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Classic Gear S2.

SO, After researching and getting my life together these last 30 or so minutes I have come to the conclusion MAYBE their is hope for us classic users. Ill begin the process of downloading the Gear 2's* androidwear port and try the root process they have in there threads! Hopefully I can gain root and begin porting but it should boot mainly do to the fact we have the exactly same processors. So wish me luck and if I make process I will surely update everyone and if I can really get something after downloading the source of there device I will make another thread! :)

UPDATE: So I am no professional and any collaboration would help but I think I found how I am going to initiate a root exploit and anyone with any knowledge and ability in WEB APP, and maybe would like to find a way/app that does not include the CSP security measure as much would be appreciated or maybe if you or anyone has another suggestion for gaining root as i have never had to find an exploit, I have only ever built and ported.

UPDATE 2: Just noticed DEP(data execution prevention) Is NOT enabled in Tizen so that seems like a fair try and gain. So we should be able to activate Shellshock on boot, But I've never done this for a watch and certainly not Tizen! Wish me luck, any help would be amazing!

UPDATE 3: SO I talked to a great developer who informed me the route to take and it's a long road. But he has some of it done and maybe reading what he has and the more or less will help me. But I know where to start and I will attempt that today.

UPDATE 4: Kernel is going GREAT with the help I got from a certain amazing developer! Now until I find a root exploit I cannot test the kernel, But it seems EXTREMLY promising!!
 
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SO, After researching and getting my life together these last 30 or so minutes I have come to the conclusion MAYBE their is hope for us classic users. Ill begin the process of downloading the Gear 2's* androidwear port and try the root process they have in there threads! Hopefully I can gain root and begin porting but it should boot mainly do to the fact we have the exactly same processors. So wish me luck and if I make process I will surely update everyone and if I can really get something after downloading the source of there device I will make another thread! :)

UPDATE: So I am no professional and any collaboration would help but I think I found how I am going to initiate a root exploit and anyone with any knowledge and ability in WEB APP, and maybe would like to find a way/app that does not include the CSP security measure as much would be appreciated or maybe if you or anyone has another suggestion for gaining root as i have never had to find an exploit, I have only ever built and ported.

UPDATE 2: Just noticed DEP(data execution prevention) Is NOT enabled in Tizen so that seems like a fair try and gain. So we should be able to activate Shellshock on boot, But I've never done this for a watch and certainly not Tizen! Wish me luck, any help would be amazing!

UPDATE 3: SO I talked to a great developer who informed me the route to take and it's a long road. But he has some of it done and maybe reading what he has and the more or less will help me. But I know where to start and I will attempt that today.

UPDATE 4: Kernel is going GREAT with the help I got from a certain amazing developer! Now until I find a root exploit I cannot test the kernel, But it seems EXTREMLY promising!!
Oh man, I'm super excited!!!!! Let's hope you guys can work it out!
 
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SO, After researching and getting my life together these last 30 or so minutes I have come to the conclusion MAYBE their is hope for us classic users. Ill begin the process of downloading the Gear 2's* androidwear port and try the root process they have in there threads! Hopefully I can gain root and begin porting but it should boot mainly do to the fact we have the exactly same processors. So wish me luck and if I make process I will surely update everyone and if I can really get something after downloading the source of there device I will make another thread! :)

UPDATE: So I am no professional and any collaboration would help but I think I found how I am going to initiate a root exploit and anyone with any knowledge and ability in WEB APP, and maybe would like to find a way/app that does not include the CSP security measure as much would be appreciated or maybe if you or anyone has another suggestion for gaining root as i have never had to find an exploit, I have only ever built and ported.

UPDATE 2: Just noticed DEP(data execution prevention) Is NOT enabled in Tizen so that seems like a fair try and gain. So we should be able to activate Shellshock on boot, But I've never done this for a watch and certainly not Tizen! Wish me luck, any help would be amazing!

UPDATE 3: SO I talked to a great developer who informed me the route to take and it's a long road. But he has some of it done and maybe reading what he has and the more or less will help me. But I know where to start and I will attempt that today.

