A new jailbreak tool is here, and it’s not from the Dev or Chronic Dev Team. The Pwn Dev Team has released Ac1dSn0w, a new tool for jailbreaking iOS 5 on the Mac.

Ac1dSn0w currently offers a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 for users running OS X Snow Leopard or Lion. As an alternative to popular jailbreak tools like RedSn0w, PwnageTool and Sn0wBreeze, Ac1dSn0w is available for free right now.

The Pwn Dev Team explains:

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released Beta 1 of Ac1dSn0w for Mac OS X Lion (should also work on Snow Leopard). Ac1dSn0w allows you to jailbreak your iDevice tethered.  It also provides features like Tethered Boot, Pwned DFU, and Exit Recovery to get your device out of Recovery Loop.

Ac1dSn0w doesn’t support anything new. The same devices are able to be jailbroken with the new tool: iPod touch 4G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and first-gen iPad. The jailbreak for the A5-powered iDevices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) has not been released yet in any form.

Ac1dSn0w offers a different type of interface on the Mac, and still lacks certain features that RedSn0w possesses, like the ability to create custom firmware packages.

There are, however, good things planned for Ac1dSn0w:

The current version of Ac1dSn0w is in an early development stage. In the future it will also be able to jailbreak remote devices. This means that you just need to install a server program on any OS (Linux, BSD, Windows) and Ac1dSn0w will jailbreak it on a client machine anywhere in the world.

The upcoming “iRecovery Remote” feature will allow you to talk to remote iDevices and send your own payloads, etc. over an internet connection. This particular feature is pretty exciting, as it hasn’t really been done before.

The Pwn Dev Team currently consists of 9 official members, and the team is led by a hacker that goes by the name of “P01sonN1nja” (not to be confused with p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev Team).

Refer to our full tutorial on how to jailbreak with Ac1dSn0w for more information.

  • Scott Ehlert

    I have windows and am waiting patiently for an untethered jailbreak.

  • I also created a pammer. Its doesnt do anything new, it hits nails into various objects much like a hammer would. But get this….its got a neat lil light on it that lights up when u are pammering sumthin. Also it is only released for the left hand. Right handed models have no ETA at the moment, cause u kno more people are right handed so it makes since to release it for lefty’s

    • Anonymous

      Speaking in a language you’d understand: wot?

      • The language i speak is sarcasm. It makes no sense to release a tethered jailbreak and expect someone to get a rise out of it. Much less to only release it for Mac. I was saying it is much like rereleasing a hammer. We all have used one by now and who gives a sh*t

      • Anonymous

        I see what you did there…

    • ^this

  • Anonymous

    Wake me up when an untethered jailbreak is released.

    (Or when Ultrasn0w gets 5.0.1 compatibility)

    • Ring ring ring…

      Copy the (CommCenterClassic for 3GS) folder to your 5.0.1 device and it work. If you don’t know where CommCenter it, Google it.

      • Anonymous

        Oh my God, so you’re telling me, in a way I don’t quite understand yet, that there’s a way to get Ultrasn0w to work on iOS 5.0.1?!


  • Dan

    :::sigh::: almost thought it was un-tethered this time

    • a smit

      why not just jb tethered?????

      all is fine here with semi-tether – i dont know what everyone whines about .. ive yet to reboot in months .. tech-teens/kids are a fickle bunch

      • Dan

        Try installing a tweak that requires a reboot when you’re not home. You’ll be yearning for untethered

  • So there using the already hacks out there in there own tool…move along nothing new here to see

  • Jonathan Maye-Hobbs

    Does not work with iPhone 4 CDMA iOS 5.0.1
    reports “device not compatible with jailbreak”

  • Sweet. Id like an untethered by the end of this year!

    • Anonymous

      Seems like you’re no where near getting one.

  • Anonymous

    Teathered jailbreak FAIL! Let me go back to doing what was important! Picking toe jam out of my feet.

  • Does Ac1dSn0w break iBooks?

  • Dan

    Try installing a tweak that requires a reboot when you’re not home. You’ll be yearning for untethered.