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LG Urbane 2nd Edition Verizon W200V , Android Wear 2.0 Side load OTA Guide

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By suresh.chikkanna, Junior Member on 29th September 2017, 01:59 PM
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Hey All,

This is my first ever post on XDA ,So forgive me if I have not done a good job. I will try my best to provide sufficient details on how to upgrade LG urbane 2nd Edition Verizon model watch to Android wear 2.0 from Android wear 1.5

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YOU FLASH THESE FILES AT THE RISK OF BRICKING YOUR DEVICE. I AM SIMPLY PROVIDING THEM AND BEAR NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT DAMAGE FROM FLASHING THESE FILES. ALL DATA ON THE PHONE WILL BE ERASED.

Prerequisites:
[*]LG Urbane 2nd Edition Verizon Model (W200V) for all other model you should have received a OTA by now , Please check OTA software updates on you watch.
[*]ADB tools ( Minimal is also sufficient) google for files and install in your computer , in my case I did it in "C:\adb".
[*]twrp-3.1.1.0 (twrp-3.1.1.0.img) recovery Image Copy of the file :- https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...zl3ckh6Uzhad1k
[*]Android Wear 2.0 OTA udpate Copy of the file :-[*]Modified file link http://www.filehosting.org/file/details/699795/lg2.zip or original file https://android.googleapis.com/packa...c6fb0e08e8.zip
[*]notepad++ (to edit updater-script), You can use Notepad as well.

1)perform factory reset on your watch just to be on safer side.

**update** Few users have reported that they have faced error while flashing due to buggy USB cable and they could successfully overcome the error by holding the cable to the watch and making sure the cable is fully in contact with the watch while flashing .**Update**


2)now we need to modify the OTA update file to work with Verizon model W200V ( skip this step if you have downloaded modified zip file and jump to 3rd step)
unzip the 'af88cfbc96ad65e7b728e27c2decbdc6fb0e08e8.zip" downloaded earlier and Browse the folder Edit file (updater-script) the file can be fount in the below path in my case."C:\ADB\af88cfbc96ad65e7b728e27c2decbdc6fb0e0 8e8\META-INF\com\google\android\updater-script". Use Notepad ++ and open the file and Remove 2 first rows,The file should start from "ui_print...", I used Note++ to edit the file and saved, as mentioned earlier you can use notepad as well.

Now Zip All files And name LG2.zip(Note : don't put all the files into a single folder and then zip, The zip should contain "META-INF" and other files) and place it in "C:\ADB\LG2.zip" for easier navigation in Cmd. (this file can be downloaded using above link Modified file")

3)next Connect your LG Urbane 2nd Edition watch to Computer and Enable ADB Debugging On watch (Settings-About-Tap about 8 times on "Build Number" and now go back to Setting and scroll down you should see new options "Developer Options" , Tap on "Developer Options" - and "ADB Debugging" select "Enable always from this computer" or something like that !!)

4)Now Check if your device has a connection to your computer using ADB tools
now on your computer under "Run" , type Cmd, this will bring windows command prompt.
Open Cmd in Windows and browse to ADB tools folder in my case I have placed ADB tools and all required files under "C:\abd"

Type "adb devices"
your device should show up under "List of devices attached"

Once device is found by computer we have to push the TWRP recover image to phone , To make life easy , I have downloaded all the above mentioned files to "C:\adb" folder
"adb push twrp-3.1.1.0 /sdcard/"

later boot into bootloader
"adb reboot bootloader"

Unlock bootloader
"fastboot oem unlock"

5)Now flash TWRP recovery (because we will be changing/modifying the original the OTA update file, stock recovery will fail to verify signature)
"fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.1.0.img"

boot to recovery to perform OTA side load
"fastboot reboot recovery"

Now you should see TWRP recovery welcome page,Allow read and write partition permission in TWRP.

