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5th November 2013, 12:20 AM   |  #23  
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Alternative way to install apk (Without Wondershare)

How to install APK’s to your gear. (Without Wondershare)

Ok this is for everyone who can’t justify buying Wondershare and the trial expired. (Or can't afford)
These instructions work for people who have a Windows/Mac/Linux.
  1. Download fastboot. (See attached files)
  2. Unzip fastboot the root of your drive (You can delete it later when done, or advanced users can unzip it anywhere)
  3. Make sure your watch is in USB Debug mode (See Post# 2 if you’re unsure how to do this)
  4. If you’re using Mac or Linux, You can skip this step. If your using windows, make sure you have installed the Samsung USB Drivers. (See Post# 2)
  5. Plug your Gear into your computer
  6. Now open up a Command Prompt (Terminal window for Mac/Linux) (Google it if you’re unsure how)

    .
    Type in the following:
    For Windows:
    cd\

    .
    cd fastboot

    .
    adb devices

    For Mac:
    cd\
    cd fastboot
    chmod 755 *
    ./adb-mac devices
    For Linux
    cd\
    cd fastboot
    chmod 755 *
    ./adb-linux devices
  7. Look at your gear, there should be a prompt. Press OK. (If you have connect before using USB this might not appear on the gear, just go to the next step))
    If it does not come up, then we will need to kill the process adb.exe running and try launching it from the command prompt again.
    Windows:
    Open Task Manager, Locate adb.exe and end the task.
    Mac/Linux:
    Type in the command:
    kill adb
  8. Now type in the following:
    Windows:
    adb devices
    Mac:
    ./adb-mac devices
    Linux:
    ./adb-linux devices
  9. Looking at the Command windows (Terminal window) You should see device. (If you do – GREAT, else go back and try again)

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  10. Move you apk file you want to install to the fastboot directory
  11. Use the following command to install your apk file:
    Windows:
    adb install nameoffile.apk
    .
    Mac:
    ./adb-mac install nameoffile.apk
    Linux:
    ./adb-linux install nameoffile.apk
  12. Once installed the app should appear on your gear under the apps section.



Noticed AshtonTS had also posted Mac guide so I am linking to it here incase others need it.
Attached Files
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Last edited by almulder1092; 5th November 2013 at 12:44 AM.
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