Evasi0n Jailbreak has become the most popular jailbreak with an enormous figure of almost 7 million downloads since its launch on Monday.
Seven million jailbroken device in just four days and still counting is a huge number. That makes Evasi0n the fastest adopted jailbreak tool, says Jay Freeman as known as Saurik, the creator and administrator of Cydia, the app store for jailbroken iOS device.
Cydia has received a total of 5.15 million visits from iPhones, 1.35 million visits from iPads and 400,000 visits from iPod Touch devices that were jailbroken with the newly released jailbreak tool for all versions of iOS 6.x, says the report by Forbes.
Earlier Pod2g has shown Evasi0n.com stats that received more 5 million unique visitors and 40 million page views in just 3 days of the launch.
Freeman didn’t provide any specific figures for previous jailbreaks but he mentioned that Evasi0n has brought “insanely more new traffic” compared to the earlier jailbreak tool like Absinthe that was released for versions of iOS 5.
It has even brought more traffic that JailbreakMe 3, the Safari based exploit used to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3, developed by Comex back in 2011, who later left the jailbreaking community to work for Apple as an intern. Comex’s JailbreakMe3 jailbroken more than 1.4 million devices in the first nine days of launch.
Another reason that Evasi0n has reached to more people is that Apple sold over 130 million iPhones in 2012 but no doubt there are a lot of users who want to remove various restrictions Apple has put on the iOS devices and to install different tweaks to have more customisation.
“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,” Saurik says. “Therefore people have needed to turn to jailbreaking to fill the gap.”
Findling holes through the security of Apple is becoming more and more complicated. Another interesting thing pointed by Freeman is that it took the jailbreak developers 136 days to completely inject unsigned code in iOS 6.1 compared to 98 days for iPhone 4S and 38 days for iPhone 4 and just 14 days for iPhone 3GS.
“That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak,” says Freeman. “It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.”