There are four tools to help you jailbreak iOS 10 – 10.3.3. They’re H3lix, Meridian, g0blin, and Houdini. I’m not joking. You would think that jailbreak is dead. But in reality, it’s not!
Developers within the community have been hard at work to put out multiple jailbreak just for this major firmware release (10.x, 10.3.x, etc).
We have published individual tutorials on how to use these jailbreak apps for your iPhone and iPad. But for some reasons, many people still manage to get confused and messed up their device.
In this post, I’m going to compile some general information about these jailbreak for iOS 10 – 10.3.3 so you can have a better understanding of what they do. Also, download links and instructions will be included.
Let’s first talk about Houdini, the oldest member in the iOS 10 jailbreak series. Houdini was released by developer Abraham Masri or known as @cheesecakeufo. Some of you may know him from his Saïgon jailbreak.
You can use the Houdini jailbreak on any 64-bit devices running iOS 10 – 10.3.2. Noticed how iOS 10.3.3 wasn’t mentioned? That’s because there is no support for the firmware yet.
If your device is running on anything above iOS 10.3.2 I would stay away from Houdini.
There is a written tutorial on how to use Houdini to jailbreak your iPhone and iPad here. Please follow it carefully so you don’t brick your device.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Cydia doesn’t come with Houdini. This is a semi-jailbreak and it will only let you perform minor customizations.
Next up we have H3lix, a iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak tool for 32-bit devices. Released by developer tihmstar, H3lix support the following iPhones and iPads:
- iPod touch 5
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPad mini 1
- iPad 2
- iPad 3
- iPad 4
You will need to download the latest IPA file and use Cydia Impactor to install it on your iOS device. Initiate the jailbreak by opening the H3lix app and tap on “jailbreak”. Once completed, you will find Cydia on your home screen.
Meridian jailbreak is similar to H3lix except it supports newer iPhone and iPad models. That being said, if you have an iPhone 7, 6s, 6+, etc that runs on iOS 10.x then you can jailbreak it using this tool.
Users can expect to see Cydia being installed once their device is jailbroken. Meridian has gone through multiple releases so it’s fairly stable at the moment.
The latest changelog notes:
Fixed the root r/w patch for <10.3 – Meridian now works on all 10.x 64-bit devices! Thanks @stek29!
Updated dropbear to use /meridian/bins/sh – fixes issues with other JB’s (Saigon, Yalu)
Tidied up the installation/running process
Fixed the lack of constraints on DRM ViewController
You can follow this tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 10.3.3 with Meridian as well as learning how to troubleshoot it when things go wrong.
Last but not least, g0blin jailbreak by developer Sticktron. First spotted on Github, users were required to use Xcode to compile the sources and turn it into a .IPA file. However, the .IPA file is now made available on the developer’s site.
Similar to H3lix, you can use g0blin jailbreak on iOS 10.x to iOS 10.3.3. We’ve seen devices with Cydia installed and running quite nicely. If H3lix isn’t working for you, maybe give this one a try.
The following devices are supported by g0blin:
- iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE
- iPad (5th generation), Pro
- iPad mini 2, 3, 4
- iPad Air 1, 2
- iPod touch (6th generation)
Visit this page if you want to learn more about g0blin jailbreak and how to perform it on your device.