Feb 06

The new jailbreak tool “Evasi0n” has just been released Monday and in its first six hours online it had already been downloaded over 800,000 times. By Tuesday, Cydia had been installed 1.7 million times and receiving 14,000 hits per minute at peak download times.

The demand for the jailbreak resulted in site wide traffic problems, causing Freeman’s server to go offline several times. To put it in perspective, that’s approximately 1,200 Cydia downloads per minute.

Evasi0n is the first jailbreak since the well known Redsn0w iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

According to David Wang, one of the evad3rs’ four developers, the program takes advantage of at least five distinct, new bugs in iOS’s code. (For reference, that’s one more than Stuxnet, the malware built by the NSA to destroy centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities.)

Evasi0n is the first jailbreak tool compatible with all iPhone’s “including the iPhone 5”, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1.

Via [MacRumors]

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