The Chinese hackers who created Pangu jailbreak tool and are the first group to release iOS 8 jailbreak haven’t yet updated their program for Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak Mac version. Their first versions are meant for Windows only but from now on you can use jailbreak iOS 8 Mac OS X version of the program by tricking your system.
Sadly, this new iOS 8 jailbreak Pangu download file comes without Cydia so you’ll have to install it manually just like ordinary Windows users do. You can see that this jailbreaking utility is mostly meant for developers mostly but some ordinary iPhone / iPad / iPod touch users can also give this a try.
How to Jailbreak iOS 8 Mac Trick
Note: There are a couple of things you should know before you begin. Firstly, make sure you have installed iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 not with OTA update, if you used OTA update you should restore and install the firmware from scratch via direct links or iTunes update. Secondly, remember to turn off Activating lock feature by disabling Find My iPhone option. Thirdly, we’ll note once again that there is no official Mac version of Pangu so you are tricking your computer and use Windows version of the tool.
Step 1. Backup your iDevice. You can do this on Mac with iCloud or iTunes.
Step 2. Download Parallels Desktop program for Mac machine [Google this name or use the site:
Don’t worry when you see that the program is not free. Its developers allow getting a free trial period that lasts 14 days, this is enough for using it for jailbreaking.
Step 3. You should download another program as well. It is called Windows 8.1 Enterprise evaluation.
Google it or use the site:
It’s also not free but there is a free 90-day trial period which is enough for the jailbreak.
Step 4. Install both files. If you got the ISO file you can install it by choosing File menu and selecting New option where you can get Install Windows from DVD or Image File [you’ll have to do this with Parallels Desktop program].
Step 5. Wait till your computer boots into Windows system.
Step 6. Install the latest iTunes from Apple website [http://www.apple.com/itunes/].
Step 7. Get iOS 8 jailbreak Pangu download file for Windows [this is the only version available at the moment].
Step 8. Launch Pangu.exe file in “As an Administrator” mode [right click on the program icon and select this option].
Step 9. The program will begin the jailbreaking. You will see the screen with question marks or Chinese symbols [depending on your Mac fonts]. You need to do one important thing here. You will recognize the “PP” letters near the checkbox which you have to uncheck and continue by clicking the big blue Jailbreak button [it might not say jailbreak if you see unknown question marks but you will still recognize this button].
Step 10. Allow Pangu completing its job.
Step 11. After your iDevice reboots on its own a couple of times you will see Pangu application appearing on the home screen. Once you see it you can smile as you have successfully jailbroke iOS 8, iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2 or iOS 8.1 iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Step 12. You can install Cydia now, but you have to do this manually. Lats time we show you how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 on Windows and how to install Cydia after jailbreak.