How To Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad And iPod touch 4G With Ac1dSn0w Beta 1(Tethered Only)

Today i heard about some exciting updates from the jailbreaking community. A few hours ago, Chronic Dev Team released their Reporter program that instead of Apple servers sends crash reports to Chronic Dev Team so they can find exploits, and now here’s an amazing news received yet another jailbreaking tool. It’s called Ac1dSn0w and it jailbreaks iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 tethered on OX S Sn0w Leopard and Lion. Check out step-by-step guide after interval.

News on Ac1dsn0w comes straight from a Unix hacker – in the form of an update sent out(tweeted) from his Twitter account.

Ac1dSn0w beta version is now available which is currently available only for Mac OS X users that boots the device well. Ac1dSn0w doesn’t really differ from established tools like Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze but it is a viable alternative and it has a bright future ahead of it with features like remote jailbreaking, custom firmware creation and iRecovery Remote. Also, it is currently available for OS X only.

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.

As of right now, don’t get your hopes up! Yeh, Ac1dsn0w is a new jailbreak tool but it desn’t bring a new “jailbreak” for iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or untethers iOS 5. Ac2dsn0w jailbreak tool developed by PwnDevTeam which makes the jailbreak versy easier.

On of the best source has tested and confirmed that Ac1dsn0w currently supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and the original iPad on iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 for tethered jailbreak. Once you go through the guide, your device will be jailbroken tethered, just like redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze. iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are not supported yet.

Note: we don’t advice you use this new tool for a stable and trouble-free jailbreak, we recommend using iPhone Dev Team’s Redsn0w for Windows and Mac.

How To Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 With Ac1dSn0w

Step 1: Download Ac1dsn0w and launch it from here.

Step 2: Connect your supported iOS device via USB with your Mac

Step 3: Turn it off now.

Step 4: Now click on Show Assistant, follow on-screen instructions to enter DFU Mode.

Step 5: Once your device in DFU mode, just click on Jailbreak from Ac1dsn0w and let it do its work.

Step 6: Your iOS device will now reboot after jailbreaking.

Step 7: You can also do a tethered boot. Put it into DFU mode again. Click on Tethered Boot from Ac1dSn0w to jailbreak tethered on iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1.

If you followed the tutorial correctly, your iOS device will boot in tethered jailbroken state with Cydia installed. If you want to restart your device, you will need to go through th above process (Step 7) each time you wish to reboot into tethered jailbroken state.

If you are intersted to know on how you can restart your device in a normal mode without connecting to the computer and go through the process again. Here’s Semi-tethered jailbreak, simply install “SemiTether” package from Cydia’s BigBoss repo: http://thebigboss.org/semitether to get semi-tethered jailbreak working on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Or you can also get some idea about the semi-tethered jailbreak by follow this link. via