iOS 4.2.1 running on Apple Watch via a hack by teenager

Apple Watch running iOS 4.2.1

Couple of days back we saw iOS developer Hamza Sood come-up with a hack that allows the user to run custom watch faces on Apple Watch which was cool. Now a 14-year-old is stealing the limelight with an interesting hack. Billy Alice has managed to run iOS 4.2.1 on Apple Watch by installing a custom emulator. The nostalgic old-school iPhone homescreen unlocks to show the operating system running magically on the smartwatch instead of the customary watchOS 1.0.1.

As you can see from the video, Billy starts the OS and after unlocking one can see all the apps on the small screen. Although, the video is quite short and only shows the homescreen and app drawer running, there is no demonstration of an app running on it. Therefore, we cannot draw any conclusions on how good this hack is. But considering that it is accomplished by a teenager, we’ll give it a huge thumbs-up.

Via: Wired

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