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Cydia servers struggle with staggering traffic in post-jailbreak hours

Yesterday evasi0n was finally released to free all iOS 6.0/6.1 devices (iPhone 5 and latest iPads included) and it’s being enjoying some serious popularity. In fact so many users have jailbroken their iDevices that Cydia servers are unable to catch up with the demand.

The numbers are insane – Cydia creator Jay Freeman (saurik) has shared on Twitter that he’s seeing 14 thousand hits per second.

Meanwhile pod2g, one of key developers behind evasi0n has posted numbers on his blog for The site is getting close to 3 million unique visitors and over 17 million pageviews.

Users are reporting that Cydia isn’t able to install its repository on their devices due to the overwhelming traffic, which causes server hiccups. So you guys (and some of us here too) will just have to be patient until things get back to normal – it might take at least a few days, given how long the world waited for an iOS 6 jailbreak.



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