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[Q] Full settings apk

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6th May 2014, 12:17 AM   |  #1  
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Hi!

Does anybody know if it would be possible to install the 'settings.apk' from any android ROM to the Gear using a stock ROM?

I've seen some custom ROMs have already included it (like Null ROM) but I don't really need a full custom ROM for the moment, just that little piece of software... So, would it be possible to take the deodexed apk file from one of those and install it directly to the Gear?

I tried this naive idea and extracted the .apk from the Null ROM, I tried to install it using ADB but unfortunately it didn't work (I would had been so lucky ). I got this message:

Code:
Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_SHARED_USER_INCOMPATIBLE]
I hope there's some easy way to achieve this

Thank you!
6th May 2014, 04:25 AM   |  #2  
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The stock gear rom is a stripped down version of the samsung TW 4.2.2 rom, which has a lot of the dependencies in the setting removed already. If you tried to install any settings.apk, it will not work as it cannot find the dependencies that is required to run.

If you want to get into a new stock rom without pairing first, there is a way to do that. You will need to install the mk7 stock rom (via odin), and then install twrp recovery (via odin), then go into twrp recovery, mount system folder, then delete the secsetupwizard.apk, reboot, then you are at the clock, and can go into settings.
6th May 2014, 03:43 PM   |  #3  
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So, mk7 stock ROM is the stripped down version TW 4.2.2 ROM used in our Galaxy Gear by default, right?

Following your instructions I would get the stock ROM, a custom recovery and I would skip the initial pairing with mobile configuration but I wouldn't get the full settings application.

From what I have understood, the only way to get full settings in our watch is by installing a full custom ROM, right?

Thanks for answering quickly
6th May 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #4  
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yup, thats my understanding.
6th May 2014, 05:23 PM   |  #5  
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Then I suppose I'll have to consider that :P
6th May 2014, 05:29 PM   |  #6  
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You won't regret it. I am running null_23 now. With everything installed, I am getting about 3-4 days battery life. Though I am just using it as a notification unit, no internet(I find it too slow on the watch), no phone calls, and maybe some spy pictures , but to me I think this little watch is perfect for my needs.

Good luck.
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6th May 2014, 05:59 PM   |  #7  
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I'll give it a try.

Btw, are you using Gear Manager for the notifications? I've noticed some trouble having installed apps on stock ROM and using Gear Manager on its lastest version (apps kept disappearing from the launcher, although were still installed).
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Right now I am using ATN manager for notifications. Yes The latest gear manager does sort of "uninstall" the 3rd party apps. I have read in one of the other threads here that earlier versions of GM does not do this. So you may want to download one of the earlier GM versions and give it a try.

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