Home Diagnostics

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This article discusses software internally used by Apple.

Acquiring a copy without Apple's consent is illegal and may result in being scammed.
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Home Diagnostics
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Original author(s) Apple Inc.
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Stable release 18B86
(latest known version)
Operating system macOS
Available in English
Type Package
License Closed source


Home Diagnostics is an package which contains a few apps that are used by Foxconn or Apple. Among apps (listed below), it also installs a crash dumper, which automatically launches when an iDevice is connected and dumps the logs to the computer, and an additional panel for Xcode Organizer. It also installs a handful of useful command line utilities to /usr/local/bin. These applications aren't installed in /Applications like normal(except AirSwitch); They are instead installed to /AppleInternal/Applications.


It usually contains the following apps: PurpleRestore, PurpleSNIFF, PurpleFAT, SkankPhone, SkankTunes/FakeTunes, ScreenShotr, DCSD, PurpleBuildSanitizer, iOS Menu, iPhone Menu, PurpleConsole, PowerWarriorX, PurplePod , iRemoteX and CarDisplaySim.

The most recent builds of Home Diagnostics may include AirSwitch, a tool to install OTA updates from internal servers using a Kanzi Cable, and PurpleRabbit, which looks like a PurpleRestore replacement, although it still uses it.

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