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Everything urbane root easy how-tos and all the files you need in one place (11/26)

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By Robshr, Senior Member on 8th November 2015, 01:35 PM
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The purpose of this thread is to make the rooting process easier with all the files you need in one place to root and tutorials and a list of must have apps
You will be able to find everything you need in one spot.

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I've also provided two prerooted system images ( just be sure to follow steps 1 thru 12 and step 18 ( optional depending on the image )
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Let's start by voiding your warranty lol by unlocking the bootloader ( Warning this will erase all data and factory reset your watch ). You will need an adb fastboot program of your choice installed on your computer. I prefer minimum ADB fastboot link in downloads section. Plus the proper drivers ( I will be providing links to them as well later)
Now what I like to do is create a folder on the desktop of my computer and name it urbane. Then download all the files and apps I will need and put the in the folder.
That way you can open that folder and have ADB open at the same time and you can just drag and drop the file your planning on pushing or flashing to your watch by placing it after the proper command. Which will be explained later.

1- On your Watch go to settings
2- Scroll down to about click on it
3- Find and click on build number 5 to 8 times
4- Swipe back and now go into developer options and enable USB debugging
5: Put watch in the charger and plug into computer wait for computer to recognize it and install the drivers
6- Now open terminal emulator (minimum ADB fastboot) on your computer and without the quotes and hitting enter after each command type in

"adb devices"

You should see your watch there
7- Now type

"adb reboot bootloader"

8- Wait for it to boot into fastboot mode then type

"fastboot oem unlock"

9- Follow instructions on device
device will factory reset & reboot

10- Wait for it to fully reboot then follow steps 1 thru 7 again and we can flash TWRP
This is where the drag and drop comes in. In the command line where you see (drop here) that's where you will grab the file/image from your urbane folder and drop it onto the terminal screen

11- Now that you're back into fastboot mode type in

"fastboot flash recovery (drop twrp image here)"

12- OK let's see TRWP so type in

"adb reboot recovery"

Alright now that we know we have TWRP
Do a backup and reboot
Now is a good time to install a file browser, if you haven't already done so and advanced settings. I prefer the file browser I listed in the downloads section as you can send and install apks and files from your phone to your watch.

Now we're going to pull that backup to our computer
Use the file browser on your watch to get the exact path to your backup location which will look something like this /scars/TWRP/BACKUPS/and a bunch of numbers and letters/
So type in
"adb pull /sdcard/TWRP/BACKUPS/*************/ (drop your urbane folder here)/"
Wait for it to finish will take a few minutes and reboot
13- Plug your watch back into computer and wait for computer to recognize it again. Now we can install super su
type in

"adb push (drop su zip here) /sdcard/

14- Reboot into recovery
" adb reboot recovery "

Now's the tricky part, using TWRP's tiny navigation go to install then install zip then to sdcard and find and click on the su zip and install. Reboot



15- Now let's install busybox ( Note if you are going to install skin's kernel you can skip this step and proceed to step 18 as his kernel had busybox built in ). With the watch plugged into your computer. ADB and your urbane folder open
Type in

"adb push ( drop busybox apk here) /sdcard/"

16- On your watch open the file browser and navigate to the busybox apk and click on it. It will install and do is thing, once installed go to your applications find and click on it. It will act weird then probably say it's stopped working but that's OK it's installed and working

17- Kernel time
Type in

"adb push ( drop kernel image here) /sdcard/"
"adb reboot recovery"
In recovery click install then click image then click boot image
And navigate to your sdcard and find skin's kernel click on it and swipe to install

18- Let's start by doing another backup, so assuming you've already backed up at least once already and have pulled the backups to your computer. You can if you haven't already done so delete the backups on your watch before you backup again

19- Next let's take some control over our new custom kernel by installing kernel auditor
Type in

"adb push (drop kernel auditor apk here) / data/local/tmp/"
"adb install -r ( drop kernel auditor apk here)"

Reboot and enjoy

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IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS PLEASE READ THE OP ENTIRELY BEFORE TRYING TO FLASH OR INSTALL ANYTHING.
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Stock images provided by @Skin1980 -

Recovery- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086988347

Boot- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086988339

System- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086988934

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Rooted system images
After flashing be sure to wipe caches dalvik/cache

