Today saw the release of an updated version of jk9357’s 32-bit jailbreak tool for iOS 9. The jailbreak, which is named Home Depot, was first released several weeks ago with support for a smattering of devices on various firmwares, and we wrote a piece about its launch at the time.

The updated version is labelled Release Candidate 1, indicating its increasing compatibility and proximity to a final iteration.

Update: RC 1 had an issue that would cause Cydia to fail to install. All users please download RC 2 instead.

On the tool’s official site can be found the changelog for today’s release, but I’ll reproduce it here for convenience’s sake. Have a gander:

What’s new in Home Depot RC 1

  • 3 bonus tracks for the Mixtape Player.
  • Mixtape Player now displays song lyrics.
  • Seek backwards in Mixtape Player.
  • Rearrange tracks in Up Next in Mixtape Player.
  • Fixes an issue where the volume slider in Mixtape Player would not appear on some devices.
  • Fixes an issue where the Home Depot label would not be aligned properly while at the launch screen.
  • Saves a jailbreak log, which is available in iTunes File Sharing.
  • No longer extracts “iosbinpack”.
  • No longer installs Droplets wallpaper.
  • Treats “Enable Jailbreak” as “Prepare For Jailbreak”, by re-extracting Cydia when the “/.installed_home_depot” file is not present.
  • Support for every 32-bit device on iOS 9.1-9.3.4.
    (Beta feature: requires an internet connection).
  • Improved reliability on iPod touch 5.

As you can see, many of the changes revolve around the tool’s bundled mixtape player, making it more user-friendly and stable. However, a couple of jailbreak-related changes of great importance have also made their way in. The re-extraction of Cydia in the absence of the “/.installed_home_depot” file should prevent a few unwanted restores, and the improved reliability on the iPod touch 5 is also welcome.

Of course, for most the biggest improvement is in the supported devices list, which now spans every 32-bit device on every iOS version from iOS 9.1-9.3.4 inclusive. This is an impressive support list, and something which was patchy in the original betas due to missing offsets. I myself was forced to restore an iPhone 5c due to issues at this time (though I should add that my iPad 2 running a Home Depot beta version has been as solid as a rock).

Now however, your device should not encounter these issues no matter the model or firmware version, so now would seem a good time to try out the tool if you’ve been holding out thus far.

General details

  • This jailbreak supports all 32-bit devices. Do not ask about 64-bit, it is not planned.
  • This jailbreak supports iOS 9.1-9.3.4 inclusive. Do not ask about iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10.x, or any other firmware, it is not planned.
  • This jailbreak is semi-tethered, requiring re-activation on each reboot, just like Yalu102, Yalu1011, and Pangu 9.2-9.3.3. An untether is not planned.
  • The tool must be side-loaded using Cydia Impactor, and re-installed every week (free developer account) or year (paid developer account), just like Yalu102, Yalu1011, and Pangu 9.2-9.3.3.
  • It includes working Cydia, Cydia Substrate, and all the other expected features of a full jailbreak.

If you’d like to try out the tool, it can be downloaded from the Home Depot website, and side-loaded with Cydia Impactor from Mac, Windows, or Linux. If you need a guide on how to use Impactor, feel free to follow our guide for Yalu, the process will be the same.

I will definitely be making use of Home Depot RC 1, as soon as my current week’s certificate expires; I’m currently running Home Depot Beta 7.

Do you have any 32-bit devices on iOS 9.1-9.3.4 which have been awaiting a jailbreak? Are you already using Home Depot, and if so, how are you finding it? Do let me know, in the comments below.

  • Valinor

    Wtf happened to Sauriks 7-day certificate fix. It was coming soon……… its been more than a month.

    • Micki

      nooooooo, its been fixed.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      It was released but didn’t really work. Luca Todesco also had something in mind but that is a mystery and may not happen…

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      Try using the jailbreak app Extender, it allows you to re-sign the certificates.

  • Are you sure? All 32-bit devices? Works too with iPad Mini 1?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Try RC 2.

      • working!

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Glad you got it sorted, there was an issue with RC 1. Thanks for reading!

  • nana

    How about 7plus

    • “This jailbreak supports all 32-bit devices. Do not ask about 64-bit, it is not planned.”

