PP Jailbreak 8.4

Surprise. Only a few hours after iOS 8.4 released, there is a working jailbreak. The tool, entitled PPGhost, is a Windows only jailbreak tool that works for iOS 8.4. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 on your iPhone or iPad using the PP Jailbreak tool.

There are some rumblings that PP took the code from TaiG, but we have not confirmed this. As such, you may want to wait for the TaiG tool update to jailbreak iOS 8.4. I personally prefer waiting, as it’s wrong to steal code, if the claims are true, which are difficult to prove. When TaiG releases their updated tool, we’ll post a tutorial, and deprecate this one. In the meantime…

Note: Make sure that iTunes recognizes your device first. Make sure you have Find My iPhone off, Airplane mode on, and passcode off.

Step 1: Download PPGhost for iOS 8.4 from our downloads page

Step 2: Run PPGhost

Step 3: Click the blue button while keeping the first PP check box checked

Step 4: On the full PP tool, click the green button to begin the jailbreak. Click the button, and on the second screen click the second button to confirm that you’ve disabled Find My iPhone, etc. This will start the jailbreak

Step 5: Just wait. Don’t touch anything, even when you see the white screen after the restore.

Step 6: Once you see the completed message on the PP tool, wait until your iPhone boots to the Lock screen

Step 7: Unlock and launch Cydia

Again, TaiG claims that this code is stolen, but no proof has been provided outside of this tweet.

Did it work for you? Check back soon for the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.4.

  • Blip dude

    TaiG Will release their updated tool within the next hour, according to a tweet sent out about 15 min ago.

    • Todd Sorensen

      The tweet said less than 1 hour AFTER full testing. Is that less than an hour or not?

      • adrian

        not :))

      • Blip dude

        Oh hey look, it’s already out!! Been about an hour or so.

    • Capirexz

      Whatever man, Long live jailbreak!

  • VITICO

    I’ll wait for TaiG to release theirs..

  • Buck

    Surprised you guys even posted this given the code stealing accusation. Very un-cool if true…

    • Jeremy

      I’m with you on this. Team TaiG all the way

    • Dangleberry

      Have you used 3K assistant? everything on there is stolen. dog eat dog in this game

      • Buck

        I’m not sure how that pertains to this – You’re talking about a totally different app altogether.

      • Dangleberry

        Well because TaiG and 3K is a joint release with both groups working with each other and promoting each other. Have you used Taig even? If so you would notice you get the option to instal 3K and in the bottom right it states it is a joint release. 3K is a pirates heaven.

      • Buck

        No Dangle….never even used it.

        What’s Taig?

      • Dangleberry

        Lol not sure if you are serious

      • Buck

        Lol. Joking of course.

      • Dangleberry

        Haha you trolled my ass

  • SkyFall

    “There are some rumblings that PP took the code from TaiG, but we have not confirmed this.”

    Um

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    And Taig. come on with the Mac version, HAD enough of the windows version

    • Buck

      I must be the only one who doesn’t care about firing up Windows for the JB.

      I actually *prefer* to have a separate version of iTunes just for JB as it often isn’t the most current one, etc

      • Exorth

        I agree, I have bootcamp setup just for Jailbreaking. If iOS 8.3 Jailbreak was released for mac then everyone had to remove their iTunes and install an older version and then update again which is a pain in the ass while on Windows I just uninstalled the newest version which takes a few seconds and then installed the older version and just kept it on that version.

      • Buck

        Bingo! Precisely – 100% agree.

        Would never want the iTunes library I care about having to get downgraded and re-installed, etc

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Likewise, I’m in total agreement with you. Enough with these Windows-only releases already.

      • RegulatedChemistry

        They will release a Macintosh version when they can and/or want to. Besides, you can sign up for a Windows 10 TP ISO for free and run it through Parllells/a Virtual Machine/Bootcamp, then delete it. You don’t want to? Fine. Have it your way.

