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

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niluss

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Sorry resurrecting this, but someone got any idea why my gear360 (2017) doesn't even show a wifi connection or Bluetooth one? I tried on a galaxy s8 - stock play store app, tried on ios stock app, and tried the mod app on my s20fe, but the problem is that the camera does not generate any wifi network or Bluetooth; if it is creating the network, it's not showing on any version of the app or even in the phone's wifi/BT menu.

(Firmware was updated using this thread instructions but the problem persisted)
You have to hold Menu button for 2 seconds, to enable pairing, then you can cycle by pressing Menu button again (Connect to IOS means via wifi, Connect to Android means bluetooth) and click Record button to actually start the bluetooth/wifi of the device.
 

niluss

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Hi, i just want to provide an alternative if any of the apk does not work for you (didn't work for me on a xiaomi K40 Pro). I updated ottokiksmaler mod and my mod can be found at https://github.com/niluss/gear360_gallery_mod. You connect via wifi to the device and a link on a browser will show the gallery of files within the Gear 360. It has 360 viewer within the browser (works with chrome with opengl glsl 3). It offers download and also delete. No stitching is done for the downloaded file thou.
 

cadelele

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You have to hold Menu button for 2 seconds, to enable pairing, then you can cycle by pressing Menu button again (Connect to IOS means via wifi, Connect to Android means bluetooth) and click Record button to actually start the bluetooth/wifi of the device.
I know that. But, when I "turn on" pairing, no network is created. It didn't work on Android, ios and street view pairing mode. The camera even beeps a regular sound when pairing on ios mode, but doesn't show any new network on my iPhone.
 

niluss

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I know that. But, when I "turn on" pairing, no network is created. It didn't work on Android, ios and street view pairing mode. The camera even beeps a regular sound when pairing on ios mode, but doesn't show any new network on my iPhone.
When I start to view available wifi, it kinda takes a while to show. But if it really does not show after waiting, then yeah it seems like a problem.
 

bostski

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This used to work for my Samsung S20 5G Android 12 about a year ago, but no longer does. Broke out my old LG G5 and it still works. I think one of the TMobile Samsung updates messed it up.
 

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Hi everyone, I recently received a Gear 360 2017 with R210GLU0ARB2 firmware that I immediately reinstalled because I had some doubts that it was corrupt. I tried with this app to connect it with my POCO F4 GT (MIUI 13 A12), everything works but I can't open gallery and camera to see the Gear in real time, as soon as I connect to the WiFi it gets stuck on " Loading". Is there any way I can fix it?

P.S While I am using the official app on an iPhone 7 running iOS 15.7 and everything works smoothly and I am not seeing any limitations, however I would like to use it on my main smartphone
 
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TheKerevas

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Hi, i just want to provide an alternative if any of the apk does not work for you (didn't work for me on a xiaomi K40 Pro). I updated ottokiksmaler mod and my mod can be found at https://github.com/niluss/gear360_gallery_mod. You connect via wifi to the device and a link on a browser will show the gallery of files within the Gear 360. It has 360 viewer within the browser (works with chrome with opengl glsl 3). It offers download and also delete. No stitching is done for the downloaded file thou.
Hi I tried your mod and all the functions work, but I didn't understand if there is a possibility to see in live what the Gear sees. I tried with Opera and Chrome on my smartphone but I can't see anything...
 

niluss

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Hi I tried your mod and all the functions work, but I didn't understand if there is a possibility to see in live what the Gear sees. I tried with Opera and Chrome on my smartphone but I can't see anything...
There is no live preview unfortunately. I don't really have knowledge in Tizen, and what I did is limited to html and ThreeJS and based on what the original mod had.

I tried to check the Quinny899's apk's source too, but there's just too much code, got overwhelmed and don't know where to look.

I tried on my son's phone recently, a redmi note 10 pro, and it doesn't also show the 360 view even thou he has updated chrome, and it does have opengl 3.2. The devices I have tested that worked where Android 12's, 2 custom roms and MIUI 13, I am not sure if it mattered. I will still have to check.
 