  • TheBoi23

    Where is the jailbreak for 10.2?

    • “This jailbreak supports iOS 9.1-9.3.4 inclusive. Do not ask about iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10.x, or any other firmware, it is not planned.”

  • Cerberus The Wise

    Jeez not even 32 bit jailbreaks are untethered anymore. No jb coming for the very last iOS 9.3.5 update. 7 day certificates for the current half baked 10.2 jailbreak. Jailbreaking really isn’t what it used to be anymore.

    • BlackPantherK

      The charms of jailbreaking has gone away over the years, but I would still do so on newer and more recent firmware until it’s perfect in my eyes….

    • Even though I don’t jb anymore, I have a lot of respect for people who read the latest news on how to install tweaks and themes on their phones **without** messing them up. My Dad is one of those, and he’s still on 9.0.x because of the limitations of a semi-tethered device. I just wonder how many hardcore iPhone users can live without an untethered device, or at least a timeframe for a jb release like evasi0n/7.

      • Chase Fromm

        Yea, evasi0n7 is pretty good.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      There is apparently a jb coming for 9.3.5, there’s just no ETA and it’s not from this guy. In terms of untethers, yes, you’re right, they are unlikely to be frequent going forward. Valuable exploits are lost in making a jailbreak untethered, when it’s not essential to its working. Developers find it’s simpler to just avoid the problem.

      The 10.2 jailbreak is no longer half-baked, it’s very stable, though the one for iP7 on 10.1.1, not so much. The only real problem in my opinion is the 7-day signing thing. To my mind, the semi-tether is perfectly fine if it lasts for a year, it’s the re-installing every week which is a pain…

  • Sertug

    I’m going to be crazy with 8.4.1?

    • Read the article “This jailbreak supports iOS 9.1-9.3.4 inclusive. Do not ask about iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10.x, or any other firmware, it is not planned.”

      • Sertug

        I’m talking about it.

  • Y2J: Keeper of the List

    Cool, i get to jailbreak my iPad 3 when i get home. Made my day a little better lol

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Use RC 2 or above, RC 1 had a problem apparently. Thanks for reading!

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    I’m pretty sure iOS 8.4 was jailbreakable for years by TaiG? Or are you talking about 8.4.1?

    • Sorry, I see now how that may have been confusing. Already jailbroken, and have been since summar 2015, but I’d love to no longer be stuck on iOS 8. Being able to upgrade to 9 would be great, or being able to upgrade to 10, but I have yet to see any options laid out to allow me to do so. All of the tools coming out for iOS 9 and 10 to unofficially sign the OS (since Apple no longer will) have been for 64 bit devices. And I sure as hell don’t want to have to use a jailbreak that requires me to update the cert once a week.

      tl;dr: Wanna upgrade. Can’t. And tethered jailbreak = booty.

      inb4: Yes, I saw, “This jailbreak supports iOS 9.1-9.3.4 inclusive. Do not ask about iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10.x, or any other firmware, it is not planned.”

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Wtf is mixtape player? Useless bloatware included with the jailbreak? Imo when it jailbreaks it should only install necessities like cydia

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      The tool is free, he can do what he likes. It’s his way of getting his work out there, whilst providing you a service for free. Paid services have no ads, that’s not what this is. You can always edit the .ipa yourself to remove it.

  • Not wornkin or my Iphone 5C using 9.3.1???? Help-me!!!

    • Alexa

      It doesn’t even get to that part when I try

  • Chase Fromm

    Can anyone please confirm if this supports iOS 9.3.2 for iPod touch 5G with the RC3 vers?

    • Chase Fromm

      or at least w/ any of the HomeDepot jailbreak releases?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Supported Devices (Cydia)

      Any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (32-bit) on iOS 9.1-9.3.4.

      • Chase Fromm

        Good response, but I already jailbroke 9.3.5; this tutorial was not necessary: I currently have my exploits and will not release it – prople bully me, bad mouth me, hurt me, harass me etc. all the time. Their fault, not mine.

  • Alexa

    Can someone please provide information or support for A1429 GSM 9.3.3
    The offsets found do not jailbreak my iphone 5

  • David Alvarez

    there is no ipa file in the download