Apple Watch OS2 with older Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by faded.memories, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. faded.memories macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2011
    I'm thinking about picking up an Apple Watch and my phone is currently Jailbroken on iOS 8.4

    If I buy a watch and it's already updated to Watch OS 2 would I be sitting on a useless device until the next JB comes along or would it have some functionality even without iOS9 on my phone?

    It is absolutely clear you must have 9+ to update the watch to OS2, but can 8.4 communicate with a watch that is already updated?
  2. techguy9 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    From what I've heard, you will have to update to iOS 9 if it comes with watchOS 2.
  3. faded.memories thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2011
    Confirmed incompatible unfortunately. Pretty much what I expected, but I was hoping otherwise.

    Tonight I got my hands on an open box unit at BestBuy and they let me try to pair it. Got a pop-up message stating that iPhone software was out of date.


    Gonna wait a while and see if JB 9.2x happens. Otherwise, I might put up an ad on CL or such and see if I can't find someone interested in selling me one that hasn't been upgraded yet. I know I'll want OS2, but I'd still like to have one sooner rather than later.

    Decided to entertain myself by archiving some device backups and making a fresh backup of my phone in case Taig or Pangu make a move soon.

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