TheKerevas

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There is no live preview unfortunately. I don't really have knowledge in Tizen, and what I did is limited to html and ThreeJS and based on what the original mod had.

I tried to check the Quinny899's apk's source too, but there's just too much code, got overwhelmed and don't know where to look.

I tried on my son's phone recently, a redmi note 10 pro, and it doesn't also show the 360 view even thou he has updated chrome, and it does have opengl 3.2. The devices I have tested that worked where Android 12's, 2 custom roms and MIUI 13, I am not sure if it mattered. I will still have to check.
Luckily I have an iPhone 7 with which I can use the original application and it works 100%, even if there are bugs sometimes. Now I just have to remove the scratch on a lens and I don't know how do
 

No0ob1e

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adrian.galeru

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Hi to everyone here.
I bought some years ago a gear 360 2016 and i never get time to get more to understand why i cannot connect wit the phone with it. Finally I got time... but cannot. Mai I ask. On my camera is the C200GLU0AQK1. I don't know wich versión. I was thinking maybe to change to C200GLU0APE4_160519_1848_REV00_user.bin. how do you think is it possible? It will work?
Mh problem is like almost for everybody here... the phone is connecting yo the camera but I cannot manage from any app... even in gearmode or with street view. Thanks in advance
 

kras891

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Hello everyone, I updated the smc 200, after that it does not turn on, please tell me how to return to its original state, flash if it does not turn on, thank you for earlier! P.S I'm sorry for the bad English.
 

dididocky

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Hi all, i have a 2017 version gear360 which i just pulled out the drawer and wanted to use again but it appears i can no longer use it as i have a Samsung s22 ultra now and the app is not supported. i tried the modded apk and could get the app started and connected to the camera but once the camera connects the app crashes. then everytime i open it after it just stops working. i can't seem to find much info and the entire web just points me back here.
software version according to the camera settings/about/ software is R210GLU0ARB2
the camera works as it should just cant use it as no software or apps
any help appreciated

thanks
 

stuttle33

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I know this thread is quite old, but when I updated my phone to Android 13 it broke. The 360 manager app sees the phone, connects, but then crashes, when trying to start the app it continues to crash. Any ideas? This is with on a Samsung Note 20 Ultra, Android 13, Samsung Gear 360 (2017), 1.4.00.4-FW Gear 360 Manager app, and R210GLU0ARB2 firmware. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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    Unfortunately it is crashing for me
    Android 13 on S21+

    Code:
    01-28 18:50:22.336 24296 24296 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: No virtual method semGetWifiApState()I in class Landroid/net/wifi/WifiManager; or its super classes (declaration of 'android.net.wifi.WifiManager' appears in /apex/com.android.wifi/javalib/framework-wifi.jar)
    01-28 18:50:22.336 24296 24296 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.samsung.android.libplatformse.SeWifiManager.getWifiApState(SeWifiManager.java:24)


    Log (cleaned from some garbage) attached

    Would be very much appreciated if you could look at this!
    It's probably looking for a Samsung method, the mod was never really designed to work on Samsung devices as those had official support.
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    Oh no, how unfortunate
    Do you think there is anything that can be done?
    If I get the time, I can probably do one last update for the app.
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    Unfortunately it is crashing for me
    Android 13 on S21+

    Code:
    01-28 18:50:22.336 24296 24296 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: No virtual method semGetWifiApState()I in class Landroid/net/wifi/WifiManager; or its super classes (declaration of 'android.net.wifi.WifiManager' appears in /apex/com.android.wifi/javalib/framework-wifi.jar)
    01-28 18:50:22.336 24296 24296 E AndroidRuntime:     at com.samsung.android.libplatformse.SeWifiManager.getWifiApState(SeWifiManager.java:24)


    Log (cleaned from some garbage) attached

    Would be very much appreciated if you could look at this!
    It's probably looking for a Samsung method, the mod was never really designed to work on Samsung devices as those had official support.
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    Oh no, how unfortunate
    Do you think there is anything that can be done?
    If I get the time, I can probably do one last update for the app.
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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)