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  • Forbes Profiles Evasi0n's Impact on Jailbreaking


    Everyone is talking about Evasi0n, including Forbes, the venerable business and financial publication that can't ignore how Apple has been "hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history."

    Forbes' writer Andy Greenberg is referring, naturally, to Evasi0n, which has now been used by close to seven million iDevice owners since the eagerly-anticipated tool was finally released. Central to the Forbes piece is Jay Freeman, who reports that Cydia has already been visited by 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches jailbroken with evasi0n.

    Freeman tells Forbes that one of the paramount reasons for the historic surge in jailbreaking this week (apart from the fact that more iDevices are now in circulation than at any other time in history) is the pent-up anticipation that preceded Evasi0n's arrival.

    As Freeman explained, 136 days is the time it took to crack iOS 6.1. When you consider the 98-day wait for the iPhone 4S, 38-day wait for the iPhone 4, and a meager 14-days for the iPhone 3GS, it becomes crystal clear why Apple users rushed to Evasi0n when the moment of truth finally came.

    “That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak,” Freeman explains. “It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.” Fortunately, he adds, the next jailbreak probably won't take so long. There's nearly another full jailbreak worth of research already in the hopper and being kept in reserve for the next iPhone.

    Source: Forbes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Forbes Profiles Evasi0n's Impact on Jailbreaking started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      7 million in 4 days? RIDICULOUS!!!
    1. NOYB111's Avatar
      NOYB111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      7 million in 4 days? RIDICULOUS!!!
      Now if everyone who benefitted from it donated $1 .... These guys spend many hours working on this stuff, a little financial incentive isnt a bad thing. I know they dont ask for it, which is awesome, but all the people who enjoy it, why not support it... I dropped $10 day of release...
    1. wiltok's Avatar
      wiltok -
      I agree! I threw them $10 - prob the best 10 I ever spent. Support these guys - we all benefit.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That is crazy! It's good to see such high numbers for evasi0n and for Jailbreaking! It's nice to have some attention from the media as well! Hopefully this will continue to grow with each release!
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      Now if everyone who benefitted from it donated $1 .... These guys spend many hours working on this stuff, a little financial incentive isnt a bad thing. I know they dont ask for it, which is awesome, but all the people who enjoy it, why not support it... I dropped $10 day of release...
      It would be interesting to see exactly how much money they made from donations and ads on evasi0n.com in the last week.

      It also would be entertaining to see @ion1c have a conniption after those numbers are released.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      I wonder how that jailbreak number would be effected if Apple made Activator & SBSettings native functions. Maybe i'm mistaken, but it seems like just those 2 features would make most common jailbreakers happy.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Not trying to deem this null because it is a huge success for the jailbreak community, but the main reason it's so huge isn't new users as much as the fact so many devices are supported on iOS 6. This is the first time 4 generations have been supported for an iOS
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      Now if everyone who benefitted from it donated $1 .... These guys spend many hours working on this stuff, a little financial incentive isnt a bad thing. I know they dont ask for it, which is awesome, but all the people who enjoy it, why not support it... I dropped $10 day of release...
      I will donate after I finish paying for all of the stupid priced updates for tweaks. What bill s**t. How can I be charged 6$ just to use intelliscreen x on iOS 6?
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Apple should just offer the dev team 5 million for the unreleased exploit. Problem solved.
    1. AKay724's Avatar
      AKay724 -
      I donated and bought a few new tweaks, and upgrade fee for intelliscreenx. It makes my iPhone 5 feel like a brand new phone especially the theming. But wow 7 Million i sure do hope people can at least donate a buck on average to these guys.
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      I donated 10.00. Well worth it. I've done spent 15 or 20 on apps/tweaks. So yea it's a money train. Choo. Choo.
    1. Googly2moogly's Avatar
      Googly2moogly -
      Donated five. Awesome work!
    1. elitejelly's Avatar
      elitejelly -
      How do you like them apples... Apple.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      Apple should just offer the dev team 5 million for the unreleased exploit. Problem solved.
      Whatever happened to the Shatter exploit? Is that the one you're talking about?

      Do they still have that in their back pocket?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      Whatever happened to the Shatter exploit? Is that the one you're talking about?

      Do they still have that in their back pocket?
      shatter was patched by Apple a while ago
    1. XweAponX's Avatar
      XweAponX -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I will donate after I finish paying for all of the stupid priced updates for tweaks. What bill s**t. How can I be charged 6$ just to use intelliscreen x on iOS 6?

      Me too, at least Airplane Toggle is asking for a discretionary donation. I'm willing to toss in, but my current financial status prevents me. It's hard when gas goes up to 4 bucks, everything else goes up too.

      But I understand these people worked their arses off to get us this JB, so ill toss up once I get my monthly bills dealt with.

      But what it comes down to bottom line, app devs have to make sure their app works not just on a iPhone 3G, 4, 4S.. But now iPhone 5 and 5S's. so that's a lot of work they have to do so the package can span across all of those, not to mention iPads and apple TVs.
    1. Dougr33's Avatar
      Dougr33 -
      I'd be shocked if the Cydia team didn't help finance the JB team.. their revenue stream is pretty slow between jailbreaks.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      Now if everyone who benefitted from it donated $1 .... These guys spend many hours working on this stuff, a little financial incentive isnt a bad thing. I know they dont ask for it, which is awesome, but all the people who enjoy it, why not support it... I dropped $10 day of release...
      not to be a one-upper, but i paypal'd them $50 this morning (jb'd an iPad 3, two 4s's, two mini's, and an iPod, so it was the least i could do).

      actually, i guess i kinda forty-upped you.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      Apple should just offer the dev team 5 million for the unreleased exploit. Problem solved.
      That would be good for both apple and the evad3rs, however the jailbreak community would really suffer though...
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
      I wonder how that jailbreak number would be effected if Apple made Activator & SBSettings native functions. Maybe i'm mistaken, but it seems like just those 2 features would make most common jailbreakers happy.
      not me. i jailbreak to get certain functionality, obviously (e.g., tetherme, infinifolders, etc.) and the ability to customize fonts (bytafont) and battery charging icons (bolt) and stuff like that, but even if i could do all that stuff on a stock iphone, i think i'd still jailbreak. there's just something really, really, satisfying about the the moment the jailbreak finishes.

      i don't know what it is. just a feeling. i think it's knowing that apple doesn't want me to do it and that they've gone to great pains and expense to keep me from doing it. i'm 40 years old with a wife, a mortgage, and a nine year old kid -- it's really the only little bit of rebellion i'm allowed anymore.