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Gear S3 + AOSP/LOS [Root only]

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By lladwein, Senior Member on 13th December 2018, 11:20 PM
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Gear S3 + AOSP/LOS - Roms

Hello!

Since i've owned a Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier, i'm always looking for a way to get my Watch working with AOSP/LOS (based) Roms.
Thanks to a few Guys and Seals out there, i've got myself a working Gear S3 Frontier with LOS 15.1

First of all:

Code:
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this Guide
 * before doing this! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
This Guide is only for S7 / S7edge. I will not look into other devices or other watches. If its not working for you don't blame me or anyone else for it.
For me its working and it seems for a few other guys too.


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Requirements:
- Root
- build.prop Editor (a Root File Explorer with integrated Editor or extra App)
- Files from this Thread
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Step 1:
Make Backup of these Files:
/system/build.prop
/system/vendor/build.prop
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Step 2:
Reset your Gear to connect it later to the Rom
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Step 3:
if you have LOS/AOSP Rom already installed open these files in build.prop-Editor:

/system/build.prop - change these values:
ro.product.model=SM-G930F/SM-G935F
ro.product.brand=samsung
ro.product.manufacturer=samsung
to
ro.product.model=HTC
ro.product.brand=HTC
ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
and save the file!

/system/vendor/build.prop - change these values:
ro.vendor.product.manufacturer=samsung
ro.vendor.product.model=SM-G935F
ro.vendor.product.brand=samsung
to
ro.vendor.product.manufacturer=HTC
ro.vendor.product.model=HTC
ro.vendor.product.brand=HTC
and save the file!
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Step 4:
Download and install the apk's from this Link: One Drive - needed apk's
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Step 5:
Restart Phone
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Step 6:
Now you are good to go!
The Galaxy Gear App will automaticly update through Playstore and is still working (tested).

Bugs / Site Notes:
- Sometimes The Watch recognizes the notification but the vibration is missing. It's a bug that can't be fixed.
- Since there is no working Galaxy Store/Apps, the Store and the Login looking like a browser, but its fully working (tested).
- I tested this only with LOS 15.1 feel free to test it on other AOSP/LOS-based Roms.


Credits:
"vit sel" for the apk's and help
@Ivan_Meler for helping me with build.prop changes and bringing us the awesomness of Lineage OS Oreo + Pie

if i forgot someone, i'm sorry

Please keep this Thread clean from bashing, use search if you have a question and HAVE FUN
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19th January 2019, 11:33 PM |#2  
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Excellent tutorial, S3 working on a Galaxy S5 duos (klteduos) with LOS 15.1 , pico gapps. Notifications for messaging still a little spotty, but much better after I transferred some music (?). Watch updated without any problems to Tizen 3.0.0.2.
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28th January 2019, 01:51 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by gaguzman

Excellent tutorial, S3 working on a Galaxy S5 duos (klteduos) with LOS 15.1 , pico gapps. Notifications for messaging still a little spotty, but much better after I transferred some music (?). Watch updated without any problems to Tizen 3.0.0.2.

Nice to hear.

Just a tip: you can update the "Accessory Service" and "Gear S Plugin" with the apk's on apkmirror.com

Maybe that solves some issues. For me the notifications work better since I updated these two files.

Thanks for your feedback.
21st May 2019, 03:31 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gaguzman

Excellent tutorial, S3 working on a Galaxy S5 duos (klteduos) with LOS 15.1 , pico gapps. Notifications for messaging still a little spotty, but much better after I transferred some music (?). Watch updated without any problems to Tizen 3.0.0.2.

I can't reach the file, the Onedrive says that the files are no longer exist.
Please fix this problem, appriciate your work!
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