[Tutorial] (Non Null_) Rooting / Nova / ATN / UCCW / ect. (Updated 11/04/13)

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(Non Null_)Tutorials for: Rooting / Nova / ATN / UCCW / ect..
Created by almulder1092 @ xda-developers.com

I now use the Null_ ROMs - New Tutorial Out Now - Click Here
12/10/2013




I have created this tutorial for one reason, 100+ of pages I have read through to find bits and pieces of info to get my gear set up. I spent a several days searching and getting it set up the way I wanted and learning how to, this should help speed thing up for you

Well here are pics of my watch screens and a list of what I have done to the Gear.

ao28g8.jpg
ao28g8.jpg
23ido35.jpg


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2efixye.jpg
sqmdtk.jpg


Rooted the Watch (Why not? It’s a must) (Jump to this Section)
ATN Manager (Better notifications system)(Jump to this Section)
Nova Launcher (Replaces Touch Wiz)(Jump to this Section)
Watch Styler (Removed and relaced with UCCW)
Xposed Framework (needed by GravityBox)(Jump to this Section)
GravityBox (needed by UCCW)(Jump to this Section)
Flit Keyboard (needed for UCCW)(Jump to this Section)
UCCW (Used for creating a better clock widget) (Jump to this Section)
Root File Manager (Need for the ability to turn the directory into R/O & R/W)(Jump to this Section)
ES File Explore (Yes another file explorer both are needed as apps don’t pick up that Root File manager is installed.)(Jump to this Section)
Settings (Required settings for UCCW) (Jump to this Section)
Button Hack (Made the button turn the screen off again)(Jump to this Section)
Custom Fonts (Used in UCCW for my Clock)(Jump to this Section)
Creating Widget(s) with UCCW (I have attached my custom Widget) (Jump to this Section)
PIE(Replaced Xposed Framework & Gravity Box with this instead. (Easier)) (Google Play)
Additional apps I have installed:
MultiWindow Calculator (by Maknaeya)

Battery Life? Well since the new updated manager I get 2+ days of life. Before the update it was maybe 10 hours.

Now for those of you that wish to do the same or similar here is what you need to do to set it up:
Android phone with 4.3 (Most likely a Note 3)
Galaxy Gear Watch
A Computer (I used windows 8)
Patience
Some free time

Note: When I say reboot. It is recommended you reboot as some are mandatory and other are just to keep the system clean before moving forward.

NOTE: I (almulder1092) nor XDA-Developers or anyone else mention in the info below is responsible for damages or unwanted effects that could come from this Tutorial. It worked for me and others, but it might not work for you. Be responsible and if you’re unsure about anything and don’t want to risk damages STOP NOW!

Tips for the Gear:
Available to all Gear users (Including stock)
  1. Hold 2 fingers on the screen and this will bring up the recent apps screen (From here you can close apps as needed.)
  2. Tapping with 2 fingers on the screen will bring up Volume / Brightness settings , and Battery Levels.

Additional Tutorials you might want to read about:
Silent Camera thanks to Brendo
null_07 Rom thanks to fOmey
GPS on Gear with null Rom thanks to appelflap
Gear Theme thanks to freefallng0411
Quick Dial on Gear Desktop thanks to lukasz


Credit and thanks to the following people in no particular order: (If I have missed you somehow sorry. PM me and I will add you)
xda-developers.com, photonicgeek, sepiroth887, rovo89, C3C076, fOmey, Brendo
 
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Rooting Your Gear



First get and install Wondershare MobileGo for Andoid this will make life easier. (Trial Version will work)

Alternative way to install apk (Without Wondershare) look here

Now let’s Root your Watch: (A must for anyone wanting to do most things)
Thanks to photonicgeek for posting the how to guide:

Preparation:

  1. Install Samsung’s Official ADB Drivers from here.
  2. Get Cydia Impactor from here.
  3. Go to your Gear’s settings >> Gear info >> enable “USB debug”
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    2s5zg8z.jpg