    • Ali

      From my experience, it is easier to get Windows running on a Mac than Mac running on Windows.

      • RegulatedChemistry

        Making Hackintosh USB installer is possible, though, Apple doesn’t support the use of Macintosh OS X on anything other then their hardware. Microsoft, however, really couldn’t care less what you do with Windows as long as you didn’t pirate it.

      • Elias Chao

        What he’s saying is that, with a Windows version, everyone could easily install a Windows copy on their Macs, but if they release a Mac-only version, lots of user wouldn’t be able to Jailbreak.

  • Manor

    Even though it supports the Mac, I’m not going to use it, they stole Taig’s code.
    In my opinion, you shouldn’t have even post it…

    • Aadish

      How do you even know they stole TaiG’s work? Did they come and whisper in your ear?

      • Manor

        Look at SkyFall comment with the image of Taig’s tweet.

      • Aadish

        It hasn’t been proven! They do not have any proof.

      • Cesar D

        Do they need any proof… Saurik itself said that the PP is dangerous. Also it’s not a surprise since the 8.4 exploits are the same exploits as the 8.3.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    I don’t see “PPGhost” on your downloads page, it’s just the old PP Jailbreak for Mac and according to your video this is yet STILL a Windows-ONLY jailbreak. Or am I mistaken??

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Its under PP 8.4 jailbreak for windows. Its there.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        I still can’t find it. Been refreshing for the past 20mins and still can’t see it. Links here on IDB have been very wonky, mind just posting a link here please?

  • Rohit

    What about Cydia Substrate?

  • Newgunnerr

    Why did you post this iDB? This is stolen software. Of course, I should of know iDB doesn’t care and wants to be the first to make this tutorial for views.

    • Adam

      iDB is a Tech News Blog – this is a news – its like BBC – they give u facts – what u do with it it’s your business

      • Damian

        exactly

  • bln

    where to find pp tool for windows?
    its not anymore in download section 🙁

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Its under PP 8.4 jailbreak for Windows. Its there.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        It actually isn’t. I don’t see that anywhere in the downloads page. Please provide us a link, already asked you before if you could. I’d really appreciate it.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        So you dont get this on the downloads page?

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Well, NOW it’s there. For the last 40-or-so minutes it wasn’t. Thanks anyway though.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Hmm weird.

  • Jorge Lopez Morales

    I don’t like that your using a tool that the exploit was stolen from TaiG, what do you think?

  • justme

    Hey! iDownloadblog.

    Remove this post, just wait and post only of the TaiG Team

    PP stole the code from TaiG this is no good.

    • jalexcarter

      who the hell cares where the jb tool came from as long as we have one??? jailbreaking is about giving power and customization to users all over the world, not who wrote the code for the damn thing. everyone whos not living under a rock knows TaiG is the main party responsible for the 8.3 and 8.4 jailbreaks no one is praising PP for coming out with this just greatful that they were quicker in coming out with an 8.4 jailbreak than TaiG was.

      • justme

        if you want to do a JB from a shady team that maybe put backdoors in your most secure OS (windows) irony mode : ON

        then do it and ignore my comment 😉
        have nice day.

      • jalexcarter

        I dont personally want to use the tool but its anyones free choice to do so if that software is out there and its iDB’s job to make the public aware of them and anything good or bad about using it. freedom of information dude, get your head out of the sand.

      • Blip dude

        Really?? Both these guys encourage piracy and yet this is something that warrants a complaint?? Hypocrisy at it’s finest ladies and gentlemen!!

  • Miguel Zaragoza Padrao

    I have a jailbroken iOS 8.3. Will I lose the jailbreak if I update to iOS 8.4? Shall I use this tool to jailbreak again my 8.3 version, and then proceed to update it?

    • Shingo

      JB after at least a day is my advice as no more 8.4.X in a month or so

    • jalexcarter

      you should restore and update to stock 8.4 then jailbreak then restore from backup

  • Damian

    Good job Jeff, don’t listen to those people who think you should not post this.
    The tool is out and it is great you show instructions. Regardless if you post it or not people would download it anyway. You just cleared the confusion. Good work.

