The home solution
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.
- 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
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,
|64-bit file analysis|
|Debuggers||Local and Remote debuggers for:
Windows, Linux, OSX, iOS, XNU, Bochs, GDBServer, WinDBG, Intel PIN, Android(Dalvik)
|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 (purchased separately)||cloud-based x64, PPC64 or ARM64 (beta)||cloud-based x64||cloud-based x64|
|Commercial usage allowed|
|Text (terminal) UI|
|Access to C++ SDK and tools|
|Access to Lumina function database|
|Save your analysis work|
|Floating license available|
|Technical support: email, forum|
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.