iOS 9 Pangu Mac Jailbreak VM

If you’re running a Mac, you’ll need a virtual machine running Windows in order to jailbreak using OS X. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a Windows virtual machine and how to jailbreak iOS 9 on your Mac. It’s super easy, and takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Instead of waiting for a Mac tool, why not use a virtual machine and enjoy an iOS 9 jailbreak today?

Note: I highly recommend watching the video to see how I pulled off this installation and jailbreak. There are a few settings I adjust during the virtual machine install that may help you out if you watch.

Step 1: Download the Windows 10 ISO file. I recommend using the 64-bit ISO file.

Step 2: Download VMware Fusion 8. Fusion comes with a free 30-day trial, which gives you plenty of time for jailbreaking your iOS 9 device. Once the download is complete, install VMware Fusion 8.

Step 3: Install the Windows 10 ISO file using VMware Fusion 8. Customize the installation to lend it at least two processor cores and as much memory as you can spare. You do not need to use a product key, and you can choose easy install. Watch our video to see how I did it.

Step 4: Download and install iTunes on your Windows 10 virtual machine.

Step 5: Connect your iPhone to your Mac, and run iTunes in the Windows virtual machine. Ensure that iTunes recognizes the iPhone, and that you tap the Trust button on your iPhone and in iTunes.

Step 5: Download Pangu for iOS 9 from our downloads page.

Step 6: Follow our full iOS 9 jailbreak tutorial to complete the iOS 9 jailbreak on your Mac.

The video that we’ve posted is a real time video that features no speed ups or shortcuts. I show you the entire step-by-step process, and it takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish. The time needed to download the Windows 10 ISO and VMware Fusion 8 is not included, since download times will vary among users.

The bottom line is that just because Pangu is Windows-only, doesn’t mean Mac-only users should feel left out. Follow this tutorial, and you’ll have a jailbroken iOS 9 device in no time flat, even if you only have a Mac. There’s simply no reason to wait on Pangu or another team to release a Mac jailbreak tool for iOS 9, when this process takes less time than your favorite half-hour sitcom.

Are you a Mac-only jailbreaker? What will you do?

  • GMUSIK805 .

    any device exept atv ; )

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Virtual Box is also a great alternative to VMWare, it’s free and open source!

    • Ryan Lam

      I keep getting an error with the apple usb driver. Have you successfully done this? (Macbook Pro retina with virtual box and windows 10)

    • Xavier du Coudray

      Hey, how did you get Pangu to know that your phone is connected to the USB port? I’ve selected it from the list at the bottom of the window but still cannot click “Start”

      • Stephaughn Alston

        I don’t jailbreak, I was just letting people know that it’s an alternative to VM Ware. Virtual Box was just updated for El Cap though so if you haven’t updated I would do that & then retry.

  • Shadowelite123

    anyone having a problem using the tool? It seems i can’t open the tool. says i have a runtime error or something

    • iNeedANameHere

      Install iTunes on the Windows virtual machine and it will work. I did the same thing.

      • Shadowelite123

        Thanks! Ill try it as soon as i can. I did the seamless VMWare set up thinking it would take my drivers and stuff.

      • Shadowelite123

        Thank you! Its currently jailbreaking my iPhone 6S Plus now! 🙂

  • Greg Hao

    amusing how for the 8.4.* video Jeff recommended the x86 build and this time it’s the x64 build. whether x86 or x64, this process will work fine.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    I need this for the VMware Fusion 8 and Pangu 9 download link. Cheers for the tutorial Jeff!

  • Universal Logic

    An error occurred when preparing the environment: error code (0A).

    My 6 Plus has iOS 9.0.2 and is in Airplane Mode with Find My iPhone and Passcode off.

    • AntV

      Have you enabled encrypted backups?
      If so, disable them from iTunes and try again.
      This solved the issue for me!

      • Universal Logic

        I did. Disabling solved the issue for me too. Thanks, AntV!

  • Neel Parikh

    Jeff what’s your point on this. “Should I leave my 8.4 JB on i5s. And update and JB to iOS 9 ! Will it work flawlessly or iOS 9 hangs on iPhone 5s?

    If anyone knows pls tell me

    • Shadowelite123

      I’d say update. iOS 9 is a good step up from 8.4 in my opinion. Not a lot of tweak at the moment but there’s only so much a jail broken idevice on 8.4 can do. You’ll definitely want to make use of iOS 9’s low power mode. I turn it on at night and lose as low as 1% or as high as 3% if I don’t charge it.

      • Neel Parikh

        I am not worried about tweaks. But I think iOS 9 will slow down iPhone 5s , as many users are complaining.

        I definitely prefer to go Up if device runs as smooth as nowadays

      • Hi

        My iphone 5 runs fine dude, upgrade and reap the benefits before its to late

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    One thing for me that differs is I had to eventually restore to a new phone and then restore from my backup because otherwise I got errors. It took much longer than 30 minutes. This was on the 8.4 jailbreak.

  • Vickygill69

    Is this untethered jailbreak, please tell me

    • Kenneth Delgado

      Yes, it is.

  • TotallySerious

    Unrelated to this article, but how long do you guys think ios 9.0.2 will still be signed when 9.1 comes out?

    • Fredydeekrueger

      Probably not long. I wouldnt wait for 9.1

  • Somebody knows how I fix this on Parallels? Because this don’t let me continue with the jailbreak

  • diggitydang

    Forgot to mention how to uninstall VMware Fusion properly… anyone know?

  • diggitydang

    The actual jailbreak is only 20 mins… but it’s the restoring of the device, then restoring from backup after the jailbreak that takes SOOOO long. Total time, more like 1.5 hours with about 60 gigs of data.

  • Jessi

    not working with virtual box win 10. anyone know why

  • Jessi

    using virtual box

  • Baillo Balde

    vmware won’t install it saying file not found

  • Danny

    I keep getting a driver error when plugging in my iPhone, and so iTunes does t detect my phone. Any solutions??

  • Kenneth Delgado

    Is Pagu coming to the Mac? Don’t want to go through the process of installing Windows.

  • garnetkyle

    my iphone 6 screen is stuck at the apple logo help

  • garnetkyle

    my iphone 6 screen is stuck at the apple logo after I finished the jailbreak help

  • NZ

    I get an error about the compatibility, doesn’t let me open pangu even when I run as admin

  • NZ

    Pangu won’t open, compatibility error

  • Eric Fontanez

    I downloaded both but when I try to run the windows I get this error, can anyone help please?

  • JTash2311

    Ive completed the jailbreak everythign went good….but when O open Cydia….it closes right away?

    • becoolyolanda

      same here – if you find a solution please post

  • Giorgio Challita

    I keep getting Operating System Error Not Found when I’m using VMware Fusion..Please help?

  • Giorgio Challita

    I keep seeing this message

  • Renaté Jones

    When i try to launch pangu i get an untrusted enterprise developer alert and it quits the pangu app. Any suggestions?

    • Helen

      me too, found any solution?