It’s been a little more than three days since Absinthe (an A5 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak tool) was released and earlier today The iPhone Dev Team revealed some extremely interesting Jailbreak statistics. According to the Dev Team, almost one million iPhone 4S’ and iPad 2s have been Jailbroken using The Chronic Dev Team’s new Absinthe utility.
Here are the figures from The iPhone Dev Team’s latest blog entry:
Welcome new A5 jail breakers!
Here’s a quick breakdown of how many A5 owners have jailbroken their devices since Friday morning. The numbers as of Monday afternoon are:
491,325 new iPhone4,1 devices
308,967 new iPad2 devices
152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad2 devices
Total: 953,232 new A5 jailbreaks in a little over 3 days
The reason these numbers can be so precise is that one of the housekeeping activities that happens when you launch Cydia is a query to @saurik’s server for the list of available SHSH blobs. (Even if you have none on file, the query is still made).
Welcome to the jailbreak family!
P.S. Remember the cardinal rule of jailbreaking: never update your firmware until a new jailbreak is available. This is especially true for A5 owners, who currently have no way of restoring to 5.0.1 once the 5.0.1 SHSH blob signing window is closed.
Additionally, in the entry, Jailbreakers are reminded to “never update” their device’s firmware until a new Jailbreak has been released to the public. With that said, stay tuned for more information and news related to Jailbreaking.