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IDA Home was introduced thanks to the experience Hex-Rays has been gaining throughout the years to propose hobbyists a solution that combines rapidity, reliability with the levels of quality and responsiveness of support that any professional reverse engineers should expect.

What's included in the pack?
  • Ability to analyze both 32-bit and 64-bit applications
  • The 64-bit PC, ARM and PPC come with a compatible cloud-based Decompiler currently in beta testing mode
  • Powerful IDAPython scripting with Python 3 support is included
  • Local or gdbserver debugger included
  • One processor family of choice from the most common processors: PC, ARM, M68K, MIPS, PPC
  • Access to Lumina server
  • Annual subscription and Named license only
IDA Home Cloud-based
How to participate in the beta testing?

IDA Home minimum system requirements


currently supported x64 OS required (Windows 8 or later, Windows 10 recommended).


x64 (x86_64) CentOS 7 or later, Ubuntu 16.04 or later. Other equivalent distributions may work but not guaranteed.


macOS Catalina or later (x64 or ARM64).

Which version of IDA is the best for you?

IDA Pro more info IDA Homemore info IDA Freemore info IDA DemoDownload
Supported processors 68 families + custom via SDK/IDAPython One of: x86/x64, ARM/ARM64,
Motorola 68K/Coldfire
x86/x64 x86/x64
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Debuggers Local and Remote debuggers for:
Windows, Linux, OSX, iOS, XNU, Bochs, GDBServer, WinDBG, Intel PIN, Android(Dalvik)
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Local + GDBServer Local x86/x64 Bochs (Windows only), Local x86/x64
File formats Over 45 + custom via SDK/IDAPython About 20 processor-specific formats PE, ELF, Mach-O PE, ELF, Mach-O
Decompiler x86, x64, ARM, ARM64, PPC, PPC64, MIPS, MIPS64 (purchased separately) cloud-based x64, PPC64 or ARM64 (beta) cloud-based x64 cloud-based x64
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Technical support: email, forum checked icon checked icon
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Frequently asked questions

Does IDA Home include a decompiler?
Currently there is no finalized decompiler available for IDA Home yet. However, 3 versions (64-bit PC, ARM and PPC) include a compatible cloud-based decompiler in beta test mode. Those decompilers require an internet connection to function.

Access to SDK?
The SDK is only available to IDA Pro customers but you can use the full power of IDAPython for developing scripts and plugins to extend IDA.

Do compiled IDA Pro plugins work?
Normally yes, but some functionality may be missing depending on the edition of IDA Home. For any third party support please contact the plugin authors.

Can additional processors be purchased?
No, only one processor family per edition is available.

Can I benefit from support and get fixes?
Yes, the same level of support by email as with IDA Pro is included.

Does it stop working if not renewed?
Yes. Unlike IDA Pro, renewals are required to continue using IDA Home.

Is batch/headless mode supported?
No, such functionality is only available in IDA Pro.

Can I use it at work or for freelancing?
No. If you earn money with it (i.e. commercial use), you need IDA Pro.

Can I use it for bug bounties?
Yes, if it's not your main source of income

IDA Home comes under a Named license scheme only and can be bought as an annual subscription. IDA Home replaces IDA Starter, which discontinues at version 7.4. IDA Starter users with an active support license can convert their license to one of the 5 IDA Home licenses (x86/x64, ARM/ARM64, MIPS/MIPS64, PowerPC/PPC64, Motorola 68K/Coldfire) or to IDA Pro. This conversion is free of charge; future support extensions will be at the cost of the chosen edition. Corporate customer's licenses will be converted automatically to IDA Pro.

IDA Home updates and releases

November 2020
the Cloud-based decompilers beta testing started read more
May 2020
IDA Home launchread more
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