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By nala1908, Junior Member on 12th April 2014, 05:07 AM
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i made a video explaining how to use the Fit on the Nexus 5. this also may work with other phones im unsure.

mediafire.com/folder/05n572epblf4v/Gear_Fit_Nexus
youtu.be/Sk0vsx6k-cU

download those files
install GR.gearmanagerstub.apk
then install gear fit update 1.25.apk
open the app and pair the fit. it should connect. you can use it like this but the update ads a few features like screen rotation.
now you need to get a samsung phone that is compatible and update the fit to 1.49
now you uninstall GR.gearmanagerstub.apk and gear fit update 1.25.apk
now install gearfitmanager1.49update.apk and gearfitinstaller.apk and pair your device. everything should be working perfectly.

i am also claiming the first nexus 5 working with the gear fit :P


Edit: I just found a "lite" version of s-health that DOES work. Here's the link
App: http://www.mediafire.com/download/hb...althlite-1.apk

Service: http://www.mediafire.com/?wr3t5fm5uwj8hr4

Apparently I can post links now too. Awesome
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12th April 2014, 01:29 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by nala1908

i made a video explaining how to use the Fit on the Nexus 5. this also may work with other phones im unsure.

mediafire[dot]com/folder/05n572epblf4v/Gear_Fit_Nexus
youtu[dot]be/Sk0vsx6k-cU

download those files
install GR.gearmanagerstub.apk
then install gear fit update 1.25.apk
open the app and pair the fit. it should connect. you can use it like this but the update ads a few features like screen rotation.
now you need to get a samsung phone that is compatible and update the fit to 1.49
now you uninstall GR.gearmanagerstub.apk and gear fit update 1.25.apk
now install gearfitmanager1.49update.apk and gearfitinstaller.apk and pair your device. everything should be working perfectly.

i am also claiming the first nexus 5 working with the gear fit :P

Thank you for posting this guide. I will try it out.
Do you also have an idea how to use S Health on the Nexus?
12th April 2014, 04:53 PM |#3  
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Thank you for posting this guide. I will try it out.
Do you also have an idea how to use S Health on the Nexus?

I haven't figured out how it get that working yet. It force closes right away. Nor have I figured out weather. But if you have a problem with notifications just go to settings > security > notification settings and enable it for the gear fit manager. Also still can't figure out how to change the time to 12h instead of 24h.
12th April 2014, 05:01 PM |#4  
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Also still can't figure out how to change the time to 12h instead of 24h.

Scratch that last part. I figured it out right after I posted that. All I did was go to the clock settings on my phone and toggled 24h mode on and off.

Edit: I updated the OP with how to use an "lite" version of shealth.
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12th April 2014, 06:12 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by nala1908

i made a video explaining how to use the Fit on the Nexus 5. this also may work with other phones im unsure.

mediafire.com/folder/05n572epblf4v/Gear_Fit_Nexus
youtu.be/Sk0vsx6k-cU

download those files
install GR.gearmanagerstub.apk
then install gear fit update 1.25.apk
open the app and pair the fit. it should connect. you can use it like this but the update ads a few features like screen rotation.
now you need to get a samsung phone that is compatible and update the fit to 1.49
now you uninstall GR.gearmanagerstub.apk and gear fit update 1.25.apk
now install gearfitmanager1.49update.apk and gearfitinstaller.apk and pair your device. everything should be working perfectly.

i am also claiming the first nexus 5 working with the gear fit :P


Edit: I just found a "lite" version of s-health that DOES work. Here's the link

Apparently I can post links now too. Awesome


That's awesome man. Crazy world, I discovered a very similar process with my HTC One M8 and M7. I just sideloaded the apps downloaded from Samsung's App Store onto the M8 and M7. Connected the Gear Fit and it worked. Only thing I couldn't get working was quick reply and alarm notifications. Just goes to show that it's totally possible though. Great work! I hope Samsung decides to open this up to other devices officially.
12th April 2014, 06:25 PM |#6  
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That's awesome man. Crazy world, I discovered a very similar process with my HTC One M8 and M7. I just sideloaded the apps downloaded from Samsung's App Store onto the M8 and M7. Connected the Gear Fit and it worked. Only thing I couldn't get working was quick reply and alarm notifications. Just goes to show that it's totally possible though. Great work! I hope Samsung decides to open this up to other devices officially.

