Four days later, evasi0n jailbreak has set free seven million iDevices

By , Feb 8, 2013

Evasi0n teaser (it will take your iDevice in entirely new direction)

If you have used the new evasi0n tool to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, you’re among the millions of people that have done just that thus far. In fact, an unbelievable seven million devices have been set free in just four days following the release of the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.1, making the free tool the most successful jailbreak ever, on any device, period…

According to Jay Freeman aka Saurik, and relayed by Forbes, Cydia was used by more than seven million unique devices.

Freeman says that evasi0n has brought Cydia “insanely more new traffic” compared to both Absinthe and JailbreakMe tools, making Evasi0n the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time.

As of Thursday night, Freeman’s alternative app store had received visits from 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches that were jailbroken with evasi0n, the first jailbreaking software for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1.

He tweeted out the milestone and noted that because of downtime caused by traffic spike, “we may have not counted some” iDevices.

It’s not just the power of numbers (Apple sold a Canalys-estimated 136 million iPhones in 2012), Saurik argues. A lot of people want to remove Apple’s restrictions to run a handful of useful tweaks that Apple doesn’t allow on the App Store.

Saurik tells Forbes:

Smart phones have become more and more popular, but they’ve maintained a closed experience that makes it difficult for people to get what they want. Therefore people have needed to turn to jailbreaking to fill the gap.

That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak.It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.

Evasi0n saw a cool 100,000 downloads within the first ten minutes of Monday’s release. Wednesday morning, Saurik confirmed the software had been downloaded 1.7 million times.

Jeff has put together nice step-by-step tutorials on jailbreaking your iDevices using the evasi0n tool on Mac or Windows PCs.

Even though evasi0n is a free tool, you should really consider making a donation if you like it so far. Evasi0n is a result of months of hard work by some of the brightest iOS hackers out there.

After all, because of the collective talent of David Wang aka PlanetBeing, Germany-based Nikias Bassen aka Pimskeks, Los Angeles-based MuscleNerd and France-based pod2g, you can again enjoy your favorite jailbreak tweaks.

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  • mordechai eliyahu

    were did the stats come from? Pod2g nor saurik or musclenerd said that

    • iTechMunch

      5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches that were jailbroken with evasi0n

      Add this how much do you get? If you read carefully you should have noticed

      • mordechai eliyahu

        i saw that i wanted to know were those stats came from

      • http://twitter.com/Jackzzz99 Jack Wong

        From the reading, it is from the devices that visit the Cydia store.

  • http://www.facebook.com/filohh Diego Schlemper Rosa

    I use the twek “Torch” from cydia, but he is crashing the springboard, everytime.
    At least is what was happaning to my 4S.

    • RarestName

    • http://twitter.com/PhilBeez86 U Kn0w What 1t 1s

      It’s probably not updated for 6.1 check the change logs to be sure on any tweak ur downloading

      • http://www.facebook.com/filohh Diego Schlemper Rosa

        They just released a new version today, I just saw.
        “Fixed the Safe Mode/Crash bug”

    • Greg

      There is an update in Cydia which fixes that.

    • f1ght3r

      Try springflash and the sbsettings toggle. Works much better.

      • http://www.facebook.com/filohh Diego Schlemper Rosa

        I use NCSetting now, more nice and fast, this already has the Flashlight

  • http://twitter.com/ToddSorensen23 Todd Sorensen

    I gave them $5. Think how rich they’d be if everyone did. Kinda scary actually!

    • qosmio

      I hope they are….. what they did in such a sort time is amazing! Maybe the people that moaned/griped about how long it took! donated ?…. “Think NOT ”
      Sad but true.. Guys you did a wonderful job and made a great OS 100% BETTER….

  • Thi Han

    Really amazing!!

  • ExRoot

    I was one of them. I finally did it last night. Had some aggregation but it is done. Gonna break our 2 other iPads and a iPod touch tonight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/musicc.mann.3 Musicc Mann

    I think the biggest factor here was the fact that they’ve kept jailbreak out of the public for unusually long amount of time. The people expecting jailbreak grew impatient and kept talking about it and the buzz surrounding it just grew and grew until it became hyped and got the first-timers interested. The DreamJB hoax may also have, in a major way, became responsible in feeding the interest of so many new jailbreakers.

  • Ray V

    I donated $3. Everyone should donate something. Love this!

