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As they said they would, the evad3rs have spoken out about the dramatic release of their evasi0n7 jailbreak earlier today. The jailbreak which was first welcome with open arms, was quickly seen as a greedy move from the evad3rs to make a quick buck through a deal with an unknown Chinese company that would facilitate piracy.

Following conversations with reliable sources close to the evad3rs, we tried to clear up the confusion ourselves earlier today when we explained what Taig was and why the evad3rs released their jailbreak today.

In a statement published on their website, the evad3rs give us the full story, greatly corroborating what we published ourselves earlier in the day…

We handpicked a few pieces of the statement and turned them into digestible bullet points. We do suggest you go to the evad3rs’ site and read the full statement for the complete details:

  • Users are not locked into Taig
  • Cydia can also be installed and Taig removed afterwards
  • Taig has never asked the evad3rs to disclose their exploits to them
  • Taig was bundled and distributed in the same way Cydia is
  • The many security experts combing through jailbreak software will find any malicious code, if any
  • Preventing piracy is extremely important to the evad3rs
  • Evad3rs have a formal agreement with Taig
  • Taig is contractually bound to not have piracy in their store
  • Taig has removed all instances of piracy that was brought to their attention since the release this morning
  • Taig will be pulled from the jailbreak if piracy problems cannot be resolved
  • Saurik has been in talks with Chinese companies regarding potential partnerships
  • Saurik was working with another group to release a jailbreak ahead of the evad3rs
  • Evad3rs have financially benefited from their work

Again, please make sure to read the whole statement to get a better feel of their point of view.

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