[MOD][PORT] Samsung Gear 360 Manager for all devices [Updated: 21/Jan/21, v1.4.00.4-FW]

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Quinny899

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I realize that this is an old thread, but just wondering if anyone is still here for help.

In the app, the "Gallery" option crashes. But the raw images/videos are stored on the SD card. They are dual fish-eye (front and back). I have the latest Gear 360 ActionDirector. But when I import a photo, or a video, I get "Image stitching unsuccessful". I am also trying 'hugin', for the photos, but still haven't t gotten a successful run.

Any reason for this? Anybody still using this? Or is there another android app that works with the gear 360?

TIA

ken
 

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Device: Huawei P20 Light
SW: Android 9
EMUI:9.1.0
info:
if you want import photos.
1- Record / take all photos
2- open last photo wiht kamera menu right down side(after take)
3-Press Back button
4-Select all photos (want to import)
5-Save
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The problem I am having is that the android app won't go to the gallery: it crashes every time. I can connect and take photos/videos, but I can't get to them except by going directly to the SD card. There I find all the photos as JPEG, and videos as mp4. Also, these "raw" images/videos are not the correct format. At least not correct for Action Director, or any other s/w.

I guess, now, what I need is what the correct format for these should be. Maybe, via ffmpeg, I can "fix" them, so I can use them in any of the photo/video apps on my pc.

Are there any specs for what these should be?

thx for replying.

ken


PS: I've attached a raw photo from my gear 360.
 

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If u could give some more info about your devices and OS, that would be great.
I have used this app for many years, but now being on Android 11 the app is broken, not thru the fault of @Quinny899 but because Samsung abandoned support and the latest (and final) app they released can not be back ported/hacked/modded.

Obviously, I have no idea about the issue with the pc software, I never had any luck using that. I always used this app, until I didn't, lol.
 

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Is this thread still alive? and what is the chance we could get this working on the newer android versions? Would really like to use the gear 360 for trackdays, but i want to edit the files on my phone because there are more effects in the app.
 

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Is this thread still alive? and what is the change we could get this working on the newer android versions? Would really like to use the gear 360 for trackdays, but i want to edit the files on my phone because there are more effects in the app.
It works fine on Android 12, probably 13 too but I've not tested it.
 

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I'm on a Galaxy s20 Ultra 5g but i cant manage to get it to work. App keeps loading and never goes to live view or to manage files. Tried everything including the usual airplane mode, wifidirect etc. etc.

Any tips to maybe get it to work correctly?
There are no further tips other than the ones in the first post.
 

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Hey Guys, so i am having a double issue here, trying to find my way through this.
The current official app for the gear 360 no longer has the Live Broadcast option, so i started looking and found this, which installs and all is fine but will not launch instead will be stuck on Loading, be it facebook or youtube. tried every reset possible.

Also tried connecting the Camera directly through usb to a pc, it does make a ping sound but it will not show up anywhere.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Mobile : S10+
OS : Windows 11
 

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Hi guys, I bought a gear 360 2017 model (cheap) it works as it should & other than the same old gallery shutting down issues, the app does as it should. My issue is the photo quality, I can't change the resolution from 3 MP either in the app (greyed out) or on the gear 360, on the camera as there's no other option than 3 MP!
Any advice/help would be great
Thanks.
 

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Has anyone had luck with the OnePlus Nord N10?
I've installed com.samsung.android.gear360manager_1.4.00.4.apk OK, Connects Bluetooth OK, unset the auto wi-fi mobile data via developer settings, ran the adb command 'settings put global captive_portal_detection_enabled 0'
I set the wi-fi password, I get the prompt "this network has no internet access, use anyway?" I click yes, but the app just keeps trying to connect to operate the camera even though it seems to be wi-fi connected.
I've also tried wi-fi direct, that invites the camera but the camera fails to connect and the same results occur. Tried 5G only too...
Anything else to try?
Thanks in advance
 

gseonkid91

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Hi,

Have been trying everything mentioned in this thread to try and connect gear 2017 with Reno 10x running on Android 11. Unable to still access the gear gallery or live view. It asks me to connect manually to wifi which i do but still ui keeps loading the it prompts again to manually connect to gear 360 wifi. Tried wifi Direct as well, after being invited further nothing changes and no access to live view. The gear is functional where i take images/videos and view them in action director. Anybody having success on non Samsung device, pl share your work around..
 