6)now on your phone you should be in TWRP Main screen , press Install and you will find option to adb Sideload select that option and you will be presented with a option to wipe Dalvik and Wipe Cache , Select that and now go back to your cmd and type below code.
"adb sideload lg2.zip"

Now sit back and relax , The system will starts loading Android Wear2.0 to your verizon LG urbane 2nd edition watch (W200V) and once the process is finished , reboot to system.
1st boot will take some time , Have patience !! after all you have done ever thing right till now. (approx 5-10 mins, sometimes 15 mins)
Now your watch has Android wear 2.0 , enjoy.
Initially it might feel the OS is slow but allow the OS to settle down after that its snappy and the battery backup is also good in my opinion.


If you want to restore Stock recovery image just in case if you don't like TWRP, then
download the below targz file and extrat recovery.img file , LG Urbane 2 stock recovery image.
Link ,
enable ADB options under settings similar what we performed earlier.
1) Boot into bootloader
"adb reboot bootloader"

Stock Android wear 1.5 for LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE(extract the file and copy recovery.img file to your folder , https://storage.googleapis.com/andro...y-3faf6f2d.tgz (The file extension is */tgz(targz) , use 7zip application to extract the files and you will see recovery.img file .

Place a copy of recovery.img in "C:\adb\recovery.img"
"fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"

You can also Lock Bootloader to avoid the Notification at each boot.
"fastboot oem lock"

To get back to original android watch wear 1.5

if you don't like Android wear 2.0 use the below link and follow instruction to revert back to Android wear 1.5.

Stock Android wear 1.5 for LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE , https://storage.googleapis.com/andro...y-3faf6f2d.tgz (The file extension is */tgz(targz) , use 7zip application to extract the files.

Extract the *.tgz(targz) into your folder ("C:\adb")
Perform a "fastboot oem unlock", then run "flash-all.bat". Afterwards, you can "fastboot oem lock". This should restore you back to 1.5, where you need to take 1 OTA (from June 2016 Patch to December 2016 Patch).

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1st October 2017, 10:33 PM |#2  
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Tried a thousand times. Not working **update** Looks like maybe It was just a buggy USB. I held it to the watch while flashing and it finally worked! I'm curious to hear anyone else's experiences with this cause it seems buggy but what would you expect? My apologies ty!
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Has anyone other than the original poster tried this guide and been successful?
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Tried a thousand times. Not working

Are you getting any specific error ?
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5th October 2017, 02:36 AM |#5  
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Has anyone other than the original poster tried this guide and been successful?

It does work I had problems but I think holding the USB to the watch helps. I tried it a lot but it was worth it. Suck it verizon!
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Originally Posted by Thxfctr

Tried a thousand times. Not working **update** Looks like maybe It was just a buggy USB. I held it to the watch while flashing and it finally worked! I'm curious to hear anyone else's experiences with this cause it seems buggy but what would you expect? My apologies ty!

I am Glad finally it worked for you!!
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I am Glad finally it worked for you!!

Ty! I think my USB connector is just a bit jinky.
7th October 2017, 03:44 AM |#8  
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I'm going to give this a try soon, everything working like lte, messages+, and phone?
7th October 2017, 10:50 PM |#9  
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Almost got it working
Followed all the directions and all seemed to work ok without errors. However, on startup now the watch is stuck on the startup splash screen (the animated google logo, has stayed there for hours). Can still access fastboot but unable to connect via ADB since the OS is not starting fully.

I also tried to restore back to 1.5 but since i can only access fastboot, my only option is to sideload but wont work with the TGZ link above.

Anyone have any ideas? or the zip file I could use to sideload the stock Wear1.5?
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Just making sure !! Try force restarting the watch by holding power button.

Did you reset the watch before sideloading ?

On android wear 1.5 use 7zip and unzip the tgz file and browse the folder till you see flashall bat file and run the same in bootloader. I have tried it and it works. Let us know if your still facing issues.
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Locked /data won't allow sideload.
Hi, I've installed twrp, but it fails to sideload LG2.zip as the /data can't be mounted as it is encrypted. The TWRP doesn't have a format option for the /data partition so I can't reformat it to delete the encryption. So I'm stuck in TWRP.
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