In an earlier post we explained how to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2. This would however only work on a Windows PC. The tool that was used, TaiG, is available exclusively for Windows. Today we shall take you through the process of jailbreaking devices running iOS 8.2 beta 2 on Mac OS X. And naturally we would have to use another tool for that.
If you thought you were out of luck because you used a Mac and couldn’t jailbreak your device, don’t worry. iOS 8.2 beta 2 is still being signed by Apple and until the signing window is not closed you can upgrade to iOS 8.2 beta 2 which is jailbreakable. So whatever version of iOS you are on the first step should be to get iOS 8.2 beta 2, unless you are already using it. The firmware is available on Apple’s developer’s portal you can download it from there.
Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2 on Mac OS X
Next you need to disable features such as, ‘Find My iPhone’, Passcode and Touch ID. You also need to put your device in to Airplane Mode from the Control Center. Now connect your device to your Mac so the jailbreaking may commence. After you have done this you obviously need to get PP Jailbreak Tool for Mac, you can get it from here.
Once the download completes mount the .dmg and then run PP Jailbreak. When the PP Jailbreak window launches you will see a box in the bottom left corner. You need to uncheck that box. To begin click the Start Jailbreak button which you might not be able to recognize as it won’t be labelled in English. But don’t worry there will be only one big button in the center, exactly how a start button is, so just click that.
The next button you need to click will acknowledge the warnings so you can proceed with the jailbreak. This is a bit tricky because you have 2 buttons. Click the one on the right. That is it. The program will run and your device will reboot after it is done. When it reboots you will see Cydia on your Home Screen.
So if you do decide to get your phone jailbroken follow these steps and do let us know about your experience.