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[ROM] OctamodWear - Stock + root + busybox + Reboot2Recovery

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CAUTION!! This ROM is mostly made for developers and people interested in developing for Samsung Gear Live. I take no responsabilities for possible damages to your device.


Hi everyone.

I open a new thread here in General because I have not enough posts for posting in Development, and I don't want to spam other threads only for posting there. Moderators can move this if they want.

We have here the first Custom ROM for Samsung Gear Live: OctamodWear

Currently we have very few new features, but this is only the beginning.

Features

- OctamodWear 0.2

- KMV78Y based

- Fully deodexed

- Root

- Busybox

- WearControl, the system management app. Reboot2Recovery is gone; install WearControl from PlayStore to ensure you always have the latest version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rp.wearcontrol

- ES File Explorer and Quick System Info preinstalled


- OctamodWear 0.1

- KMV78X based

- Root

- Busybox

- Reboot2Recovery, it's an app made by me that let you reboot in recovery mode (interesting for use with custom recoveries).

- ES File Explorer and Quick System Info preinstalled (mainly, for developing purposes. I included them because it was a pain to install again with each data-wipe during tests).



Important

- Superuser permissions (root) are enabled by default, without Superuser or similar app. So, whatever app that you install and require root permissions will obtain them. That's due to the fact that there is no Superuser app for Android Wear yet.

- We need unlocked bootloader in order to be able to install the ROM (fastboot oem unlock).

- This system (Android Wear) is still very recent, and there are many things we don't know, despite its similarities with Android.


Work-in-progress...

- Get a better battery consumption.

- Improve performance

- Other things I have not thought about yet


Installation

If you don't have unlocked bootloader, follow this steps:

- Connect using ADB and run "adb reboot bootloader"

- In the bootloader screen, run "fastboot oem unlock". Warning!! This will wipe the device.

- Once you have unlocked the bootloader, the next step is to flash the provided system.img, using "fastboot flash system system_octamodWear.img"

- Done!


Downloads

v0.2: http://devhost.xda-developers.com/cRc -- mirror -- mirror



Stock KMV78Y: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23610159112653225



Interesting

TWRP for our smartwatch (thanks to Dees_Troy): http://forum.xda-developers.com/gear...overy-t2828336

Original thread: http://www.htcmania.com/showthread.php?t=868149


I will try to help you if you need it, but please, there are a lot of pages on the web where you can get information about ADB drivers or bootloader unlocking effects, so please, use Google.

Furthermore, I don't have much free time due to work and personal life, so this ROM will not have a very fast development. My main purpose is to give people something they can start working with, and make a great development community.

Enjoy it!
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5th August 2014, 10:20 PM |#2  
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You sir are a genius!

I borked my phone installing TWRP and flashing this ROM was the only way I fix my watch! Thank you!
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6th August 2014, 01:42 AM |#3  
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You sir are a genius!

I borked my phone installing TWRP and flashing this ROM was the only way I fix my watch! Thank you!

How is it and how did you obtain root?

Sent from a Galaxy 5 light years away
6th August 2014, 10:00 AM |#4  
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How is it and how did you obtain root?

Sent from a Galaxy 5 light years away


It is pre rooted as stated above. And yes its very good. Includes a file manager, which is handy....

Dev, presumably we should not install any OTA's?
6th August 2014, 04:21 PM |#5  
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This is the best day EVER!! Thank you so very much!!
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Hey @octathorp I just received an update a couple days ago and did it... I assume the update would not be compatible with this ROM, or can I still install this ROM? Thanks!

Update is KMV78Y by the way.
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Hi.

I have not received the update yet, so i don't really know. It should work well, because this is only system.img, but i'm gonna update the base rom as soon as I receive the update.

One thing i forgot to post some days ago... I've made an app that lets you reboot your device into recovery or bootloader, as well as changing CPU governors. It's Reboot2Recovery replacement, and it will be included in next release. Meanwhile, you can get the app from Play Store, searching "WearControl" (sorry i cannot post links yet).

I'll update the OP.
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Hi.

I have not received the update yet, so i don't really know. It should work well, because this is only system.img, but i'm gonna update the base rom as soon as I receive the update.

One thing i forgot to post some days ago... I've made an app that lets you reboot your device into recovery or bootloader, as well as changing CPU governors. It's Reboot2Recovery replacement, and it will be included in next release. Meanwhile, you can get the app from Play Store, searching "WearControl" (sorry i cannot post links yet).

I'll update the OP.

Here you go... WearControl!
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Return to Stock?
What would be the best way to return to stock? My guess would be to flash the system img that Adam Outler posted but want to make sure that I'm correct. I got excited and flashed this without backing up on TWRP first.
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Hey is it possible to put the ROM in flashable form for TWRP?! Would make it much easier to install
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What would be the best way to return to stock? My guess would be to flash the system img that Adam Outler posted but want to make sure that I'm correct. I got excited and flashed this without backing up on TWRP first.

I don't have tested it, but should do the trick. I don't have neither a backup from the original system...

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Hey is it possible to put the ROM in flashable form for TWRP?! Would make it much easier to install

That's a good idea I will try in next days, but only as a concept. If it works well, i will try to launch next update through a flashable update.zip
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