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[Q] side loaded apps dissapear after 5 minutes

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By delboydell, Senior Member on 11th February 2014, 08:38 PM
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as title, I have just installed wondershare on my pc and sideloaded mx player, angry birds and a couple of other apk files. my watch and phone (s4) are both stock unrooted and running the latest gear manager and watch software.
now after about 5 minutes I get a notification on the gear that it has disconnected from the phone and the sideloaded apks have gone. they still show up on wondershare but have to be uninstalled and reinstalled to show on the gear.
The installed apps work fine after installing them, and I didnt I have this issue when I 1st played with it at Christmas on my wondershare trial , but the trail ran out and I updated things.
So is this a problem with the gear manager software? or the gear itself? or me?
 
 
12th February 2014, 09:30 AM |#3  
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as title, I have just installed wondershare on my pc and sideloaded mx player, angry birds and a couple of other apk files. my watch and phone (s4) are both stock unrooted and running the latest gear manager and watch software.
now after about 5 minutes I get a notification on the gear that it has disconnected from the phone and the sideloaded apks have gone. they still show up on wondershare but have to be uninstalled and reinstalled to show on the gear.
The installed apps work fine after installing them, and I didnt I have this issue when I 1st played with it at Christmas on my wondershare trial , but the trail ran out and I updated things.
So is this a problem with the gear manager software? or the gear itself? or me?

hi ,
first ,it is not a Wondershare "problem "but i think its just "Sammy" that not to happy to let us sideload on Gear ??
As this issue with apps, worked 100% on previous rom and Gear Manager software untill a" few " versions" back .
yes ,i have same problem ( using rom NA6 and Gear Manager v1.6.132701 )
but it does not worry me ,as i know apps are working ..etc
i use a workaround , Thus having benefits of latest software /ROM and gear manager (unless its really buggy )
if you want to ,all you have to do is reboot Gear and if you look in 'apps 'section on your Gear ,
all your sideloaded apps should show ( before they evenually disappear from "apps " section.)
i launch each app once and close it straight away .( the reason is that it is in memory of recent use app )
if i need to launch a sideloaded app i tap screen with 2 fingers on screen , and hold to bring up all recent used apps and select relevant app ?
(No need to reinstall etc .)
also yes,
you should get it right, with previous version of Gear manager
but you would have to go back 2 ..3 versions mabe to vers .1.5......?
(but you are going to lose other" improved benefits eg. like better bluetooth stability between phone and Gear ? etc.
just an alternative suggestion if you interested
Last edited by willcor; 12th February 2014 at 09:53 AM. Reason: add info
13th February 2014, 10:59 PM |#4  
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Previous posters solution works however.....I have experienced the same issue tonight after the most recent upgrade to Gear software. Rebooting worked also. My fault as I wanted to restore to factory settings to remove QuickTwit from Notifications (a bug). The upgrade did offer a restore which I didn't take D'Oh!! I then did a restore via Wondershare.

I found that the approved Samsung apps like eBay for Gear and RadiOn although restored to the Gear via Wondershare had to be installed to Gear Manager by installing the apps from scratch.

Now all the apps don't disappear after 5 mins. Co-Incidence?

However, they do not appear on the list of downloaded apps, as they did with the previous version of Gear Manager.

Do also make sure the 3rd party app permissions box is ticked on the Gear Manager too.
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hi ,
first ,it is not a Wondershare "problem "but i think its just "Sammy" that not to happy to let us sideload on Gear ??
As this issue with apps, worked 100% on previous rom and Gear Manager software untill a" few " versions" back .
yes ,i have same problem ( using rom NA6 and Gear Manager v1.6.132701 )
but it does not worry me ,as i know apps are working ..etc
i use a workaround , Thus having benefits of latest software /ROM and gear manager (unless its really buggy )
if you want to ,all you have to do is reboot Gear and if you look in 'apps 'section on your Gear ,
all your sideloaded apps should show ( before they evenually disappear from "apps " section.)
i launch each app once and close it straight away .( the reason is that it is in memory of recent use app )
if i need to launch a sideloaded app i tap screen with 2 fingers on screen , and hold to bring up all recent used apps and select relevant app ?
(No need to reinstall etc .)
also yes,
you should get it right, with previous version of Gear manager
but you would have to go back 2 ..3 versions mabe to vers .1.5......?
(but you are going to lose other" improved benefits eg. like better bluetooth stability between phone and Gear ? etc.
just an alternative suggestion if you interested

thanks for the reply, however your method does not work for me, after a reboot of the watch the sideloaded apps are not there??
looks like I am going to have to root the watch.
15th February 2014, 08:25 PM |#6  
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thanks for the reply, however your method does not work for me, after a reboot of the watch the sideloaded apps are not there??
looks like I am going to have to root the watch.

Did you make sure the 3rd party app permissions box is ticked on the Gear Manager too?
5th March 2014, 09:43 PM |#7  
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Going back from Gear Manager v1.6 to v1.5 fixed issue for me. There's a nice collection of Gear Managers in this page:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2593066

I hope it was just a bug in Gear Manager v1.6, and Samsung is not really trying to prevent sideloading.
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