Rooting:
  • Plug in the Gear to your computer, let it install the drivers needed
  • Unzip Cydia Impactor to a folder and launch Impactor.exe
  • The box should be pre field in with # drop SuperSU su to /system/xbin/su (That’s what we want)
  • Click Start
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  • Only takes a few seconds to complete the process
  • Now open up Wondershare, and connect your device.
  • Select your device and then click on the Google Play Apps
  • Search for SuperSU and install it. (Free version is fine, By Chainfire)
  • This will install SuperSU directly to your Gear.
  • Open SuperSu on your Gear, when opened it should ask to update the su binary. (say YES)
  • Search for Root Explorer and install it (By Speed Software) ***
  • Reboot your Gear and then go into apps and launch Root Explorer. It should ask you for root permission’s, say yes. (ya wrong app Pic but you get the idea)
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  • You’re now rooted and have access to all your files in the Gear.


    *** You may have to install it to your phone and then back up the app and transfer the backed up apk to your gear. (Using Wondershare)
    or check out the write up that fOmey did about using a Chrome plugin to download apk(s) directly from the play store. Check it out here


 
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Installing ATN Manager


Installing ATN Manager (Version I used 1.2.2 ) (A Better Notification Manager)
Thanks to sepiroth887 for creating ATN Manager found here

No Longer Needed with the New Updated Gear Manager, As it is now built in to the Gear Manager

Preparation:
  1. Download ATN Manager from here

Installation:
  1. Connect your Phone to Wondershare and click on Apps.
  2. Drag and drop the ATN Manager.apk into the apps area. This will install it to your phone
  3. On your Phone go to System Settings >> General >> Security >> Notification access >> enable ATN Manager
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  4. Open the app ATN Manager and select what apps you want ATN Manager to get alerts for. (Note: not all apps work. This app is still being developed)
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  5. Now on your Phone go to Gear Manager >> Settings >> Notifications >> enable ATN Manager
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  6. You should now get the selected notification on your Gear.



 
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Nova Launcher


Nova Launcher (Version I used 2.2.3) (Replacement Launcher)
Not sure who to thank for the proper instructions as it was posted so many times.

Installation:
  1. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click Google Play Apps
  2. Search for Nova Launcher and install it. (Free Version should be fine)
  3. Now disconnect your Gear from the computer.
  4. On your Gear launch Root Explorer and navigate to /data/app locate com.teslacoilsw.launcher-1.apk or NovaLauncher.apk this is the Nova launcher.
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  5. Press and hold on the file and a pop up with option will appear. Select Cut
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  6. Swiped down on the screen several times until your back to / (The root of the Gear)
  7. Navigate to /system/app press the button that says Mount R/W
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  8. You can now Paste the file with no issues. Once pasted Click on the Mount R/O
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  9. Now Reboot your phone.

 
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Easy Stuff Done!

Now that the easy part is done. Onto the fun stuff. (Harder Stuff)

Note: If the screen starts to flicker, just continue working, if it locks up, Yes it does happen don’t panic, just reboot then. (Reboot by holding the button down for 30+ seconds)

(This section below is if you want to use special functions like the Pie control, Run UCCW, ect.. I Selected this route as it allow for better control over my custom clock and such. I ran into to many problems with the Watch Styler, Prefer this new way better, way more customizable.)
 

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Xposed Framework


Xposed Framework (Version I used 2.3.1)
Thanks to rovo89 for creating Xposed found here:

Preparation:
  1. Download Xposed Framework

Installation:
  1. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click on Apps.
  2. Drag and drop the Xposed Framework.apk into the apps area. This will install it to your Gear
  3. Disconnect your Gear and open the Xposed Installer app
  4. Click on Framework then Install/Update
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  5. Then exit out. (Swiping down)

 

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GravityBox


GravityBox (Version I used 2.6.7)
Thanks to C3C076 for creating GravityBox found here:

Preparation:
  1. Download GravityBox

Installation:
  1. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click on Apps.
  2. Drag and drop the GravityBox.apk into the apps area. This will install it to your Gear
  3. Disconnect your Gear and open the Xposed Installer app
  4. Click on Modules and select GravityBox
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  5. Then exit and reboot.