UPDATE 4: Kernel is going GREAT with the help I got from a certain amazing developer! Now until I find a root exploit I cannot test the kernel, But it seems EXTREMLY promising!!

How did you get the kernel dump? I would like to fuzz it. I'm assuming source is not available? Are symbols stripped in the dump?
 
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How did you get the kernel dump? I would like to fuzz it. I'm assuming source is not available? Are symbols stripped in

NO I should have clarified, the method I'm using it based on finding a root exploit to pull the kernel via adb, and right now I'm using a copy of the Gear 2, and LG g watch to start setting up the certain things I'll need when I do get it pulled. So far until I can find a way to root, no process on our kernel will be able to be made. All I know is the hardest porting part issue the kernel, as it DOES NOT PLAY well with tizen. Because it's tried booting the Gear 2 kernel and porting it for there tizen and it was working, to follow a method used by another developer and for the most part with what i have seen it should work. All wed need is to gain root. I can direct you to the kernel I'm studying but it won't help, as all I'm doing is seeing what work i would have to do after. So far I've tried every way I know to gain root and have failed.
 
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Waiting for good news !!!
I've silently been hoping to hear from chainfire, and any other devs I have seen that NIGHT be able to hear, sadly some have slowly disappeared or are to busy. Tizen is a very odd system, and a very good one to prevent root at that. I've tried anything I can. And when I think of new ways I try but for now until we can get root nothing will happen.
 
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I've silently been hoping to hear from chainfire, and any other devs I have seen that NIGHT be able to hear, sadly some have slowly disappeared or are to busy. Tizen is a very odd system, and a very good one to prevent root at that. I've tried anything I can. And when I think of new ways I try but for now until we can get root nothing will happen.
did u try this?

http://theunlockr.com/2014/06/07/root-samsung-galaxy-gear-tizen/

and this?

http://guideroot.net/how-to-root-samsung-z3-tizen-os/

also this

http://www.xda-developers.com/original-galaxy-gear-running-tizen-now-rooted/
@Jijonhyuni could you help here mate?

also

http://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...evelopment/rom-tizenmod-3-0-skin1980-t2850353
@Skin1980 could you help mate?
@mskip any idea mate how to help

@all we trying to root the gear s2
thx



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Surprised to notice I never came across these... I'll take a look at the first link right now actually, it looked promising I'll have to unpack and see what's in it but I mean maybe. Thank you! Anyone else is welcome to help. I'll report back tomorrow night.
 
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    Classic Gear S2.

    SO, After researching and getting my life together these last 30 or so minutes I have come to the conclusion MAYBE their is hope for us classic users. Ill begin the process of downloading the Gear 2's* androidwear port and try the root process they have in there threads! Hopefully I can gain root and begin porting but it should boot mainly do to the fact we have the exactly same processors. So wish me luck and if I make process I will surely update everyone and if I can really get something after downloading the source of there device I will make another thread! :)

    UPDATE: So I am no professional and any collaboration would help but I think I found how I am going to initiate a root exploit and anyone with any knowledge and ability in WEB APP, and maybe would like to find a way/app that does not include the CSP security measure as much would be appreciated or maybe if you or anyone has another suggestion for gaining root as i have never had to find an exploit, I have only ever built and ported.

    UPDATE 2: Just noticed DEP(data execution prevention) Is NOT enabled in Tizen so that seems like a fair try and gain. So we should be able to activate Shellshock on boot, But I've never done this for a watch and certainly not Tizen! Wish me luck, any help would be amazing!

    UPDATE 3: SO I talked to a great developer who informed me the route to take and it's a long road. But he has some of it done and maybe reading what he has and the more or less will help me. But I know where to start and I will attempt that today.

    UPDATE 4: Kernel is going GREAT with the help I got from a certain amazing developer! Now until I find a root exploit I cannot test the kernel, But it seems EXTREMLY promising!!
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    I know there is no Android Development section to this device, I personally love tizen, but who wouldn't want to see AW on this watch.