Rooted system imaged 5.1.1 LCA44B (super su installed) - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087001702

The following images have some unnecessary system apps and watch faces uninstalled to slim down the system and to make room on the system partition to change other apps to system apps . ( you can get back any of the uninstalled apks by flashing the stock image file rebooting then using file browser on your watch navigate to the apk you want back and send it to your phone then after flashing this image send the apk back to your watch and install it)

Rooted system imaged 5.1.1 LCA44B ( su, busybox and kernel auditor installed ) to be combined with stock kernel as skin's kernel has busybox preinstalled -
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087004874

Rooted system image 5.1.1 LCA44B (su and kernel auditor installed ) for use with skin's kernel-
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087005360

My personal kernel auditor settings with skin's kernel for best performance-
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087005023
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Stuff for root ( images, apks, zips )

@Skin1980 kernel-
Original thread- http://forum.xda-developers.com/watc...ernel-t3210691
Direct download-
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086999750

TWRP 2.8.7.0 -
Original source- https://dl.twrp.me/bass/#
Alternate download-
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086988968

Wear Supersu zip - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086990060

Kernel auditor ported by @bitstra from @Grarak work -
Original thread- http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...-wear-t3126122
Direct download-
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086989489

BusyBox on rails apk - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086989488

Minimum ADB fastboot for windows - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2317790

Google ADB drivers can be found here-
http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

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OTHER USEFUL APPS:

File manager for android wear - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...agerwear&hl=en

Advanced settings - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...settings&hl=en

Reset Wear Client-
Original thread- http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...hones-t3058962
Direct download- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087005403

Wear internet browser- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rbrowser&hl=en

VFP benchmark for android wear-
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lib3.vfpbenchw
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Useful apks that can be sideloaded:

Greenify - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982086999820

/system/appmover
Used to convert user apps into system apps and vice versa ( USE CAUTION )
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087004923
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Other How-tos
Flashing images via fastboot

1- plug watch into computer and start ADB
2- Type in
"adb reboot bootloader"
"fastboot flash boot ( drop boot image here)"
"fastboot flash recovery ( drop recovery image here)"
"fastboot flash system ( drop system image here)"

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Returning to Stock

1- Download the stock images from the downloads section to your computer
2- Follow the above instructions for flashing images
3- Now on the watch click one of the arrows till you see recovery then click the circle (center button)
4- You will see a droid laying down with a red triangle
Swipe from the top left of the screen down to the bottom right
Now you're in recovery
Now you want to do a factory reset
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Originally Posted by Robshr

The beginnings of the downloads section is up.
Working on tutorials and links to threads
Also a prerooted (super su and busybox installed) latest version system image

So I only have to flash the prerooted system image and I'm fine to be rooted?
(TWRP for a backup at first of course..)



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So I only have to flash the prerooted system image and I'm fine to be rooted?
(TWRP for a backup at first of course..)



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Yes that's what I'm hoping for. After you flash it you can test by typing
"adb shell"
"su"
And you should see something like this
[email protected]:/ #
If you do then super su is installed and you're rooted
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So I only have to flash the prerooted system image and I'm fine to be rooted?
(TWRP for a backup at first of course..)



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Just wondering if it all worked out for you?
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Will test it when I own the watch..

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Doing all of this right now. Will report back when finished! Thanks man

---------- Post added at 06:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:38 PM ----------

Okay so I unlocked bootloader, flashed twrp and rebooted into recovery. I can't backup anything because nothing is mounted. I've tried mounting though twrp with no luck whatsoever. So I tried erasing system and boot using fastboot to flash system image and skins kernel. But when I reboot the watch it boots straight into recovery....
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Doing all of this right now. Will report back when finished! Thanks man

---------- Post added at 06:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:38 PM ----------

Okay so I unlocked bootloader, flashed twrp and rebooted into recovery. I can't backup anything because nothing is mounted. I've tried mounting though twrp with no luck whatsoever. So I tried erasing system and boot using fastboot to flash system image and skins kernel. But when I reboot the watch it boots straight into recovery....

Boot into fastboot and if you already have skin's kernel flashed try just flashing the system image and make sure you wipe the caches Dalvic/cache
Questions- did you flash su or did you use a prerooted image. I think su needs to be installed to do a back up
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