PP Jailbreak for Mac

Finally, Mac users can join in on the fun. 25PP has released a Mac version of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak, allowing Mac users to jailbreak natively on their machines for the very first time.

I have personally confirmed that this tool works, so you should feel confident about using this to jailbreak your device if you’re a Mac user who has been waiting.

You can download the PP Jailbreak for Mac on our downloads page.

Our full jailbreak on Mac tutorial can be found here.

A lot of people are questioning whether or not this is safe. The only thing I can tell you at this point is that it works. You’re always taking a risk when it comes to jailbreaking. If it makes you more comfortable, you can wait until some of the more prominent members of the community drop their knowledge about the new tool.

Some people also question the idea of us posting about a jailbreak, when its code may have been taken from another jailbreak, such as TaiG. We are here to report the news. You can decide for yourself whether you want to use this jailbreak, or wait on a TaiG version. We are not saying that you should lean either way, it’s totally up to you.

  • Newgunnerr

    LOL! what a bunch of assholes. Using taigs exploits for a profit..

    • Mark S

      So you aren’t using their program then right?

      • Newgunnerr

        No shit. They are bundling a piracy app store with the jailbreak which genetates heaps of money.

      • J. Rockwell

        No piracy app was bundled.

        What piracy app?

  • While I disapprove of theft, I really wish TaiG would make Mac clients.

    • Except you can’t really steal an exploit a vulnerability now though, can you? It’s a security flaw with some software it’s there for the taking for anyone to use…

      • Chris Tangler

        i disagree. once you license something under your license, you have the rights to it. thats copyright law.

      • Elias Chao

        Vulnerability != Exploit

        The vulnerability is there, but they way you take advantage of it depends on how smart you are.

      • You’re right! I meant to say vulnerability and not exploit. Exploit would mean referring to the code Taig wrote which can be ‘stolen’ since it’s copyrighted to them. I’ll update my comment to clarify this.

  • Jonathan

    Simply because I know of what 25PP did, I refuse to use their tools.

  • pegger1

    Finally the whining will end

  • Joostiphone

    @idownloadblog You don’t support piracy, but you support stolen software? Don’t give these assholes the attention which they don’t deserve. Love your site, but this is just lame.

    TaiG will bring a Mac client, don’t worry.

    • Newgunnerr

      Exactly this. If IDB was so again piracy/theft they wouldn’t of created this article. IDB is only supporting piracy with this acticle.

      • Scope

        Sebastien incoming in 3…2…1…

      • AnoNymouz

        Hahaha dude that’s the first thing I thought when I read the comment above! Lol. Sebastian can be worse than apple at times. At least Jeff will reply to ppl and deal with the fact that some readers are just playing the “internet game”…. trolls.

    • Elias Chao

      Jeff said once if there are solid proof about the PP jailbreak being stolen software, he would delete the post.

      But back then was *directly* competition, because both were Windows tools. I don’t think a Windows user would use PP.

      Edit: However, they are running a tech news, if they don’t publish those things, someone will. They have to inform their audience.

    • Michael Pearlman

      IDB is a news blog. They report news. Just because CNN might report a terrorist attack doesn’t mean they support terrorism. Get over yourself. Jeff does this as part of his career and his job is to report tech news like he’s doing here.

      • Chris Tangler

        i disagreed prior to your comment. now i agree with you.

      • J. Rockwell

        I completely agreed with your comment before you even typed it.

      • Antzboogie

        Well said agreed at least someone is on point.

    • Michael Pearlman

      Your comment is ridiculous. Because weather you admit it or not, if Jeff chose not to write about such a big jailbreak news story because he didn’t want to give it attention, then this would happen: You’d hear about it from 10 other sites. Then fast forward 100 more news stories where maybe 10 of those Jeff chose not to write about because of the moral issues behind them, and sooner or later…you’d go to those other sites to get your most current Jailbreak news stories. This blog is about information and it is up to the reader to decide their values. But don’t be a deuche and call a story “lame” because you don’t like it. Here’s a better approach: “Thanks for the info IDB. I think people should wait for Taig to come out with a JB for Mac and stay away from what I consider a pirated product.”

    • Blip dude

      Yet, TaiG condones piracy themselves. Now explain to me how that isn’t hypocrisy of that!?!? Just stop please!!

      • Antzboogie

        Stop crying it’s called news. They clarified that’s what it is.

    • Antzboogie

      They are just reporting news they have always been reliable in every way so don’t go to harsh on them damn.

  • ifouth xion

    Here we go again.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    You have got to be kidding me! LOL I seriously just got done doing your whole Virtual Machine Tutorial and I refresh iDB and see this! Oh lord how crazy. Lydia is still preparing filesystem as I type! Took me about an hour by the way…lots of tweaking to do to make it work….But at least I’m jailbroken…

    • Vince Reedy

      Do you have an assistant named Lydia?

      • Jose Gonzalez

        Yup. got her doing things for me while I sit back and watch! LOL

        Darn autocorrect…

      • Vince Reedy

        I need to get me one

    • J. Rockwell

      Lol – Rest in peace my friend. That virtual machine almost killed me.