 

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UCCW (Ultimate Custom Widget)

UCCW (Ultimate Custom Widget) (Version I used 2.9.9.5) (Way better Widget customizations, Usig this instead of the Watch Styler)

Installation
  1. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click on Google Play Apps
  2. Search for UCCW (by VasuDev)
  3. Install the App
  4. Reboot
 

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ES File Explorer


ES File Explorer (Version I used 3.0.5.5)

Installation
  1. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click on Google Play Apps
  2. Search for ES File Explorer (Free version - by ES App Group)
  3. Install the App
  4. Open ES File Explorer Click on the top left icon.
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  5. Go to Tools >> Root Explorer >> Turn On
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Settings


Now that we have the items installed lets work on getting them set up for use.

Settings:

Open GravityBox >> Statusbar Tweaks >> Pie Control >>
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  1. Enable Pie Controls - Always.
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  2. Show Menu Button - Always (Sometimes this turns off by itself just go back in and uncheack and recheck it)
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  3. Set Trigger Size to 15px
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Open Nova Settings >>

Desktop >>
  1. Desktop Grid >> Set to 5 X 4
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  2. Width Margin >> None
  3. Height Margin >> None
  4. Enable - Resize all widgets
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  5. Advanced >> Enable – Widget Overlap & Advanced >> Enable - Overlay when Placing
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Dock >> (If you want one)
  1. Enable Dock – Yes
  2. Advanced >> Dock as Overlay – Yes

Gestures and Buttons >>
  1. Home Button (Change it from Toggle dock to whatever else you what, The flicking of the wrist that turns your watch on is using the home button function.) If you don’t change it your will constantly toggle the dock on and off. (Annoying)
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Button Hack


Button Hack. (Make the Button turn the Screen Off)
Thanks to fOmey for posting the info here:

Instructions
  1. Open Root Manager and navigate to /system/usr/keylayout and find gpio-keys.ki

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  2. Be sure to make the press the Mount R/W button else you will get an error when editing the file.
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  3. Press and hold on the file name and select Open in Text Editor
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  4. Modify the last line from reading Home to reading Power (Thanks to the keyboard this is easy)
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  5. Swipe Down and save. You should notice the date under the file change to the current date showing it was just modified.
  6. Press the Mount R/O to change the directory back to Read Only.
  7. Restart Gear.
  8. Button should now turn the gear screen on and off.
 

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Custom Fonts


Custom Fonts (Use your own fonts in UCCW)
Thanks to almulder1092 (myself) for finding out how

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Instructions
  1. Search the web for a font you wish to use. (tff type)
  2. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click on Files.
  3. Go to the root of the SD Card and create a new folder called Fonts
  4. Open up the new folder called Fonts
  5. Drag and drop your fonts into this folder.
  6. You now have custom fonts for your gear.
 
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Creating Widget(s) with UCCW


Creating Widget(s) with UCCW

Now that you have everything set you can start creating your own custom UCCW widgets.

Open UCCW to start creating them.

After your done creating your widget, Press and hold on the Nova desktop and select Widgets and the select the UCCW 4x4, select the widget you made from the list, be sure to resize it to use the full screen once you’re done (Prior to locking the widgets)

Now UCCW will open, have fun. Trial and error.

Im not going to go into detail about how to create widgets using UCCW. as there are many, many things you can do with it.
However please note that items such as weather, events, contacts ect.. most likely will not work. (I have yet to find out how)

I would say install UCCW on your phone and play around on it and get use to how things work. (You can even create the widget on your phone and then save it and share it out and push it to your watch.
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Once you have what you want Activate Pie by sliding from bottom of the screen up. And click the menu button. You can now save, give it a name (Using the new keyboard from earlier).
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I played around with my Widget Creation for about 2+ hours to get it just the way I wanted. (All on the Gear, really should have used my phone to do this)

Once you’re done and everything looks good. Lock the widgets / activate hotspots
Activate Pie, select the Menu button, and select Lock Widgets
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I have attached my version if you want it and then you can mod it as you see fit. (You can also save and distribute your own) Or open one that was shared to you.
(rename the extention from zip to uzip.)
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I also used UCCW to create a background widget for my other screens.


 

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Incredible work, thanks for doing it. If you have time, can you post instructions to install asks through adb on a Mac.

Tia,

Ian B
 

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Incredible work, thanks for doing it. If you have time, can you post instructions to install asks through adb on a Mac.