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Hi,

Have been trying everything mentioned in this thread to try and connect gear 2017 with Reno 10x running on Android 11. Unable to still access the gear gallery or live view. It asks me to connect manually to wifi which i do but still ui keeps loading the it prompts again to manually connect to gear 360 wifi. Tried wifi Direct as well, after being invited further nothing changes and no access to live view. The gear is functional where i take images/videos and view them in action director. Anybody having success on non Samsung device, pl share your work around..
Exactly the same problem here. (Galaxy S20 @ Android 12 - latest update)
 
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In Settings -> Mod Settings you can turn off "Automatically open settings". When you try to go into the gallery or into the live view, connect to the gear360 wifi through the quick toggles. This should work about 30% of the time
 

gseonkid91

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So, i have a rather long work around. For this i powered on a spare redmi note 4 that was lying around. It was already running lineage os 18 and when tried to connect it did not work, suspecting that this might be android version issue, flashed asop extended rom of Android pie(just the one i got in pie rom Google search first). It did not work though, then went to mod setting and forced wifi direct, and there it got connected. The live view, recording etc works well and redmi note 4 is powerful enough to render photos within seconds but videos can take time depending on duration of shoot. Now only inconvenience is i have to carry around redmi note 4 wherever i take gear 360, i think i can live with this :p... long story short this works on pie rom via wifi direct, so far have not faced disconnection although my demo time was just over 35 mins, will share more when i use it for longer duration
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    Hi,

    Have been trying everything mentioned in this thread to try and connect gear 2017 with Reno 10x running on Android 11. Unable to still access the gear gallery or live view. It asks me to connect manually to wifi which i do but still ui keeps loading the it prompts again to manually connect to gear 360 wifi. Tried wifi Direct as well, after being invited further nothing changes and no access to live view. The gear is functional where i take images/videos and view them in action director. Anybody having success on non Samsung device, pl share your work around..
    Exactly the same problem here. (Galaxy S20 @ Android 12 - latest update)
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    So, i have a rather long work around. For this i powered on a spare redmi note 4 that was lying around. It was already running lineage os 18 and when tried to connect it did not work, suspecting that this might be android version issue, flashed asop extended rom of Android pie(just the one i got in pie rom Google search first). It did not work though, then went to mod setting and forced wifi direct, and there it got connected. The live view, recording etc works well and redmi note 4 is powerful enough to render photos within seconds but videos can take time depending on duration of shoot. Now only inconvenience is i have to carry around redmi note 4 wherever i take gear 360, i think i can live with this :p... long story short this works on pie rom via wifi direct, so far have not faced disconnection although my demo time was just over 35 mins, will share more when i use it for longer duration
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    I tried to get this working with my Fold 3 but to no avail. Best option is to buy a cheap S6 or something similar and use that to get the footage off the camera as the official app still works with that phone, then just send yourself the files through nearby share (for speed as bluetooth is too slow). Only option that let me still get use from this camera :(
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    Which large SD cards can we use?
    I have a 2016 model with firmware C200GLU0APE4 and I cannot get it to work with a Kingston 128GB Canvas Select micro SD Card (SDXC). I've tried with ExFAT and FAT32, then completely rewrite it using SD Formatter and deleting the 16Mb unallocatted partition, and nothing works. The camera "sees" the card and shows 9338 photos available, but when I shoot it beeps and shows an SD card with an exclamation mark. The photo count then changes to zero.
    With a 32Gb SDHC works fine in both ExFAT and FAT32.

    By the way, there seems to be a new version of the Android app. I have 1.5.00.1.
    I have a Samsung 128GB one in mine and it works fine.

