18 Million Devices Reportedly Visited Cydia On iOS 6


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As per two days ago, Apple patched the jailbreak that was evasi0n with the iOS 6.1.3 update. Despite being patched, it’s worth noting that the evasi0n jailbreak had a 43 day running period, and covered 5 iterations of iOS 6 which is astounding. With that, iOS 6 users all over the world were able to jailbreak for the first time, or even re-jailbreak, opening the doors to the customization and freedom that lie in the application Cydia.

Jay Freeman, aka Saurik and Creator of Cydia, has informed Forbes‘ Andy Greenberg that Cydia saw 18 million unique iOS devices running iOS 6 during evasi0n’s run:

In the six weeks since evasi0n was released, however, close to 18 million devices have already been jailbroken, according to data from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the Cydia app store for jailbroken devices. He says he’s counted 18.2 million unique devices running iOS 6 visiting Cydia, including 13.8 million iPhones, 3.4 million iPads, and 1.1 million iPod Touches.

The numbers above are phenomenal, and show the outreach that the jailbreak community has to users worldwide.

Despite the claims above, Cody Lee of iDB notes that, “it’s quite possible evasi0n isn’t responsible for jailbreaking all 18 million devices. While they have their caveats, both RedSn0w and Sn0wBreeze have the ability to jailbreak older devices on iOS 6″.

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