Jailbreaking the iOS 8 was made possible by either using Pangu or TaiG jailbreak. However, it seems that Mac users were left out of the jailbreak party since both jailbreak tools only support Windows. That changes today because a group of Chinese hackers have released a new tool that can jailbreak iOS 8 on Mac.
The name of the tool to jailbreak iOS 8 on Mac is called PP Jailbreak. Here are some things you need to know before you proceed:
- PP jailbreak can jailbreak all versions of iOS 8 from 8.0 to iOS 8.1.2.
- It also supports the following iOS devices: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th Gen
- PP jailbreak supports Mac (OS X 10.7 or later).
- Backup for iDevice, either through iTunes or iCloud, before attempting to jailbreak and in case something goes wrong.
- We don’t guarantee the authenticity of the tool but many users have already reported that it works. Proceed at your own risk.
How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 on Mac Using PP Jailbreak Tool:
- Download PP Jailbreak (link) and save it into your computer.
- Using the USB cable, connect your iOS device to the computer.
- Turn off Passcode: Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.
- Also disable Find my iPhone from the Settings app. Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.
- Open the PP Jailbreak file (ppjailbreak.dmg) after it’s mounted. Drag and drop it to your Applications folder.
- Open the app and it should automatically recognize your device.
- Once your device has been detected, uncheck the check box found at the lower part of the interface. This seems to install a pirated app store.
- Click the big button in the center of the screen to start the jailbreak process.
- The next page will tell you to disable Passcode and Find my iPhone (which you already did), so click the button to the right to continue.
- Jailbreaking process starts, and after a while, your device will reboot with Cydia happily sitting on your Home screen.
Just re-enable your Passcode and Find My iPhone again after the jailbreak. And that’s your guide on how to jailbreak iOS 8 on Mac. While you’re at it, you might want to check out our list of the best iOS 8 jailbreak apps and tweaks. Sound off in the comment section if you have issues while jailbreaking.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback