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Hi all, I got my new Gear 2 Neo connected with my Note 8.0 GT1100 (WiFi). I am still running android 4.2.2 (stock).
I did the following to make it work:
1) got latest Gear Manager from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=2573200; downloaded 2 apk and placed them on my external memory card
a) got Gear manager: v2.0.14040401
b) and GearManagerStub.apk (placed also on external memory card, not into systems/app as recommended!)
2) Installed both apps
3) Turned on Bluetooth and ran Gear Manager
4) That gave a few error messages but I nevertheless succeeded in connecting to my new Gear Neo 2

Certainly not everything is working (yet)...

What is and is not working (still WIP; just had 30min to test a few things):
Hoem screen styler works
2) Samsung Apps: fails to find any Gear 2 apps
3) My apps
a) emails does not seem to work (again, might tale me some time)
b) Music Player is working (and I can push songs onto my watch); did not try controlling my Note 8 music player yet (PowerAmp)
c) Heart Rate Monitor: working
d) Stop watch + timer working
e) did not try media controller, but I can start the app on my phone
f) Gallery: have not figured out yet how to push picts from my tablet to the watch
h) Notifications: does not seem to work, but then again, I had little time to figure it out...
i) S Voice: detto, could not download it to my Note
j) Pedometer: works
k) Voice Memo: works
l) schedule works: unfortunately I lose all appointments when I disconnect from teh watch...would be really nice if I could store it offline (like contacts, which I have not tried yet)
m) could not get Weather to work in teh short time I tested it

Well, I hope Samsung will soon upgrade the Note 8.0 to KK with a fully working Gear Manager....at leastI got something to play with until then (and can use it as a (cool) watch)....

Good luck guys and let me/us know if you got other apps to work/download.
 
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Hi all, I got my new Gear 2 Neo connected with my Note 8.0 GT1100 (WiFi). I am still running android 4.2.2 (stock).
I did the following to make it work:
1) got latest Gear Manager from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=2573200; downloaded 2 apk and placed them on my external memory card
a) got Gear manager: v2.0.14040401
b) and GearManagerStub.apk (placed also on external memory card, not into systems/app as recommended!)
2) Installed both apps
3) Turned on Bluetooth and ran Gear Manager
4) That gave a few error messages but I nevertheless succeeded in connecting to my new Gear Neo 2

Certainly not everything is working (yet)...

What is and is not working (still WIP; just had 30min to test a few things):
Hoem screen styler works
2) Samsung Apps: fails to find any Gear 2 apps
3) My apps
a) emails does not seem to work (again, might tale me some time)
b) Music Player is working (and I can push songs onto my watch); did not try controlling my Note 8 music player yet (PowerAmp)
c) Heart Rate Monitor: working
d) Stop watch + timer working
e) did not try media controller, but I can start the app on my phone
f) Gallery: have not figured out yet how to push picts from my tablet to the watch
h) Notifications: does not seem to work, but then again, I had little time to figure it out...
i) S Voice: detto, could not download it to my Note
j) Pedometer: works
k) Voice Memo: works
l) schedule works: unfortunately I lose all appointments when I disconnect from teh watch...would be really nice if I could store it offline (like contacts, which I have not tried yet)
m) could not get Weather to work in teh short time I tested it

Well, I hope Samsung will soon upgrade the Note 8.0 to KK with a fully working Gear Manager....at leastI got something to play with until then (and can use it as a (cool) watch)....

Good luck guys and let me/us know if you got other apps to work/download.
Nice, though not interested in Gear myself.

Has anyone tried this with a rooted to KK device?



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Proud owner of a Samsung S3, and Samsung Note 3
 
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Hi all, I got my new Gear 2 Neo connected with my Note 8.0 GT1100 (WiFi). I am still running android 4.2.2 (stock).
I did the following to make it work:
1) got latest Gear Manager from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=2573200; downloaded 2 apk and placed them on my external memory card
a) got Gear manager: v2.0.14040401
b) and GearManagerStub.apk (placed also on external memory card, not into systems/app as recommended!)
2) Installed both apps
3) Turned on Bluetooth and ran Gear Manager
4) That gave a few error messages but I nevertheless succeeded in connecting to my new Gear Neo 2

Certainly not everything is working (yet)...

