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By kaplah, Junior Member on 13th February 2018, 08:50 PM
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Ok. I've got a Zenwatch 1 that's driving me nuts. It started off with issues on the latest os (crashing after any action, needing to go on the charger to reboot, etc). I found out how to get into the recovery partition and I performed a wipe to clear things up. Unfortunately the watch got stuck in a boot loop with the Asus logo. I can open either Fastboot or recovery so I know the hardware itself works. I've found a lot of information on this forum but I'm not seeing a clear path forward. Here's what I've pieced together.

1) Fastboot oem unlock: I can get into fastboot and get to the oem unlock screen. The problem is that the command just takes you to a screen that requires interaction with to continue. I need to access the power button to select a value and continue. The problem being is that if I take the watch off the cradle to hit the power button the phone shuts down. I've charged it so it's not an issue with charge. Is there a command that not only triggers "fastboot oem unlock" but also bypasses the onscreen confirmation? If not I've ordered a cheap charge cradle that I can drill an access hole through.

2) flash the recovery partition: I need to get fastboot oem unlock to work. Probably going with TWRP. Stock recovery works, but it's driving me nuts trying to upload firmware.

3) Find a stock firmware image: I've found images of the various updates, but no full stock roms in an img format. I've tried an adb sideload of some of the update zip files, but the recovery on the phone says they aren't valid. I need a full stock image to update to. I'd rather go back to factory stock, but I can't seem to find that image. All the roms on this page seem to be updates from a previous version, not a full self contained rom. https://forum.xda-developers.com/zen...s-ota-t3719367

I've contacted asus and they're telling me I could mail the watch in for a reflash for $60. I don't think the watch is worth $60 any more. Are there any base images available for this watch?
 
 
23rd March 2018, 04:39 PM |#2  
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Hi,
I can provide you a TWRP backup of my ZenWatch, with stock firmware, if you still need it.
I'll create a new thread Tomorrow, in which I will insert a detailed guide on how to revert to stock configuration of the ZenWatch.
24th March 2018, 02:53 PM |#3  
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I need it!
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Originally Posted by EmilioDallaTorre

Hi,
I can provide you a TWRP backup of my ZenWatch, with stock firmware, if you still need it.
I'll create a new thread Tomorrow, in which I will insert a detailed guide on how to revert to stock configuration of the ZenWatch.

If you can, please share it... I have my Zenwatch softbricked and can`t find the stock image anywhere.

Grazie mille Emilio!
24th March 2018, 05:10 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by nereo

If you can, please share it... I have my Zenwatch softbricked and can`t find the stock image anywhere.

Grazie mille Emilio!

Hi,
you can find it here.
It's a backup of my personal asset of the watch, so please cleanse data and cache before booting it up.
To reset your device to stock, you need to download TWRP recovery for ZenWatch and use it to restore this backup (that you have to copy into the watch memory with MTP file transfer in TWRP),
then you can find your stock recovery here.
Remember: to flash a recovery, always use
Code:
fastboot flash recovery recoveryfile.img
Happy flashing!
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3rd April 2018, 04:50 PM |#5  
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Booyah!
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Originally Posted by EmilioDallaTorre

Hi,
you can find it here.
It's a backup of my personal asset of the watch, so please cleanse data and cache before booting it up.
To reset your device to stock, you need to download TWRP recovery for ZenWatch and use it to restore this backup,
then you can find your stock recovery here.
Remember: to flash a recovery, always use

Code:
fastboot flash recovery recoveryfile.img
Happy flashing!


That was exactly what my watched needed. It came right up and synched with my phone immediately. Aaaaaand then promptly powered off once it came off the charger.

I strongly suspected that the battery was shot, but without a working OS on the phone I couldn't be sure a new battery would be worth the expense. Now that I know the watch works I'll hunt down the battery.

Thank you so much!
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4th December 2018, 09:25 PM |#6  
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Any chance one of you could do the same for me? Im stuck in the CSC fastboot loop
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