    • I’m all for removing the post, if it’s proven that this is stolen. A tweet isn’t proof. PP has proven their worth in the past.

      • Aadish

        Exactly! And it seems pretty stable anyway..

      • Shingo

        i like their 25pp tho ^_^

      • Damian

        as i said, your job is to inform people and explain confusing parts..you have done it. Even if the tool is stolen, you did not really do any harm to anybody. Of course feel free to remove the post or just make it clear that the tool is not legit.

      • Buck

        Isn’t the responsible thing to wait on a full blown “download and use this” type post until you know either way?

        It’s your own post that strongly condemns any code theft…

        Would seem prudent to wait if there are any signs it’s possibly stolen.

    • Buck

      The post says “it’s wrong to steal code” and points out there are indications it’s stolen…

      The answer is “don’t post this until confirmed either way”

  • Andrew Breyen

    Do the tweaks listed on the 8.3 Compatible Tweaks Google Sheet still work with 8.4? Just need a few crucial tweaks then Ill be updating!

    • Shingo

      if cydia substrate on 8.3 works then yes

  • GuyWithTheThings

    For some reason I can’t turn off Find My iPhone in iCloud to restore… Anyone else having the same problem.

    • Shingo

      i used to have this probs……

      • GuyWithTheThings

        How’d you solve it?

    • Exorth

      Go into DFU and restore your phone and then it will ask you to login on the activation page once restored. Be sure that you know your Apple ID & Password.

      • GuyWithTheThings

        Thank you! It worked.

  • Eyal Rotem

    condemn this! do not spread this stolen software.

    • justme

      I agree with you!
      PP team stole the code from TaiG

  • Rawand Ali

    Thank you Jeff , please can you make tutorial for moonlight game stream 🙂

  • Rondog

    Do I need to restore my iphone or just update it ?

    • Mukund Bhatla

      Did you download the ipsw file?

      • Rondog

        I did a clean restore for 8.3 but then I only updated for 8.4.

  • iltas

    i cant see 8,4 firmware plz where i get

    • Mukund Bhatla

      It will release in a bit, depends on where you stay or you could just manually update your iDevice

  • leart

    holy crap

    • Mark S

      there’s nothing holy about crap

      • leart

        how about holy cow

  • M2

    Enough bs on ethics of reporting. Has anyone used this yet? Success?

    • Mukund Bhatla

      check out jeffs video for proof or even the reddit thread

  • Smh

    If iDB had any respect they wouldn’t support PP by posting this and pretending they don’t know officially that PP stole it. For shame. For shame indeed.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      And no one knows officially that PP stole the code… I don’t care if TaiG says that until it’s confirmed.

      • Smh

        Ok you want to be that guy that plays what ifs. Deep down you know it’s clearly stolen. There is no reason for TaiG to lie and say it’s stolen if it wasn’t and if you actually believe PP magically made a brand new 0 day jailbreak then you are clearly straight up out of your mind.

      • GuyWithTheThings

        Deep down I don’t give a shit.

      • Smh

        You gave enough of a shit to reply with a weak rebuttal. nuff said.

      • GuyWithTheThings

        Look man, if I wanted to, I could blow you up. This isn’t worth my time. We have differing opinions on this matter, and no matter what I say or what you say, neither of our opinions will be changed. Yes, I am playing the what if card because it’s something that is entirely possible. What if PP had been working on the jailbreak using the betas? What if TaiG falsely accused them? Entirely possible. I’m not going to believe that they stole the code unless it’s confirmed. That’s just what I’m choosing to believe, while you believe the opposite. That’s fine.

      • Blip dude

        This is worth something to waste a little time. TaiG is no less of hypocrites than PP. They both condone piracy and yet you are here pointing out that it was stolen code. It’s hypocrisy like this that both pisses me off and amuses me at the same time. Don’t want your work stolen TaiG?? Okay, start by not condoning to such acts and them maybe I’ll begin my pity.