    The newer versions of the apps cannot be ported, as stated in the first post.
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    Samsung Gear 360 Manager ported for use on (almost) all devices

    LAST UPDATED: 21st January 2021, Version 1.4.00.4-FW

    Requirements:
    - A Gear 360 2016 or 2017 (BOTH work with the same app)
    - Android 5.0 or above
    - A decently powerful phone. The Live View will not work on any phones with the equivalent or lower power than a Galaxy S5, but try it anyway

    Latest Version Download:
    Download
    (-FW indicates this version has the mirrored firmware and options to configure a custom download URL)
    NOTE: Version 1.4.00.9 is available for Samsung phones, but cannot be ported. More info.

    Firmware updates and Firmware source code
    As of January 2021, Samsung have taken down the server that contained the firmware update config files for both models of the camera. Through the use of the Wayback Machine and some reverse engineering of the XML syntax read by the app, I was able to fully reproduce the firmware XMLs on GitHub. There is a new version (1.4.00.4-FW) of the app which can use these XMLs and download the binary files of the update from this forum post and install them on the camera. You need to set the firmware you want to use (or latest) in the settings (after connecting your camera) before the app will be able to download an update.

    The Source Code is still available on Samsung's website at the time of writing, but has been mirrored on the same forum post in case they also get removed. More info on what the files contain can be found on the GitHub repository linked above.

    Screenshots:
    Click a screenshot to enlarge it

    Main Menu

    Live View (camera is covered)

    Gallery View

    Image View

    360 Image viewer

    360 Video viewer (there's steam in this shot, that's not the camera quality!)

    Settings

    Mod Settings



    Known Issues:
    - Live View does not work on slow/older devices. This is unlikely to be fixed, but I am looking at implementing the "no live view" mod (which still works on 2016 cameras) as an option

    - App is slow, downloads take ages. Probably down to the proprietary/disabled code from Samsung in the app for checking CPU speed. May be fixed soon

    - Live Broadcast doesn't work on 2016 camera or when using Soft AP. Latter cannot be fixed, former may be able to be ported with enough time (not sure)

    - WiFi Direct is buggy. Probably down to the app's mode being made for Samsung's modified WiFi direct, unlikely to be fixed

    - WiFi doesn't automatically connect/gets disconnected. This is down to Android's smart detection of networks, it connects to a network with a known good internet connection instead. You can disable this with ADB/Root, see here

    FAQ:

    Q: What's the difference between WiFi direct/non WiFi Direct (Soft AP) mode?
    A: WiFi Direct uses an experimental modification for enabling the Samsung WiFi Direct mode for all devices. It's quite buggy right now, but in theory allows you to update the camera's firmware (known to be dangerous, be careful). It also means you don't disconnect from the internet when using the app

    Q: It's stuck on "Installing Samsung accessory service"
    A: Install it manually

    Q: I'm trying to use Live View/Gallery but the app gets stuck on loading
    A: (If in Soft AP/WiFi Mode): Open Settings > WiFi and connect to the Gear 360 network. Disable your mobile data and any VPNs you may be using, and disconnect from any Bluetooth headphones or speakers (turn them off). Return to the app
    A: (If in WiFi Direct Mode): Open Settings > WiFi > Advanced > WiFi Direct, and remove any old remembered groups. Wait for the Gear 360 to appear and tap it to connect. If it returns to available, tap it, delete it and repeat until connected. Then press back until you return to the app

    Q: I have a 2017 camera and don't know the password for its WiFi!
    A: Switch your camera to iOS mode (on the camera itself, using the menu). It will display a password, write that down. Switch back to the normal mode and continue as normal, entering the WiFi password you wrote down when prompted

    Q: Does Live Broadcast work?
    A: On the 2017 camera, when in WiFi direct mode apparently so. I've not tested it, and it doesn't work on any other configuration however

    Q: What do the mod settings do?
    A: See the "Mod Settings" section below

    Q: There's a new version of the app on the Play Store, when will you update?
    A: Check the last few pages of the thread. If the original APK has been posted already, the mod will be updated soon™. If it hasn't been, and you have a Samsung device compatible with the original app, please grab the APK and post it (the original APK is hard to get hold of)

    Q: I found a crash!
    A: Please post it in the thread, WITH A LOGCAT (don't know how to logcat? See here)