Tia,

Ian B

Don't have a MAC, but you should still be able to use Wondershare as there is a Mac version.


Very nice. I've done some of these, but this really makes it a lot simpler. I really like all the links to the apps/etc. Definately a good guide for all of us.

Thanks I actually had fun writing this up.
 

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    (Non Null_)Tutorials for: Rooting / Nova / ATN / UCCW / ect..
    Created by almulder1092 @ xda-developers.com

    I now use the Null_ ROMs - New Tutorial Out Now - Click Here
    12/10/2013




    I have created this tutorial for one reason, 100+ of pages I have read through to find bits and pieces of info to get my gear set up. I spent a several days searching and getting it set up the way I wanted and learning how to, this should help speed thing up for you

    Well here are pics of my watch screens and a list of what I have done to the Gear.

    ao28g8.jpg
    ao28g8.jpg
    23ido35.jpg


    2rlzuc3.jpg
    2efixye.jpg
    sqmdtk.jpg


    Rooted the Watch (Why not? It’s a must) (Jump to this Section)
    ATN Manager (Better notifications system)(Jump to this Section)
    Nova Launcher (Replaces Touch Wiz)(Jump to this Section)
    Watch Styler (Removed and relaced with UCCW)
    Xposed Framework (needed by GravityBox)(Jump to this Section)
    GravityBox (needed by UCCW)(Jump to this Section)
    Flit Keyboard (needed for UCCW)(Jump to this Section)
    UCCW (Used for creating a better clock widget) (Jump to this Section)
    Root File Manager (Need for the ability to turn the directory into R/O & R/W)(Jump to this Section)
    ES File Explore (Yes another file explorer both are needed as apps don’t pick up that Root File manager is installed.)(Jump to this Section)
    Settings (Required settings for UCCW) (Jump to this Section)
    Button Hack (Made the button turn the screen off again)(Jump to this Section)
    Custom Fonts (Used in UCCW for my Clock)(Jump to this Section)
    Creating Widget(s) with UCCW (I have attached my custom Widget) (Jump to this Section)
    PIE(Replaced Xposed Framework & Gravity Box with this instead. (Easier)) (Google Play)
    Additional apps I have installed:
    MultiWindow Calculator (by Maknaeya)

    Battery Life? Well since the new updated manager I get 2+ days of life. Before the update it was maybe 10 hours.

    Now for those of you that wish to do the same or similar here is what you need to do to set it up:
    Android phone with 4.3 (Most likely a Note 3)
    Galaxy Gear Watch
    A Computer (I used windows 8)
    Patience
    Some free time

    Note: When I say reboot. It is recommended you reboot as some are mandatory and other are just to keep the system clean before moving forward.

    NOTE: I (almulder1092) nor XDA-Developers or anyone else mention in the info below is responsible for damages or unwanted effects that could come from this Tutorial. It worked for me and others, but it might not work for you. Be responsible and if you’re unsure about anything and don’t want to risk damages STOP NOW!

    Tips for the Gear:
    Available to all Gear users (Including stock)
    1. Hold 2 fingers on the screen and this will bring up the recent apps screen (From here you can close apps as needed.)
    2. Tapping with 2 fingers on the screen will bring up Volume / Brightness settings , and Battery Levels.

    Additional Tutorials you might want to read about:
    Silent Camera thanks to Brendo
    null_07 Rom thanks to fOmey
    GPS on Gear with null Rom thanks to appelflap
    Gear Theme thanks to freefallng0411
    Quick Dial on Gear Desktop thanks to lukasz


    Credit and thanks to the following people in no particular order: (If I have missed you somehow sorry. PM me and I will add you)
    xda-developers.com, photonicgeek, sepiroth887, rovo89, C3C076, fOmey, Brendo
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    Rooting Your Gear



    First get and install Wondershare MobileGo for Andoid this will make life easier. (Trial Version will work)

    Alternative way to install apk (Without Wondershare) look here

    Now let’s Root your Watch: (A must for anyone wanting to do most things)
    Thanks to photonicgeek for posting the how to guide:

    Preparation:

    1. Install Samsung’s Official ADB Drivers from here.
    2. Get Cydia Impactor from here.
    3. Go to your Gear’s settings >> Gear info >> enable “USB debug”
      6stm3l.jpg
      2s5zg8z.jpg


