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Record 7 Million iOS 6 iPhone, iPads Jailbroken in 4 Days

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Evasi0n becomes most popular jailbreak in history.

Following the long-awaited release of evasi0n, a record 7 million iOS 6 iPhones and iPads have been jailbroken in four days.

On Monday, February 4, the Evad3rs Jailbreak Team released their evasi0n jailbreak tool for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 6.0 or iOS 6.1. During its 24 hours of launch, 1.7 million iOS users jailbroke their devices.

Jay Freeman, who created the popular jailbroken app store Cydia, has now announced that nearly seven million iOS devices have installed the untethered jailbreak in the space of four days. (The iOS device can turn on after being turned off without being connected to a PC.)

Consequently, evasi0n has become the fastest-adopted jailbreaking tool of all time. On Thursday, February 7, Freeman’s app store confirmed that 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads and 400,000 iPod touches were jailbroken through the newly-released jailbreak.

"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," Freeman said. "Therefore people have needed to turn to jailbreaking to fill the gap. That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak,” says Freeman. “It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it."

The first iOS 6 jailbreak takes five minutes to install, which, once completed, allows users to perform tweaks and integrate additional functionality otherwise disallowed by Apple's official iOS versions.

It took hackers 136 days to successfully crack iOS 6.1. Comparatively, it took 98 days for the iPhone 4S to be jailbroken, 38 days for the iPhone 4 and 14 days for the iPhone 3GS.

 

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    merikafyeah , February 10, 2013 9:49 AM
    The only thing I find impressive about Apple is their inability to take a hint.

    People want what they want, when and how they want it. There shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place.
    Hint hint Apple.
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    tmk221 , February 10, 2013 10:21 AM
    merikafyeahThe only thing I find impressive about Apple is their inability to take a hint.People want what they want, when and how they want it. There shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place.Hint hint Apple.


    It's apple, they don't care, people don't buy their products for functionality, all they want is apple logo.. sad but true..
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    Dkz , February 10, 2013 10:22 AM
    Meh Apple does not care about what the users want, they only care about how much cash will fall in their pockets, otherwise as merikafyeah said "There shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place."
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    merikafyeah , February 10, 2013 9:49 AM
    The only thing I find impressive about Apple is their inability to take a hint.

    People want what they want, when and how they want it. There shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place.
    Hint hint Apple.
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    tmk221 , February 10, 2013 10:21 AM
    merikafyeahThe only thing I find impressive about Apple is their inability to take a hint.People want what they want, when and how they want it. There shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place.Hint hint Apple.


    It's apple, they don't care, people don't buy their products for functionality, all they want is apple logo.. sad but true..
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    Dkz , February 10, 2013 10:22 AM
    Meh Apple does not care about what the users want, they only care about how much cash will fall in their pockets, otherwise as merikafyeah said "There shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place."
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    steve360 , February 10, 2013 10:23 AM
    The walled garden ain't so rosy.
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    house70 , February 10, 2013 11:38 AM
    element1981Give me a break... could you be an more ignorant? If you can't possibly think of a reason why someone would prefer to use an Apple product over an Android then you seriously lacking in the imagination department. Keep your ignorance off of this site, please. I'm sick of hearing the ignorant haters post garbage like this. Apple and Android are just 2 different ways of accomplishing a similar objective. Some people prefer Apple and they have their reasons, and they usually don't involve JUST a logo. The same goes for Android. I've owned both and I can say positive things about each. In about 80% of my usage scenarios, I found that an Apple phone did the job as well as or better than an Android equivalent. That's just me. It could be the reverse for someone else, and I'm willing to respect a person's decision to use Android over an iPhone because I'm able to see why a person may think that way. Sadly, you are not.

    Whoa, buddy, take a chill pill. If you want people to respect your opinion, you might want to start respecting theirs.
    Instead, you choose to call everyone with a different opinion an "ignorant hater". Thing is, I didn't see any actual hate in his post, only in yours.
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    STravis , February 10, 2013 12:00 PM
    tmk221It's apple, they don't care, people don't buy their products for functionality, all they want is apple logo.. sad but true..


