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Apple Releases Patch For Evasi0n Jailbreak (After It's Used 18 Million Times) 112

Sparrowvsrevolution writes "Apple has released a new update for iOS that prevents the jailbreak evasi0n released last month. But that hacking tool has already become the most popular jailbreak ever: It's been used to remove the software restrictions on 18.2 million devices in the 43 days between its release and the patch, according to data from Cydia, the app store for jailbroken devices. In its announcement of the update, Apple says it has fixed six bugs and was polite enough to credit the hackers behind evasi0n with finding four of them. At least one of the bugs used by evasi0n remains unpatched, according to David Wang, one of evasi0n's creators. And Wang says that he and his fellow hackers still have bugs in reserve for a new jailbreak, although they plan to keep them secret until the next major release."
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Apple Releases Patch For Evasi0n Jailbreak (After It's Used 18 Million Times)

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  • by hairyfish ( 1653411 ) on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @03:31AM (#43221439)
    It's called Android...
  • by Sycraft-fu ( 314770 ) on Wednesday March 20, 2013 @05:44AM (#43221867)

    You don't actually need to jailbreak an Android phone, they are already jailbroken. You just go and press a button to allow applications from sources other than the Google Play store. It will warn you that you may face hacking, doom, whatever but it will then allow you to install applications from any source you like. You can download them off the web, you can get other application stores, like Amazon's, whatever you want. Rooting is if you want full control of your device. You are right that some devices are very locked down and hard to root. However it really isn't comparable, since they are all more or less jailbroken.

    The main reason to jailbreak iPhone is to get access to non-Apple applications. That is just not necessary on Android.

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