Evasi0n Used To Jailbreak 18.2 Million Unique Devices

In the beginning of March we told you that the number of Jailbroken devices running iOS 6.x topped 14 million. With Apple releasing the iOS 6.1.3 firmware unfortunately Evasi0n’s 43 day reign of supremacy came to an end, but that doesn’t mean the tool went out without a fight. Although Apple patched four of the six exploits used in Evasi0n, according to Saurik, the tool was used by 18.2 million people to Jailbreak their iOS device Untethered on iOS 6.x.

This includes 13.8 million iPhones, 3.4 million iPads, and 1.1 million iPod Touches. These numbers greatly exceed previous Jailbreaks such as JailbreakMe 3, which was released in the Summer of 2011 and was used to Jailbreak around 2 million devices.

Apple took its time patching the Evasi0n Jailbreak, in fact it left the exploit untouched for over 6 weeks. By contrast, Apple patched JailbreakMe within 9 days of its release because the tool posed a serious security risk that could of been repurposed by malicious hackers to perform “drive-by downloads” of malware onto Apple devices that visited an infected website

Evasi0n Used To Jailbreak 18.2 Million Unique Devices

Although a couple bugs that Evasi0n used to Jailbreak iOS 6.x Untethered remains, Planetbeing has commented that the Evad3rs do not plan to waste other vulnerabilities they have on hand to update the tool. They will more than likely wait until the next major release.

Were you one of the 18 million people Jailbroken on iOS 6.x? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ethyn-Resausk/100000561895299 Ethyn Resausk

    Hopefully a downgrade solution or rerestore solution will come out for us A5 and up devices. Would hate to have to restore to 6.1.3 because my damn phone started acting up which has happened plenty

  • JadenEllett

    As far as I know you can re-restore as long as you saved your SHSH Blobs. I will be looking into this later this week hopefully.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ethyn-Resausk/100000561895299 Ethyn Resausk

    Errr…Sure about that? The Rerestore method has not been updated/fitted for iOS 6 last it has been updated was for iOS 5.1.1. Id try this if I had another Apple device or if I’m out of options on my phone which would be the more likeliest.

  • Brotherman7

    I left The Walled Garden and I can never return. I and my iPhone 4s 64 GB is jailbroken on iOS 6.1.1 and I am so, so happy. I have tweaks that keep me busy, and I have sealed the shaft with updatekiller, and I turned off the restore button on my iDevice. Evasi0n was a real game changer, and a scientific achievement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bradleyjay1973 Bradley Jordan

    Both my 64G iPhone 5 and 64G 3rd Gen iPad are jailbroken on 6.1. Apple products are boring without a jailbreak. I wouldn’t own them if I couldn’t jailbreak them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xiegfred Xiegfred

    Don’t ever rerestore… You won’t brick it but you can’t use it either

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ethyn-Resausk/100000561895299 Ethyn Resausk

    I’ve never understood this whole brick thing, but I looked it up and so your basically saying I will fuck up the restore processing to where it will never be used again…Yeah I will never do this then until I’m certain the Rerestore method will once again be updated thank you for this information.

  • Mr.Wayne

    Both my ipad mini & iphone 5 are freed from their bonds, without this jailbreak i don’t know where id’ be…thanks a bunch guys

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulius.brickus Paulius Brickus

    My ipad 3 was jailbroken

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.ivan.alvarado Christian Ivan

    my iphone 4 was jaibroken previously the 6.1.3 firmware

  • jake

    IT is actually impossible to brick the device inless it was physically destroyed. The is always a fix. You can use tinyumbrella to restore to 6.1.2 if you have your shsh blobs