imRel0ad is one of the people behind the Ac1dsn0w jailbreak tool.
If you remember Ac1dsn0w, it's a new jailbreak tool for the Mac only that did the same thing that redsn0w and sn0wbreeze did - jailbroke your iDevice. Ac1dsn0w started with a bumpy beginning at beta 1 infringing copyrights with the use of Apple's code countless times. Afterwards, Ac1dsn0w beta 2 was released which claimed to fix the problem with copyright use and the tool was said to be much more stable. At the time, it could only do what the rest of the tools could do; produce a tethered jailbreak for the A4 or older devices running iOS 5.
Since the tool never worked for countless jailbreakers, we have to question its reliability. I personally have not been able to make it work (it just sat and did nothing for several minutes) and the response from the founder of the Pwn Dev Team, P01sonN1nja
was that different computers are different. So different computers can yield different jailbreaking results. In an attempt to question and clarify the tool's working status with one of the Ac1dsn0w developers, imRel0ad
, I was snidely responded to with attitude and the Tweet was later deleted.
ImRel0ad followed by saying that the benefits of Ac1dsn0w are the nicer looking GUI (graphical user interface) and the speedier jailbreak. If you compare Ac1dsn0w to redsn0w in terms of speed, redsn0w has an express option, which can be found in the redsn0w preferences, that saves the moving applications feature for when you open Cydia. I can't really compare it to Ac1dsn0w, because I have never been able to get Ac1dsn0w to work. This means that the redsn0w jailbreak takes under a minute:
According to a recent tweet by imRel0ad
, as shown in the original image of this article, pod2g has agreed to share his untethered exploits with the Pwn Dev Team to add to the Ac1dsn0w application. This means that you should
be able to use Ac1dsn0w to jailbreak your devices the same way as redsn0w has allowed us to do with the recent untethered jailbreak.
So what exactly can we take in from this? The main idea is that Ac1dsn0w is a jailbreak tool in development. The developers have claimed to be working on a remote jailbreak system which allows you to basically jailbreak a device from far away. If you are looking for a jailbreak, we strongly recommend that you stick with the tools that we know for sure work such as redsn0w and sn0wbreeze. We're not going to outright say that the tool does not work, but we will inform you that the success rate isn't very high as comments have shown.
We hope the best for the Pwn Dev Team and that maybe they will pioneer something special in the future. These are your iDevices, making it 100% your choice of which tool to use. What are your thoughts about using Ac1dsn0w for your iDevice if the untethered jailbreak is implemented? Share in the comments.