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Learn How to Theme TizenMod on Your Samsung Gear

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Although it originally shipped with a highly customized version of Android, the Samsung Galaxy Gear (later renamed to Samsung Gear) has since been updated to run Tizen OS. This move, which brought the device inline with many of Samsung’s other smartwatches such as the Samsung Gear 2, carries with it an inherent set of pros and cons. While the device enjoys much improved battery life since its shift, all of the previous apps and utilities that we have come to enjoy are no longer compatible. Luckily, we’ve also seen the update get rooted and even jailbroken courtesy of TizenMod.

If you’ve got TizenMod running on your Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear or Samsung Gear 2 and you’d like . . . READ ON »

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Jailbreak Your Tizen-Powered Samsung Gear or Gear 2 Smartwatch

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Last week, we talked about the first custom Tizen OS ROM for the original Samsung Galaxy Gear. Developed by XDA Recognized Developer Skin1980, this ROM built on the official XXUCNF1 ROM by adding root and a few features to make it more battery friendly and more aesthetically pleasing. Now, the developer has updated his work with a few new capabilities and support for the Samsung Gear 2.

Aptly named TizenMod 3, this release builds on its predecessor in several ways. The ROM is still based on the latest NF1 and NE5 firmwares available from Samsung, and they still brings root access and all of the previous goodies such as the Android L fonts and CPU frequency and governor modification support. . . . READ ON »

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First Tizen OS Custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Gear

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, alongside the premiere of many devices, Samsung introduced its first devices featuring the brand new mobile operating system Tizen OS. To date, it’s mainly been used in various smartwatches and wristbands, and eventually Samsung may use it as a replacement for Android.

For most of its life span, the Samsung Galaxy Gear was powered by Android. But since Samsung decide to replace the OS with Tizen, users have had no real choice and were forced to migrate to the new OS or stay on Android and eventually get left behind with regards to new features and apps. Additionally, there were no custom Tizen ROMs available for quite some time. Now the s. . . READ ON »

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Navigate with Your Samsung Gear 2 Using DMA Navi Watch

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Whether you’re travelling to a new destination or exploring some previously unvisited corner of your own city, you’re bound to get lost without navigation assistance. Google Maps has done wonders in this niche with turn-by-turn navigation, even in the remotest places. But nothing comes without drawbacks–and constantly unlocking your phone to check the next turn can be cumbersome and battery intensive. This can be remedied by using an Android Wear device and using the inbuilt navigation, but what about the Samsung Gear 2?

XDA Junior Member drashko has a solution in the form of the DMA Navi Watch, an app for the Samsung Gear 2 which behaves as a navigation-enabled watch face. This rep. . . READ ON »

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Use Your Samsung Gear 2 to Control Tasker

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If we’re to switch out our traditional watches for smartwatches, they better do something that’s well worth the switch. The standards of what’s worthy or not are entirely subjective and up to our individual preferences, but I’m sure that one thing that it could do that we would all agree is ‘worth it’ would be to control the hugely popular Tasker app on your phone or tablet.

This is exactly what you can now do on your Samsung Gear 2, thanks to the tutorial written by XDA Forum Member Medox2. The procedure works with both Samsung devices that were Galaxy Gear compatible out of the box, as well as non-Samsung devices that have been modded to work with the Gear, al. . . READ ON »

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Android 4.4.3 Released, Google Unveils Project Tango Tablet Dev Kit, Galaxy Gear Tizen Rooted! – XDA Developer TV

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Android KitKat 4.4.3 has been released for the Nexus 5 and many more Nexus devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that OmniROM nightlies are now based on Android 4.4.3 and Google announced a new Project Tango tablet! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for OK Google for 3rd Party Launchers. Then, Jordan talked about Portal and Half-Life 2 on the Nvidia Shield. Finally, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Gallery P. . . READ ON »

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[ROM Captured] Original Galaxy Gear Now Updated to Tizen

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Earlier this month, we talked about how the original Samsung Galaxy Gear would receive an OS switch from Android to Tizen at some point in its lifespan. This wasn’t too much of a surprise, given how the Galaxy Gear 2 was launched running Tizen and presumably Samsung would want all of its wearables running the same OS for application compatibility. Now, that update is finally here, and the new firmware is finally making its way to consumer devices.

As we saw in the OS demo earlier this month, Tizen brings several new features such as sleep mode to measure your sleep patterns, a standalone music playback app, exercise mode to track physical activity, an updated clock UI with new wallpapers, and a . . . READ ON »

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Upcoming Galaxy Gear Update Will Swap out Android for Tizen

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear was one of the first pioneers in nascent world of smartwatches. Sure, devices like the Pebble predated it by a few months, but the Gear is a significantly more powerful device that also offers quite a bit of aftermarket development potential.

Even now after the unveiling of Android Wear, the first generation Gear remains as a fantastic solution for those wanting a full-on Android device that can be hacked and modded extensively. There are also quite a few applications that have been developed for the Gear. And much of this is due to the fact that at its core, the Gear is simply a small Android device running a wrist-friendly skin. This power also had a notable downside: battery life.. . . READ ON »

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SWApp Link Lets You Do More with Your Galaxy Gear

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear is probably one of the more well known wearables out on the market right now. However, one of the biggest issues with wearables right now, especially in their relatively young state, is the state of their apps. These are usually very limited and singular in functionality.

You expect a gadget you forked hundreds of dollars over for to serve as a bit more than just a watch, flashlight, and camera. So it’s comforting to see an app like SWApp pop up in the XDA forums and break the monotony by packing in a variety of functions that Galaxy Gear owners will definitely find useful.

Developed by cyrilp, SWApp introduces a number of functions not available natively to the Gal. . . READ ON »

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