“Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple’s restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning, according to the latest count from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia,” Andy Greenberg reports for Forbes. “That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says.”

“As of Thursday night, Freeman’s alternative app store had received visits from 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 million iPads, and 400,000 iPod touches that were jailbroken with evasi0n, the first jailbreaking software for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1,” Greenberg reports. “It took hackers 136 days to crack iOS 6.1, compared to just 98 days for the iPhone 4S, 38 days for the iPhone 4, and just 14 days for the iPhone 3GS. ‘That’s what made this such a landmark jailbreak,’ says Freeman. ‘It had been so long and we were all so hungry for it.’”

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