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16th November 2013, 08:41 AM   |  #1  
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Okay, I'm a Noob.

I just downloaded the new GG software update, but in order to view full notifications, apparently, one is also supposed to update the firmware.

How the heck do I do that??

(thank you in advance if you can help)

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16th November 2013, 08:43 AM   |  #2  
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Your phone should do it

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16th November 2013, 09:17 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by 67srbell

Okay, I'm a Noob.

I just downloaded the new GG software update, but in order to view full notifications, apparently, one is also supposed to update the firmware.

How the heck do I do that??

(thank you in advance if you can help)

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How to manual update GEAR using Odin.
  • Press the GEAR power button until Rebooting wording appear.
  • Continue press until appear selection of Continue/Download/Recovery.
  • Select Download using power button.
  • Press the screen to go in Download mode.
  • Connect GEAR to PC Odin.
  • Select AP at PC Odin.
  • Attached the downloaded file from Sammobile, remember extract the download zip file. The end extension after extract is .tar.md5
  • Wait PC install the driver for GEAR.
  • Click Start at PC Odin for flashing the new firmware.




Latest GEAR firmware (UK) - http://www.hotfile.com/dl/255118798/ec44c6...K7_BTU.zip.html

What is New in latest GEAR firmware:
  • Support 3rd party apps Full Notification, readable at GEAR itself.
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16th November 2013, 03:26 PM   |  #4  
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Being a beginner what's the risk in doing this? What is the usual steps that screw us up

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18th November 2013, 01:57 PM   |  #5  
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Being a beginner what's the risk in doing this? What is the usual steps that screw us up

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You will be fine as long as you follow the steps.
18th November 2013, 05:11 PM   |  #6  
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When I hold the power button down on my gear it just keeps rebooting it never showed recovery mode and what Odin version are you using b/c I don't see AP in Odin to select it.

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18th November 2013, 05:24 PM   |  #7  
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When I hold the power button down on my gear it just keeps rebooting it never showed recovery mode and what Odin version are you using b/c I don't see AP in Odin to select it.

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When you see the word reboot on it you have to tap the button quickly like 5 or 6 times and that'll take you to the options select recovery by pressing the button again and hold for 3 seconds no more no less it can be tricky.

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18th November 2013, 06:07 PM   |  #8  
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I see the firmware d/l in this thread and will do that later on today. So can we use this update on the USA GG or is it region specific? Also how do we update the GG Manager software on my GN3? I cannot find the stupid Samsung App store on my GN3. Thanks again.
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19th November 2013, 06:26 PM   |  #9  
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I have a Galaxy Gear watch from Sprint. It is currently on MII firmware. Am I able to update this even though the firmware is UK?
19th November 2013, 06:52 PM   |  #10  
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I have a Galaxy Gear watch from Sprint. It is currently on MII firmware. Am I able to update this even though the firmware is UK?

People say you can.
I am Canadian run MII too, but I think tonight I will go for the Null ROM.
Null ROM contains the latest UK build all notifications work.

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