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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 23, 2014

How to Factory Reset your Samsung Gear Live Android Wear SmartWatch – XDA Developer TV

Do you want to Factory Reset your Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch? This can be either because you had a bad flash, you installed an app and now things just aren't right, or because it's just slowing down in general. There are many reasons to factory reset your device. The steps are quick and easy, but they are unique. The button combinations are different than most other devices because there really is only one button. In today's video, XDA Developer TV newcomer and XDA...

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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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TK · Aug 20, 2014

Device Review: Samsung Gear Live

Recently, Google announced Android Wear to the world. Android Wear is the Android-based initiative from Google to standardize the world of wearable devices. This year at their I/O event, Google showed off two Android Wear devices: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. Today, we will be reviewing the Samsung entry into the Android Wear market. The Samsung Gear Live is Samsung’s third mainstream smartwatch release, after the Galaxy Gear 1 and 2, and the first to sport Android...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 16, 2014

How to Unlock, Unbrick, and Restore Your Samsung Gear Live with Samsung Gear Live Super Tool – XDA Developer TV

The Samsung Gear Live is Samsung's latest foray into the wearable smartwatch market. Recently, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler unboxed the device the XDA way. But lets be honest, as cool as it is to see the insides of a minitaure smartdevice, when your Gear Live is bricked, you want it fixed. Here at XDA Developer TV we want to help you recover from such a tradegy, and additionally expand the capabilites of your device. In today's videos, XDA Developer...

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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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Will Verduzco · Jul 24, 2014

Samsung Gear Live Stock Firmware Image Pulled, Temp Root

Just yesterday, XDA Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler tore apart the Samsung Gear Live in his latest XDA Unboxing episode. During the video, Adam talked about a few development-related issues that currently facing Samsung's first Android Wear offering. And for those who don't remember, one of the issues that was brought up was how there were no OEM-provided stock firmware images to restore to, in the event that something goes wrong while hacking the device. Well, after many hours of work, Adam (with help from Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy)...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 23, 2014

Samsung Gear Live Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler is known for his XDA Unboxing series where he tears apart an innocent device all the way to its bare components. Whether intentional or not, he has unboxed a few Samsung devices in his day. Everything from the original Samsung Galaxy II, the Galaxy Nexus, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III, to the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4. However, he doesn't stop at striping it down to...

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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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