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LG G Watch Tool is a Toolkit all Owners Need
The LG G Watch is one of the first two devices hitting the market rocking the highly anticipated Android Wear OS. Naturally, many folks have snatched one up to get a taste of what Google’s take on wearables would be like. And so if you’re one of these people, and especially if you’re a new owner of the G Watch, what better way to kick things off than with LG G Watch Tool?
Developed by XDA Recognized Developer Tomsgt, LG G Watch Tool is a toolkit which prepares your G Watch for aftermarket development and modification with a host of useful functions. This includes:
- Unlocking the bootloader
- Relocking the bootloader
- Flashing stock recovery
- Flashing stock boot image
- Restoring the device if bricked
- Rooting the G watch
- Installing and testing necessary drivers
The toolkit is compatible with PCs running Windows, Linux and iOS, and Tomsgt has also provided a handy video tutorial for those who may be trying this out for the first time. Also, for those who may have a slow internet connection or very limited bandwidth, it should be noted that the toolkit is quite large in size, coming in at about 135 MB.
If you would like to kick things off the right way, head over to the LG G Watch toolkit thread to get started.
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