For those who have been hiding under a rock for the past week, you should know that the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak namely “Evasi0n” was released. Saurik, also known as Jay Freeman, who is the mastermind behind Cydia, and, following a manic first 24 hours, has shared some interesting stats with regards to the jailbreak, notably that its reach is already approaching the two million mark.
The numbers are not completely accurate, but they do paint a picture about how successful the iOS 6 jailbreak has really been. In the first six hours alone, Evasi0n had been used to jailbreak some 800,000 iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices. Newer devices such as the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini were handed their very first taste of the Cydia experience.
The jailbreak community has never responded in such huge numbers to the release of a jailbreak. The jailbreak community was, many feared, beginning to dwindle following a few months of apparent nothingness. These figures really prove just how many people have been anticipating a jailbreak.
More than four million unique devices used Cydia since the evasi0n jailbreak release. (Note: due to downtime, we may have not counted some.)—
Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik) February 06, 2013
Saurik’s web server was lambasted by thousands of hits, and Cydia for a short while, grounded to a halt under all of the pressure. While the Cydia servers have always performed well, there’s no legislation for millions of eager jailbreakers bursting through the doors. Thankfully, things have now calmed down and jailbreakers can now easily download tweaks and jailbreak apps to their iOS devices.
Meanwhile, pod2g also shared some information on evasi0n.com’s hit rate. The site was created especially for the release of Evasi0n. As you can see below, the number of visits remained steady throughout last week, with users whimsically checking for updates.
There was a noticeable soar in hits on Feb 3rd (Super Bowl Sunday) when it was presumed the jailbreak was arriving thanks to a strong hint from MuscleNerd, but once it was confirmed as arriving on Monday, number of eyes on the prize remained high. (Note: The above stats exclude the hits from Feb 4th, Evasi0n’s release date.)
Hey, I have evasi0n.com statistics including the 4th of february: 5 millions unique visitor and 40 millions page views.—
(@pod2g) February 06, 2013
Are you one of those 1.7 million jailbreakers? If so, how have you found Evasi0n and the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak so far? Oh and you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iOS device on iOS 6.1 untethered.
Be sure to also take a look at our Top 5 Jailbreak Tweaks for your iOS 6 Device. You will be sure to find something you will like.