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[TOOL] Android Wear APK Tools: Sideload and Uninstall Apps to Android Wear

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nagasgura

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Android Wear APK Tools:

A GUI application which allows you to install any APK straight to your watch (via adb) or uninstall any non-protected package directly. Much more convenient than doing it through the adb command line.


Screenshot:
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How to use:

Download Link: HERE

Windows:
Unzip Android-Wear-APK-Tools.zip, and run Android-Wear-APK-Tools.exe

Linux:
Run the following command in terminal, and then open AndroidWearAPKTools.py
Code:
sudo apt-get install python-tk

Mac:
Install Python from here, then run AndroidWearAPKTools.py
_________________

Connect your watch to your computer, enable ADB Debugging on your phone and your watch, and make sure ADB and the drivers are set up on your computer.
 

XabdullahX

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Doesnt work for me.

I opened it, clicked connect to watch, then it told me that it has connected, i can see the list of all the apps that i have installed on my phone. But android wear doesnt tell me that its connected.
I tried to uninstall an app, then it gave me an error. Then i tried installing an app, and it just stayed on "installing app, please wait" for a very very long time.
 
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Lord_Cyrix

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I am experiencing similar errors with the app. It tells me I am connected to my watch. I can't see any apps on the list. When trying to install an app it stops on "Installing app, Please wait..."
 

NightMean

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Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Mega
doesn't seems to work on windows 10
Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "Tkinter.pyc", line 1470, in __call__
File "AndroidWearAPKTools.py", line 36, in connectToWatchCallback
IndexError: list index out of range
EDIT:Fixed by allowing adb access through cmd
 
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beliz85

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Nov 20, 2012
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doesn't seems to work on windows 10
Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "Tkinter.pyc", line 1470, in __call__
File "AndroidWearAPKTools.py", line 36, in connectToWatchCallback
IndexError: list index out of range
EDIT:Fixed by allowing adb access through cmd

NightMean, how did you fix it? Could elaborate?
I don't know how to allow ADB access through CMD

Thanks
 

kmc99

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Jul 28, 2016
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Hy guys , i've used this method to install apps but i have a problem when opening a pdf file , as you can see in the pictures , i can't select a default app for it. can somebody give me a solution ? thx a lot .
 

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VS88

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For me, I connect to watch alright, I see the apps list, but uninstalling takes forever.. :/
Much easier to use adb command. meh
 
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peter7

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My watch is detected by the pc but I see an empty directory ....and if I try to copy a file no way ....
 

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    Android Wear APK Tools:

    A GUI application which allows you to install any APK straight to your watch (via adb) or uninstall any non-protected package directly. Much more convenient than doing it through the adb command line.


    Screenshot:
    7Y9NRC7.png


    How to use:

    Download Link: HERE

    Windows:
    Unzip Android-Wear-APK-Tools.zip, and run Android-Wear-APK-Tools.exe

    Linux:
    Run the following command in terminal, and then open AndroidWearAPKTools.py
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-tk

    Mac:
    Install Python from here, then run AndroidWearAPKTools.py
    _________________

    Connect your watch to your computer, enable ADB Debugging on your phone and your watch, and make sure ADB and the drivers are set up on your computer.
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    So, apparently you must have ADB already on the system path or in the main directory of this application and it must be accessible with the command "adb"
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    I am experiencing similar errors with the app. It tells me I am connected to my watch. I can't see any apps on the list. When trying to install an app it stops on "Installing app, Please wait..."
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    Doesnt work for me.

    I opened it, clicked connect to watch, then it told me that it has connected, i can see the list of all the apps that i have installed on my phone. But android wear doesnt tell me that its connected.
    I tried to uninstall an app, then it gave me an error. Then i tried installing an app, and it just stayed on "installing app, please wait" for a very very long time.
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    root required?

    Does this require that the Android Wear device be rooted?