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[GUIDE] Install and Uninstall APK on your Moto 360 (Via Bluetooth) | No Root

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JeffXT

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Jul 12, 2013
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Is there a way to show the common APK name alongside the package name? I want to uninstall the 'Weather' app (cause I never use it), but don't want to accidentally try to uninstall a system app.
 

Codejackk

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Apr 21, 2016
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The first install was successful, but now any time I try to install an apk I get the message:

Invalid APK file: name.apk

Anyone solve this problem?
 

xenti

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I get this error when I am doing the second command (adb connect localhost:4444):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb connect localhost:4444
unable to connect to localhost:4444: cannot connect to localhost:4444: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. (10061)
 

paolocorpo

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Ciao to everybody,
I am on HUAWEI P10 + MOTO 360 2nd gen

After the first comand
adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
I receive back this error message:
error: no devices/emulators found

Have you some tips/suggestions ?
Thanks a lot
Paolo
[Edit]
I discovered that the smartphone is not achievable by PC in ADB mode
And I don't know what's happening :(

[EDIT2]
NOw the mobile is connected (I see it with adb devices)

But I receive this error:
C:\ADB-fastboot-minimal-lebrac>adb connect localhost:4444
unable to connect to localhost:4444: cannot connect to localhost:4444: No connec
tion could be made because the target machine actively refused it. (10061)


[EDIT 3]
I fixed using this instead this comand:
adb connect 127.0.0.1:4444
 
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Jharm

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For anyone still squeezing the last bit of juice out of their Moto 360 1st Gen

As a proud owner of a first generation Moto 360, I refused to give up on it. After learning that, even though I was still able to install Facer on my Note 10 Plus device and sync successfully my smart watch, the companion apps for would not appear.

But lets not give up yet! I detailed post all the steps taken to get Facer and WatchMaker working on the Moto 360 1st Gen..
moto360example2-1.gif
 
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As a proud owner of a first generation Moto 360, I refused to give up on it. After learning that, even though I was still able to install Facer on my Note 10 Plus device and sync successfully my smart watch, the companion apps for either would not appear.

But lets not give up yet! I detailed post all the steps taken to get Facer and WatchMaker working on the Moto 360 1st Gen..
moto360example2-1.gif

Dude! Props for hanging in there. I forgot I even OWNED a Moto360. You should get some kind of award from Moto.

Namaste
 
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Jharm

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Your too kind my friend.

Dude! Props for hanging in there. I forgot I even OWNED a Moto360. You should get some kind of award from Moto.

Namaste

I just like to get my moneys worth out of devices. Did you try it your self? I'm curious to see who else is able this working for them. I'm actually happy to report the Moto 360 1st Gen is running pretty smoothly with both Facer and Watchmaker running. You can side load and get any wear os apk working on the watch as long as its android API 21 or below ( Android 6.0).
 
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Hello!
I need on my phone Android 6, or is it also working with 7 up to 10?
I followed your guide and the apk`s appeared on my MOto 360 1. gen, but facer is not working!
I installed an older version, but maybe I need the newest one?
Sorry for my English!
 

Jharm

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Aug 14, 2016
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Hello!
I need on my phone Android 6, or is it also working with 7 up to 10?
I followed your guide and the apk`s appeared on my MOto 360 1. gen, but facer is not working!
I installed an older version, but maybe I need the newest one?
Sorry for my English!

It should work on any version of Android. Just make sure your running an older version of Facer or WatchMaker on your phone. Also make sure to turn off Google Play auto update, if either app gets updated the companion app disappears from watch. If you followed all the steps on my blog post it should work. My Moto 360 1 Gen is still working both Facer and WatchMaker with no issues. Try this :

Run these commands in adb:

on first connect, follow this order

adb kill-server
adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
adb connect localhost:4444

Then:

adb -s localhost:4444 install -r com.jeremysteckling.facerrel.apk

I attached the version of facer that worked for me. Good luck.
 

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mohsen_b_y

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I tried very hard and finally got the answer with the following code
Thank you all

adb kill-server
adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
adb connect 127.0.0.1:4444
adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 install -r com.google.android.gms_19.6.29.apk
( for installation google play services )
 
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Raza1r

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I tried very hard and finally got the answer with the following code
Thank you all

adb kill-server
adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
adb connect 127.0.0.1:4444
adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 install -r com.google.android.gms_19.6.29.apk
( for installation google play services )
@mohsen_b_y Dear Friend I have moto360 but i have issue regarding companian app when i tried to change the watch face he asking to install companian app when i click on instal then nothing happeing. how cani resolve this. can you tell me the procedure
Thank you
 

Raza1r

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This is a basic guide for those who do not know how to install and uninstall APKs on your Moto 360 without an usb cable.

Prerequisites:
  1. ADB drivers on your PC (Thanks @Snoop05)
  2. Minimal ADB and Fastboot (Thanks @shimp208) or all Google SDK
  3. PC and Moto 360??