  • GuyWithTheThings

    Stop discriminating against Macs! Stop these unrealistic standards for Windows computers! Release Mac jailbreaks now!

  • Adan

    Stop saying that you can download it from your ‘downloads page’. Every time, it is not, and it’s updated long time after you publish the article. Put the download, then direct to it!

    • Ali

      Why are people finding it difficult to find links on their downloads page? It’s the first section under Jailbreak tools. Ctrl+F for “PP 8.4 jailbreak for Windows”.

  • Buck

    TAIG is out! Check their site

    • Ali

      Confirmed, and downloaded!

  • People really have short memory. TaiG ripped off the evaders of 1 million dollars. They promote pirated content in their default installers. Yet people have no problem closing their eyes on this or just don’t know the history and side with them when there is actually no evidence PP stole anything. I am against promoting pirated content or code, but at this point, we just don’t know what the truth is. Until we do, we’ll report each development as it happens.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      Exactly…

    • Aadish

      TaiG tool is out Jeff! It’s time for a video. You’re gonna have a long day ahead!

    • SkyFall

      People forget that the Evaders were the first to put the pirated content on their default installers, and if it wasn’t for the us it would still exist in their installer. Also when Taig tweets that 25PP stole code from them it isn’t evidence at all, right?

      • GuyWithTheThings

        That’s right. I don’t understand why people are freaking out over it… It’s not confirmed yet. Either way I don’t care.

  • roger

    TAIG tool is out !

    • behnam

      really????????
      source?

      • GuyWithTheThings

        It’s on their website.

      • behnam

        yeaaaah..got it

    • iltas

      still not

  • behnam

    taig 2.2.0 is out

  • iltas

    i cant find ios 8.4 firmware for my iphone 6 plus any body give me link
    jefff DOWNLOAD SECTION NOT SHOW UP IOS 8.4

    • Blip dude

      Did you try plugging into iTunes?? It took me a 15-30 wait but iTunes finally told me iOS 8.4 was available.

  • Fran

    Taig 2.2.0 release!!!

  • Not____Nyce

    Guys theres a lot of valid points for both sides when it comes to this whole thing, but regardless of the fact IDB is giving us the option by reporting jailbreak news. What we do with that is up to us. Anyway regardless of all that Taig just released there tool so its now up to us to choose what we want to use to jailbreak…

    • Jacob Lovejoy

      Not____Nyce you make a valid point; nevertheless, it is important for many of us that iDownload blog supports the team that deserves the credit. The blog includes a step by step for jailbreaking using the PP tool yet does not for the new Taig JB Tool. This promotes the PP tool. Jeff and the entire iDownload blog team are a centerpiece of the Jailbreaking community and they should as any press should, print the truth. I really think they could make an effect to embrace the true creators of the JB code. Yes iDownload blog is not a court, but in many ways they could simply point a spotlight as to discourage others from stealing from those who are doing the real work. I am not saying your wrong, I just hope that iDownload blog cover more on this.

      • Not____Nyce

        I agree with everything you just said and there’s no arguments from me about all that. In this day and age a lot of people don’t look at things from a moral aspect, which is fine for some but not for most. I do agree that credit should always be given to whoever deserves that credit but let’s also not forget how the tiag team came to fame! They were at some point on the other end and used exploits generated by another team and was paid handsomely for it. But we can go back and fourth about that all day. My post was really just to say the choice is ours regardless of anything. Anyway, hope you were able to jailbreak your device!

