PP for Mac safe?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by c55, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. c55 macrumors regular

    c55

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    i have been searching for a while. I cannot find anything from a well known reputable source that says the PP jailbreak is safe to install and use. Has anyone reverse engineered or at least looked into PP's code? I know ih8sn0w and/or muscle nerd did for previous jailbreaks including pangu and Taig. Their Twitter doesn't have one word of the PP. Not much on Reddit either. Even if PP is just a ripoff of Taig, I am still curious to know if any backdoors/bloat/malicious stuff could have been added into the code. PP is known to associate with app pirates and other malicious companies on top of supposedly stealing Taig's code. So I don't exactly trust them.

    Just curious if anyone knew of anything. I would use Taig, but I haven't been able to get it to work on my VM at all. And now that VirtualBox is becoming buggy for some reason after I moved my Mac, it doesn't seem I have much choice, either PP or no jailbreak on my daily driver phone.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    My understanding is that the PP jailbreaks are stolen from TAIG.

    Take that as you will. For me, I avoided using it to JB my iPhone 5. Fortunately, after a day at it I was able to use the Taig JB on a Win7 32bit PC to succeed.
     
  3. tys macrumors 6502

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    I used PP to jailbreak my iPad and iPhone last week. No issues at all, so I'd say safe as far as it works as advertised and doesn't cause any problems. I guess it's still possible that all my personal info has been sold to Chinese gangsters, but I kind of doubt it ;-)
     
  4. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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    I used PP for my 8.1.2 jailbreak on my iPhone 6 and Air 2 and again for the 8.4 without any problems...thank god for the PP guys I say as the other hacker teams don't seem to care about Mac users.
     
  5. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    I tried jailbreaking my iphone with this PP tool ,But it would stop halfway through and nothing else would happen. So I just decided to use my windows laptop instead , and it went flawlessly.
     
  6. c55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I've done more digging and talked to a couple of developers and there has not been any news from anyone about reverse engineering PP. Everyone is leaving it at a "use at your own risk" state. They say Taig is the trusted program between the two and you should use them instead if at all possible. PP could be fine but there isn't evidence to confirm or deny that.

    I am going to borrow a friends PC to jailbreak my 6 Plus today :)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Don't do it, your phone will blow up...
     
  8. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I can't get it to load into the phone. Stops at 'preparing'. I followed the instruct strictly. Tried several times. :(
     
  9. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Then restored my phone as some suggest (despite the fact instructions didn't say to). Of course no one says HOW to restore it - fresh/empty or from backup. I picked Fresh. Then the damn thing gives me a fail warning and 'detected unfinished backup - unlock your device'

    Um - there is no unfinished backup and IDK what 'unlock the device' means. There's no lock on it.

    POS. Wasted hours on this tonight.
     
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