  • http://twitter.com/Grolubao Grolubao

    They’re great! Gave $60

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=64703221 Mark Thomas

    Ever since my jailbreak, my ringer volume just randomly turns completely down. I restored and tried again and it still does it. Looks like no jailbreak for me :-(

    • brantastic

      I think there was a problem with either sb settings or activator cuz I had the same problem until they were both updated. its not the jailbreak, dont worry.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=64703221 Mark Thomas

        Well the update was pushed out i believe last night and it still continues to do it. So it may not be one of those but Im getting rid of SBSettings and going with NCSettings

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    7 million iDevices WOW. Apple please do the following:

    Take a picture

    Record a Video

    Make a note

    Make a Reminder

    Set a Alarm

    Make sure you can view in Notification Center

    Make sure you can view in Lock Screen

    Send a Email to yourself

    Send a iMessage to yourself

    Use Maps and add a location

    Open Safari and add this page to Home Screen

    Apple the things I listed here is so you can remember whats truly happening here and act on it in a positive way. There a lot of things I most likely left out but might point is Apple wake up people want to add some cool tweaks, themes, etc.. to there iDevice. 7 million people downloading Evasi0n should open your eyes. Open up a little allow developers to make some cool things (HINT) approved by you. This can be done the same way you approve Apps in the App Store. You can make money off this. It can be done via an installed profile on your iDevice and deleted the same way. It should and can be done. We (most people) DON’T WANT OR CARE TO STEAL APPS. Will be happy to pay for it. WE JUST WANT TO MAKE iOS BETTER.

    • JamesR624

      While I do LOVE the jailbreak and want Apple to improve iOS, 7 million is by no means a big number when we are talking about iOS devices. In terms of how many devices people HAVE, 7 million is about 4% of total iOS devices. People keep wanting to think that jailbreaking is REALLY popular, but in reality it is still a geek niche. It’s not bad, it’s just not “super popular” like all the geeks want to believe. In reality, over 90% of Apple’s customer base are happy with their overpriced, boring, limited, shiny, pretty glass devices.

      Yes, Apple has hired jailbreakers in the past and used to some tweaks to make upgrades to iOS (notification center is a big one), but it wasn’t because “so many people demanded these features from jailbreak tweaks.” Most of the improvements to iOS had nothing to do with iOS but instead were just logical evolutions just like every operating system gets.

  • smtp25

    A JailBreaker is a person. I have 2 x iDevices (ipad & iphone) if everyone (for agruments had the same) then there are only 2.5 million JailBreakers out of the what 100s million idevice sold

    • Malay Mody

      by that logic it would be 50 million people, not 100 million

  • http://www.facebook.com/thebigboss1996 Gustavo Rojas

    Hey I’m having issues with cydia it won’t launch it crashes and if u try to reboot in will stay on the boot logo for 30 mins an I tried to restore but won’t let me I tried fixing the errors but still not restoring :/ HELP!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1021178743 Marnix Robyns

      to restore put your iphone in dfu mode 8-9 seconds hold both power and home button then release power but hold home button on iphone for 20 more seconds, open itunes and restore

  • kaykay

    so if i jailbreak it using my computer….can i let the ipad die or if it dies do i have to rejailbreak it again?

    • Andreas Källberg

      Yes, the jailbreak is Untethered. You will not need to rejailbreak it.

  • batongxue

    And today I’m gonna set my friend’s iPhone and iPad free, again.

  • mir

    thanks

  • anwarkey

    Now required to develop tools Cydia because the majority of the tools do not work with the new version

  • anwarkey

    I mean also the os x theme lion ultimatum and windows 7 theme aero Please tell me Christian

  • davred64

    7m downloads 6m restores

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Milano/629446773 Diego Milano

    Why isn’t Apple paying attention to these numbers? Isn’t 7 million a good number to start considering the obvious about their mobile operating system?
    Just saying… :)

  • Yesenia

    I have a question I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4S If i do the jailbreak on it will I be able to turn it on and off my phone whenever I want and whenever there’s a new iOS update will I be able to update my phone without anything happening to my phone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313407682 Brian Allan Gillis

    has anyone else noticed that Jailbreak applications now have an X in the top left corner like regular apps now?

  • Vicky

    Hi All,
    I have a Ipad mini (wifi + cellular). I want to know that can i call from my Ipad mini using the jailbreak. if yes, can anyone please tell me HOW???
    Thanks in advance

  • snoopy

    i jailbreak my iphone 4s but afer dowloading some themes i lost cydia icon i need help…