Developer jk9357 has announced the release of an iOS 9 jailbreak, for 32-bit devices only. The name of the tool is Home Depot, and although some users have reported the tool is not working on their device yet, the news will be warmly received by those whose legacy devices have been so unloved of late.

The tool claims it ‘probably’ supports iOS 9.3-9.3.4, and ‘maybe’ supports iOS 9-9.3. In practice, most of the reported installs have been on iOS 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3 and 9.3.4. The fact that it does not support iOS 9.3.5 hints at the inclusion of Trident exploits in its working.

A supported device list is on the jailbreak tool’s website, but I reproduce it here too:

  • iPhone 4s: iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
  • iPhone 5 (GSM): iOS 9.3.3, 9.3.4
  • iPhone 5 (Global): iOS 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
  • iPhone 5c (GSM): iOS 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
  • iPhone 5c (Global): iOS 9.3.2, 9.3.3
  • iPad 2 (WiFi, GSM, CDMA, Mid 2012): iOS 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4
  • iPad mini (WiFi): iOS 9.2.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3
  • iPad 3 (WiFi): iOS 9.3.4
  • iPad 3 (GSM): iOS 9.3.1
  • iPad 3 (CDMA): iOS 9.3.2, 9.3.3
  • iPad 4: iOS 9.2.1
  • iPod touch 5 (Experimental): iOS 9.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4

Please take this supported list with a grain of salt, because the developer has mentioned more recently that iPhone 5 (Global) – iOS 9.2.1, iPhone 4s – iOS 9.3.1 and iPad 2 – iOS 9.3.2 are not currently working, even though they are on the list.

Additionally, the iPhone 5c (Global) – iOS 9.3.2, which I tested myself, did not work out of the box. However, these failures may not be a cause for concern, as they may be nothing more than missing or incorrect offsets at the moment. I was able to get the jailbreak working in my case by manually specifying offsets (a useful option which has been included in the jailbreak app), so at least in some cases the lack of support is easily fixed.

If you believe the tool is not working for you due to its incomplete offsets, check out the jailbreak’s website, where the dev has helpfully listed user-submitted offsets which you can try instead.

Home Depot includes Cydia, Substrate, and tfp0 functionality, as well as a mixtape for your edification. To use the jailbreak, download it from the developer’s website, and sideload it with Cydia Impactor in the same way as the Yalu jailbreaks. You can use our guide to installing and jailbreaking with Impactor and Yalu. Simply use the Home Depot .ipa instead of the Yalu .ipa.

I do not necessarily recommend using the tool at present, as it was not very stable in my case, and remains a beta. However, with so many devices supported, your experience may differ from mine. If you have a spare device and want to experiment, knowing the risks, then let me know how it goes!

I’ll keep you up to date if and when any further revisions of the tool are released. For now, 32-bit device users can rejoice in finally rejoining the jailbreak party they have been excluded from since the rise of the 64-bit-only jailbreak with Pangu 9.1.

  • Afik Krief

    nooooooooo
    why im on 9.3.5 there is a way to downgrade without jailbrake?

    • Ayiees 07

      Ios 9.3.5 🙁

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      I’m afraid not. If you want to jailbreak, always stay on the lowest firmware you can, and never update unless told to do so by a jailbreak creator. Thanks!

  • Im looking for 9.3.1 iPad 3 Wifi offsets. Can anyone help me?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      There is a guide on the website for how to find offsets, but it will be difficult if you are not experienced in these things. I’m afraid you will have to wait for support to be added if you cannot add it yourself. I’m sorry, I have not tried to find offsets before…

  • Mecatrônicos Salê

    Why did I update to 9.3.5? 🙁

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Unlucky mate. In general, if you want to jailbreak, never update and always stay on the lowest firmware you can!

      • Sertug

        I have 8.4.1 🙁

    • Rolf Bause

      That is exactly the question you should ask yourself! How many of you: “But I am on 9.3.5. Help!” people are there please?

      • Devgru

        Team called friedapple team is working on 9.3.5 too..

      • Hay How

        Downgrade to 9.3.4

    • iAndroHacker

      I unjailbreaked my iPad 2 by clean restore to 9.3.5 because of performance issues and game crashes. It have improved performance a bit. Some games still crash but not often. It would be great to have my iPad jailbreaked again so i can disable some useless services, run ram cleaner and more tweaks

  • Ken626

    I need a JB for my iPad 3(9.3.5)GSM model

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Only up to 9.3.4 only is supported. 9.3.5 will require an entirely different jailbreak I’m afraid…

      • Ayiees 07

        Please do for ios 9.3.5

      • Joel Toutin

        Maybe Fried Apple Team will support 9.3.5?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        It’s possible, they have claimed it will be. However, there’s no ETA for that at present…

  • Chris Ryan

    is it possible to update an old iPhone 5 from iOS 8 to iOS 9 ?

    • No, only to 10.2.1

  • I have successfully jailbreak for iPad Mini (iPad 2,5) 9.3.3

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Have you installed any tweaks yet?

  • Mark Moreno

    5,1 on 9.3.3(GSM) doesn’t work. Cydia crashes. Working offsets would be awesome.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Those offsets are listed on the site. As I say in the article, you can try the additional offsets he lists on his site. Cheers.

  • Jasper Greenham

    YAY I have an iPod touch 5 on 9.3.3!!!!

    Anyone checked if it works on my device yet?

    • Jasper Greenham

      f’ing hell. broken already.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        What happened? Did it have offsets for your device?

  • b4r0

    no iOS 9.3.5 no party :

  • Hamam kh

    Can i downgrade ios 10.2 iphone 5c to ios 9?

  • jk9357 isn’t really a developer. He’s harassed many people (including me), and shared the private information of others through Twitter. I don’t take this stuff lightly.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      I have heard of these things. However, this release is still news I’m afraid, and he did develop this tool, so people would want to be aware of it. I’m sorry for your experiences with the guy, I’m pretty sure he’s had a crack at me too. Cheers.

      • jk9357

        Hello This is the Developer Speaking, You Are Both Losers

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Haha. Nice one

  • leart

    iOS 9.3.4 < jailbreak would be nice for the 13 people that are still below iOS 9.3.5

    8.4.1 & 9.3.5 would be a real nice help

  • Devgru

    For 9.3.5 work in progress by friedapple team.. We should pray them

  • Y2J: Keeper of the List

    Is there one for the iPad 3, 9.3?

  • Isa

    I’d say this jailbreak works on 1 out of every 6 attempts on my ipad(2,5) mini running 9.3.3 (using the offsets from pastebin). The rest of the time the ipad reboots.

  • tutu

    OMG….. My cell phone is iphone5.4 ios 9.3.1 Really sad (ㄒoㄒ)

  • shaifuddin shai

    can tell me how to downgrade to ios 9.3.4 for 4s? want to jailbroken, because the 4s can’t not upgdare to ios 10.?

  • Adrian Pagapulan Aldas

    My iPad 2,5 9.2 doesn’t supported 🙁
    Do anyone have offset for this? or can use offset from iPhone4?
    thanks.

  • Ole Lindbjerg

    Hi
    I have resently jailbreked my IPhone5 32 bit, but the Vsftpd nor the Lighttpd I can start up.
    Can anyone help?