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.
- 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.