    Not true - some people just like a phone that they don't have to futz with all the time. I've had RIM, Android and Apple products. Was happy with my Blackberry, not so happy with my Android and happy with my iPhone. I have yet to find it not being able to do something I need it to do.
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    jojesa , February 10, 2013 12:14 PM
    element1981Give me a break... could you be an more ignorant? If you can't possibly think of a reason why someone would prefer to use an Apple product over an Android then you seriously lacking in the imagination department.

    Yes I have devices from both, like Woz, my line of work requires it. I know what I want, full control and functionality on a device I purchased. I have not found a task an Apple device can perform that an Android device cannot accomplished. The opposite is true.
    I have found that a lot of people that buy Apple are described by Steve Jobs own words "A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."
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    pacomac , February 10, 2013 12:55 PM
    merikafyeahThere shouldn't be a need for Evasi0n in the first place.Hint hint Apple.


    There should be no reason to root an Android device, hint hint Google.
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    Anonymous , February 10, 2013 12:58 PM
    iPhones are actually decent once you've done the jailbreak but stock standard is meh at best.
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    hrhuffnpuff , February 10, 2013 1:38 PM
    Cue, Thin Lizzy in 3......2......1......" Searchlight on my trail
    Tonight's the night all systems fail
    Hey you good lookin' female
    Come here!

    Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak
    Somewhere in the town
    Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak
    So don't you be around !
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    fkr , February 10, 2013 2:27 PM
    Quote:
    There should be no reason to root an Android device, hint hint Google.


    yes but a stock android device does not need any coding to root. It is a couple simple command line instructions in ADB (android debugging bridge). So buy a nexus type phone or something made by Google (nexus 4) and have fun using a completely open phone. If you think android phones need rooting/ jailbreaking then what you are opening access through is that phone manufacturer's software or the software forced upon hardware manufacturers by carriers like verizon.

    People should not confuse Google's OS with what other manufacturers call android.
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    bigcatface , February 10, 2013 4:22 PM
    awwww... this is awesome! All my friends kept making fun of me for having an iPhone, mocking the closed system. "come over to android" they kept saying "it's so much better, we have free apps!". Well i couldn't get rid of the iPhone for a while because of my 24 month contract so i thought about giving the jailbreak a whirl as it was the next best thing.
    Well, all i can say is it didn't disappoint; after 24h of using the jail broken system it's crashed 36 times, bogged down the hardware with viruses, and cleared out my entire bank account! Just like a real android device!
    Thanks, Evasi0n!
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    fkr , February 10, 2013 5:09 PM
    ibnmuhammad

    I use this to spoof all info requested by other apps and services on my droid. do this on apple.
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    fkr , February 10, 2013 5:30 PM
    just go to xda- developers and find it. I do not see how to edit in the forum anymore and the url tags did not work. but oh well
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    mcnaugha , February 10, 2013 5:55 PM
    7 million represents 1.4% of the half a billion iOS devices out there. I think some people need to check their perspective before they get excited about these things and start making sweeping statements about this indicating anything whatsoever.
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    anti-painkilla , February 10, 2013 6:15 PM
    And so it begins.

    We hate Apple products mostly because they lack value, cost vs hardware. That is who we are, we are people who care about what is running underneath. I get the whole OS preference and I respect that.

    BUT DO NOT SAY THAT APPLE PRODUCTS ARE BETTER.

    For their equivalent, you can pay less for same spec'd phone. Granted with the lower specs they preform better vs equal hardware as the OS is customised for the hardware.

    Now those trying to troll, please take your 12 year old maturity somewhere more appropriate. Go watch Sesame Street and learn something useful.
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    captaincharisma , February 10, 2013 9:41 PM
    STravisNot true - some people just like a phone that they don't have to futz with all the time. I've had RIM, Android and Apple products. Was happy with my Blackberry, not so happy with my Android and happy with my iPhone. I have yet to find it not being able to do something I need it to do.


    explain to me what you have to "futz" with on an android or blackberry device? iphones have the same problems as droid and BB.
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