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TheManii

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Introduction:
This is a list of all known OTA's for the Samsung Gear Live watch

The Gear Live has it's ROMs built directly by google, instead of Samsung.


How to flash:
  • Requirements:
    • Stock recovery
    • Unmodified /system
    • Unlocked bootloader
    • Basic understanding of command line/shell

  • Unlock your bootloader
    • Download and set up adb and fastboot
    • Reboot into fastboot mode
    • Open up a command prompt/shell where you saved fastboot
    • enter into command prompt/shell: "fastboot oem unlock"
  • Enter recovery mode via onscreen buttons
  • Enable recovery ui
    • (How do you do this for this device?)
  • Set up adb
  • Select apply update from adb
  • enter into command prompt: "adb sideload <path to saved update.zip>

FAQ:
  • How to find the ota?
    • If you're rooted, wait for the device to prompt you to update, then check /cache for the file
    • If you're not rooted, wait until the same time and do an adb logcat and look for a line with .zip in it
  • Why isn't the latest ota listed?
    • We can only list what we have, if the ota from Build X to Build Y isn't listed, we dont have the file for it yet.
  • How do you setup adb/fastboot
    • Please read the stickies in the general subforum, this is not a formal guide
  • Do I need to unlock the bootloader to flash the update zip?
    • Yes, if you wish to do it manually.
      If you allow android to prompt for the update, you do not need to unlock
  • Can I flash this if I have a custom rom?
    • No, you must be on a stock AND unmodified rom
  • Can I flash this if I'm rooted?
    • Only if you have not modified any files

Credits:

Changelog:
  • Dec 16, 2014: Added LWX48P
  • Oct 24, 2014: Added KNX01Q
  • Sep 11, 2014: Changed Page Layout to match my other pages
  • Sep 8, 2014: Added KKV81/KMV78X → KGW42N
  • Sep 4, 2014: Added KMV78Y → KGW42N
  • Aug 8, 2014: Added KMV78X → KMV78Y
  • Aug 7, 2014: Added KKV81/KMV78N → KMV78Y
  • Jul 29, 2014: Added: KMV78N → KMV78X
  • Jul 18, 2014: Added: KKV81 → KMV78X
  • Jun 27, 2014: Initial page


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Naddict

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As placeholders are not allowed, just let me know when the devices start hitting owners, I or any other moderator can reopen.
 

TheManii

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KMV78V is rolling out for the G watch and Gear live.

If you have one, please check either the logcat of either the phone it's paired to, or the watch itself for the filename.
 

TheManii

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If anyone is on KMV78N or KMV78V and gets an ota, please check your logcat for the ota filename, we have KKV81 -> KMV78X so far
 

oldblue910

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FYI retail Gear Live devices from the Play Store seem to ship with KKV81, which is an older, pre-release build, even though it has a. It doesn't even function the same way as the current KMV78X build.

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Crsdr37

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Can't get the gear to recognize in recovery for the ADB sideload tried on both Windows and Mac. Works for Adb when the device is on and fastboot commands just drops out when going into recovery....

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TheManii

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assuming you're in windows: are you sure the driver is installed when in adb sideload mode? Windows considers it a different device from normal adb
 

drziddo

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Got the latest OTA.
Reporting that mi Gear Live goes hot as hell!!
Right now I turned off to cool it.
Is this only me?
 

Crsdr37

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assuming you're in windows: are you sure the driver is installed when in adb sideload mode? Windows considers it a different device from normal adb

Is there a special driver I have the SDK and the google driver. The PC doesn't even detect it as soon as I enter recovery and doesn't change when I select adb sideloaf

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hungmung

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Is there a special driver I have the SDK and the google driver. The PC doesn't even detect it as soon as I enter recovery and doesn't change when I select adb sideloaf

Sent from my SM-G900V using XDA Premium HD app

I had the same problem I actually ended up installing twrp and pushing the update to my watch and installing it through there. The odd pay is it had no problem with fastboot or adb in any other part of the phone only if I selected install from adb it wouldn't even show up in device manager. I even tried to do the same thing in twrp adb works in regular recovery but as soon as I chose adb sideload under Advanced my computer stops seeing it.
 

