Houdini is not a requirement by any means but you won't have many apps available as they weren't written for Intel. Houdini overlays the architecture and makes these apps availableWant flash my tab, does i need to flash hodini as written in op?
Asking because it tag'ed for "Android 5.0" since cm12.1 is 5.1 i am not sure.
Edit: found out, yes need i need to flash it.
Just a bit wired with 5.0 since it 5.1.
Houdini reads ARM instructions on the fly and converts them to equivalent x86 instructions. This is the reason why many apps may work as is on x86 without actually having to build an equivalent library.
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