Apple Watch Jailbreak

There are so many things that the Apple watch is capable of but Apple restricts it. Jailbreak is the way to remove the restrictions an imposed by Apple.

We are discussing all Apple watch jailbreaking /hacking methods and everything about Apple watch on this page.

However, Apple watch jailbreak is very rare when we compare with other Apple devices such as iPhone Jailbreak, iPad Jailbreak and iPod Jailbreak.

watchOS 5 to watchOS 5.1.2

WatchOS 5.1.1 is the latest version. Also, Apple seeded watchOS 5.1.2 beta for developers.

Apple watchOS 5.1 release besides the missing ECG feature with the iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone,iPad, Pods and tvOS 12.1.1 for Apple TV.

Apple announced new Watch series 4 along with the WatchOS 5 byadding new hardware features at Apple event.

However, still, there is no any jailbreak method for these versions.

watchOS 5 to watchOS 5.1.2 Compatibility

watchOS 5- 5.1.2 requires iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 / iOS 12.0.1 or later, and one of the following Apple Watch models:

Apple Watch Series 1

Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 4

Watch 4 New Features

  • Redesigned watchOS interface with Lager Screens

  • More workouts

  • Competitive activities with friends

  • Automatic exercise detection

  • Personal coaching to help wearers beat their friends at activities

  • Listen to podcasts from the Watch

  • Interact with other Watch owners through a new walkie-talkie feature

  • New WebKit support to view specific web pages

  • Ability to raise a wrist to wake Siri.

Jailbreak watchOS 4.1 (jelbrekTime)

jelbrekTime is developed by the Tihmstar and it is v0rtex-based watchOS 4.1 jailbreak for Apple Watch series 3.

watchOS 3.x and 4.0 running older Apple Watch models support can also be added by other advanced developers through modifying this project.

According to the developer, jelbrekTime comes with the following features.

  • Exploits kernel using v0rtex

  • Gets tfp0 and stores it to hsp4

  • Applies h3lix kernel patches

  • Remounts / as rw

  • Extracts bootstrap.tar

If you are a developer, you can access jelbrekTime installation from tihmstar’s GitHub repository.

Jailbreak watchOS 4

watchOS 4 jailbreak could be achieved by a skilled developer by modifying above jelbrekTime.

Jailbreak watchOS 3 (OverCl0ck)

OverClock is latest Jailbreak project for watchOS 3. It is developed by the Ben Sparkes who brought us Meridian Jailbreak for iOS 10.X. This Jailbreak tool based on the v0rtex exploit to get root access on the Apple Watch. This method is very similar to Max Bazaliy’s method which was demonstrated at DEF CON 2017.

This is still in early development stage, and Ben Sparkes release it as XCode project to GitHub, because collaboration is necessary to move forward.

Device compatibility -

Apple Watch Series 1

Apple Watch Series 2

Version Compatibility -

watchOS 3.0

watchOS 3.1

watchOS 3.1.1

watchOS 3.2

watchOS 3.2.2

watchOS 3.2.3

Important : It has not published IPA yet, If you are a developer, you can download the necessary files using Github. Here is the Official link.

According to developer following functions require development. These functions will be added to the future updates of OverCl0ck Jailbreak tool.

Fix watch_offsetfinder utility to find offsets correctly.

Fix v0rtex exploit.

Add kernel patches.

Codesigning patch.

Mount root filesystem with full read/write permissions.

Add SSH support with Dropbear client.

Find reliable way to transfer files to Watch.

Port Comex’s Substitute (Substrate alternative) to watchOS 3.

Add a Cydia-like package installer for running tweaks.

Max Bazaliy’s watchOS 3 Jailbreak Demonstration

Hacker Max Bazaliy was demonstrated about watchOS 3 jailbreak at World's largest hacker conventions of DEF CON which was held on 27–30th July 2017. At the presentation, he has targeted to access following sensitive information.

  • Watch have access to SMS, Calls, Health

  • Photos and emails synced to Watch

  • Fetch GPS location from the phone

  • Microphone usage

  • Apple Pay

However this jailbreak was done privately and he did not hint about public release.

Jailbreak WatchOS 2 & Minor versions

Some good news for watchOS 2 jailbreak has follow.

  • Steve T-S confirmation for iWatch jailbreak
  • Steve Troughton-Smith ( Irish programmer for Apple software), Saurik (Developer of Cydia) and Adam Bell (Canadian software developer for Apple watch) was able to hacked Apple watch and ran UIKit & SceneKit apps on the watch device. Proven video as follows.

  • Hamze sood jailbreak
  • Another Developer Hamze Sood was able to run Flappy Bird on Watch OS 2 and users can control it by touching and handling Crown.

