If you've heard of the new tool Houdini but haven't got around to trying it out yet, then let us show you how in this quick guide. If you haven't heard of it, check out my post on the topic for a bit of background information.
Houdini “semi-jailbreak” for iOS 10.x released
You may remember us reporting on the most recent jailbreak to be released, Saïgon. Well, its developer Abraham Masri is back, with something inventive we haven't seen before. Perhaps best described as a "semi-jailbreak", his tool Houdini achieves some of the effects of a jailbreak, whilst avoiding the hardest challenges and pitfalls which constructing the full package would bring.
Last chance to save blobs for, or restore to, iOS 10.3.1
The signing window for iOS 10.3.1 could close any moment now, with iOS 10.3.2 released and iOS 10.3.3 in beta already, so this is your last chance to save your blobs for iOS 10.3.1, to upgrade to it from a lower firmware, or to downgrade to it from iOS 10.3.2+.
iOS 10.3.1 isn't currently jailbroken, and being on that firmware is in no way a guarantee of a jailbreak. However, you never know what'll happen, and there have been some stirrings, so act now! Take necessary precautions before signing ends.
Apple releases iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5
Apple on Monday released iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to the public. The updates feature various security patches, bug fixes and performance improvements, and come after more than a month of beta testing.
As you can see in the screenshot above, iOS 10.3.2 includes bug fixes and improves the security for iPhone and iPad. We know from beta release notes that it also features a small fix for SiriKit, meaning in-car commands should now work as intended.
There have been no major changes or features spotted in tvOS 10.2.1 or watchOS 3.2.2 either. However, Apple says that macOS Sierra 10.12.5 fixes an audio issue with USB headphones, enhances Mac App Store compatibility, and adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp.
These will probably be the last public updates released before we get a preview of the next major versions of each platform at WWDC next month. The software can be installed either via the OTA mechanism, or directly from our Downloads page.
Apple seeds iOS 10.3.2 beta 5 to developers
Apple on Thursday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 10.3.2 to developers. The update comes just 3 days after beta 4 was released, and registered iOS developers can install it over-the-air, or via the dev center.
Outside of a few SiriKit bug fixes, Apple hasn't provided details regarding changes in iOS 10.3.2. It's very likely that the focus here is on performance improvements and other under-the-hood maintenance.
We're installing today's update, and we'll be sure to let you know if we spot anything new or noteworthy.
Fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1 now available
Apple on Monday issued fourth betas of what would become maintenance and bug-fix updates to its four major software platforms: iOS, macOS Sierra, watchOS and tvOS. Members of the Apple Developer Program can now deploy iOS 10.3.2 beta 4 (build 14F5086a), macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 4 (build 16F67a), watchOS 3.2.2 beta 4 (build 14V5485a) and tvOS 10.2.1 beta 4 (build 14W5583a) through the Software Update mechanism.
Apple posts third betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1
Apple on Monday issued third betas of what would become maintenance and bug-fix updates to iOS, macOS Sierra, watchOS and tvOS. Members of the Apple Developer Program can now deploy iOS 10.3.2 beta 3 (build 14F5080a), macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 3 (build 16F60a), watchOS 3.2.2 beta 3 (build 14V5480a) and tvOS 10.2.1 beta 3 (build 14W5578b) through the Software Update mechanism.
Second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 now available to public beta testers
Both iOS 10.3.2 beta 2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2 are now available to the general public via the Apple Beta Software Program. Public betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 follow their developer-only releases yesterday. If you're enrolled in Apple's public beta program, you should receive the latest iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 betas through the Software Update mechanism in Settings on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and via the Updates tab in Mac App Store on your Mac.
Apple posts second betas for iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1
Apple on Monday released second betas of what would become the iOS 10.3.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1 software updates. iOS 10.3.2 beta 2 (build 14F5075a), macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2 (build 16F54b), watchOS 3.2.2 beta 2 (build 14V5475a) and tvOS 10.2.1 beta 2 (build 14W5573a) are now available to Apple's registered developers over the air or as standalone downloads via the Apple Developer Center.
Apple seeds first betas of iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2 and macOS 10.12.5
Apple on Tuesday seeded the first betas of iOS 10.3.2, tvOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.2.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers. Registered developers can update to the new betas via each platform's respective OTA mechanism, or via the developer portal.
Todays releases come just 24 hours after Apple launched public versions of iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and new Apple File System, tvOS 10.2 with faster scrolling, watchOS 3.2 with Theater Mode and macOS Sierra 10.2.4 with Night Shift.