Yep quick reply and alarm don't work for me either. But I'm thinking we need the Samsung clock and SMS app and then it should work.
12th April 2014, 07:08 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by nala1908

i made a video explaining how to use the Fit on the Nexus 5.

Hey dude! First thread I've found that got things working more or less! Good job and congrats on your mad ninja hacker skilz!

Question 1: Where's the video link? I'd love to see it.

Next... I just went through loading 1.25 and pairing as you described. Amazing! It worked! WooHoo!! Thanks!

During the loading process my Gear Fit decided it wanted to update it's firmware over Bluetooth.

After the update, the Gear Fit says "Software Version R350XXU0ANCF" .

Question 2: Do I still need to track down a Samsung phone and do more upgrading for the Fit's firmware or do you think it's already updated it's self as much as it needs and I can install 1.49 now?

I did try to install the 1.49 apk but at that point things fell apart and no more pairing. I went back to 1.25 and all was well. I hear 1.29 also works.
12th April 2014, 07:55 PM |#8  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk0v...ature=youtu.be thats the video its in the OP.
my fit firmware is R350XXU0BND8 which i am pretty sure is a newer version because my fit works with the app version 1.49. if there is no option to rotate the screen in the settings on the fit then you are not on the newest version.

also im pretty sure you heard that 1.29 works from me in another post. that was a typo, as far as i know there is no 1.29.
12th April 2014, 08:44 PM |#9  
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Thank you very much. I tried it out and it works!
I can also install and open the lite version of S Health. But how can i sync it now? I can't login with a Samsung account. Wh i click on the login button, nothing happens....

Thanks again.
13th April 2014, 12:30 AM |#10  
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Wohooo, you are great. I could follow your steps.

I have only 2 problems:

a) I have no supported device to upgrade the Fit to 1.49 - will have to ask around in office if somebody has a supported Galaxy. Anyway, it would be great if we could manage to get the upgrading function working so we are independent of any special device requirements... not sure, what's missing here, because as somebody earlier mentioned: when pairing it with 1.25 the first time, it downloads a huge firmware update and pushes it to the Fit who afterwards reboots... but either it didn't work or it is not 1.49

b) Have the same problem with the S-Health lite - it can be started, but it is not able to logon to a Samsung account or sync with the Fit

Anyway, this is a huge progress so far. I bought my Fit today. It was released yesterday and only one single store had it on stock - when I found your thread, I immediately rushed to the store

Thank you so much for all the details you figured out so far.
13th April 2014, 03:50 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by nala1908

i made a video explaining how to use the Fit on the Nexus 5. this also may work with other phones im unsure.

mediafire.com/folder/05n572epblf4v/Gear_Fit_Nexus
youtu.be/Sk0vsx6k-cU

download those files
install GR.gearmanagerstub.apk
then install gear fit update 1.25.apk
open the app and pair the fit. it should connect. you can use it like this but the update ads a few features like screen rotation.
now you need to get a samsung phone that is compatible and update the fit to 1.49
now you uninstall GR.gearmanagerstub.apk and gear fit update 1.25.apk
now install gearfitmanager1.49update.apk and gearfitinstaller.apk and pair your device. everything should be working perfectly.

i am also claiming the first nexus 5 working with the gear fit :P


Edit: I just found a "lite" version of s-health that DOES work. Here's the link
App: http://www.mediafire.com/download/hb...althlite-1.apk

Service: http://www.mediafire.com/?wr3t5fm5uwj8hr4

Apparently I can post links now too. Awesome

@nala1908 did you get Weather working.!
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