What is and is not working (still WIP; just had 30min to test a few things):
Hoem screen styler works
2) Samsung Apps: fails to find any Gear 2 apps
3) My apps
a) emails does not seem to work (again, might tale me some time)
b) Music Player is working (and I can push songs onto my watch); did not try controlling my Note 8 music player yet (PowerAmp)
c) Heart Rate Monitor: working
d) Stop watch + timer working
e) did not try media controller, but I can start the app on my phone
f) Gallery: have not figured out yet how to push picts from my tablet to the watch
h) Notifications: does not seem to work, but then again, I had little time to figure it out...
i) S Voice: detto, could not download it to my Note
j) Pedometer: works
k) Voice Memo: works
l) schedule works: unfortunately I lose all appointments when I disconnect from teh watch...would be really nice if I could store it offline (like contacts, which I have not tried yet)
m) could not get Weather to work in teh short time I tested it

Well, I hope Samsung will soon upgrade the Note 8.0 to KK with a fully working Gear Manager....at leastI got something to play with until then (and can use it as a (cool) watch)....

Good luck guys and let me/us know if you got other apps to work/download.

I got the Galaxy Mega (SGH-M819N) for Metro PCS and is running on 4.2.2, I got it working on the Mega but the only thing that is not working is the SVoice and the text message notification everything else works.... ohh and the Gear Manager App on the phone works but when i go to set the notifications for the Gear it goes back to the main screen of the app. Does your Gear Manager Crashes too or is it just me ?
 
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Hi all, I got my new Gear 2 Neo connected with my Note 8.0 GT1100 (WiFi). I am still running android 4.2.2 (stock).
I did the following to make it work:
1) got latest Gear Manager from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=2573200; downloaded 2 apk and placed them on my external memory card
a) got Gear manager: v2.0.14040401
b) and GearManagerStub.apk (placed also on external memory card, not into systems/app as recommended!)
2) Installed both apps
3) Turned on Bluetooth and ran Gear Manager
4) That gave a few error messages but I nevertheless succeeded in connecting to my new Gear Neo 2

Certainly not everything is working (yet)...

What is and is not working (still WIP; just had 30min to test a few things):
Hoem screen styler works
2) Samsung Apps: fails to find any Gear 2 apps
3) My apps
a) emails does not seem to work (again, might tale me some time)
b) Music Player is working (and I can push songs onto my watch); did not try controlling my Note 8 music player yet (PowerAmp)
c) Heart Rate Monitor: working
d) Stop watch + timer working
e) did not try media controller, but I can start the app on my phone
f) Gallery: have not figured out yet how to push picts from my tablet to the watch
h) Notifications: does not seem to work, but then again, I had little time to figure it out...
i) S Voice: detto, could not download it to my Note
j) Pedometer: works
k) Voice Memo: works
l) schedule works: unfortunately I lose all appointments when I disconnect from teh watch...would be really nice if I could store it offline (like contacts, which I have not tried yet)
m) could not get Weather to work in teh short time I tested it

Well, I hope Samsung will soon upgrade the Note 8.0 to KK with a fully working Gear Manager....at leastI got something to play with until then (and can use it as a (cool) watch)....

Good luck guys and let me/us know if you got other apps to work/download.
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Update:
I upgraded my Note 8 (N5110; wifi; US) to Android 4.4.1, then I fully hard reset my device. Not much changed and I still do not have access to Gear apps in the Samsung app store, despite Samsung claiming I should. See link: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wea...SM-R3810ZAAXAR
Here is the text from that Samsung website:
"Samsung Gear™ 2 and Gear 2 Neo are currently compatible with devices that meet the following criteria:
Android™ version 4.3, Jelly Bean or higher
WVGA or higher screen resolution
1.5GB or higher memory"
Note 8 with android 4.4.2 meets all criteria, but still.....
My only 2 options are now:
1) Wait until hopefully Samsung will have mercy and enable Note 8
2) root and change the build ID
 
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Update:
I upgraded my Note 8 (N5110; wifi; US) to Android 4.4.1, then I fully hard reset my device. Not much changed and I still do not have access to Gear apps in the Samsung app store, despite Samsung claiming I should. See link: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wea...SM-R3810ZAAXAR
Here is the text from that Samsung website:
"Samsung Gear™ 2 and Gear 2 Neo are currently compatible with devices that meet the following criteria:
Android™ version 4.3, Jelly Bean or higher
WVGA or higher screen resolution
1.5GB or higher memory"
Note 8 with android 4.4.2 meets all criteria, but still.....
My only 2 options are now:
1) Wait until hopefully Samsung will have mercy and enable Note 8
2) root and change the build ID
Correction: upgraded to 4.4.2, not 4.4.1 ....
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