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Cydia administrator Jay Freeman told Forbes nearly 7 million iOS devices were jailbroken using the evasi0n tool since it was released on Monday morning. That makes evasi0n the most downloaded jailbreak of all time. Freeman said Cydia has received visits from 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches running the evasi0n hack.
Forbes points to the increased number of iPhones on the market as the cause of evasi0n's popularity, but Freeman believes people just want to experience the freedom of jailbreaking.
"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,” said Freeman. “Therefore people have needed to turn to jailbreaking to fill the gap.”
Freeman also points out that it took longer to hack iOS 6 than any other of the previous versions. It took just 98 days for the iPhone 4S to be jailbroken, compared to 138 days for the iPhone 5.“That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak,” says Freeman. “It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.”