Customizing Gear - Null Rom, Notifications, Basic Questions
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.