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  • Saurik: 14M iOS 6 Devices Are Currently Running Cydia


    Jay Freeman (Saurik) Saturday morning shared some interesting numbers about the iOS 6 jailbreak, which pod2g then Tweeted for the public to see.



    According to the iOS hacker, 14,051,500 unique iOS devices running iOS 6 have been spotted running Cydia since the release of evasi0n. In addition, in just the last 30 days, 23 million iOS devices on all iOS versions have been spotted running Cydia. Those still jailbroken on non-iOS 6 firmwares are likely using older iOS devices that can’t have iOS 6 installed on them, or they’re just not ready to upgrade to iOS 6 yet because they’re happy with their older jailbreak.

    14 million people is a lot – this number definitely lays to rest any rumors stating that jailbreaking is "dead;" a rumor that ran rampant from those losing patience as we waited for the evasi0n jailbreak to drop this year. A large amount of people still appear to have a large, and even growing, interest in having full personal control over their iOS devices.

    Since the initial evasi0n release in the beginning of February, the evad3rs have been hard at work in keeping the jailbreak as bug-free as possible, as the tool has been updated many times (latest version is 1.5), which since the initial release have fixed multiple issues, such as Weather application crashing, longer than expected boot times, support for iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2, and more.

    Are you one of those 14 million people happily jailbroken with evasi0n?

    Sources: Saurik via pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Saurik: 14M iOS 6 Devices Are Currently Running Cydia started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      That's crazy love the jailbreak community and espically the dev team. Thank you all for what you have done
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      That would be 13,999,999 without me

      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      That would be 13,999,999 without me
      That would be 14,051,499 without me
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That's what I like to hear! The JB community growing in numbers is awesome!
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      That's 9.2% jail broken devices of all iPhones. It'll be less if we were to count iPads and iPods as well.
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      And Thats 14 million more Reasons why Apple Will block the JB lol
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      Quote Originally Posted by brokentwice View Post
      And Thats 14 million more Reasons why Apple Will block the JB lol
      I would say that's 14 million reasons for Apple to give us what we want - more flexibility/options etc, etc, etc. Why is it that whenever anything decent comes out via Cydia that Apple seems to incorporate it into a future update IOS? - because they no bloody well it is what is wanted.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      That's 9.2% jail broken devices of all iPhones. It'll be less if we were to count iPads and iPods as well.
      It's probably higher than this. Saurik qualified these statistics by saying the 23 million total included only the devices actively seen using Cydia in the last month (which wouldn't necessarily include older devices that couldn't be - or weren't - upgraded).
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      That seems to point to jailbreaking being much more popular than anyone gives a credit for.
      Often people will say like 1% of people will jailbreak your
      It's a shame that Apple is neglecting this large number of it's consumers.
      They could always allow a small back door for those of us who enjoy improving the experience of our iPhone.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      It's still less than 5% of all existing idevices. Apple will never cater to such a small percentage. I love JB, but lets face it, we are a very small minority.

      Unfortunately, we will remain in the underground.
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      That still a significant number
    1. XweAponX's Avatar
      XweAponX -
      If you account for people who have more than one device, 14 million is much better than 5% of all existing devices. Especially with people who have bought iPhone 5's in the last 5 months- they'll still have their 4's and 4S's and maybe even 3G's.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      the dev team would make 14 million dollars or more if everyone donated $1. I truly hope the dev team made tons of money which would ensure faster future jailbreaks for new iphones/ipads.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^yup, if your a jailbreaker and you don't support them, then shame on you.
      Still an amazing number...
    1. cclloyd's Avatar
      cclloyd -
      If only we could start a petition for apple to open it up and get 14M signatures.

      Oh wait, I made one.

      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/194/997/848/open-ios/
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Your best bet would be to try and get Apple to start a special developers program that would give a sort of JB access. Like the dev accounts they have now for $99/year.

      Otherwise even if you think that 5% is a lot, I guarantee you that Apple doesn't.
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      apple will never support jailbreaking because they will never give up control why would they leave it up to us to determine when new features will hit their product if that went mainstream lol omg tim cooks head would explode
    1. kosher1's Avatar
      kosher1 -
      Is this their full time job? How do they make money? All donations?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by kosher1 View Post
      Is this their full time job? How do they make money? All donations?
      All donations.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Lol a lot of them have real jobs but people like Saurik have other online management jobs I guarantee it. Some are in school etc.
    1. icebox93's Avatar
      icebox93 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      That's 9.2% jail broken devices of all iPhones. It'll be less if we were to count iPads and iPods as well.
      He said "ios 6 devices" not phones. So he's counting the pods and pads in his mumber.