Let's start:

Connect the watch to your PC:

1. On your Moto 360 go in settings > developer options* > Turn on ADB Debug and Bluetooth debug
Debug360.jpg


2. On your phone go in settings > developer options* and enable "USB Debug"

3. Connect your phone on your PC

4.In the android wear app go in settings (at the bottom) and enable "Bluetooth Debug"
You will see: Host: Disconnected Target: Connected
Screenshot_2015-02-11-16-01-56.png


5. Open Minimal ADB and Fastboot in your PC and type:
HTML:
adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
adb connect localhost:4444

Now on your phone the voice "Disconnected" on the Host voice should be changed to "Connected"
connessione.jpg


Now your Moto 360 it's connect to your PC :)

*If you don't have "developer options" go on "info" and tap 7 times on "build number"

Install an APK:

Warning:
Now every command for your watch must be in the following way:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 <command>
(Without "<" and ">")

1. Procured the APK file

2. Place the APK file in the installation directory of "Minimal ADB and Fastboot"

3.In "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" type:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 install nameoftheapk.apk

So if my apk name is "Game" you must type:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 install game.apk

4. Wait patiently this will take a long time depending on the size of the file (About 5 minutes for 10mb file)

5. If the word "success" appears everything has been successful.

Uninstall an APK:
Warning:
Now every command for your watch must be in the following way:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 <command>
(Without "<" and ">")

1. For uninstall an apk su must know the package name, usually "com.nameofthedeveloper.nameoftheapp"
For a list of the app installed on your watch type:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 shell
AND
HTML:
pm list packages –f
Not always work, but if it works you will see a list of package name. Installed app stay on "data/app/"
packages.jpg

For example this is the game "Don't tap the white tile" and the package name is at the end: "com.umonistudio.tile"

2. Now that you say the package name on "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" type:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 uninstall com.example.example

In case of that game:
HTML:
adb -s localhost:4444 uninstall com.umonistudio.tile

3.If the word "success" appears everything has been successful and the app is uninstalled properly.

End of the guide, sorry for my bad english, Thanks! :)
If your are italian or you understand Italian >>>this<<< is my video guide for this

Video:
Hy sir,
I have moto360 but i have issue regarding companian app on facer when i tried to change the watch face he asking to install companian app when I clicked on install then nothing happeing. how can resolve this. can you tell me the procedure
Thank you
 

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    This is a basic guide for those who do not know how to install and uninstall APKs on your Moto 360 without an usb cable.

    Prerequisites:
    1. ADB drivers on your PC (Thanks @Snoop05)
    2. Minimal ADB and Fastboot (Thanks @shimp208) or all Google SDK
    3. PC and Moto 360??

    Let's start:

    Connect the watch to your PC:

    1. On your Moto 360 go in settings > developer options* > Turn on ADB Debug and Bluetooth debug
    Debug360.jpg


    2. On your phone go in settings > developer options* and enable "USB Debug"

    3. Connect your phone on your PC

    4.In the android wear app go in settings (at the bottom) and enable "Bluetooth Debug"
    You will see: Host: Disconnected Target: Connected
    Screenshot_2015-02-11-16-01-56.png


    5. Open Minimal ADB and Fastboot in your PC and type:
    HTML:
    adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
    adb connect localhost:4444

    Now on your phone the voice "Disconnected" on the Host voice should be changed to "Connected"
    connessione.jpg


    Now your Moto 360 it's connect to your PC :)

    *If you don't have "developer options" go on "info" and tap 7 times on "build number"

    Install an APK:

    Warning: Now every command for your watch must be in the following way:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 <command>
    (Without "<" and ">")

    1. Procured the APK file

    2. Place the APK file in the installation directory of "Minimal ADB and Fastboot"

    3.In "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" type:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 install nameoftheapk.apk

    So if my apk name is "Game" you must type:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 install game.apk

    4. Wait patiently this will take a long time depending on the size of the file (About 5 minutes for 10mb file)

    5. If the word "success" appears everything has been successful.

    Uninstall an APK:
    Warning: Now every command for your watch must be in the following way:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 <command>
    (Without "<" and ">")

    1. For uninstall an apk su must know the package name, usually "com.nameofthedeveloper.nameoftheapp"
    For a list of the app installed on your watch type:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 shell
    AND
    HTML:
    pm list packages –f
    Not always work, but if it works you will see a list of package name. Installed app stay on "data/app/"
    packages.jpg

    For example this is the game "Don't tap the white tile" and the package name is at the end: "com.umonistudio.tile"

    2. Now that you say the package name on "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" type:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 uninstall com.example.example

    In case of that game:
    HTML:
    adb -s localhost:4444 uninstall com.umonistudio.tile

    3.If the word "success" appears everything has been successful and the app is uninstalled properly.

    End of the guide, sorry for my bad english, Thanks! :)
    If your are italian or you understand Italian >>>this<<< is my video guide for this

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjIEJPqkLIQ
    2
    I tried very hard and finally got the answer with the following code
    Thank you all

    adb kill-server
    adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
    adb connect 127.0.0.1:4444
    adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 install -r com.google.android.gms_19.6.29.apk
    ( for installation google play services )
    2
    Ciao to everybody,
    I am on HUAWEI P10 + MOTO 360 2nd gen

    After the first comand
    adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
    I receive back this error message:
    error: no devices/emulators found

    Have you some tips/suggestions ?
    Thanks a lot
    Paolo
    [Edit]
    I discovered that the smartphone is not achievable by PC in ADB mode
    And I don't know what's happening :(

    [EDIT2]
    NOw the mobile is connected (I see it with adb devices)

    But I receive this error:
    C:\ADB-fastboot-minimal-lebrac>adb connect localhost:4444
    unable to connect to localhost:4444: cannot connect to localhost:4444: No connec
    tion could be made because the target machine actively refused it. (10061)


    [EDIT 3]
    I fixed using this instead this comand:
    adb connect 127.0.0.1:4444
    1
    Great guide! Just an FYI, instead of running

    Code:
    adb -s localhost:4444 <command>

    most users should be able to run

    Code:
    adb -e <command>

    I would run adb -e shell to verify that it connects to your 360 and not your phone (it should say minnow for the device name).
    1
    in step 1: "1. procured the APK file". Does the apk to install is on the phone or you have to pass it to the pc?

    Sorry for the question but i don't know

    Sorry for my English.

    You have to download it to the pc and put in on the install folder of "minimal adb and fastboot"