Crsdr37

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I had the same problem I actually ended up installing twrp and pushing the update to my watch and installing it through there. The odd pay is it had no problem with fastboot or adb in any other part of the phone only if I selected install from adb it wouldn't even show up in device manager. I even tried to do the same thing in twrp adb works in regular recovery but as soon as I chose adb sideload under Advanced my computer stops seeing it.

Awesome twrp worked like a champ!

Sent from my SM-G900V using XDA Premium HD app
 
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    Introduction:
    This is a list of all known OTA's for the Samsung Gear Live watch

    The Gear Live has it's ROMs built directly by google, instead of Samsung.


    How to flash:
    • Requirements:
      • Stock recovery
      • Unmodified /system
      • Unlocked bootloader
      • Basic understanding of command line/shell

    • Unlock your bootloader
      • Download and set up adb and fastboot
      • Reboot into fastboot mode
      • Open up a command prompt/shell where you saved fastboot
      • enter into command prompt/shell: "fastboot oem unlock"
    • Enter recovery mode via onscreen buttons
    • Enable recovery ui
      • (How do you do this for this device?)
    • Set up adb
    • Select apply update from adb
    • enter into command prompt: "adb sideload <path to saved update.zip>

    FAQ:
    • How to find the ota?
      • If you're rooted, wait for the device to prompt you to update, then check /cache for the file
      • If you're not rooted, wait until the same time and do an adb logcat and look for a line with .zip in it
    • Why isn't the latest ota listed?
      • We can only list what we have, if the ota from Build X to Build Y isn't listed, we dont have the file for it yet.
    • How do you setup adb/fastboot
      • Please read the stickies in the general subforum, this is not a formal guide
    • Do I need to unlock the bootloader to flash the update zip?
      • Yes, if you wish to do it manually.
        If you allow android to prompt for the update, you do not need to unlock
    • Can I flash this if I have a custom rom?
      • No, you must be on a stock AND unmodified rom
    • Can I flash this if I'm rooted?
      • Only if you have not modified any files

    Credits:

    Changelog:
    • Dec 16, 2014: Added LWX48P
    • Oct 24, 2014: Added KNX01Q
    • Sep 11, 2014: Changed Page Layout to match my other pages
    • Sep 8, 2014: Added KKV81/KMV78X → KGW42N
    • Sep 4, 2014: Added KMV78Y → KGW42N
    • Aug 8, 2014: Added KMV78X → KMV78Y
    • Aug 7, 2014: Added KKV81/KMV78N → KMV78Y
    • Jul 29, 2014: Added: KMV78N → KMV78X
    • Jul 18, 2014: Added: KKV81 → KMV78X
    • Jun 27, 2014: Initial page


    2char
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    Hey, I had the same exact problem in summer, when it went on sale. There wasn't a full firmware image at that moment. Though the community would evolve, but this community is pretty dead. I tried to fix my Gear with a lot of different methods, but no one worked. There's a full firmware image from Adam Outler's that you may try flashing, but didn't worked for me. If I were you, I'd go to a Samsung Tech/Customer Support store. (I don't know if they exist in Germany, but they do here in Spain) I went to one with the watch, and told them I did a factory reset and that the watch never booted again. They took my watch and in ten minutes they fixed it. (Flashed a system image that appearently only they own). I guess that Samsung hasn't released it for some reason, but that's the way it is...

    I fixed my watch myself.. Here is the full Firmware image:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3hqoo9t7m0by9q6/AABlxYGrqJE9EovRDc8sXB7Ra?dl=0

    I hope I am able to Help you :)

    Best regards,

    matze19999
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    KMV78Y → KNX01Q
    KGW42N → KNX01Q

    These should be all the otas to KNX01Q, I'm still missing a dump of KMV78V.
    If you have a dump, or a device that still has it installed: let me know.

    OP updated with latest files