Ac1dSn0w is a tool that’s received its fair share of controversy over what’s contained in the code and what isn’t. Just recently it received an update to remove copyrighted code.

With that in mind, we’ve created a tutorial that shows you how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Ac1dSn0w. Many have wondered if there are any benefits to using Ac1dSn0w over RedSn0w or other jailbreak tools. Check inside as we answer that question and more.

There is one major benefit that I could discern from my hands-on time with Ac1dSn0w: unlike RedSn0w, you don’t have to point it to any previous firmware in order to jailbreak or boot tethered. The UI is also more visually appealing than any jailbreak tool we’ve seen thus far.

How to Jailbreak With Ac1dSn0w

Note: This is a tethered jailbreak.

Step 1: Download Ac1dSn0w from our downloads page and run it.

Step 2: Place your device into DFU mode.

Step 3: Click Jailbreak.

Step 4: Once it’s booted, place your device back into DFU mode, and click Tethered Boot.

Like RedSn0w, Ac1dSn0w doesn’t move any applications during the jailbreak process. Considering this, Cydia takes a while to load on the initial run. This also lends credence to the idea that Ac1dSn0w is basically a repackaged version of the Dev Team’s code which makes the basis of RedSn0w.

For that reason, out of principal it’s understandable why some may be turned off from using it. Well, that, along with the fact that the Pwn Dev Team are relative unknowns in the jailbreaking scene.

That being said, we have to admit that Ac1dSn0w is a very nice looking and capable tool. If you haven’t seen it in action, be sure to watch the jailbreak video above.

What do you think about Ac1dSn0w?

  • Is this for iPhone 4S also ?

  • Is this for iPhone 4S Also ?

    • Anonymous

      Are you actually commanding the comments?

  • Anonymous

    I might try it today.. Since i cant use redsn0w b8 to jailbreak 5.0.1.. Idk y

    • you can just gotta point it at 5.0 firmware thats what i did

  • Nothing happened. Went through the whole thing (let’s admit that it takes quite a while) but Cydia wasn’t even installed. Weird.
    I’m a Mac user.

  • AWESOMENESS!!! been looking for this..

  • no 4S support ?

  • Hi, if my iPhone 4 was JBed with redsn0w, is it ok to JB again with ac1dsn0w?

    Will cydia be re-install that I have to re-install all cydia softwares?

    Is ibook normal with Ac1sn0w? It is broken in redsn0w.


  • 4s?

  • Where’s the pc version?

  • only for mac

  • why is this only for mac? what about window users?

    • Well, that’s just how it works sometimes, ya know? For instance, iFaith is Windows only, along with Sn0wBreeze. On the other hand, RedSn0w is multiplatform, while PwnageTool and Ac1dSn0w are Mac only. Some developers only cater to certain platforms.

  • It’s a shame that so much thought and effort has gone into something we have already. There is nothing new with this release of Ac1dSn0w it’s the same end result: Tethered. Instead of trying to compete with the established tools, how about something new and exciting? For now I’ll stick with redsn0w or sn0wbreeze.

  • what about the JB Untethered…. any news???

    • Anonymous

      Yes. You must have missed it. Unfortunatly is not available any more, it was by invite only. Google has a service that scours the interwebs for users that post inane comments and questions, they are added to a blacklist and never invited to use the really cool stuff.

  • Ron

    I am currently running iOS 4.3.3 jailbroken. If I update my iOS using iTunes will it give me 5.0.1 or is there a newer version out now?

    • newest is 5.0.1 and it is a tethered jb. use semitethered it works great now

      • Ron

        is Ac1dSn0w semithered?

  • Ac1dSn0w didnt work on CDMA i4 running 5.0.1 said its unsupported

  • will this work with iPad 2?

  • ipad 2 5.0.1 can be jailbroken by this or other jailbreak software? please give mea helt to jailbreak my ipad 2 5.0.1! 🙁 im a Windows user. 🙂

  • Tyler Gilbert

    why no pc version