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  • 8.6% of iPhones Jailbroken and Rising

    In their most recent newsletter Pinch Media (aficionados of iPhone app analytics) published statistics regrading jailbroken iPhones.

    Out of all the millions upon millions of iPhones out there 8.6% of them are jailbroken. That's up from the previous report of 8.43%. Jailbreaking is becoming more and more popular while Apple continues to release anti-jailbreaking propaganda. Pinch Media recorded that out of the nearly 1 million new devices they saw last week 17.1% were jailbroken.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 8.6% of iPhones Jailbroken and Rising started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. jerrykid323's Avatar
      jerrykid323 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zsuns View Post
      damnnnn looking at the numbers 8.6% is a **** load of jailbreakers.
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by oscar25 View Post
      How are they able to tell how many are jailbroken? Where did that stat come from? Just curious.
      I suspect it's from admob hits (via Cydia). Could be other stealth-mode methods. For sure, iTunes knows but doubt Apple will tell anybody.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Not enough.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      the more apple whines about jailbreaking, the more non-jailbreakers ask, "what's jailbreak?"


      open the flood gates.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      That's all?? Time to increase those numbers!!
    1. Crana's Avatar
      Crana -
      How the hell do they know???
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      i thought it would have been more than that that
      p.s i hope im included it that 8.6% :P

      whats the percentage of jailbroken ipod touches?
      or is the iTouch included in this chart?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Saurik's server tells how many people are jailbroken and other stats too.
      That is a small percentage, I thought at least 40% of iPhones were jailbroken, 1 in 5 iPhone I saw wasn't jailbroken
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sadhunni View Post
      YAY for Jailbreak. If apple gives us more options (carriers), we dont have to go this way. I hope they realized that why we jailbreak our iphones because is cheaper for the same kind of service and i didnt mean the 3G service.
      I think your confusing jailbreaking with unlocking... Jailbreaking is the act of installing third party software that isn't included by Apple. Unlocking is modifying the phone so it can be used on other carriers besides AT&T.
    1. Jammole's Avatar
      Jammole -
      for some reason i cant jailbreak my phone anymore...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ if help is needed please post in proper thread. Also much more info is needed.
    1. redmagic's Avatar
      redmagic -
      Just wait till China gets their hands on it , that percentage will jumped to sky high lol
      coz I know Chinese likes to have the phone to meet their style , they just likes to make their iPhone looks diffrent
      Apple is going to get crazy .......... lol
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Was going to do it at one time but never got around to doing it yet... so I am in the blue... I know yell at me! LOL but I am more than surprised that the percentage isn't larger than that...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^Really, your phone isn't jailbroken? Surprises me. Can I ask why?
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Come on you guys. You gotta figure they're averaging on the way low side just to be safe. I'd be surprised if it wasn't really at LEAST 10-12%. Whenever you see averages on that scale there always on the low side.

      I say the more the better. Spread the word. I know I've jailbroken every iPhone anyone I know owns and more and more people ask me about it every week. All it takes is for someone new to the iPhone to catch a look at a jailbroken iPhone's springboard and their crossing the parking lot to ask you how the hell you did it. LOL I love it.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Everyone that I know personally has jailbroken phones, the low number really surprises me also.
    1. Jammole's Avatar
      Jammole -
      I think a lot more people know about jailbreaking but doesn't want to do it or theres so much stuff find and download..

      ive told people about it and they said they are happy with the phone just the way it is..

      when i wanted my phone jailbroken i had to download all these different programs just to extract the tools..then again i didnt know much about firmware and unzipping folders..

      windows sucks
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      People please Jailbreak your Iphone
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I wonder what the percentage of Jailbreakers are in registered in this forum?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Saurik's server tells how many people are jailbroken and other stats too.
      That is a small percentage, I thought at least 40% of iPhones were jailbroken, 1 in 5 iPhone I saw wasn't jailbroken
      Running latest Saurik's number the % of Jailbroken phones is closer to 5%. If you take into account ALL iPhone sales (so total units sold), the number is even less (close to 2%)

      Absolutely no idea how these guys got their numbers, but I doubt it's that much.