Tutorial: Install Gear Manager and connect to Non-Samsung Devices

Akram.

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Hi,

Today someone told me via Google Plus how to install Gear Manager on non-Samsung mobiles. His name is Serge Berig. So 100% Credits go to him. I am just posting here what he posted in Google Plus. His Phone is Moto X and Mine in LG G2. Worked perfectly fine.

My Test Scenarios:
1. LG G2 D802 Rooted. Rooting is not required as his Moto X is unrooted.
2. I am using a separate SIM on Gear S.
3. I have disabled mobile data and Wifi on both Gear S and my mobile

How it Works:

1. Download Gear Manager Latest Version and GearManagerStub.apk from this link: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/e7h23e12rzesi/Gear_Manager (Credit goes to the uploader)

2. Download these APK Files: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uemtAJSY3PVDFiY0FsVGRLN28/view?usp=sharing (Credit goes to Serge)

3. Move these files to your phone.

4. 1st install Gear Manager, then GearManagerstb.apk, then all remaining apks.

5. Open Gear Manager on your phone and viola. It connects, Resets your Gear S in case you used it before and as far as i checked everything Works


I did not test each and everything. As far as i know most thing works. Previously i had "Connecting Forever" Issue, now it connects straight away. I am using my Gear S as complete independent to Mobile Calls and SMS from my Mobile. I have not set any forwarding options or notification for Call and SMS from my mobile to Gear S.

Pls post your results

What's not Working:
1. Can't Transfer Music/Images from Phone
2.
 
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crushsuitandtie

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I was just coming here to post this.

I can confirm this works on my stock G3.

Works:

  • Calls work, but i had to switch to the phone then back to bluetooth. Initially there was no audio. However that may have been a glitch, because it works after that without flipping back.
  • Notifications (you have to allow Gear Manager access to the notifications in Android System Menu)
  • Home Screen Styler
  • Find My Gear
  • Contacts pull down to Gear

Not Working:
  • Music player seems to be controlled through Gear Manager and not A2DP. So we may have to install Samsung Music player. Still investigating.
  • Transferring files to the Gear through Gear Manager crashes goproviders.apk. This also broke my notifications. Had to reboot the phone to get it back working.
  • Call Logs dont pull down
  • Weather app is missing
  • Receiving SMS in the watch SMS app. You get the notifications just fine, but the GEAR SMS app can't sync your conversations
 
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Akram.

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I was just coming here to post this.

I can confirm this works on my G3.

The only small thing is music play seems to be controlled through Gear Manager and not A2DP. So we may have to install Samsung Music player. Still investigating.
Correct. Cant transfer Music/Images from Phone. Hmmm.
Thats fine. No big deal
 

crushsuitandtie

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yep..getting goprovider force close when trying to send pic/music

Sent from my LGLS990 using XDA Free mobile app
I would imagine there is a newer goprovider.apk. The one he posted is 2.0.337.337. Thats the older one from the Gear 1/2 Gear Manager.

All the Samsung Gear S apps are version 2.2 and up. I was experimenting with the old Gear Manager and got similar crashes.
 
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crushsuitandtie

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Thanks for checking on that. It's got to be a missing lib or some TouchWiz framework.

It's not even a feature I care about, but i'm sure it will be needed later.

I'm still trying to find a fix for the music player controls.
 
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mrkrabs

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what about text..I'm having trouble sending text from gear s...says mobile data or not connected to phone

Sent from my LGLS990 using XDA Free mobile app
 

Cyman

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Hi,

Today someone told me via Google Plus how to install Gear Manager on non-Samsung mobiles. His name is Serge Berig. So 100% Credits go to him. I am just posting here what he posted in Google Plus. His Phone is Moto X and Mine in LG G2. Worked perfectly fine.

My Test Scenarios:
1. LG G2 D802 Rooted. Rooting is not required as his Moto X is unrooted.
2. I am using a separate SIM on Gear S.
3. I have disabled mobile data and Wifi on both Gear S and my mobile

How it Works:

1. Download Gear Manager Latest Version and GearManagerStub.apk from this link: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/e7h23e12rzesi/Gear_Manager (Credit goes to the uploader)

2. Download these APK Files: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uemtAJSY3PVDFiY0FsVGRLN28/view?usp=sharing (Credit goes to Serge)

3. Move these files to your phone.

4. 1st install Gear Manager, then GearManagerstb.apk, then all remaining apks.

5. Open Gear Manager on your phone and viola. It connects, Resets your Gear S in case you used it before and as far as i checked everything Works


I did not test each and everything. As far as i know most thing works. Previously i had "Connecting Forever" Issue, now it connects straight away. I am using my Gear S as complete independent to Mobile Calls and SMS from my Mobile. I have not set any forwarding options or notification for Call and SMS from my mobile to Gear S.

Pls post your results

What's not Working:
1. Can't Transfer Music/Images from Phone
2.
Just tried it out with my Tab S 8.4 T705. Installed everything but still in Gear Manager, no Gear S visible. Any help for this?
 

Akram.

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You are right. I wonder what happened to it. When I skipped the activation, the weather app was there... Now that I got Gear manager to sync, it's gone.
When i make or recieve calls to mobile i see it in Watch. how to disable this? I unticked "phone" and "incoming calls" in notifications, but still

what about text..I'm having trouble sending text from gear s...says mobile data or not connected to phone

Sent from my LGLS990 using XDA Free mobile app
i could send, but did not receive the message yet in other phone lol
 

crushsuitandtie

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i have a htc m8

stuck in "conneting to gear" loop
Did you install the Stub Manager and all the 8 or so other APK's?

If you skipped the initial activation screen, make sure bluetooth is on, on the Gear S.

Also, try unpairing in the phone bluetooth menu then reopen Samsung Gear manager.
 

gingy13

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Did you install the Stub Manager and all the 8 or so other APK's?

If you skipped the initial activation screen, make sure bluetooth is on, on the Gear S.

Also, try unpairing in the phone bluetooth menu then reopen Samsung Gear manager.
yes i installed the latest gear manager app as well as stub manager apk and other apks provided


this is my first time setting this watch up. my devices pair up but when i go to paired devices in the gear manager and try to connect, on my phone it says "connecting to gear" and the gear just has the "to connect to your mobile device, select the name of this gear in the samsung gear application" message



*EDIT*

got it working . i uninstalled everything that dealt with the gear under app manager in my phone and unpaired the device under bluetooth and re-installed everything again. it re-paired itself and it is working now.

I must have missed an APK somewhere
 
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gingy13

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Music and images not worming here as well.

if I disconnect from Bluetooth my calls don't get forwarded to my watch. Can't send out text messages as well
 

Alpha06

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Yeah I just want to chime in saying this isn't a fully working solution, but it works enough to keep me satisfied for now.

I'm sure as we get more people wearing these, more will jump on board to fix the issues we have.

:)
 

gingy13

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Yeah I just want to chime in saying this isn't a fully working solution, but it works enough to keep me satisfied for now.

I'm sure as we get more people wearing these, more will jump on board to fix the issues we have.

:)
Someone posted a video where the guy got a day one update for the gear. Also call forwarding options on the gear application itself is missing.

Someone should post the day one update apk as well as their version of the gear app
 

sbrownla

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Someone posted a video where the guy got a day one update for the gear. Also call forwarding options on the gear application itself is missing.

Someone should post the day one update apk as well as their version of the gear app
I just got what I believe is my second firmware update to ANJ7. (Not a Gear Manager update)