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Default Customizing Gear - Null Rom, Notifications, Basic Questions

Hello

I recently acquired a Gear and have been reading, learning and working on it. I have a Verizon Note 2 running Alliance Rom (@beanstown). I've rooted the gear, installed TWRP and installed the latest Null (build 23). I was on V700XXUAMK7, although this morning it updated to V700XXUBNA3 via Gear.

So, first, just same basic questions:

1. Installing apps - once connected via BT DUN, I can install apps from playstore - so, I'm not clear what all the discussion is about pushing apks to the device and then installing them (?). The only thing that came up this morning was google voice app said it wasn't compatible with device, so obviously sideloading this would make sense.

2. Notifications - in almulder's tutorial, there are different tutorials/recommendations regarding notifications. I assume the stock gear notifications still work, plus using Nova's unread count shows gmail messages anyway. I just want to be notified when I receive a text, gmail or google voice message (see below).

3. Re installing stock ROM - is this done by just flashing a zip via TWRP or is this via Odin

4. Google now / voice search - doesn't seem to be working. It listens and translates the text but then nothing happens. I was testing it wanting to send a text. I guess S-Voice is what has to be used (?)

Customizing (why I really created this post):

Although Null ROM is obviously very cool - and the idea of having basically a full phone interface is cool, I just don't really need or want that on the watch. So, I'm trying to figure out the best way to customize the Null ROM to my desires. All I really want to do is to receive notifications of messages (gmail, sms, google voice) - AND reply to them, preferably via voice to text with minimal taps. I'd also like to be able to take photos and share them straight from watch. That's really it! I actually like the large icons of the original stock launcher, it's just missing the functionality.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts / experience.
 
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I like what you are looking for, but I haven't seen a way to do most of what you are requesting. I'm really looking forward to the google wearables SDK that is supposed to come out in the next week or so. I'm hoping that will provide an answer for people looking for more functionality.
 
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1. The play store is a memory hog so I removed it and just Bluetooth apks to the gear then install. Also found this to be quicker then trying to play around on the small screen.

2. From the gear manager app on your phone go to notifications then down the bottom you can select choose to receive notifications from more apps. This is how I got gmail to work.

3. Sorry can't help as I haven't looked back since installing null rom.

4. Once again can't help as I use s-voice

Customizing:

When flashing null rom you can choose not to install nova or Alex launcher. I would think you would lose some functionality though. I installed nova but mainly use the stock user interface and only go to nova to access things I can't access from stock ui.
I only use the gear for notifications and calls also. You can reply to msgs via text to speech from the options when you receive a notification on the gear.
I know the watch shares photos to the phone automatically but I'm not sure on how to share to say Facebook for example. You can share via Bluetooth to another device direct from the gear via the gallery.

Hope I have assisted with some of your queries and welcome to the world of the gear.

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---------- Post added at 08:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:36 PM ----------

I will add though if you plan on using your watch for anything that requires a keyboard, downloading Fleksy keyboard is a must. Makes life so much easier.

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1. The play store is a memory hog so I removed it and just Bluetooth apks to the gear then install. Also found this to be quicker then trying to play around on the small screen.

2. From the gear manager app on your phone go to notifications then down the bottom you can select choose to receive notifications from more apps. This is how I got gmail to work.

3. Sorry can't help as I haven't looked back since installing null rom.

4. Once again can't help as I use s-voice

Customizing:

When flashing null rom you can choose not to install nova or Alex launcher. I would think you would lose some functionality though. I installed nova but mainly use the stock user interface and only go to nova to access things I can't access from stock ui.
I only use the gear for notifications and calls also. You can reply to msgs via text to speech from the options when you receive a notification on the gear.
I know the watch shares photos to the phone automatically but I'm not sure on how to share to say Facebook for example. You can share via Bluetooth to another device direct from the gear via the gallery.

Hope I have assisted with some of your queries and welcome to the world of the gear.

Sent from my GT-N7105T using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

---------- Post added at 08:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:36 PM ----------

I will add though if you plan on using your watch for anything that requires a keyboard, downloading Fleksy keyboard is a must. Makes life so much easier.

Sent from my GT-N7105T using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE!

I'm getting the hang of things. Now that I realize the "stock" rom is essentially the touchwiz home launcher with some apps things make more sense and I'm able to kind of have a hybrid between the stock and the null rom with nova. For the life of me I can't find any setting that allows me to reply from the touchwiz launcher when there are notifications. Using S-voice I can easily send a message and I even see the "quick" replies set up on the galaxy gear app on my phone, but, can't figure it out.

Anyway, thanks again - getting closer to good functionality.
 
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Just having a look I think you can only use text to speech replies for text msgs. Should be in the options menu when viewing the msg on your gear.

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Default weather clock and null 23

My 3d weather clock suddenly stopped working. It's not the ram I was on null 19 and 15. I tried both several times and just left it with null23. Something is eating away at my ram. It's gotta be that. Any suggestions. If it means anything and probably not a coincidence that after I upgraded to 4.2.2 my battery is draining very very quickly. I saw on a thread the play store eats away at the battery so I'm going to take that out. Any suggestions?
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