Will Verduzco · Nov 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

TWRP Ported to the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

We try not to feature too much in the way of unofficial ports here on the XDA Portal. But sometimes, something special comes along that prompts us to make an exception. Recently, we saw the first custom ROM pop up for the  smartwatch thanks to XDA Senior Member fOmey. Now, another development milestone has been crossed on the device, once again thanks to fOmey.

This time, fOmey has ported the awesome TWRP recovery to Samsung’s smartwatch, bringing touch-friendly and powerful recovery software to the device. Installation involves first entering download mode by powering on and holding a certain key combination. Once in download mode, you use Odin on your Windows-based computer to flash the image.

To get started on your own Galaxy Gear, head over to the recovery thread and give this a shot. These are crazy times, folks. But while we have watches with touch screens, I’m still waiting for my flying car.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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