How to Jailbreak iOS 8.x on Mac

By | October 25, 2014

Earlier, we showed you how you can jailbreak your iOS 8 device on a Windows computer. Since Pangu is compatible with Windows only, it means that you can’t jailbreak your device using a Mac. But, don’t worry as we have found a solution to jailbreak your iOS 8 device on Mac.

Keep in mind that the jailbreak currently provides SSH access only and you are required to install Cydia manually. Even if you do so, you’ll still find a lot of tweaks that are not yet compatible with iOS 8 so be prepared for disappointment.

iOS 8 jailbreak

Requirements:

  • Make sure you’re running on iOS 8 or 8.1
  • Take a backup of your device with iTunes
  • Restore your device to iOS 8.1 using iTunes since the over the air update will create issues
  • Disable the Passcode on your device

How to Jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Mac

Step 1: Download Parallels Desktop 10. You don’t need to purchase the full-time license as it provides a 14 days trial which is sufficient for now.

Step 2: Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise evaluation which also comes with a 90 days free trial.

Step 3: Once you’ve downloaded both the files, the next step is to install Windows 8.1. To do so, launch Parallels Desktop, click on File -> New and choose Install Windows from DVD or Image File.

Step 4: Search the Windows 8.1 ISO file you downloaded earlier and select it.

Step 5: Windows should now be installed. Boot the Windows 8.1 virtual machine and install Parallels Tools by going to Action -> Install Parallels Tools.

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Step 6: You’re now ready to jailbreak your device from the virtual machine.To do so, read our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 8 on Windows.

Once you’ve jailbroken your device, the next step is to install Cydia on it manually which can be done by following our guide here.

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Author: Ali

I have an utmost passion for all things tech and I'm a loyal fan of Apple products. When I'm not blogging, you'll either find me on social networks or working-out at my local gym.