A new app called Houdini, sideloadable via Cydia Impactor, offers the option of installing tweets and specific jailbreak apps to iOS 10.0 - 10.3.2 64 bit devices. Here are the details.
There has been considerable talk over the past few weeks surrounding the possibility that jailbreaking is dying or, at least, that once vibrant communities began to shrink. While there is no doubt that public jailbreaks are not as easy as these days as before, saying that jailbreaking dying might be a little too early. With the new jailbreak launched less frequently than before, those who are eager to customize how the look and behavior of iOS are beginning to run out of options. One of those choices is all-new, and though not a jailbreak like that, it does offer some benefits. Welcome to Houdini, dubbed the "semi-jailbreak" of the iOS 10.3.2 device type and below it.
Installed via Cydia Impactor, it's important to remember that this is not a full jailbreak or even something that's meant to replace it. What it does, allows people to install and run some customization and tweak adjustments without requiring a full jailbreak. No one needs Cydia Substrate to work, but remember it from the bat. The lack of Cydia Substrate also means that there is no Safe Mode Substrate, meaning that if there is a problem, you may need to restore your device. Houdini was built by the same person behind Saigon, so we really have confidence in Houdini's stability at least.
Houdini is compatible with any 64-bit device running iOS 10.x (except 10.3.3) and can be installed relatively easily. Houdini once it itself is installed. The instructions, as per the Houdini website, are:
- Download the .ipa file and Cydia Impactor
- Open Cydia Impactor and connect your device
- Drag the Houdini.ipa file onto the Cydia Impactor window
- Enter your Apple ID (email and password)
- Open Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management
- Trust the new certificate → open Houdini
- Tap ‘start’ and enjoy!
And that's all there is to it. Just remember, everyone, anything can happen here. Keep that in mind while tinkering with your iPhone or iPad for up to an inch of its life!