How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 on your iPhone or iPad on a Mac

PP Jailbreak for Mac

A group of Chinese hackers have released a new tool called PP Jailbreak to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 on a Mac.

Here’s how to jailbreak your device running on iOS 8.1.2 using the PP jailbreak.

Some important points before you proceed:

  • PP jailbreak supports following iOS 8.0 and iOS 8.1.2 devices:
    • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
    • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
    • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
    • iPod touch 5G
  • PP jailbreak is available for Mac (OS X 10.7 or later). Windows users can use the TaiG jailbreak. If you need help, you can follow our guide on how to jailbreak your iOS device on iOS 8.1.2 on your Windows PC.
  • Use iCloud or iTunes to back up any and all personal information that you need to keep safe. The jailbreak has been reported to be working in most cases, but on the off chance something goes wrong, it’s a good idea to have an escape plan.
  • Disable any Anti-virus programs or firewalls temporarily that could prevent PP Jailbreak from connecting to the internet.
  • Please note that we’re still waiting for a confirmation that the jailbreak is safe, as the hackers behind the tool are not known, so please proceed with caution.

Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 on a Mac:

Follow these instructions to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using PP jailbreak.

Step 1: Download the latest version of PP jailbreak from our download page on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3: Disable Passcode from Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 4: Also turn off Find my iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.

Step 5: Double click on the PP Jailbreak file to launch it.

Step 6: PP Jailbreak will take some time to detect your device. Once you confirm that it is showing the correct firmware version, deselect the check box at the bottom as it seems to install the Chinese pirated app store.

PP Jailbreak for Mac - uncheck box

Step 7: Click on the button at the center to proceed.

Step 8: Click on the button to the right on the next page to proceed, where it tells you to disable the passcode and Find my iPhone feature.

Step 9: After the jailbreak is complete, your device will reboot automatically, and you should should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen.

Please don’t forget to re-enable the passcode and Find My iPhone feature after successfully jailbreaking your device.

After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your jailbroken device secure.

Once you’ve jailbroken your device, be sure to visit our jailbreak apps and tweaks category page, where we’ve been tracking tweaks that have been updated for iOS 8.

➤ The 30 Best iOS 8 Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks for your iPhone

Let us know how it goes in the comments below.

Troubleshooting tips

If you’ve updated over-the-air to the latest iOS 8.0.x or iOS 8.1.2, and the jailbreak didn’t succeed, try doing a fresh install of iOS 8.1.2 via iTunes. Download links and instructions can be found here.

As always, let us know how it goes.

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  • Alan

    Worked like a charm, thanks!

  • ⚡BlackRangr⚡

    Cydia won’t open, it keeps saying loading then restarts my phone every time, I’m trying to reinstall jailbreak, but now the white button in the middle is translucent even though it’s reading my phone it won’t let me move to the the next step.

    • cee12

      try rebooting both your Mac and iPhone. that might work

      • Jason951

        same problem reboot won’t work

  • flannon

    Yeah, I tried on my iPad 3 Wifi iOS 8.1.2 (12B440) and everything seemed fine, but when it rebooted there was no Cydia. When opening the jailbreak tool again, the iPad model and the OS version is orange/red. Nothing to do from here..

    • ⚡BlackRangr⚡

      I figured it out you have to restore your phone through iTunes, it will only jailbreak the iPhone once, if you try to do it again the jailbreak button is transparent and the is version is red, just restore the iPhone again and do it, it will work.

  • Hashcracker

    Worked great! (using iPad retina mini, 8.0.1) There was a moment of worry, cause it took a while to boot up, but it works fine!

    • Carter

      If you are on 8.0.1, update to 8.1.2 quick! Or, you could just use Pangu.

  • asaleh

    It worked perfectly. Using iphone 4s with ios 8.1.2

  • See

    Worked perfect on iPhone 6. Thanks.

  • Hills

    Worked for the iPad air , although I’m still within the same hour i did it in. i will repost in five days or less if there is any issues or what not.

  • Ifun

    don’t work with iPhone 4s iOS 8.1.2 it is a great fail ((((

  • Jamey

    Downloaded the app. Opened the dmg. Got an illegal seek error. File is corrupted.

  • Nickolas Bell

    Button on tool won’t turn white so i can’t click it… Help? (With iPad Mini 1st Generation)

  • Guest

    With iPad Mini 1st Generation



  • Ranger12

    When I download pp, my version 10.9.2 macbook air says Failed- Download error everytime I download it? What is happening?

  • Julian Barragan

    Its not working for my iphone 5s