    That being said the Gear S2 is using a Qualcom S4 play Cpu dual core 1.2ghz, I have been doing a lot of research and I may not be a developer, but I want to do what I can to see if it's possible. I have been on the forums and talking to many people in person about this and I have a few leads. I personally need people who can test and possibly help me get a better understanding of what I can do. I believe the hardware should be capable of running Android but I only have a few ideas/limited time to try them. I am looking for the recourses and or people to help me get this project started.
    It's a proof of concept, I understand functionality will be lost, and if you want to tell me it's not worth it, or something I've already been told. Please kindly do not post. I am interested in general conversation about it, in a positive way. Unless you are saying something particularly for the mutual benefit/genuine curiosity/or an interest in the topic. I understand this will take up to a year to complete and I will likely create a different thread when the time comes. Thank you for reading and your help is appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    GOIGIG
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    Just got back from vacation, I'll look into the above method, might have a breakthrough!

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    Good bye and enjoy whatever you end up with. I like my gear S2 classic

    Sent from my SM-T377P using XDA-Developers mobile app
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    Oh, surprice... :D

    Today I was drunken enough to flash EQJ2 OXA to my halfdead SM-R732... with success. :cool:

    Tested on other Notebook with Windows 8.1

    Code:
    <ID:0/001> 192.168.49.1
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/001> Odin engine v(ID:1.0000)..
    <ID:0/001> File analysis..
    <ID:0/001> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/001> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/001> Set PIT file..
    <ID:0/001> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    <ID:0/001> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/001> Get PIT Transmission
    <ID:0/001> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/001> SingleDownload.
    <ID:0/001> zImage
    <ID:0/001> NAND Write Start!! 
    <ID:0/001> zImage-recovery
    <ID:0/001> param.bin
    <ID:0/001> modules.img
    <ID:0/001> sboot.bin
    <ID:0/001> ramdisk-recovery.img
    <ID:0/001> ramdisk.img
    <ID:0/001> user.img
    <ID:0/001> system-data.img
    <ID:0/001> rootfs.img
    <ID:0/001> csc.img
    <ID:0/001> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/001> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/001> Remain Port ....  0 
    <ID:0/001> Removed!!
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    It was faster... 9 minutes needed... :good: :cool:

    Before on my older Notebook with Windows Vista... :eek:

    Anyway... I can do some stupid tests...
    1 of it is to install:
    TizenSecKeystringW-20160202.zip
    :D

    Best Regards

    Edit 1.

    Code:
    sdb install signed_org.tizen.tizenseckeystringW-2.2.2-160202-arm.tpk
    pulled signed_org.tizen.tizenseckeystringW-2.2.2-160202-arm.tpk 100%         66KB
    1 file(s) pulled. 0 file(s) skipped.
    signed_org.tizen.tizenseckeystringW-2.2.2-160202-arm.tpk   193 KB/s (68267 bytes in 0.343s)
    path is /opt/usr/apps/tmp/signed_org.tizen.tizenseckeystringW-2.2.2-160202-arm.tpk
    __return_cb req_id[21640002] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[org.tizen.tizenseckeystring] key[start] val[update]
    __return_cb req_id[21640002] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[org.tizen.tizenseckeystring] key[install_percent] val[30]
    __return_cb req_id[21640002] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[org.tizen.tizenseckeystring] key[error] val[34] error message: Certificate is expired or not yet valid. Update your certificate or device date
    __return_cb req_id[21640002] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[org.tizen.tizenseckeystring] key[end] val[fail]
    processing result : CERTIFICATE_EXPIRED [34] failed
    spend time for pkgcmd is [5167]ms

    Need to check something, as i started Gear S2 with tapping trick instead f.&%$ing Gear Manager... :rolleyes:

    Edit 2.
    Code:
    sh-3.2$ date --set="26 Feb 2016 03:02:00"
    date: cannot set date: Operation not permitted
    Fri Feb 26 03:02:00 KST 2016
    
    sh-3.2$ date  --rfc-2822
    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:46:15 +0900

    I hate it without ROOT... :D :rolleyes: