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Hey Guys,

After some frustration, I can confirm that this method works for connecting the original Galaxy Gear with the HTC One (M8) no problem since it's running Bluetooth 4.0 LE, obviously with the Samsung apps limitations.

1. Download Gear Manager 1.6.111801 ( pk) (if you are on a page with a whole list of apks, don't lose it!)
2. Change extension from .apk to .zip
3. Transfer to your phone
(3.33 Make sure you have a file manager on your phone. I like Astro if you don't have one already)
(3.67 Make sure you have allowed installing from)
4. Open p
5. Navigate to assets>preInstallApks and install all the APK (there's something like 16 of them)
6. Navigate back to the original folder and rename p to k
7. Install k
8. Download Gear Manager 1.7.031004 and put it on the phone ( pk)
9. Run k
10. If your watch is brand new, you're going to have to update it to the newest software: google it.
11. At this point if your watch is on, your phone should start searching for it, and maybe find it. I rebooted my phone once while it was trying to connect and when I opened up Gear Manager, it requested a sync and boom, synced.

Hopefully this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

Weather doesn't work as well as s-voice, obviously, nor does the media controller, but the dialer, find my phone, contacts, camera and photo transfer I can confirm are working.

Edit: after a couple of different ideas, I still can't get notifications working on the stock software. If anyone set up a rommed watch, let me know if you have notifications.
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6th April 2014, 05:04 AM |#2  
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I've tried ATN Manager v1.2.3 for the notifications and it's been a success (I can't read the actual message but the notification is sent to the gear)

Just make sure you go into settings > security > notification access > make sure ATN Manager is check marked

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10th April 2014, 04:06 PM |#3  
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so i setup my M8 phone just like described in the op, my watch has the latest firmware, i try to sync and it pairs it and then tries to connect but it wont connect. I read some other forums that said you need gear manager stub in /system/app. Is that true? anyone have it? Also when I first launch the software it wants to update a gear manager plugin 1 and something else. Am i suppose to let these update? I am not sure how to get around them. Any help would be great. Thanks guys. Would really love this to work.
12th April 2014, 02:46 AM |#4  
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Thanks for this timely thread. I just got my M8 and an eager to connect it to my Gear. Can you please tell me how I can get the gear manager apks you mentioned? My S4 had already been sold.
14th April 2014, 06:52 PM |#5  
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Gear fit works with M8


We have also learned that an initial update of the Gear Fit may be necessary to get this method working. This Gear Fit must be updated with a compatible Samsung device or the Gear Manager app could have trouble connecting with it during the setup process on an unsupported device.

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Gear fit works with M8
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OP, can I ask you if you were on just a Stock Rooted Rom or which Custom Rom you used while connecting the Gear?
10th May 2014, 06:03 PM |#8  
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gear works on htc one m8 !
hey guys gear 2 works with my htc except the music control and the weather app, also i cant install samsung apps , does anybody has a solution for this because i want to install watch styler but it doesnt seem to work when its been downloaded from or any other apk found on the internet
12th May 2014, 01:45 AM |#9  
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This is awesome news, I'm picking up an M8 Wednesday and i really wanted the gear 2 with it.

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12th May 2014, 02:05 PM |#10  
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Does Gmail & Whatsapp notifications work?

To answer my own it doesn't waste of time.
14th May 2014, 12:24 PM |#11  
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Check out this video guys, very helpful.
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