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  • Developer Manages to Hack Android Wear to Answer iPhone Calls Without a Jailbreak


    An app developer by the name of Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has managed to hack Google's Android Wear to accept incoming calls from Apple's iPhone, which runs iOS, a competing operating system from that of the Android ecosystem.

    Perhaps the most stunning detail about this integration is that it didn't require a jailbreak on the iPhone and that the pairing used Apple's own APIs completely, using ANCS as the connection between the devices.

    Apple's own Apple Watch will also allow you to accept incoming calls, whether by phone or by FaceTime right from the watch itself, but what makes the connection between the Android Wear device and the iPhone so inspiring is the fact that the two devices were not made to be paired together.

    The developer shared his video demonstration of the pairing and calling integration between the iPhone and Google's Android Wear device on YouTube, which you can view below:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D2pkyHp8HN0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Earlier in the year, Abu-Garbeyyeh managed to also get Android Wear to work with iOS' notification system so that notifications appearing on the iPhone could also appear on the Android Wear device. Another video for that can be seen below:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DIIYmVSc9Yw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Although this awesome hackery shows that integration is indeed possible, we've also heard reports that Google is working on an official solution to an application that could make the Android Wear devices compatible with the iPhone.

    If you had to choose between Google's Android Wear or Apple's Apple Watch, and both of them had this functionality for your iPhone, which would you take?

    Sources: YouTube
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Developer Manages to Hack Android Wear to Answer iPhone Calls Without a Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      To me this is the best way to sway a user from just Apple or just Google/Android wear. Make it compatible across the board.
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      Excellent marketing strategy.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      A first gen Apple Watch isn't worth it for me, too expensive and you know the 2nd version will be better, a cheaper AndroidWear watch would be an ideal companion to my iPhone
    1. lma0483's Avatar
      lma0483 -
      I wouldn't mind using a Moto 360 with my iPhone 6 Plus
    1. Luke Rinehart's Avatar
      Luke Rinehart -
      His phone looks Jailbroken, and there are 3 obvious signs that point to this:

      1. There is no % sign next to his battery level (there's a jailbreak tweak for that)
      2. Look at his Messages icon when he gets a text. It bounces up and down (another Jailbreak tweak)
      3. The top left/right corners of his dock are rounded (not the case on standard iOS software)

      Creator of this article should probably do more fact checking before posting.
    1. TDH Advocate's Avatar
      TDH Advocate -
      I'm getting the apple watch because anything by android is garbage and always will be. Nonetheless this is very cool to see
    1. TDH Advocate's Avatar
      TDH Advocate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luke Rinehart View Post
      His phone looks Jailbroken, and there are 3 obvious signs that point to this:

      1. There is no % sign next to his battery level (there's a jailbreak tweak for that)
      2. Look at his Messages icon when he gets a text. It bounces up and down (another Jailbreak tweak)
      3. The top left/right corners of his dock are rounded (not the case on standard iOS software)

      Creator of this article should probably do more fact checking before posting.
      Just because it is doesn't mean it is required. Think before you speak.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by TDH Advocate View Post
      Just because it is doesn't mean it is required. Think before you speak.
      Maybe so, BUT, the headline says "....Answer iPhone Calls Without a Jailbreak"

      OBVIOUSLY the iPhone is jailbroken. How about showing a video with a non-jailbroken phone.
    1. JustDoIt311's Avatar
      JustDoIt311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TDH Advocate View Post
      Just because it is doesn't mean it is required. Think before you speak.
      Obviously it's required if the video shows a jailbroken phone.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Is the battery life as bad on android wear as with the apple watch? It's nice to have choices, but as far as I can tell they are all junk at this point since I would have to go 36+ hours between charges on a regular basis.
    1. Karlanthonyuk's Avatar
      Karlanthonyuk -
      Am i the only one who can see a % mark? Its clear as day
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Karlanthonyuk View Post
      Am i the only one who can see a % mark? Its clear as day
      Totally see it too. If course, I also see zeppelin installed, which negates that, but whatever.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustDoIt311 View Post
      Obviously it's required if the video shows a jailbroken phone.
      I don't see how. My phone is jailbroken, but if I made a video transferring a song onto my phone from itunes that doesn't mean a jailbreak is required.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Karlanthonyuk View Post
      Am i the only one who can see a % mark? Its clear as day
      On one video, there is a percentage mark, in the other one, it's missing. Either way, it's clearly a jailbroken phone in both videos.
    1. Karlanthonyuk's Avatar
      Karlanthonyuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      Totally see it too. If course, I also see zeppelin installed, which negates that, but whatever.
      Totally understandable but just because he is jailbroken does not mean we all have to be to use the hack, i wouldn't want to restore my phone to prove no jailbreak is needed, what does he have to prove?

      Bravo sir!
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luke Rinehart View Post
      His phone looks Jailbroken, and there are 3 obvious signs that point to this:

      1. There is no % sign next to his battery level (there's a jailbreak tweak for that)
      2. Look at his Messages icon when he gets a text. It bounces up and down (another Jailbreak tweak)
      3. The top left/right corners of his dock are rounded (not the case on standard iOS software)

      Creator of this article should probably do more fact checking before posting.
      So…just because I have running shoes I can't walk in them? Geez dude, common sense is free!! Go get your share!!
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustDoIt311 View Post
      Obviously it's required if the video shows a jailbroken phone.
      Obviously you can only wear running shoes while running, right? Yeah, I'm being sarcastic.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      The Moto 360 is one of my faves, especially for the price. On hukd I saw them going for £130[emoji50] I'd buy it over the apple watch any day. I hope this comes soon as I need a smart watch for work.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by TDH Advocate View Post
      I'm getting the apple watch because anything by android is garbage and always will be. Nonetheless this is very cool to see
      Nothing wrong with Android millions of users are very happy with it
    1. Lynx83's Avatar
      Lynx83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lma0483 View Post
      I wouldn't mind using a Moto 360 with my iPhone 6 Plus
      This x 1000000 I loved my Moto 360 when I was using my G3 as my daily driver. I miss it a bunch, but sold it since the G3 is now my bakcup phone and couldnt justify keeping it.