  • AnoNymouz

    Is it the taig untether packaged in Curia that is installed?? I had to restore but I’m wondering if I should just use taig or this… Anyone clarify what’s being used.

  • rich155

    Don’t care who stole what, just extremely happy for a Mac version. Looking forward to the video tutorial from Jeff. As far as I’m concerned, well done 25PP!

    • J. Rockwell

      F**K YEAH!

  • Eli Corona

    I tried this. It doesnt work for an Iphone 4s. I keep getting checking environment 2/8 and then says failed.

    • Kira Langolf

      Same here with an iPhone 6 and Yosemite. I followed all the turn this off/turn that off stuff too. 🙁

    • qmechanik

      Ditto with my 5s. Any idea what the fix could be?

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    BOOM, and there it is, on queue!

  • brad

    patience is a virtue.

  • Christie.Scott Seng

    stuck at the environment(2/8) then jailbreak failed, didn’t wanna bother to try it again..

    • Brent Shelton

      Same here. Crazy how fast and efficient it seems all of Jeff’s JBs are.

      • Christie.Scott Seng

        to get out of stucking at (2/8) I have to restore to original settings and then rejailbreak, now it’s working fine

  • f96lrs

    Now u got ur Mac version

  • regkilla

    Can the Mac users stop crying already?

    • AnoNymou5

      I’m a Mac user and jail broke the first day virtually. Mac users were indeed crying a lot even though there was a solution already.

  • abhi0n0nakul

    jeff?? can u tell me where to get that dock for iphone? looks great. btw thanks for the vid. and news

  • AnoNymou5

    I’m a Mac user and jail broke the first day virtually. Mac users were indeed crying a lot even though there was a solution already.

  • Mark S


  • Ali Al Ali

    help, stuck at 2/8 and keeps saying to reboot device

    • Christie.Scott Seng

      Make sure backup first,then restore to original settings. Rejailbrake and it should be fine.

      • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

        How do u restore after a jailbreak ?

      • teejay_1987

        Restore to original settings, when device reboots disconnect and close iTunes. Setup from device, reconnect, jailbreak, reboot, open iTunes, it proposes to restore backup.

      • teejay_1987

        I can confirm that this sequence works.
        Tried several times to jailbreak after restoring backup and never worked.

      • Shaun Conway

        Yes but how do you get your iCloud back up if you start as new iPhone? This works for me too but i need my backup

      • teejay_1987

        You can temporarily use iTunes as backup, instead of iCloud. They can co-exists.

      • teejay_1987

        If you have already done the process, probably there is an option under Setting -> iCloud -> Backup…. I hope..
        I don’t use iCloud backup so I cannot help further.

      • Shaun Conway

        Ok so how do you use a backup after the activation process? Don’t you have to active the phone first then jailbreak? Pulling a backup has to be done diring the setup no?

      • teejay_1987

        No, if you disconnect the device after the firmware restoration, exactly when the device reboots, iTunes will propose you to restore backup the first time you reconnect that iPhone (with iTunes open).
        In the middle of this two operations you can setup the iPhone as “new iphone” and jailbreak it.
        You should untick the checkbox “Open iTunes when this device is connected” before, otherwise iTunes will popup during the process.

      • Shaun Conway

        You are the best ever teejay_1987. I waited for the 8.4 jailbreak to come out to buy the apple watch so I wouldn’t loose my JB, so i updated to 8.4, and it kept failing. worst 3 days of my life. finally had time this morning to try your instructions and worked perfectly! Thanks so much. I owe my sanity to you!

      • teejay_1987

        Glad to know I’ve helped you!

  • Jason Ukno-its Goode

    how dumb is it that instead of linking people to the PP site to download (which you could easily do), you link to your download page. And then people have to search for the one thing that they were looking for. You could easily link to the site to download the tool and still update your download page with the same link. smh.


    Can’t blame 25PP for doing something taiG should have done already..it’s like bill gates creating windows and then steve jobs just making it better

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    Calm down guys! They’re only reporting the news! In the post they even make us aware of PP may be using stolen code!

    • QP

      and wot does it mean?

  • Erich Schaank 

    Top website, goed werk van Jeff. Ga zo door. PP werkt top.

  • Asher Winchester

    Help? Mine keeps stoping at 2/8 and saying “Error in preparing environment. Reboot device and try again.” I’m doing everything right according to the video though.

    • Adam Abdeljaber

      I am having the same problem and I need help :L

      • Christie.Scott Seng

        I restored to original settings, then rejailbreak. I jailbroke iPad4, and iPad mini without any issue.

      • Shaun Conway

        Yes but how do you get your iCloud back up if you start as new iPhone?

  • Nathan Pita

    somone help me…. it always says jailbreak failed when it gets to 3/8… anyone know why this

    • Christie.Scott Seng

      Read above

  • Yasser Nadaf

    The pp jailbreak is stuck after the step 3 where it says plese wait, if you have password etc. Plz help whats going wrong here. Have kept the device conected for hours but still no improvement.

  • Avo

    it cant find my phone, the jailbreak button never turns white, what can be the problem, i have 8.4 and did all the steps. still pp cant find my phone