USB only MagicJack on MacOS Sierra

I have been messing around with the Raspberry Pi 3 and as a result I started looking through old devices I haven’t used in years to see if I could repurpose them in some creative way with the Pi. One of those items was the original MagicJack. I am still working on the Pi solution using the MJ but in the meantime I will try to make it work on a new Macbook running Sierra.

Plugging the device in for the first time in 7 years I was surprised to see it launch. When I attempted to run the MJ software though I got a message after the app quits, Magicjack quit unexpectedly. OK, no biggie, time to go and find the updated software. I found this post on Facebook and from there I was able to download the most updated software. Here is the link for it.

The magicJackSetup application in the DMG file you download will not run and you’ll get a message saying “magicjack setup is damaged and can’t be opened”. It’s not. Don’t give up quite yet.

Open a terminal and run the following

sudo spctl --master-disable

If you run the magicJackSetup app again now it will run and install on your Mac. Your MagicJack should now run as well.

You will need to turn on security again for downloaded apps.

sudo spctl --master-enable

10 thoughts on “USB only MagicJack on MacOS Sierra

  1. Works fine until after the sudo spctl –master-enable command and I close MagicJack. Next time I plug MagicJack in nothing. Just another crash.

  2. Ryan, Many thanks for the link to the .dmg update tool. I recall having to do this previously but had no idea where I’d stored it away.
    No need for me to use the terminal commands to remove security, it just worked as per the instructions in the text file in the .dmg file.
    Thanks so much.

  3. in the DMG file, there is a text file with instructions. Did you attempt to follow the instructions in there?

  4. Fantastic, thank you. My nearly 10 year old magicJack now works on my MBP 15″ with Touch Bar running High Sierra using a USB C adapter.

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