    Mod Settings:
    Since version 1.0.00.18, the mod has built in settings to allow a single unified APK. They can be found in the app's settings, under Mod Settings

    WiFi Direct
    Enable WiFi direct mode. Disabled by default as it's fairly buggy

    Override Camera Recognition
    Force your camera to appear to the app as a certain model. This isn't actually that useful, as it just causes crashes because of incompatible settings (default: don't override)

    Always Show Live Broadcast
    This is NOT aimed at allowing broadcast on 2016 cameras (they can't do it), but at countries where Live Broadcast is hidden. Enable this to always show it (disabled by default)

    Automatically Open Settings
    Automatically open the WiFi Settings/WiFi Direct settings when connecting to save you time (enabled by default)

    Porting Guide:
    I don't plan to stop updating the mod any time soon, but if you want to port it yourself I have a rough guide available Here

    Old Versions:
    You probably shouldn't use these, they have bugs

    1.4.00.4 (without the firmware mirror, firmware updates will not work)
    1.1.00.5
    1.0.00.18
    "Test" build 190617
    1.0.00-2: WiFi Direct, Soft AP
    Even older, pre-2017 camera app:
    1.0.18-39
    1.0.18-34: 4K, 2K


    Thanks to:
    - Bin4ry for the original port

    Tools used:
    - Apktool
    - V10 Studio/Notepad++ for smali editing
    - JEB for viewing Java code in APK

    Disclaimer: You are responsible for your Gear 360 when using this app. Updating the firmware, whilst possible in WiFi Direct mode, may brick your device. It's recommended you find a compatible Samsung device and use that to update
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    Here are some APKs. They're the 1.0.00-2 release, in two forms:
    - SOFT_AP: This is the same as previous APKs, just updated to the latest update
    - WIFI_DIRECT: This is the APK additionally modified to allow for WiFi direct. To use it, follow these steps:
    - Open app and connect to camera over Bluetooth as normal
    - Tap "Camera" and wait for the Loading... dialog
    - Open your device's WiFi Direct settings (usually Settings > WiFi > Menu > Advanced > WiFi Direct)
    - The 360 should show up. If it doesn't connect automatically, tap it, cancel the request. Repeat until it connects
    - Return to app, Live View should open
    Note: When testing I had WiFi direct go all buggy a few times, rebooting fixed it


    SOFT_AP
    WIFI_DIRECT

    Both APKs are 4K. I'm considering dropping the 2K APKs as it doesn't appear anyone uses them who couldn't use the 4K one(?)

    I'm aware of one bug in this release I've not figured out yet: "Phone" images in the gallery don't work, nothing shows up. For now, use Google Photos to view your saved photos

    I'd also like someone to test live streaming with a 2nd gen Gear 360 with this release, on a non-Samsung device. If it works, I'll try and backport it (during testing with a 1st gen, I could only get stuck at a loading black screen, I'd like to know if it's a signature/app issue or the camera's hardware)
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    - Blanked, see OP now -
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    Version 1.1.00.5:
    Download


    Samsung Changelog said:
    There doesn't appear to be one. It is a major version bump though so there must be some changes

    I've fixed the following mod issues also:
    - Crash when opening gallery due to accessibility
    - Crash when opening WiFi settings

    As usual, all my changes and additional files can be found in my Porting Guide folder

    Enjoy!
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    And now for some better news.

    1.0.00.18:

    There's only one APK this time. No need to make a decision which one you install, because I added a little something to the app:


    Accessed via Settings > Mod Settings, you can now switch connection type, override the automatic camera detection (detect the 2nd gen as 1st gen and vice versa), force the live broadcast option to always be shown (but still not work on 1st gen), and also automatically have the app open WiFi/WiFi direct settings when it's stuck on that Loading... screen (enabled by default)

    It DOES work on Oreo, but I had to remove some code for that to happen. It was UI code, so there may be some labels missing from the gallery. It doesn't appear to cause problems though

    DOWNLOAD

    Changes Made/Porting Guide (includes new lib files from Samsung firmware)