Apple Watch or Stay Jailbroken

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by UhFive, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. UhFive macrumors regular

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    UPS attempted to deliver my Apple Watch to my neighbor...luckily I realized it because I was out sweeping the driveway. I chased him about three blocks before he stopped again. Needless to say I couldn't wait to get my new Apple Watch!
    My real dilemma came when I got home. Before even opening the package I remembered I was on iOS 8.1 and didn't have the Apple Watch app. Easy fix right...? Nope because I am Jailbroken and don't want to lose my Jailbreak.
    There isn't any feature of the jailbreak I absolutely can't live without, but I didn't buy the watch with the intention of keep it...my original plan was to resale for a profit and make a quick $100. However, after making an in store appointment to try them on, I actually really liked it.
    So what does the world think I should do?
     
  2. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Not much of a choice, if you want the watch you have to update.

    Otherwise return or sell it.

    I'm in the same boat but my Watch isn't here yet. Hoping we get a JB for 8.3 or 8.4 soon.
     
  3. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    In the same predicament. Used my Mom's iPhone 6 to at least activate the watch, and am using it as a watch etc with no phone functionality until I see if they release a 8.3 jailbreak sometime soon (which i'm thinking they are waiting until 8.4 if anything comes out..). A real bummer.
     
  4. LiemTa macrumors regular

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    How limited are you right now not being able to have phone alongside?
     
  5. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Jailbreaking offers such minimal utility today, and comes at the cost of not insignificant security risks. Why bother?
     
  6. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it tells the time and I'm able to use the stopwatch and calendar, lmao.. That's about all. Can't really use the Internet for anything because I turned airplane mode on so I would not get her notifications.

    Jailbreaking I use for only a few tweaks which I find immensely useful. The ability to customize my control center is the best thing that has happened to my iPhone. It seems insignificant but when I wasnt jailbreak I would always get frustrated certain things took so many steps to achieve.
     
  7. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Why not wait until 8.2 is jailbroken and then you have the app? Shouldn't be too long right?
     
  8. LiemTa macrumors regular

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    Can you unpair the watch?

    Can you use the Activity app? The one with the Indoor Jog, Outdoor Job nonsense?
     
  9. UhFive, Apr 24, 2015
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    UhFive thread starter macrumors regular

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    The wife decided to abandon her jailbreak and updated to 8.3...she is now wearing it
     
  10. iregret macrumors 6502

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    I faced the same dilemma. I updated for the watch. The only thing I miss is f.lux. That's all I had installed really.
     
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  13. ShawnTXDFW macrumors regular

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    I went AW and had no choice but to update to 8.3 I hated the fact that I had to lose my JB in order to get the AW. Though my watch isn't here yet, and won't be for another 2-3 weeks, good thing is the update is out the way. Take note, all I did was update my iPhone. My iPad is still JB, and I don't plan on updating that until the next JB comes out.
     
  14. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    Worth losing it. I just updated to 8.3 today and lost mine (well, restored and updated). I barely use my phone anymore with the watch now
     
  15. Charlesm3030 macrumors member

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    I would loose the jailbreak. I am still waiting for my watch, but I helped unbox my friends! It looks awesome see video below;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1lym-VZTzs
     
  16. Tatsh macrumors member

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    I bit the bullet and bought a new iPhone 6 Plus just so I could use my watch.

    I'm keeping my other one though so I can still maintain my tweaks.

    Sometimes you gotta make sacrifices. The iPhone 6 Plus is a solid piece of equipment so it is worth it to me. As a developer, might as well have more stuff to test with.
     
  17. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    I just abandoned the JB for the watch, hurts but what are you gonna do if you want to be an early adopter...
     
  18. Fortimir macrumors 6502a

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    Of course there will always be a handful of cool things you can only do with JB, but starting with iOS 7 that benefit gap began to close down significantly. I stopped JBing because it just became a huge inconvenience to maintain. I don't miss it.
     

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