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First Custom ROM Available for the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
This past February, XDA opened a forum for smartwatches. These strange, yet amazing devices are watches that run Android. And let’s face it; it was only a matter of time before custom ROMs started appearing for them.
One of latest smartwatchers is the recently released Samsung Galaxy Gear. Now, XDA Senior Member fOmey created the first functional custom ROM for the device. It’s based on MK7 stock ROM, and has lots of customization. I must express my amusement when I saw this thread for the first time. Previously, I didn’t think that a watch could even have a custom ROM. XDA proved me wrong once again.
The ROM is rooted and deodexed, and contains several improvements to enhance the overall user experience. A lot of great work has been done to by the developer to make this ROM almost bug free. FOmey described the installation procedure and even made a video with instructions on how to enter download mode on the Galaxy Gear.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy Gear and want to try something new, you should visit the ROM thread and give this release a try.
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