a surge in iDevices sale, thanx to EVAD3RS. Lol

  • Tricki68

    Successful install of the JB on a 4s. After restoring Apps & Tweaks from dropbox via PkBackup, my 4s crashes into safe mode every single time a call comes in. I have tried removing some of the culprits, yet it continues to happen. I have done a full iTunes restore & will try to JB & diagnose in a week or so. I am burned out right now.

    • Have the same issue. There is a known issue with PkgBackup

  • JRaynor

    have anyone else have problem with the iphone stuck on the apple 2 logo? i already have to restore twice doing hard resets every time is a pain

    Or this jailbreak is not that good since i didnt have problem before or winterboard is pretty much crap on ios 6

    • Reez Champ

      Mine too

  • does someone really need to read a tutorial on how to click jailbreak?

  • Thank u @evad3rs!! U have brought life back to my iPhone and to my iPhone 5 for the first time. I donated $100, not saying everyone has to do that but if u are using evasi0n u should at least donate a 5!

  • M Last

    Cydia since first day was sucks until now
    I hate these errors & reloading data

    • I hate your attempt in writing something that makes sense.

  • Max

    Im waiting to hear about someone’s iphone spontaneously combusting before i break mine…

  • insanityflip

    Anyone have any issues with the booting on iPhone 5? gets stuck at the apple logo after downloading 1st winter board which required a restore and now today auxo?

  • This is a good and bad thing… Bad because right now Cydia is a mess (To be expected) getting everything up to speed and compatible with iOS 6.1 and a good thing because this type of response will encourage more open source developers to update their package currently in cydia and create new ones. Thanks again Evad3rs!!!

  • disqus_ENsB4aLH2a

    i have a problem plz help mee whats that meen plz help mee( sub-process /bin/bzip2 returned an error code (2) ) plz any 1 answer me plz

  • djmobil2

    Sabastien, Forward this to Stefan

  • Don’t use PkgBackup.

  • I can actually install tweaks now, so big improvement in Cydia!

  • Jairo

    imagine if only half of those people donated a dollar or less

  • anyone know of a tweak to get a pattern lock like that of Android devices?

  • Colin

    When will redsnow up date with the hack

  • Anonymous

    Dude just download cydia. Either way no one really know when they’re going to fix, but they are trying there best to fix it.

  • Brendan McCoy

    Cydia was WAY too overloaded yesterday. But now everything is good for me AFTER I re-jailbroke iOS 6 again today.

  • Is it worth upgrading from 5.1.1? From what I understand iOS 6 didn’t have a plethora of new features.

  • AndyDontCare

    Too bad Lockinfo 5 sucks big time and Lockinfo 4 doesn’t work in iOS 6. Switched to intelliscreenx but its nowhere near as customizable.

  • We need some vids on some good tweaks that support the iphone 5 and ios6. More tweaks. Last video you guys posted wasn’t enough.

  • Chand

    I am not able to install crack apps into my IP4 after

    Evasi0n install,how to solve this problem. Please let me know

  • Chand

    what is use If I not able to install my crack apps
    Is any one else also facing same problem

  • ahmed

    i have updated my 3gs on ios6.1 bb5.13.04 and jb and ulock with redsnow and install evasion from cydia every thing rights but text massages not sending and reciveing blank text from unknown.any solution plz

  • davred64

    Whats happened to lockinfo,wheres the customization options ? no homescreen options and wheres gridlock

    • Free Palestine

      Same here …when I download lockinfo my phone go to safe mode

  • jockamo

    Reminds of Braveheart: Ffffrrrrreeeeeeeeeeedddddddaaaaaaaaooooooooouuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmm!!!

  • jockamo

    Reminds of Braveheart: Ffffrrrrreeeeeeeeeeedddddddaaaaaaaaooooooooooouuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmm!!!

  • Ismail

    This is first time I’m going to jailbreak my device. Pls. advice me what has to do after jailbreaking???

  • bogeyman

    Thumbs up if your an isheep

  • harimpancho

    my bigboss still down how to fix

  • lump

    when i press the power button, my 3gs shuts down then reboots into safe mode, is anyone else experiencing this ?