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[NOT SAFE TO FLASH!]First attempt at porting Android Wear to Galaxy Gear

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JesusFreak316

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Has google announced plans to release the source?

Honestly, I don't quite see how that would help. We already have source for Kit Kat, which Wear is based on, but what we don't have and what we really need, are the closed source hardware libraries and kernel source from Samsung. I imagine the Wear source wouldn't help (since it's mostly KitKat with a proprietary launcher on top), unless it magically includes the Exynos SoC proprietary blobs. HA

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jamen

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Samsung Open Source Inquiry

Hey everyone, I did some poking around on samsung's open source portal and found an 'inquiry' section.

maybe if everyone that is interested in getting KK on the gear for android wear to work submitted an inquiry then we could make some grade A headway.

http://opensource.samsung.com/reception/receptionSub.do?method=inquiryView2&uploadId=3226

I just submitted this with the Message something along the lines of "Was there a KitKat test build in progress before the switch to Tizen and is there a possiblity of getting the source code for a KitKat on the SM-V700?
 
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I sent a request to samsung

Hey everyone, I did some poking around on samsung's open source portal and found an 'inquiry' section.

maybe if everyone that is interested in getting KK on the gear for android wear to work submitted an inquiry then we could make some grade A headway.

http://opensource.samsung.com/reception/receptionSub.do?method=inquiryView2&uploadId=3226

I just submitted this with the Message something along the lines of "Was there a KitKat test build in progress before the switch to Tizen and is there a possiblity of getting the source code for a KitKat on the SM-V700?
 

shepscrook

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Really hoping that this becomes possible, as I'm sure most of you agree.

I just moved from the S4 to the LG G3 and would love to still be able to use my gear with it. Not to mention, rid myself of Tizen...
 
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    Hello everyone!

    This is my first attempt at porting Android Wear to the Galaxy Gear! I am not an experienced dev and this was done fairly quickly using null_23 as a base and the Gear Live system dump. This is not at all ready and definitely not ready to flash. If you do decide to flash it, you risk bricking your device. That being said, I am requesting that a more experienced dev check over my work. If it seems in order, then it will be tested, until such a time, test at your own risk.

    Link: http://d-h.st/go2

    UPDATE: [ONLY FOR BRAVE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN TESTING]: Since I used null_ as the base, the addons are still available, but please do not flash any of them! And use the stock kernel for the time being!

    UPDATE 2: It might be a good idea to try using the custom kernel we have available to us. If I can get an updater script from the gear live or other android wear device and look in to modifying the bootclasspath in the preexisting custom kernel that we have.

    UPDATE 3: I have figured out how to modify the bootclasspath, will make the modification shortly. I just need an updater script for an android wear device and we may have a booting android wear port.

    UPDATE 4: Link to Attempt 2 coming soon. This has a modified updater script that will hopefully set all permissions correctly. This may be all it needs to boot properly. If not, then I may still need some help getting the Gear Live Kernel to modify our kernel's bootclasspath. If anyone would like to flash this, same as before, I can't guarantee anything will work or that your device will work afterward.

    Link: AWAttempt2.zip

    UPDATE 5: added my slightly modified updater files from fomey's null_ ROM attached at the bottom. fomey, if we get this working, could you package it in to null_ as a second ROM option?
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    Nice start, I actually gave this a whirl last week myself.. I was stuck in a boot loop tho.

    I did see the android wear boot logo tho which was nice :p


    Going from 4.2.2 to 4.4 is quite the leap.. new kernel would be required most likely.. My kernel compiling experience is not where I would like it to be for such a project. In saying that tho, I'm sure there is someone out there which could lend a hand. If Samsung weren't such hold outs that is..

    I may give this another whirl if I free up some more time, Actually debug it properly this time tho :D
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    Sorry for not responding, been a bit busy. Still trying to get a kernel dump of the Gear Live to do some comparison. Shouldn't be too ridiculously hard, I've definitely seen things that seemed harder than this done. So if we keep at it, we might be able to get it booting at least.

    fomey, can I get your attempt port that got to the bootanimation? I want to do some comparison to my attempt. Also, when you get your gear live, if you could dump the boot.img for me, I would greatly appreciate it.

    I deleted it shortly after :eek:

    Sorry bud.. If I free up some time I will take another stab at it tho and keep you posted.. If you update your OP with your updater-script I'll give it another shot ASAP.


    If I grab the gear live I'll definitely send over some dumps.. not sure when that will be tho.
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    I'll start working on this as soon as Im out of school for the winter and on the plane home. Hopefully I'll have an alpha by the new year. Don't expect me to maintain it
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    Hello everyone!

    This is my first attempt at porting Android Wear to the Galaxy Gear! I am not an experienced dev and this was done fairly quickly using null_23 as a base and the Gear Live system dump. This is not at all ready and definitely not ready to flash. If you do decide to flash it, you risk bricking your device. That being said, I am requesting that a more experienced dev check over my work. If it seems in order, then it will be tested, until such a time, test at your own risk.

    Link: http://d-h.st/go2

    I just tried it out with the installation through TWRP, definitely not working as you said yet, just boot loops. I've been looking around in the zip and I see no problems that were noticeable. Hopefully this port of android wear can happen! :D

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