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Default [Q] S4 active with Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Hi All,

Any tips / tricks to get the Galaxy Gear watch to work with the S4 Active on 4.2.2? As soon as I open Gear Manager, it says it cannot work with this phone.

I tried a bluetooth connect, and it connects but then disconnects right away

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Hi All,

Any tips / tricks to get the Galaxy Gear watch to work with the S4 Active on 4.2.2? As soon as I open Gear Manager, it says it cannot work with this phone.

I tried a bluetooth connect, and it connects but then disconnects right away

Thanks.
unfortunately this is the crap that samsung has literally dropped our phone.
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Hi All,

Any tips / tricks to get the Galaxy Gear watch to work with the S4 Active on 4.2.2? As soon as I open Gear Manager, it says it cannot work with this phone.

I tried a bluetooth connect, and it connects but then disconnects right away

Thanks.
Unfortunately the only way I found was to upgrade to leaked 4.3 version, I used the below oneclick method and gear functions worked fine:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2456093

Activeroot (Lambda) method did not work for me, so used this chinese method to root:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2576460

hope this helps.
 
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Unfortunately the only way I found was to upgrade to leaked 4.3 version, I used the below oneclick method and gear functions worked fine:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2456093

Activeroot (Lambda) method did not work for me, so used this chinese method to root:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2576460

hope this helps.
I found the root and 4.3 yesterday, and it's working, except for S-Voice. It says S-voice is not installed on my phone - but it is, and it works on my phone
 
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I found the root and 4.3 yesterday, and it's working, except for S-Voice. It says S-voice is not installed on my phone - but it is, and it works on my phone
Oh don't know why. I did the 4.3 upgrade, set up the gear apps etc and only then rooted the phone. Maybe try this sequence.
Although, had to reinstall samsung apps to fix few things but everything else worked fine. Will ask friend about S voice again and report back.
 
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Oh don't know why. I did the 4.3 upgrade, set up the gear apps etc and only then rooted the phone. Maybe try this sequence.
Although, had to reinstall samsung apps to fix few things but everything else worked fine. Will ask friend about S voice again and report back.
So - since installing the 4.3, my phone randomly 'forgets' my Google accounts. They are GONE.

I returned the galaxy gear, so 4.3 is no longer 'needed'. Is it possible to go back to 4.2? That may be the cause of the google accounts frequently vanishing.
 
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So - since installing the 4.3, my phone randomly 'forgets' my Google accounts. They are GONE.

I returned the galaxy gear, so 4.3 is no longer 'needed'. Is it possible to go back to 4.2? That may be the cause of the google accounts frequently vanishing.
As of now there is no way to downgrade because of a locked bootloader. You're sick with what you've got. You can try going to the Samsung Store at Best Buy and see what they can do, but I don't think it'll work since you've already upgraded.
 
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so the OTA also has an issue with losing the google account? I thought this was only an issue for the Leak. By the way the odin 1 click restore can take you back to 4.2.2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_G...it?usp=sharing
 
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I have a Galaxy Gear working almost perfectly with my 4.2.2 S4 Active. Only S-Voice and weather do not work. Notifications are all there, hands free works, apps work.

All you need is to install the gearmanagerstub.apk and gearmanager.apk to get you started. Head to the XDA Galaxy Gear forum for the how to

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