In a conversation with Forbes, creator of Cydia Jay Freeman aka Saurik shares some updates on the number of devices jailbroken using evasi0n, the tool released by the evad3rs team.
In the six weeks since evasi0n was released, however, close to 18 million devices have already been jailbroken, according to data from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the Cydia app store for jailbroken devices. He says he’s counted 18.2 million unique devices running iOS 6 visiting Cydia, including 13.8 million iPhones, 3.4 million iPads, and 1.1 million iPod Touches.
Four of the security vulnerabilities exploited in evasi0n got fixed in the latest iOS 6.1.3 update, but interestingly, David Wang aka planetbeing notes that “at least one of the bugs used in evasi0n” still remains in iOS. Given that he’s previously told that the evad3rs team has a few more exploits in store for the future, I’m pretty hopeful for a jailbreak for newer iOS releases. Wang in fact told Forbes that they’ll keep the bugs in store for the next major iOS release.
We’ve received quite a few updates on the number of jailbroken devices, so we made a chart showing the growth in the number since evasi0n was released
Saurik and other repository owners have done a commendable job of scaling Cydia and its associated repos to serve over 18 million devices in such a short span of time.