  • Web Browsing by Comex

It has no safari web browser to the Apple watch and even in future, it will never be added because of the small display resolution. But users are interested to have it. So jailbreak is the only solution to do it. As expected, the Web browser released by Comex and he could run Google Home page, and Copy/Define option is running on watch display. Here are the Twitter image and video confirmation of Comex web browsing.

Why should iWatch jailbreak

iWatch (Apple Watch) introduced without some most necessary functions such as Web browsing. Also, Apple limits some of watch face designs to specific Apple Watch models.

Cydia offers many third-party apps to customize the iOS devices as the most popular 3rd party app store for jailbroken devices. Therefore jailbreak is the only option to get those missing functions as jailbreak tweaks to iWatch.

Reasons for iWatch jailbreak

  • Stock apps customization.

  • Watch faces changes.

  • More themes.

  • Custom elements complications.

  • Home Screen Customization.

Third Party Watch Faces

Free Time Face by Alexander Zaytsev

Alexander Zaytsev introduced many new faces at WWDC event keynote session before releasing the iWatch. Apple launched the few faces when iWatch releasing and some of them rejected. However, once jailbreak method confirms Alexander Zaytsev will introduce more new faces and then we can use all faces.

Basketball face by Plearns

Plearns has created several faces to watch interface. Basketball face was one of the smart faces, which his made first. Once the jailbreak release for iWatch, users can use all of his faces.

Japan face by Alexander Zaytsev

This is another face which create Alexander. Also he created time telling apps / themes for iWatch. Unfortunately still we can not use all because there is no any jailbreak method for iWatch device.

Meditation face by Mackenthun

The Mackenthun is another jailbreak app developer for the Apple devices. He has been created many number of applications / wallpapers for the third party app installations.

Sunset face by Martin Eriksson

This is a very beautiful upcoming jailbreak custom face. We have not idea about , why Apple not include this face for default list. However, all iWatch users will be lucky to install it after jailbreak.

Running Face by Michael Martino

This is also very creative watch face, and it is displaying past and now running speed. This specially created for athletics players and other users can use too.

Nike fit face by Geo1

It is depended to official Nike Inc. Nike Company asked to Developers to create a watch face for Nike. Then Geo1 team has created this watch face for Nike Company.

Behance face by Tyler Gough

This face can customize the watch face according to user’s choice even users can add their own image. Other faces can not change. Because of the customization ability, this face will be most popular among the users.

Watch Clock 2nd by Martin Eriksson

This is very attractive face with the good color balance. It is displaying time and weather forecast according to your current place. Because of these features this will be most popular custom face among the users too.

Music Mockup face by Martin Eriksson

It has a nice 3D look. Most advantage part is users can be stream music directly with this face. Users only need to do hold and touch the face and here after it asks from you to stream the music. This will be famous among the music lovers.

Watchface by Judesh

This face created by one of Israel Developer. When compared with other iWatch faces, this has very simple design. Because of having simply design, it will be popular.

iOS 11.3 Jailbreak

Electra 1131 available for iOS 11.3 jailbreak. Also, Anzhuang and Velonzy properly work on these iOS 11.3 versions and can recommend as best jailbreak app installers for iOS 11.3 jailbreak.

iOS 11.2.6/11.2.5 Jailbreak

You can install Cydia on iOS 11.2.5 & iOS 11.2.6 using Electra. As well jailbreak apps can be installed using Dev code extraction method or UDID registration method. Get the both iOS 11.2.6 & iOS 11.2.5 jailbreak info from here.


Keen Team proved the possibility of iOS 12 Jailbreak, iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak, iOS 11.1.1 Jailbreak and iOS 11 jailbreak at various security conference up to now. However, they did not release any public tool until now. Also, It has many jailbreak solutions for these versions such as LiberiOS Jailbreak, C0F3 Jailbreak, Electra jailbreak and To.panga jailbreak.

iOS 11.2.2 Jailbreak

Now Electra Jailbreak compatible with iOS 11.2.2 to install Cydia. Also, Anzhuang and Velonzy jailbreak app installers allow you to install jailbreak apps for iOS 11.2.2. Also, it has many jailbreak scams for this versions. Do not forget to download Jailbreak tools always from trusted sources. Visit iOS 11.2.2 Jailbreak page to get jailbreak info about iOS 11.2 to iOS 11.2.2 versions.

Phoenix Jailbreak

Phoenix Jailbreak released jailbreak tool for 32-bit devices running on iOS 9.3.5 versions. This was released in collaboration with Siguza and tihmstar.

Yalu online jailbreak

It has two Yalu jailbreak methods for iOS 10 to iOS 10.2 jailbreak. One method can complete without getting PC help. Other method asks PC support. Both methods work as semi untethered. Click the Yalu Jailbreak page for more details.

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