In a new blog post the iPhone Dev Team reveals numbers of Cydia install on iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbroken iPhone 4S and iPad 2. During the weekend, the total number of installs reached nearly one million.
Prior to this weekend the jailbreak community finally got the gift it was waiting for. iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 was released. Naturally scores of jailbreakers got to it right away using the newly released Absinthe jailbreak tool. Chronic Dev Team only released Absinthe for Mac initially whereas Absinthe for Windows came two days late. Obviously the number of Cydia install on freshly jailbroken iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 devices sky-rocketed during last weekend.
The iPhone Dev Team reveal in their latest blog post the total number of Cydia install that took place. The numbers have been revealed with no specific purpose in mind. However they post does include a welcome message for all new A5 jailbreakers.
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 numbers reveal that a total of 800292 A5 based devices were jailbroken for the very first time during last weekend. If one counts those iPad 2 units that were previously jailbroken on iOS 4.3.3 using JailbreakMe 3.0, then the total number of Cydia install during last weekend is just shy of one million. That really is amazing.
If you're wondering how the iPhone Dev Team gets these numbers, allow them to explain:
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).
And let's not forget the lovely welcome message the iPhone Dev Team posted for all new jailbreakers:
Welcome to the jailbreak family!
Now that is an impressive number of Cydia install during just one weekend. Were you among the nearly one million people that liberated their iOS 5 running devices ?