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. It is developed by Abraham Masri @cheesecakeufo.
Houdini is not ordinary Jailbreak method. It does not install the Cydia on your device. Houdini installs own App manager. However, Houdini is not compatible get jailbreak features for latest iOS 11.3 beta or iOS 11.2.6 yet.
There are two methods to install Houdini on your iOS device.
Houdini device compatibility
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 iOS version compatibility - 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 tool can be download from zJailbreak or Xabsi third party application manager. So you must install the first zJailbreak app. Use below link to install.
Step 1) Install Houdini app now.
Step 2) Now you must enter your device passcode to install. You can ignore this step if you not set up the passcode.
Step 3) Click install button again.
Step 4) Click Done.
Step 5) Now you should trust the Application. So go to Settings > General > Profile and device management and tap the trust.
Step 6) Now open the app and customize the device as you wish.
01. Download Houdini Semi Jailbreak IPA from the following button.
02. Download the Cydia Impactor according to your Computer OS.
03. Open Cydia Impactor and drag and drop the Houdini IPA to the Cydia impactor.
Step 04 - Enter your Apple ID and passcode to continue.
However, We recommend creating a new Apple ID for Jailbreak related stuffs from here.
05. Cydia Impactor installs the Houdini to your iPhone/iPad as an app. But you cannot open it at this point.
Just open it and tap the "Trust developer" link.
Congratulations. Now you have installed the Houdini on your iPhone/iPad.
Houdini is a Jailbreak apps/tweak manager just like the Cydia.
Now you can install Jailbreak themes, and some system tweaks with the Houdini.
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.
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 its.
At this time untethered jailbreak not available for 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 - 8.1.2 jailbreak only for Windows. However, Semi jailbreak not requires computer support.
Some jailbreak tools, not compatible with OTA (over the air) firmware upgrade. Example Pangu jailbreak not compatible with OTA and iOS users should use iTunes update method before use Pangu jailbreak. But SJB works on OTA updates.