As of now, there is isn’t any stable and fully functioning jailbreak available for iOS 10.xx users. Well, things got changed a little recently. There is something to cheer for every iOS 10 users who were waiting for an update. Saigon developer Abraham Masri has come forward with a tool named Houdini that brings a jailbreak experience to iOS 10 devices. As of now, it is the most stable jailbreak available for iOS devices running iOS 10.xx versions. In this article, we will discuss How to download and Install Houdini jailbreak and its unique features in depth. Like any other jailbreak, Houdini Jailbreak enables users to customize his/her iOS devices running on iOS 10.xx.
The tool currently runs only on iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.2. Masri has published a detailed Reddit post to explain how it works. Houdini doesn’t install Cydia, it installs its own app manager for getting a jailbreak feel. Let’s now check out the compatibility of Houdini.
iPhone x ,iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus,Phone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone SE / iPhone 5s/ iPod Touch 6G iPad Mini 2 / iPad / Mini 3 / iPad Mini 4/iPad Air /iPad Air 2 /iPad Pro
Houdini is expected do so many awesome customisations on your iOS devices. Here is the list of cool things you can do with Houdini.
- Theme user-installed apps
- Hide/rename user-installed apps’ labels
- Add Cydia sources and install themes
- Clean all apps cache
- Change device’s display resolution
- Hide/rename 3D Touch icons’ shortcuts.
- Edit Siri’s suggestions list
- Theme passcode keypad (iOS 11 style or custom pictures)
- Colorize and resize icon badges.
- Theme Control center icons and sliders
- Theme Lock Screen ‘Music Control’ icons
As of now, Houdini is still in its beta phase. A full version of Houdini will be released after fixing all the reported glitches. Before getting into installation procedures, it is extremely important to have a look at following previous posts.
Houdini Jailbreak Installation Guide
Houdini is not available freely on the internet, it can only be downloaded through zjailbreak. zjailbreak is a third party download manager which have a list of Cydia tools and repos. Follow the steps mentioned below for having a clean install of Houdini.
- Open zJailbreak and find Houdini from a list of repos and tweaks available for download.
- Enter device passcode for proceeding to the next step of installation. Ignore this step, if there isn’t any passcode.
- Tap on install button and wait until the installation process to complete. Click on done.
- Now open Settings > General > Profile and device management and tap on trust.
- Now open the application and customize at your will.
Houdini can also be installed with the help of a computer.
For installing Houdini jailbreak through a computer you will have to learn how to install .ipa files on your iOS device with the help of a computer. Following the steps mentioned for installing Houdini jailbreak through PC or Laptop.
- Download Houdini.ipa file on your computer. Click here to download.
- Connect your iOS device to your computer through lightening cable.
- Download Cydia Impactor.
- Open cydia impactor on your PC. Now drag and drop Houdini.ipa file on to it.
- Enter your Apple id and passcode to continue.
- Wait till, Cydia impactor installs Houdini.ipa onto your iOS device.
- Once the installation is complete, tap on the icon for customising your iOS device.
Benefits of Houdini Semi Jailbreak
It takes a lot of time and energy for installing a jailbreak. It requires changing of device settings ( disabling of Touch ID, Passcodes, Airplane mode, iTunes, and several other features). Semi Jailbreak doesn’t need any kind of disabling of services.
Some jailbreaks are released for specific operating systems meanwhile semi jailbreak can be done irrespective of operating systems.
Some jailbreak tools are not compatible with over the air firmware upgrade.
These are some features which make Houdini stand out from the rest.
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