      • Jacob Lovejoy

        Your right, the decision is left to us jailbreakers and I will admit I know little about Taig. Yes, it is true that much of the code used is extracted from previous code others may have provided, and many times the code is more of a global
        collaborative effort. The only exception here is that we know that Taig first presented a Jailbreak after a long dry season and their recent release was timed right before the new iOS 8.4 update. By releasing this then they were either jumping the gun because the stole the code from someone who was waiting for the release or because they knew Apple would not have time to patch it. Doing so made the zero day 8.4 jailbreak possible and also made themselves a easy target, which PP may have exploited and simply presented first. I hope Taig continues their work, and one of these teams JB iOS 9 on zero day. That would be great:-)

  • Chang in Charge

    Has anyone jailbroken on OTA updated iPhone wondering if I really need to restore?

    • RegulatedChemistry

      You don’t need to back up your phone, though it is strongly recommended. And yes, an OTA updated iDevice will work just ok. When I went to jailbreak my iPad mini 2 and iPhone 4s, it had done so successfully.

    • Not____Nyce

      i havent tbh but from past experiences i think your best bet is to do a restore and do the jailbreak with a clean install. Can save you a lot of headache in the long run.

  • Jacob Lovejoy

    Hi Jeff,

    TaiG just released images on their site that they claim prove that PP plagiarized their code. Please review and either edit this post to support ( or critique their evidence) or remove it altogether. The Jailbreaking community would not have gotten this far without the right to get credit for their work. Please consider that iDownload blog has become a go to for information pertianing to Jailbreaking, thanks in part to the existence of such jailbreaks. If your feelings toward such are natural, please reconsider your stance. You might feel differently if someone infringed upon your articles and others brushed it off as well. I love this blog as much as I love jailbreaking itself, please take a stand for what is right. Make good choices:-) Thanks for taking the time to read this Jeff, keep up your Awesomeness!

  • droid3000

    what happened to taig thread?

  • Alberto Espinal

    @JeffBenjam:disqus, Dear Jeff i know you will never get back to me but what iTunes are you using? The questions goes just in case you get back to me, Thanks in advance, truly yours iDownloadBlog fan!!

  • TheBoi23

    So I updated and still the same issue Network Anomalies. Version Verification Failed. What does this mean and how to fix?

  • Eddy Munoz

    idk if pp jailbreak added an apple id to my phone but i can’t go past the activation screen and idk what email this is n @yahoo.com the space are the rest of the email

  • Mark S

    First I’m glad this article was posted because the Taig jailbreak wouldn’t work on my iphone6+ even though it jailbroke my ipad mini just fine.

    That being said, step 4 is in desperate need of a rewrite.

    Step 4: Once the PP tool has launched, click the green button under the iphone graphic to begin the jailbreak.

    On the next screen (uncheck the check box labeled “PP” – unless you want this Chinese app store installed) and then click the white button.

    On the next screen click the second button (on the right) to confirm that you’ve disabled Find My iPhone, etc.

    On the next screen don’t do anything. There’s a button there but don’t click it. There will be a status bar that changes from gray to yellow as the jailbreak progresses. Don’t do anything on your iphone either. Finally a green check mark will appear with a button. You’ll need to finish setting up your iphone on the phone itself and then you’ll see Cydia on the iphone.

  • Sherrell LaShae

    jailbreak gets stuck at 2/8. any way to fix this ?

  • urrl

    Are there significant fixes in 8.4 worthy of even risking updating the 8.3 jailbreak to 8.4 or is it better to wait for iOS 9?

  • Gaurav Mahendru

    what if i don’t had a backup on my iphone and do jailbreak,would it delete everything as it restores?

  • Mac Smokeyg Baca

    Ok they stole it. I used pp because taig tool error 1103 on three different windows computers one of them a 32bit and no luck! I went to pp and 3 minutes later I am jailbrocken. So maybe they should work to gather. They know how to avoid taig annoying error tool and make it better really.

  • nad

    i followed all the directions and had no errors but after the restore there was no cydia icon somebody help please??????

  • Nawar Ekko

    hello dude .. i have an iPhone with icloud and findmyiphone on ! so how to jailbreak it ???? i forget the passwords for email and icloud !! no way to jailbreak it ?!