Pangu for Mac

The Pangu Team has finally released Pangu for Mac, a utility to jailbreak iOS 8 to iOS 8.1 devices on Mac today. The tool comes roughly two weeks after the release of the Windows version of the tool.

The Pangu jailbreak utility has had its fair share of problems since it was released on October 22 but it’s now stable enough to be given the green light by no less than saurik, the man behind the Cydia installer.

Pangu for Mac can be used to jailbreak iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, and iOS 8.1.

We have published a series of post on how to jailbreak using either a Windows machine or a virtual machine. Although the steps are identical, we will publish a post on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 using Pangu for Mac shortly.

iOS 8.1.1 beta which was seeded to developers last week fixes the exploits used by Pangu, so if you do want to jailbreak your device, it is suggested you do so sooner than later.

As always, you can download Pangu for Mac from our Downloads section on iDB.

  • Anthony

    Happy jailbreak day for the Mac people yay!

    • Mr.DnQ

      Finally… U guys rock hard Pangu…

  • Frank Anthony

    Looks neat and sharp πŸ™‚ Thanks Pangu Team!

  • Charlie DuHadway

    music to my ears πŸ™‚

  • ‘Ariff


  • Tim Cook

    Not good.

    • Danial

      Go bend tim

  • That’s cool. I had to use my family’s toshiba laptop to jailbreak my iPhone but it was worth it.

  • Pangu, Thank you very kindly.

  • ‘Ariff

    To iDownloadblog.

    it would be nice if you guys did an article/tutorial on how to turn an iPad into a limited workstation. Like for example using the Camera Kit Connector and iFile allows you to use usb drives (via usb hub connected to a battery pack/wall for power) and hard drives with your iPad to transfer stuff. Or to use an external MIDI or Keyboard for productivity.

    Then maybe how to import photos/videos using (insert tweak here) to camera roll or something? Also what tweaks to improve mail and whatnot for productive purposes too

    It would be a GREAT! way to showcase the amazing tweaks tailored to each part of the iPad and how they can work in unison to create a basic workstation.

    Unless it’s already been done sans compilation.

    Just a thought. πŸ™‚

    • TechLove

      That politeness tho…

      • ‘Ariff

        Well I can’t just go troll-like and say PLEASE DO THIS AWESOME SUGGESTION.


  • Briggamortis


  • NeftyCorrea

    Freshhhhhhhhhhhhh ! One word PANGU …..

  • Miguel Alcibar

    Yeah Finally !!

  • Shripad Sonavnay

    Having dinner – In between dinner, get Sebastien’s update ‘Jailbreak iOS 8 for Mac available’ – Leave dinner – Jailbreak my i6 – Return to dinner – Crazy but damn happy πŸ™‚

  • Alexander

    C’mon Apple! Please wait just one more week with 8.1.1. I get my iPhone 6 next Thursday!!!! xD

    • Mike Fleming

      You should be fine. It’s not likely that a phone that’s presumably about to ship will have 8.1.1, ya know?

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Man oh man, I’m now sexually rubbing my iPhone. Jailbreak in process, I’ll take it slow babe don’t worry.

    • Cody

      These kind of people and comments seriously scare and concern me.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        No need for concern, all joke here. I just so happy and excited right now.

      • Cody

        I know bro! Don’t worry πŸ™‚

      • NP92

        easy? just fun.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    About damn time!

  • Jim

    Still nothing from Firecore. AppleTV 2 or 3.

    • Rowan09

      I think they gave up. The ATV 3 must be the most secure device ever created by Apple because there’s no jailbreak yet.

  • William Melendez

    Sunday fun day for us Mac users : )

  • Jim

    No Firecore update?

  • James G

    I don’t see the Pangu for Mac link on your downloads page…just Windows?

  • Arjan Vlek

    Off topic but I get a balloon with 4 notifications next to my Discus profile. If I click on it on my iPad (to view the notifications) the page reloads and Safari says it reloaded the page because of a problem with it. What’s the solution to fix this? iPad 4 with iOS 8.1

    • Rowan09

      Not sure but it’s happened to me before too.

  • MacGuru17

    Hmm… to jailbreak my iPhone 6, or to not jailbreak my iPhone 6?

    That is the question. What’s the answer?

    • Walter White

      jailbreak. You won’t regret after all

      • MacGuru17

        I did it! If only for Eclipse 2 and BioLockdown.

  • Abdullah Moosa

    i just stack on Apple Logo after downloading CCControles am about to restore the device now!

    • Chris

      CCControls isn’t compatible with iOS 8, yet!

  • Martynet

    Anyone with jailbroken 6 Plus here? How stable the device is after jailbreak? Any problems, crashes or poor battery life? thanks

    • Chris

      I have a 6 not the plus and my battery life hasn’t changed, performance is the same and crashes so far are due only to partially compatible tweaks.

      I have read quite a few comments however by plus owners and they’ve said the same.

  • Dabey

    Pangu 1.0.0 Mac version puts my iPhone 5s in an Apple boot logo loop after restart. I’ve had to restore twice in one day. Just an FYI for you 6s users out there. You may want to wait for an update (or am I the only one having this problem?).

    • jebelius

      having the same issue boot loop after restore from iTunes

    • mshareef

      How did you restore? Mine isn’t ON long enough to do anything, it displays the Apple logo then switches off again.

  • Malcolm Chapman

    Is the Pangu app suppose to stay on my phone after jailbreak?

  • Candy Williams

    i have been trying to jailbreak my iPad air for the longest can anyone tell me if something is up with the page or the link need of help asap thank u in advance .

  • Martin Mohlala

    Please fix the reboot loop. I am stuck in loop, i enjoyed the jailbreak for 3 days on my 3rd day gotten white then i forced it tio reboot with home & power button and now it stuck there. Not after installing something. iPhone 5s. I mean we cant cant use iPhone without password. I done a little research and the guy was saying avoid password, in order for the phone to reboot successfully. However, in my case it just went white and i had to force it to reboot.