Houdini Semi Jailbreak
Houdini Semi Jailbreak allows you to install themes, tweaks, iOS customization apps and some popular Jailbreak functions with access to the system root of your iPhone or iPad.
Houdini is not an ordinary Jailbreak method. It does not install Cydia on your device. Houdini installs his own App manager.
Houdini for latest iOS versions
Houdini or HoudiniX are not compatible with iOS 12.1.3 onwards. However, there are other Jailbreaks available for these versions. Unc0ver Jailbreak supports iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 except iOS 12.3 – iOS 12.3.2.
Now CheckRa1n Jailbreak is available for iOS 12.3 to iOS 12.4.5 Jailbreak. Also, it is compatible up to latest iOS 13.3.1 jailbreak on A5 – A11 devices and Unc0ver Jailbreak available for iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Jailbreak on A12 / A13 devices.
Houdini Semi Jailbreak for iOS 12.1.2 to iOS 12
Houdini upgraded from iOS 12.1.2 to iOS 12 jailbreak by modifying the original Houdini tool as HoudiniX.
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S
iPad Pro 2nd gen & 1st gen, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 6th gen, iPad 5th gen, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
iPod Touch 6G
iOS Version Compatibility
iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12
Currently, it is available only as a computer guide to install HoudiniX beta 1r2 for iOS 12 & higher versions. The online guide will be added soon. Download HoudiniX Beta 1r2 IPA using the following link.
Note: HoudiniX is still in beta stage and Download with your own risk.
Step 01 – Download HoudiniX beta 1r2 and Cydia impactor from above links.
Step 02 – Open Cydia Impactor. Drag and drop the HoudiniX IPA to the Cydia impactor.
Step 03 – Enter your Apple ID and Passcode to continue. However, we recommend creating a new Apple ID for Jailbreak related stuff from here.
Step 04 – After a few seconds, the HoudiniX app will be available on your iPhone / iPad.
Step 05 – Before launching the Houdini, you must trust the developer profile going through settings > General > Device & Profile management.
Congratulations. Now you have installed the HoudiniX on your iPhone / iPad. Now you can install Jailbreak themes, and some system tweaks with the Houdini.
Houdini Semi-Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 10
There are two methods to install Houdini on your iOS device.
Houdini device compatibility
iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S
iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro
iPod Touch 6G
Houdini iOS version compatibility
iOS 11.3.1, iOS 11.3, iOS 11.2.6, iOS 11.2.5, iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.1, iOS 11.2, iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11, iOS 10.3.2, iOS 10.3.1, iOS 10.3, iOS 10.2.1, iOS 10.2, iOS 10.1.1, iOS 10.1, iOS 10
Houdini online installation guide
Houdini online Jailbreak can be downloaded from Silzee website.
Step 01 – Go to Silzee website from your iPhone or iPad safari browser.
Step 02 – Find Houdini Semi Jailbreak IPA and tap on the Get button to install the Houdini Jailbreak app.
Step 03 – You must enter your device passcode to install. You can ignore this step if you do not set up the passcode.
Step 04 – After a few seconds Houdini app will appear on your device homescreen.
Step 05 – Now you should trust the Application. Go to Settings > General > Profile and device management and tap the trust.
Step 06 – Now Launch Houdini from your device and tap the Start button to complete the semi Jailbreak process.
Step 07 – Once the Houdini semi jailbreak process is completed you will have a Cydia-style interface and you can customize the device as you wish.
Houdini Computer Installation Guide
Step 01 – Download Houdini Semi Jailbreak IPA from the following link.
Step 02 – Download the Cydia Impactor according to your Computer OS.
Step 03 – Run Cydia Impactor and drag Houdini IPA to the Cydia impactor.
Step 04 – Enter your Apple ID and passcode to sideload the Houdini IPA to your device.
Step 05 – Cydia Impactor installs the Houdini to your iPhone/iPad as an app. But you cannot open it at this point.
Step 06 – Now open the Houdini app and complete the semi Jailbreak process.
Abraham Masri @cheesecakeufo developed Houdini’s original semi Jailbreak tool. Houdini tool releases as follows. Conor / @ConorTheDev has modified the original Houdini as HoudiniX for iOS 12 & higher versions.
First release – iOS 10 iOS 10.3.2
Second release – iOS 11 to iOS 11.1.2 (Ian beer exploit)
Third release – iOS 11.2 to iOS 11.3.1
New release – iOS 12 to iOS 12.1.2 (HoudiniX)
He has a good reputation in the jailbreak community. As well as, Apple credited him with finding vulnerabilities in iOS 11.3 as well as 11.2 to iOS 11.2.2. He owns a few other jailbreak tools such as saïgon for iOS 10.2.1 and to.panga for iOS 11 to iOS 11.1.2 (developers only).
Houdini Semi-Jailbreak Features
Houdini is offering the following features to customize your iOS device.
- Icon Badges can be colorized and resized.
- Boot logo can change
- Passcode keypad Themes
- Users can change the shape of icons
- Blocking System-wide ads
- Allows to change the Emoji fonts
- iPhone X users can add your face to Animoji
- App Labels & 3D Touch icons’ shortcuts can hide/rename
- Add Cydia sources and install themes
- Allows to clean all apps cache
- Device display resolution can change
- Siri’s suggestions list can Edit
- Control center icons and sliders themes
- Lock Screen ‘Music Control’ themes
Pangu8 Semi Jailbreak was the only alternative for Houdini. It was compatible with iOS 8 to iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9 to iOS 9.3.5. It also provided the own app management solution as the Houdini App manager.
However, the Developer has discontinued the Pangu8 Semi Jailbreak after the iOS 9.3.5.
Semi Jailbreak Benefits
These themes are different from Houdini Semi Jailbreak benefits.
Normally, Jailbreak requires device setting changes (disable Touch ID, enable Airplane mode, disable Find my iPhone ) / iTunes installations / Windows or Mac computer support / USB cable plugging / Third party software installations. But Semi jailbreak never asks to fill it.
At this time untethered jailbreak is not available for the latest iOS 9.3.4 version. So Semi jailbreak is the only option for it.
Some jailbreak tools are specific for one computer operating system Ex- TaiG jailbreak released iOS 8 – iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak only for Windows. However, Semi jailbreak does not require computer support.
Some jailbreak tools, not compatible with OTA (over the air) firmware upgrade. Example Pangu jailbreak is not compatible with OTA and iOS users should use iTunes update method before using Pangu jailbreak. But SJB works on OTA updates.