How to unlock the Apple Watch Activity app on iOS 8.2, no jailbreak required

For the last few hours I’ve been playing with the Activity app on iOS 8.2. The Activity app is a stock app included in iOS 8.2, but it’s currently hidden until you connect an Apple Watch. However, you can go hands-on with this brand new app even without the need of having a jailbroken iPhone..

Our friends from iDB made a video walkthrough that will guide you through each step needed to get the iOS 8.2 Apple Watch Activity app running on your iPhone today, even though the Apple Watch is still weeks from releasing. No jailbreak required.

In a nutshell, we are taking a backup of the 8.2 firmware, adding a couple of plist files to unlock the Activity app, and then restoring the modified backup. It sounds super-simple, but it took developer Hamza Sood a lot of time and dedication to find the right plist values, so major props to him.

Follow these steps carefully and everything will be ok..

Step 1: Download and unzip the file containing the two plist files needed

Step 2: Download and install iBackupBot [Mac | Windows]

Step 3: Open iTunes and backup your device locally using the “This computer” option

Step 4: Launch iBackupBot and load the backup you just created

Step 5: Navigate to System Files → HomeDomain → Library → Preferences

Step 6: Click Import and select the from the System Filesfolder you downloaded in Step 1

Step 7: Navigate to User App Files → → Library → Preferences

Step 8: Click Import and select the from the User App Files folder you downloaded in Step 1

Step 9: Exit iBackupBot

Step 10: Open iTunes and click Restore Backup and choose the latest backup, which should be the one you just modified

Step 11: Once the device is finished restoring from backup, check the Home screen and you should see the Apple Watch Activity app. If it didn’t work for you, make sure you watch the above video again for anything you may have omitted.

That's it bro ! You are done.... what do you think about it ? 


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