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Jimmy McGee · Sep 6, 2014

How to Install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch – XDA Developer TV

We've showed you how to Factory Reset your Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch. We've showed you how to use the Samsung Gear Live Super Tool and we've shown you how to root the LG G Watch. Now we are going to show you how to install TWRP customer recovery on your Android Wear device. In today's videos, XDA Developer TV newcomer and XDA Recognized Contributor RootJunky, shows off how to install TWRP on the Samsung Gear Live. This process works on the...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 31, 2014

How to Root the LG G Watch – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer RootJunky Tom shows you how to root and unlock the bootloader on your LG G Watch. The LG G Watch is LG's first Android Wear device. Besides the Samsung Gear Live, this is the only currently available Android Wear device. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the LG G Watch is no exception! Tom presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your LG...

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Tomek Kondrat · Aug 22, 2014

MacroDroid Update Brings Android Wear Automation

A few months ago, we talked about MacroDroid. For those who don't remember, MacroDroid is a quite handy application that brings device automation to the next level. MacroDroid makes use of various device sensors to determine many variables such as location, speed, and many others. If you like so see it in action, watch TK's review on XDA TV. Applications like MacroDroid, Tasker and Llama are extremely popular among XDA users, but none of them has been available for the fairly new breed of Android Wear smartwatch...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 26, 2014

TWRP Now Available for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live

Over the past week or so, we've talked quite a bit about the first two Android Wear-powered smartwatches, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. Last night, we saw a great toolkit for G Watch owners. And just one day before, temp root was achieved on the Gear Live and its restore images were pulled. Now, the development community has reached the next major milestone thanks to custom recoveries for both devices. The custom recoveries for both devices come in the form of the highly versatile...

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Samantha · Jul 25, 2014

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...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 21, 2014

Partial Android Wear Source Uploaded to AOSP

2014 is certainly shaping up to be the year of the wearables. And thanks to its innovative interface and impressive functionality, the Android Wear platform is uniquely positioned to take this relatively young market by storm. It's been just under one month since Google officially launched the first two Android Wear devices at the Google I/O 2014 keynote. Now, developers have something to be excited about thanks to the partial source code release to the AOSP. OK--stop hyperventilating for a second, and re-read that...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 10, 2014

Got Android Wear? Here’s What Can You Do So Far

The first two Android Wear devices were officially released at this year's Google I/O keynote. And with the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, Google is breathing new life into the wearables world. As expected, this watch-sized Android version has received a good amount of user and development love in the XDA forums. Let's see what can already be achieved with just few simple steps. To try some development goodies, you must first unlock your smartwatch. This is quite easy, and works just...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 29, 2014

Forums Added for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

Last week at the I/O 2014 opening keynote, Google formally unveiled the first two Android Wear smartwatches: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. We recently added forums for these two, as well as another interesting device, the Asus Padfone X. While the two smartwatches both share the same software platform, they feature fairly different hardware. The LG G Watch's 1.65" 280x280 LCD is backed by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and a 400 mAh...

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