Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How To Hack Apple Watch To Run It On Browser

It would be great to hack Apple Watch to run it on browser. Isn't it? But it seems that Nicholas Allegra a.k.a Comex have already did it. Apple’s first wearable doesn’t natively allow the loading of web pages. But Comex has posted a video which shows a web browser running on hacked Apple Watch.

It is impossible don't know this well-known hacker Comex. He is a developer of jailbreak tools such as JailbreakMe and Spirit, which were the easiest jailbreaks ever to be launched, as it allowed users to jailbreak their iPhone using mobile Safari.

The Apple Watch doesn’t come pre-installed with Safari. As you can see in the video above, Comex has managed to crack Apple Watch to load Google’s homepage in a web browser.

He also taps and holds on the display to get access to the familiar Copy/Define options. It is not possible to search as a QWERTY keyboard is not available for Apple Watch. As you can see navigate across the webpage on the small screen isn't very practical.

Apple Watch runs Watch OS, which came as a part of iOS 8.2 software update, with a custom UI called Carousel instead of SpringBoard. SpringBoard is the standard application that manages the home screen on the iPhone and iPad.

This video shows the first hacked Apple Watch. Comex didn't mention whether he has managed to jailbreak Apple Watch. But he does point out that Watch OS is based on UIKit already, although the SDK doesn’t let running any native code. But the fact that the effort to hack Apple Watch to run it on browser was successful it shows that it may be possible to jailbreak Apple's wearable it in future.


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