We all know the new evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6/6.1 has been making waves – but just how popular has the new iOS 6 jailbreak really been? According to Cydia creator Jay Freeman in an interview with Forbes, the tool was used to jailbreak over 7 million devices in it’s first 4 days of availability!
Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple’s restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning, according to the latest count from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says.
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.
According to Freeman, the evasion has brought more new traffic faster than any previous jailbreak, due to a longer period of anticipation, among other factors. Indeed, it’s a pretty impressive set of numbers – and shows that despite Apple’s effort to continue bringing new features to iOS, jailbreaking still remains as popular as ever!