Ac1dSn0w get’s Pulled For Copyright infringment.

Scott Herder 2011/11/29 1
Recently a new jailbreak tool was announced called Ac1dSn0w. The tool didn’t do anything differently than your current jailbreak tools such as Pwnage Tool, Sn0wBreeze and Redsn0w. But like Redsn0w it would no longer require your ipsw. Which makes jailbreaking easier and a bit less time consuming considering some of those ipsw are 700+ MB.

But in just a matter of 24 hours they pulled the plug on their tool because it violated copyright infringement by embedding Apple‘s code directly into the application. Apple is definitely not the company jailbreakers, or anyone really, want to be messing around with. So they pulled it down after MuscleNerd tweeted this.


The tool released on Sunday and worked without a hitch for me at least. I was impressed with the GUI and thought it was pretty nice. I even really liked the console feature that showed you what was going on in the inside of the device. But other than that it was pretty much the same thing as all the rest, and it didn’t offer an untethered jailbreak. The team is working on bringing some pretty interesting to future jailbreak developments that you can see below. Unfortunately though, they will have to wait and fix the way their tool is re-written to jailbreak the device without Apple’s code. Sadly I’ll have to toss away my first YouTube video I’ve done since being back home! A how-to use Ac1dSn0w and initial thoughts on it video. (BUMMER)

Upcoming Features

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.  Other upcoming features are:

  • Custom Firmware Creation
  • iRecovery Remote (you can talk to remote devices and send your own payloads etc)
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