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By AstroDigital, Senior Member on 20th January 2014, 02:13 PM
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Do you need to be rooted to sideload apps?
I do not think so but I read if you want to install Nova Launcher you need to move the APK, you need to be rooted.
 
 
20th January 2014, 05:41 PM |#2  
No you don´t need root just to sideload 3rd party apps. Works fine through Wondershare or ADB.
If you even consider using Nova, null_ rom is the way to go...
21st January 2014, 10:25 AM |#3  
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Why not root and get Nova with Null_19! Your gear will not be completed without that rom! Just saying
21st January 2014, 02:39 PM |#4  
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I prefer to have OTA updates and not worry about my $300 watch not booting up or anything else rooting causes. Stock with smart launcher and a game & calculator and my gta 5 cheats on my wrist. Don't need to have a mini phone on my wrist lol the idea is awesome but hell no in not willing to take the risk. So much procedures too

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2nd February 2014, 04:44 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by chuko303

I prefer to have OTA updates and not worry about my $300 watch not booting up or anything else rooting causes. Stock with smart launcher and a game & calculator and my gta 5 cheats on my wrist. Don't need to have a mini phone on my wrist lol the idea is awesome but hell no in not willing to take the risk. So much procedures too

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Exactly
2nd February 2014, 06:41 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by chuko303

I prefer to have OTA updates and not worry about my $300 watch not booting up or anything else rooting causes. Stock with smart launcher and a game & calculator and my gta 5 cheats on my wrist. Don't need to have a mini phone on my wrist lol the idea is awesome but hell no in not willing to take the risk. So much procedures too

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that's unture. it's definetly not complicated. follow the guide and you're done. that's over exaggerating. brakes in your car may stop working anytime but that doesn't stop you from using the car.
but of course some people are happy with the notifications and ugly touchwiz ui. each to his own but me and many other people would not even consider keeping gear if not custom rom that fomey has provided us. he is the true smartwatch maker.
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2nd February 2014, 10:32 AM |#7  
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LOL. I'm one of them. I bought my Gear because of the posibility of installing null ROM. I would never paid $300 for having the Gear as it came from factory.

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5th February 2014, 05:49 PM |#8  
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Is there any reputable people who will do the root and custom recovery for people who are tech. challenged or who don't want to take the risk? I had my Motoactv pimped out by a developer for $40 bucks. He installed all kinds of cool apps. and did adjustments in all the setting that I would have never been able to figure out or even thought of. Basically I just asked him to make my watch like his. That would be cool if someone did that for the Gear who was reputable and trustworthy within the development community.

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5th February 2014, 08:02 PM |#9  
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Is there any reputable people who will do the root and custom recovery for people who are tech. challenged or who don't want to take the risk? I had my Motoactv pimped out by a developer for $40 bucks. He installed all kinds of cool apps. and did adjustments in all the setting that I would have never been able to figure out or even thought of. Basically I just asked him to make my watch like his. That would be cool if someone did that for the Gear who was reputable and trustworthy within the development community.

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40 usd for putting apps on a watch? wow, someone got free money for few minutes of work...
my advice - just try to do it yourself. you won't burn your gear, in worst case you will just let someone else finish it if you want.. but if you succeed just consider donating that money to the creator of the rom.
5th February 2014, 08:16 PM |#10  
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Lol, maybe but It was very much worth it to me. Much less stress and hassle.

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5th February 2014, 08:25 PM |#11  
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i would do it for a bottle of a good wine but i'm in europe so that's a no i think..
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