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Legizmo 'Kincaid'


For watchOS 8, use Legizmo ‘Jupiter’ instead.

NOTE: Legizmo ‘Kincaid’ is not compatible with XinaA15. Please use the TrollStore version of Legizmo on these devices.

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.x 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 4.1-2

  • 4.1-2 fixes installation on rootless devices.

This update mainly provides support for watchOS 9.4 and newer, and introduces a number of internal bug fixes. It also provides preparation for future, more advanced Feature Support fixes.

When upgrading to watchOS 9.4, there are reports of issues with Apple Pay and Wallet provisioning. Please wait for a future Legizmo update before updating to watchOS 9.4 if you might need to add new cards to Wallet later


  • Legizmo can now interact with Watches that were paired with Family Setup (iOS 14.0 and newer)
  • Legizmo will now generate warnings when it is being run on a version of iOS that has not been officially tested
  • Legizmo now supports enterprise-issued restrictions on Apple Watch usage
  • Fixes an issue that would allow Legizmo Diagnostics to be run when supporting services are unavailable
  • Improves the clarity of the screenshot privacy alert message

Pairing Support

  • Adds support for the watchOS 9.4 update
  • Removes Post-Pairing Steps. See the end of this post for information about this removal
  • Fixes an issue that could cause older, legacy Watches to fail pairing when using the Tweak Method

Compatibility Fixes

  • Fixes an issue which prevented the Apps Support fix from installing watchOS 9.0+ apps from an iOS 15 device
  • Fixes an issue which prevented the Apps Support fix from installing any watchOS app from an iOS 13 device to a watchOS 8 or newer Watch
  • Fixes an issue which caused the Health Support fix to incorrectly claim it is installed, even on devices which do not require this fix
  • Fixes an issue which could cause the ‘mediaremoted’ daemon to crash when changing the iPhone volume from the Watch alongside the ‘Now Playing Controls’ fix

Compatibility Check

  • The Compatibility Check ‘Check Active Watch’ feature has been replaced with ‘Check Paired Watch’. When checking the currently installed version, you are now able to choose any of your paired Watches without needing the Watch you wish to check to be connected
  • Improves the clarity of messaging when Legizmo supports a Watch, but iOS also supports it
  • Improves the clarity of messaging when Legizmo supports a Watch, but iOS does not

Watch Services

  • The performance of the Watch Services restart has been improved

Post-Pairing Steps

Post-Pairing Steps, initially introduced in Legizmo Kincaid 4.0, has been intentionally removed in this update. Apple has fixed the issue that Post-Pairing Steps was designed to take care of.

If you pair an Apple Watch that is already running watchOS 9 or newer to an iOS 15 or older device, and it unpairs itself after the Watch is rebooted, please contact the developer. This was the original issue identified during the watchOS 9.0 beta cycle.