evasi0n Downloaded More Than 1.7 Million Times

Yesterday, we noted that evasi0n was downloaded more than 450,000 times within a couple of hours of availability. We have more stats on the jailbreak today, courtesy Cydia creator Jay Freeman aka saurik.

Speaking to Forbes, saurik said that in the first eight hours since the release, evasi0n was used more than 800,000 times, with the number growing to 1.7 million as of today.

For some context, it took Absinthe — the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 A5 devices — a little more than three days to reach the one million milestone. The number still is a fraction of the over 300 million devices on iOS 6, but is a huge number nonetheless, enough to cripple most Cydia repositories and take down saurik’s payment system.

Most repo owners have now recovered to cope with the huge traffic hitting their servers, as shown in this screenshot of Cydia:

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Saurik tweeted a couple of graphs to highlight the huge surge in traffic right after the jailbreak was released. We embedded one of those charts earlier, here’s the second one:

cydia-traffic 1chpwn, iOS hacker and creator of popular jailbreak tweaks such as Zephyr, also tweeted an image showing the CPU utilisation of his servers that host his tweaks, highlighting the sharp peak after the jailbreak released:


In case you still haven’t jailbroken, check out our step-by-step guides to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad using evasi0n.

Via: Forbes

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  • Q

    This coming from an Android user, Apple should take note and realize 1) that this jailbreak probably will increase their iphone 5 sales and 2) they should allow the user more control over their phone. I won’t be getting an iPhone, but I’m very happy to see the iPhone jailbroken. It definitely makes it a greater device.

    • http://twitter.com/videocrafter Z

      My man, mad props to you. You get it. That’s it, I have no words. You just freaking get it. You’re awesome.

  • S K

    So happy to finally have a jail broken iphone again. I think the iphone 5 is the best jail token phone yet, Cydia really fast and responsive. So glad I donated $10.

  • ryan876

    Cash money for them for sure! The first time I donated money to jailbreak team.

    • red fruit bite

      totally agree! me too first time to contibute….. they deserved it and its really worth it

      Thanks Again Evad3rs

      If we dont heared thanks from this too , that means the money they raised is not enough….

    • http://twitter.com/videocrafter Z

      I hope they made a lot of money, I donated as well.

  • RO

    my phone died today and when i put it on the charge and it went to turn back on it got stuck on the apple logo so i did a hard reset same thing and did a hard reset one more time and then held the home button a few seconds after. Jailbroke with evasion yesterday. Any one else having this happen?

    • RO

      sorry forgot to say after i held the home button it finally bypassed the logo and started the phone. each time before when it was stuck i let it sit for about 5-10 min with it being stuck on the apple logo