Comex Apple Watch Web Browser

In a recent post, we highlighted several different features that we’d like to see come to the Apple Watch by means of a jailbreak. One of those features was a web browser. As silly as it might seem, having a full browser available on your wrist would be kind of cool, if for none other reason than the fact that we can state that we have a full web browser on our wrists.

Legendary jailbreak hacker, Comex, appears to have similar wants, as he’s shown off a web browser running on his Apple Watch. The details of how he accomplished such a feat are vague at this point, but it’s a definite step in the right direction.

Since Flash was required for the original video, we filmed parts of it and put it on Vine for your convenience. To see the original, click here.

https://vine.co/v/emdrIXD177W

The brief video shows Comex navigating around Google.com. He also posted a bonus screenshot to his Twitter account:

Comex Web Browser Apple Watch

As mentioned, exactly how Comex was able to pull this off is still vague, but it at least lets us know that we have some high-quality hackers looking into Apple Watch. That bodes well for a possible Apple Watch jailbreak in the future.

What do you make of Comex’s accomplishment?

  • JimGresham

    …and so it begins!

  • Benjamin

    I can’t play the video. Fullscreen button is working, but nothing else.

    • Check now, I reposted on vine.

      • Benjamin

        Thank you!

  • Newgunnerr

    That’s all we need

  • Smegmatron

    What is this? A browser for ants?

    • That_Fruitarian

      Hahaha… This cracked me up.

  • Jonah

    Right now I just check little snippets of iDB on my watch. Glimpse on the App Store

  • Slifur

    For me, comex is the best jailbreaker until now. Slide to Jailbreak is still the fastest and easiest way to jailbreak method. This man is a legend!

  • iPodDroid

    And Comex does it again! Amazing work from him as always. But honestly a web browser on a smartwatch can only do so much considering how small the screen is. But nevertheless, good job Comex

    • Elias Chao

      Well, I guess he just wanted to show what he accomplished on the watch, more than showing how awesome could’ve been a web browser on it ;p

      • iPodDroid

        But with a screen that small? I don’t think a web browser would work very well with a watch. Plus you already your phone so……..

  • Marvin

    this is funny… I can write a App that do the same… Every iOS Dev can do this

    • James G

      Exactly.

    • Andy

      I was thinking the same thing. Isn’t this just an app? Besides, a full web browser on an Apple Watch would hardly be usable unless somehow websites start optimizing for the watch’s screen resolution.

    • wiety

      really ? are you sure you would be able to write such thing with watchkit ?

      • Yah, I have messed around with watchkit a little bit and there isnt a UIwebView item so this is probably something more complicated

  • Nathan

    Let the flaunting commence!

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    That is great work from Comex. And as someone here already mentioned, JailbreakMe (slide to jailbreak from MobileSafari) is by far the most innovative and straightforward jailbreak to ever exist, no question about that.

    I think people should take note that this bypass to get a web browser on the Apple Watch is not necessarily for the sake of the web browser on the watch, but mainly to show that bypassing this little device is in fact possible and could open the door to many things, jailbreak for the watch included (in my opinion, of course).

  • James G

    He probably loaded something up in Xcode using frameworks or views that aren’t allowed to publish but can be used for testing. Nothing more is my guess.

  • Let’s see a gameboy emulator on the Apple Watch. That’s something that would instantly make me buy the Apple Watch 😛

    • Christian Mejía

      No.

      • No what?

        Perhaps it’s just the big kid inside of me but nothing can convince me that playing Pokemon on a smart watch will not be awesome 🙂

      • Christian Mejía

        It would be a horrible experience. The screen is just too small.

  • socrates

    To everyone saying “I’m a dev, I could do this if I wanted,” it’s not about the theory behind it. It’s about the implementation.
    Anyone can know something. What’s important is using that knowledge to manipulate reality.

    • This Guy

      ‘manipulate reality’? Get a grip, hoss. It’s not that big a deal.

      • socrates

        Since when is it wrong to be precise? That’s all my words were.

  • Tommy Gumbs

    I wonder how he typed?

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    He’s probably jailbroke the watch already but won’t share it. What is the point if you don’t share?

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    Comex just posted that this is not an app.

  • If you really think you need a web browser on your Apple Watch you’ve totally missed the point.

  • Kevin Chen

    Worst thing that could happen to me. My IPHONE 6 PLUS is having a blurry camera hardware issue. It is jailbroken. I have to remove it and take it to Apple for replacemtn. I’m gonna miss my jailbreak,

    • Straightshoota

      try putting a magnet near the camera.

      • Kevin Chen

        I dont think that’s gonna work in any way or form

      • Straightshoota

        Begat do you have to lose. Sometimes theOIS can malfunction on the 6+ and a magnet with the camera on can reset it.