Yesterday we reported about a new jailbreaking tool known as Ac1dSn0w going to be brought out by PwnDevTeam, which can tethered jailbreak all idevices except iPod Touch 3G, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S running on iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. The compatible devices are iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1. While announcing it on twitter, PwnDevTeam announced about its unique feature of Remote JB which was supposed to allow jailbreaking any idevice remotely, but today in the 1st beta version of this tool, this wonderful feature is not included. However, they are willing to introduce it in the final version of AcidSn0w. Currently, all of its features are same like already available tools like Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze. The best part of this tool is that it has made the process of tethered jailbreaking much easier and anyone with limited knowledge of jailbreaking can easily jailbreak any idevice. For your convenience and to remove  confusion in any steps,  here is the simple and detailed guide below.


Its new beta version is currently available just for Mac. As you know that after tethered jailbreaking, booting in tethered mode is necessary before you start using the device. Ac1dSn0w provides a built-in utility to boot the device in tethered mode. You don’t need to download any utility separately.

From PwnDevTeam:

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.

Important Note: Make it sure that your idevice is running on iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1.

Update: Ac1dSn0w is having illegal contents in its program code as confirmed by iPhone Dev Team member, MuscleNerd. So, we’ve removed the download link as we don’t promote illegal stuffs. But, once they fix it, it’ll be up again.

STEP 1: First of all download Ac1dSn0w Beta 1 for Mac OS X and install it.

STEP 2: Ac1dSn0w offers a very easy to use and simple interface with couple of buttons.

Ac1dSn0w Main Menu

STEP 3: Simply connect your device with Mac and turn off the device.

STEP 4: After detecting the device, AcidSn0w will show some instructions on screen. Follow them to put the device in DFU mode.

Ac1dSn0w DFU

STEP 5: Once done, simply click on “Jailbreak” button.

STEP 6: Now sit back and let it jailbreak your device. You will be be informed once your idevice  is jailbroken.

STEP 7: Simply click on “Tethered Boot” to boot the device in tethered mode and start enjoying the jailbroken idevice.

STEP 8: Once you’re done with that, you can install Semi-Tether from Cydia to get a semi-tethered jailbreak. See the instructions here.

We are expecting that an untethered jailbreaking solution will also hit the web in near future because chronic dev team has published a detailed blog post today to share all the details about it and asked help from public to make the process faster. It seems that they will be able to announce a good news soon.

What do you think about untethered jailbreaking and the use and future of Ac1dSn0w? Let us know in the comment section below and keep visiting Tips Needed for the latest jailbreaking and unlocking news and how-to guides.