Installing HomeDepot

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HomeDepot is capable of jailbreaking every 32-bit iOS device on firmware version 9.1 up to 9.3.4, as well as A5(X) devices on 8.0 to 8.4.1.

Note that the HomeDepot jailbreak is not “persistent” (meaning it does not remain installed after a reboot). You will need to re-run the exploit after every reboot. You will be instructed on how to do this.

Due to how custom applications are installed to the device, in most cases you will need to reinstall the HomeDepot jailbreak application to your device every 7 days from your computer.

We will use the Sideloadly tool to install the HomeDepot jailbreak application to your iOS device for use in the next step.


HomeDepot is currently signed at for easy installation without a computer.

A screenshot of the Sideloadly application (Windows)

Patching Home Depot


This is only needed on iOS 8.0 to 8.4, it is not needed for iOS 8.4.1 or for iOS 9.1 to 9.3.4.


macOS and Linux

  1. Open your Terminal application
  2. Change directory to the folder where you saved the script and h3lix.ipa files
    • If you saved them to Downloads, this would be cd ~/Downloads
  3. Type ./ in the terminal
  4. Drag and drop the MixtapePlayer .ipa file into the terminal
  5. Press Enter



  1. Drag the MixtapePlayer .ipa onto the patch.cmd file

Installing the application

  1. Open Sideloadly
  2. Plug your iOS device into your computer
    • Make sure your computer is trusted and allowed to view the contents of your device
  3. Drag and drop the HomeDepot .ipa file into Sideloadly
  4. Enter in your Apple ID
  5. Enter in your password
    • Sideloadly must make a request to its servers in order to work with free developer accounts. If you are not OK with this, you may use an alternate Apple ID.

The app will now install to your iOS device.

Trusting the application

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Device Management -> <Your Apple ID>
    • Depending on your usage, Device Management may be labeled Profiles and Device Management
  2. Tap Trust "<Your Apple ID>"

The HomeDepot application can now be opened from home screen.

Running HomeDepot

  1. Open the HomeDepot application from your home screen
  2. Tap Prepare for Jailbreak -> Accept -> Dismiss -> Proceed with Jailbreak -> Begin Installation -> Use Provided Offsets

When jailbreaking for a second time, an option called "Kickstart Jailbreak" will replace "Prepare for Jailbreak". Tap that instead.


If your device crashes or restarts unexpectedly and the jailbreak isn't installed, simply try running the exploit again until it does work.



These steps are only applicable for devices on 9.1 to 9.3.4 - A5(X) devices on 8.0 to 8.4.1 should skip this step.

This is an optional step which allows the jailbreak to run automatically when your device is booted. This means that you won't have to re-jailbreak through the HomeDepot app after your device is turned off.

You will have to use Cydia to install the untether. If you are unfamiliar with how Cydia works, please read Using Cydia first, before returning to this page.

  1. Open the Cydia application
  2. Check the "Sources" tab and ensure "tihmstar's beta repo" is added
    • If you can't find it, tap Edit -> + and enter
  3. Open the "Search" tab and enter "UntetherHomeDepot"
  4. Tap on the tweak and then tap "Install" in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  5. Confirm the installation

Once finished, you will be prompted to reboot your device.

You should now be jailbroken with Cydia installed on your home screen. You can use Cydia to install tweaks, themes and more.


If you wish to use a more modern package manager, continue to Installing Zebra