If already available jailbreak tools for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices are not enough for you such as Redsn0w, PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze etc. then you will be happy to know that there is now yet another choice to jailbreak your iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 based Apple devices. Pwn Dev Team has just released a jailbreak tool for the above mentioned iOS versions that provides a tethered jailbreak solution for the users on the Mac. According to the dev a version of the Ac1dsn0w might be released for the Windows as well. So if you are a windows user keep your fingers crossed!
Currently this tool supports the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 3Gs
- iPhone 4
- iPod Touch 4G
- iPad 1
As you can see so far supported devices are the same as recent releases of the Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze on the iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. That also means unfortunately no support for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 just yet. While functionality for this tool is pretty similar to the other popular jailbreak tools but the developers are promising some exciting new features in the near future to be added to the tool such as remote jailbreak, custom firmware creation and iRecovery support. For now Ac1dsn0w supports Tethered Boot, Pwned DFU, and Exit Recovery to get your device out of Recovery Loop. Remote jailbreak in particular looks exciting as it will allow the geeks among you to assist in jailbreaking your friends iOS device remotely which are not technically as well versed as you.
Jailbreak iOS 5 & iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad
Step 1. Download and launch the Ac1dsn0w tool (Google it).
Step 2. Connect your iPhone or other supported iOS 5/5.0.1 device to the Mac and turn it off.
Step 3. Now select the Show Assistant and follow the instructions to get in to the DFU mode.
Step 4. After entering the DFU mode just select the Jailbreak and then wait for the Ac1dsn0w to do the jailbreak procedure for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 device.
Step 5. Your device should reboot after the jailbreak.
Step 6. Now put it in to to DFU mode and select the Tethered Boot option from the Ac1dsn0w to get a tethered boot on your iPhone, iPad 1 or any other iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1 based supported device.
Currently Beta 1 of the Ac1dsn0w has been released. Unfortunately for the time being we are unable to provide any download links for the Ac1dsn0w because of the legal issues, but hopefully these legal issues will sorted out in the future versions.
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