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The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!

The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!

Posted July 27, 2017 at 11:45pm by iClarified
Hacker Max Bazaliy has jailbroken the Apple Watch, demonstrating the achievement at the DEFCON security conference in Las Vegas today.

Bazaliy is a security researcher at Lookout and co-founder of the Fried Apple team. During a presentation at DEFCON (you can download the slides from here), he detailed the steps taken to get to a fully jailbroken device.

The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!
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The jailbroken Apple Watch provides access to SMS, Calls, Health, Photos and Emails synced to the Watch, iPhone GPS location, microphone, and Apple Pay. Bazaliy says he has full access to the jailbroken watch file system including sqlite3 databases for Messages, Call History, Contacts, and Emails.

In order to get SSH working, Bluetooth is used to forward the connection from an iPhone to the watch. Bazaliy says his next steps for the jailbreak are to interpose or trampoline system functions, catch data on sync with an iPhone, create tweaks for a watch and run frida and radare. It's unclear if there are plans to release the jailbreak publicly but we'll let you know if we hear more.

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The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!

The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!

The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!

The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!
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Chip
Chip - August 1, 2017 at 6:39pm
This is nonsense, good luck getting it to run without crashing. Jailbreak is currently unstable. I wanted this to happen from way back when but now it's rubbish that I understand how useless jailbreaks are becoming. It's slow to keep up and even if it happens may God help you not to break your watch cause once you get your new device back ask that jailbreak you had is gone for good SSH or no SSH. So have fun waiting for a public release I wanted to see the jailbreak for iOS 10.3.2 and even 3.3.3 or 11 will it happen? That's the big question. And if it does so what it will not last.
Mahdi
Mahdi - July 29, 2017 at 10:59pm
For what!?
CyclingAsia
CyclingAsia - July 29, 2017 at 11:20pm
For What?... Long term goals, provide applications to the watch that are prohibited in the app store - ie, watches that have custom watch faces (Hermès watch face costs over $200 us to have) . Give apps access to APIs on the device that are not normally accessible to apps - eg, openGL. Currently apps can only provide a UI based on Apple's templates. This will also enable apps to look and behave how they want. If your answer is something like: I don't want apps to have access to everything, I don't want them to look like anything, and I don't need openGL. Then this is not for you or your apple watch.
Dredrums
Dredrums - July 29, 2017 at 6:51am
It’ll only be cool if you can do things like change ringtone/notification sounds and create watch faces
Naxcione
Naxcione - July 28, 2017 at 10:06pm
When ios 10.3 jb?
curtixman
curtixman - July 28, 2017 at 7:13pm
More useless jailbreak news that will never be relevant to people.
The Dude
The Dude - July 28, 2017 at 5:35pm
people.....this is silly...Apple watch jailbreak is not for cydia n crap like that. its just access to internal file system and if watch is paired with an iphone.....to get into the iphone data over bt...this is not a "lets install cydia and get Springtomize watch edition tweak for applewatch"....
Sabtain Aziz
Sabtain Aziz - July 28, 2017 at 2:10am
The Apple Watch is very useful I have had mine for about 3 weeks now and it’s one of those things now I’ve got it I can’t live without people say if you have a iPhone what’s the point there is a point you still need your phone for a lot of things but the watch is great for things like notification glances, quick reply’s, fitness tracking and motivation and of course telling the damn time with customisable watch faces it’s great.
Jackson Tucker
Jackson Tucker - July 28, 2017 at 11:58am
Trust me the novelty of it wears off quickly.
The Dude
The Dude - July 28, 2017 at 5:32pm
yep....I now basically use it as a timer and to tell time....the apps are exciting.....at first
paulMOGG
paulMOGG - July 27, 2017 at 11:56pm
What's the point of jail breaking a watch when it already works well without it ? Duh!
The Dude
The Dude - July 28, 2017 at 1:26am
to steal your information dummy
Hmm
Hmm - July 27, 2017 at 11:56pm
I wonder how this would affect how secure Apple Pay is? Luckily it worked so scarcely for me I stopped using it.
stevenlacross
stevenlacross - July 27, 2017 at 11:54pm
Yay, you can now do a tiny bit more with the Apple Watch
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