Legizmo 'Kincaid'

$4.99

For watchOS 8, use Legizmo ‘Jupiter’ instead.



Got a shiny new Apple Watch, but when you try to pair with your jailbroken iPhone you find that iOS says ‘no’? Torn between whether to stay jailbroken and not use the Watch, or whether to use the Watch but sacrifice your jailbreak and update iOS?

What if you could have it both ways? With Legizmo, you can.

Whether you’re trying to pair a brand-new Apple Watch that’s running a version of watchOS that’s too new for your jailbroken version of iOS, or you are already paired but want to update watchOS to take advantage of the latest features whilst still keeping your iPhone jailbroken, Legizmo is designed to help make that happen.


Legizmo ‘Kincaid’ is designed to enable you to pair Apple Watches that are running watchOS 1.0 right up to watchOS 9.0 on iOS 13 or newer. The Legizmo app walks you through the setup process, and offers three key features:

Pairing Support

There are two methods of Pairing Support to choose from, and the Legizmo app will help guide you through the selection and installation process. This is the magic that lets you pair and update to newer versions.

Compatibility Fixes

What about features added to watchOS that your version of iOS is too old to have? Blood Oxygen on iOS 13? Legizmo offers a set of Compatibility Fixes tailored to your combination of iOS and watchOS devices, to bring new functionality back to older versions of iOS, or to fix potential inconsistencies with existing features.

Verify Support

Looking to buy a Watch, but not sure if it’s compatible? If it’s out of the box, Legizmo lets you scan the pairing code on any Apple Watch to see what version of watchOS it’s running, and whether your version of Legizmo is compatible with it (or, if it will just work with your current version of iOS)


watchOS Software Updates

What about software updates? With Legizmo, you can unlock software updates again for your Apple Watch. And, if the version of Legizmo you’re using isn’t compatible with the available update, that update is prevented. An update to Legizmo would bring support for that new version, and will then allow you to update your Watch once more.


Feature Compatibility

Especially when using major versions of watchOS with older major versions of iOS (like watchOS 9 with iOS 15), there will inevitably be some incompatibilites with certain features. Compatibility Fixes help with this, but, full compatibility with all features can’t be guaranteed.

The Legizmo website is being updated with information about feature compatibility. For the most up-to-date information, see the Legizmo Discord.

What’s New in Version 4.0

Released

This is the initial release of Legizmo Kincaid.

General

  • A new Welcome experience has been implemented to guide new users through the setup process
  • The app’s design and layout, along with its icon, have been reworked with improved textual hints
  • Sensitive information shown in the app (e.g. device name) is redacted from screenshots and screen recordings

Pairing Support

  • Adds support for the watchOS 9 release
  • Older Apple Watches that no longer receive updates from Apple, that are not running their latest available update, should now be supported by Legizmo
  • Adds Post-Pairing Steps, to maintain pairing between < iOS 16 and watchOS 9 devices that were paired on watchOS 9.0 Developer Beta 3 or newer

Compatibility Fixes

  • Compatibility Fixes are now collectively referred to as the Feature Support component of Legizmo
  • The Apps Support fix now allows development applications to be installed on paired Apple Watches
  • The Apps Support fix now allows non-standalone apps requiring watchOS 9.0 or newer to be installed when bundled with an iOS app
  • The Now Playing fix has improved support for AirPlay destinations being selected on the Watch

Compatibility Check

  • The Compatibility Check results now more accurately reflect the current device’s capabilities without needing to remove Pairing Support if it is installed
  • Improved Compatibility Check results for Watch hardware that is no longer supported by Apple
  • The Watch pairing code scanner now uses a rectangular reticle similar to the Watch app rather than the previous blue circle

Watch Services

  • The Watch Services restart now includes a number of additional daemons to improve connection restoration

Post-Pairing Steps

If you are pairing a device that is already running watchOS 9.0 or newer, you will need Legizmo’s Post-Pairing Steps to ensure it remains paired after the Watch reboots. If Post-Pairing Steps are not performed, your Watch will erase itself soon after it next reboots.

Legizmo is designed to notify you when you need to perform Post-Pairing Steps, which is at the end of the initial synchronisation process. Tapping the notification banner will take you directly to Post-Pairing Steps in the Legizmo app, which can also be accessed from the Pairing Support menu.

If your Watch was paired on a version prior to watchOS 9.0, and you are updating to 9.0 or newer, you will not need to run Post-Pairing Steps unless you unpair and subsequently re-pair the Watch to your phone running Legizmo.

In some cases, the Legizmo app may indicate you need to run Post-Pairing Steps when your Watch was paired on watchOS 8 or older, however this is because the version history of the Watch is not recorded. Running Post-Pairing Steps on these Watches will not cause harm, however is not necessary.