Houdini updated for iOS 11 (up to 11.1.2), g0blin jailbreak (10.3.x) drawing closer and H3lix updated to RC5
Thanks to Ian Beer, a Google security expert that works for Project Zero, the iOS jailbreak scene was given a new lease of life since his exploit worked on all devices running iOS 11 (up to 11.1.2). With further work by some dedicated developers, common users can now enjoy some jailbreak features on their iOS 11 devices (even the iPhone X) thanks to Houdini!
Houdini updated to beta 2 (and 2r1) which adds iOS 11 support!
First and foremost, it’s important to mention that Houdini isn’t a full jailbreak! A full jailbreak on iOS 11 will be achieved when Saurik updates Cydia and Cydia Substrate to work with a KPPLess jailbreak that works around KPP rather than bypassing it entirely.
That being said, you may still enjoy some jailbreak-esque features with Abraham Masri’s work since Houdini on iOS 11 allows you do the following:
- Change icon shapes.
- System-wide ad blocking since Apple only allows Content Blockers to work in Safari!
- Change emoji fonts (do note that only you will be able to see the custom emojis as the receiving end will receive normal emojis)
- Change the boot logo.
- Add your face to Animojis – iPhone X only (quite obvious, eh?)
- More features such as removing icon labels!
As you can see, Houdini allows you some jailbreak-esque tweaking that has to do with customisation so if you want to meddle around with the appearance of your brand new (or older) iOS 11 device, you can go right ahead! Houdini has some security measures in place so that messing your device up is made a tad harder. Do note that themes aren’t supported yet.
g0blin jailbreak very close to completion
With the initial work of S1guza and further work of Sticktron, users of 64-bit devices (excluding the iPhone 7 and 2nd gen iPad Pros based on the Apple A10(X)) on iOS 10.3.x will finally be getting a jailbreak soon.
The g0blin jailbreak is almost ready since both Cydia and Cydia Substrate work and only a small issue with entitlement (permissions) for root apps needs to be sorted out before a release can be made available for the public!
Sticktron does have a backup method that he plans to roll out for an earlier release if he doesn’t fix the entitlement issue soon enough. This jailbreak is based on Siguza’s v0rtex exploit and the yalu102 KPP patch so you can think of it as yalu103.
H3lix updated to RC5
In under 2 weeks, the iOS 10.x jailbreak for 32-bit devices got its fifth release candidate. These are some highlights of RC2-RC5:
- Support for iOS 10.2 and a compatibility fix for iOS 10.0.2 – RC3 and RC4
- A bug was fixed for programs that need JIT. JIT is used in some emulators such as PPSSPP and presumably other programs. – RC5
- Some other bug fixes
As you can see, the H3lix jailbreak is becoming pretty bug free so if you have an A6 device on iOS 10.x lying around, I’d suggest you give this jailbreak a go! You may also view a compatibility list of what works and what doesn’t on iOS 10.3.x with this JB.
Houdini webpage (download link + more info): https://iabem97.github.io/houdini_website/
Status update on g0blin (aka yalu103 – follow Sticktron if you’re interested in jailbreaking your 64-bit iOS 10.3 device!): https://twitter.com/sticktron/status/948328719088721921
H3lix website: https://h3lix.tihmstar.net/
H3lix compatibility list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14g-ifgGcZqfx1dWJ9a4nHI_d_rTixXIUUwbKcj-vo0w/edit#gid=874661462
Reddit thread of the Houdini example picture: https://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/7o0ff4/discussion_what_ive_done_with_houdini_so_far_on/
Sadly, Abraham Masri (Houdini and Saigon) has decided to stop working on anything public and release the source code of all his projects. More information may be found on Twitter