    Rooting:
    • Plug in the Gear to your computer, let it install the drivers needed
    • Unzip Cydia Impactor to a folder and launch Impactor.exe
    • The box should be pre field in with # drop SuperSU su to /system/xbin/su (That’s what we want)
    • Click Start
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    • Only takes a few seconds to complete the process
    • Now open up Wondershare, and connect your device.
    • Select your device and then click on the Google Play Apps
    • Search for SuperSU and install it. (Free version is fine, By Chainfire)
    • This will install SuperSU directly to your Gear.
    • Open SuperSu on your Gear, when opened it should ask to update the su binary. (say YES)
    • Search for Root Explorer and install it (By Speed Software) ***
    • Reboot your Gear and then go into apps and launch Root Explorer. It should ask you for root permission’s, say yes. (ya wrong app Pic but you get the idea)
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    • You’re now rooted and have access to all your files in the Gear.


      *** You may have to install it to your phone and then back up the app and transfer the backed up apk to your gear. (Using Wondershare)
      or check out the write up that fOmey did about using a Chrome plugin to download apk(s) directly from the play store. Check it out here


    8
    Creating Widget(s) with UCCW


    Creating Widget(s) with UCCW

    Now that you have everything set you can start creating your own custom UCCW widgets.

    Open UCCW to start creating them.

    After your done creating your widget, Press and hold on the Nova desktop and select Widgets and the select the UCCW 4x4, select the widget you made from the list, be sure to resize it to use the full screen once you’re done (Prior to locking the widgets)

    Now UCCW will open, have fun. Trial and error.

    Im not going to go into detail about how to create widgets using UCCW. as there are many, many things you can do with it.
    However please note that items such as weather, events, contacts ect.. most likely will not work. (I have yet to find out how)

    I would say install UCCW on your phone and play around on it and get use to how things work. (You can even create the widget on your phone and then save it and share it out and push it to your watch.
    293isft.jpg
    2vvw680.jpg

    212wqxz.jpg
    2pqotao.jpg

    .

    Once you have what you want Activate Pie by sliding from bottom of the screen up. And click the menu button. You can now save, give it a name (Using the new keyboard from earlier).
    1zlzrpc.jpg
    35ndjy9.jpg

    16axkk7.jpg
    k1ri1f.jpg

    .

    I played around with my Widget Creation for about 2+ hours to get it just the way I wanted. (All on the Gear, really should have used my phone to do this)

    Once you’re done and everything looks good. Lock the widgets / activate hotspots
    Activate Pie, select the Menu button, and select Lock Widgets
    invkmr.jpg
    ix59hk.jpg

    .

    I have attached my version if you want it and then you can mod it as you see fit. (You can also save and distribute your own) Or open one that was shared to you.
    (rename the extention from zip to uzip.)
    35ndjy9.jpg
    maxa9c.jpg

    .

    I also used UCCW to create a background widget for my other screens.


    6
    Nova Launcher


    Nova Launcher (Version I used 2.2.3) (Replacement Launcher)
    Not sure who to thank for the proper instructions as it was posted so many times.

    Installation:
    1. Connect your Gear to Wondershare and click Google Play Apps
    2. Search for Nova Launcher and install it. (Free Version should be fine)
    3. Now disconnect your Gear from the computer.
    4. On your Gear launch Root Explorer and navigate to /data/app locate com.teslacoilsw.launcher-1.apk or NovaLauncher.apk this is the Nova launcher.
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    5. Press and hold on the file and a pop up with option will appear. Select Cut
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    6. Swiped down on the screen several times until your back to / (The root of the Gear)
    7. Navigate to /system/app press the button that says Mount R/W
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    8. You can now Paste the file with no issues. Once pasted Click on the Mount R/O
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    9. Now Reboot your phone.

    5
    Installing ATN Manager


    Installing ATN Manager (Version I used 1.2.2 ) (A Better Notification Manager)
    Thanks to sepiroth887 for creating ATN Manager found here

    No Longer Needed with the New Updated Gear Manager, As it is now built in to the Gear Manager

    Preparation:
    1. Download ATN Manager from here

    Installation:
    1. Connect your Phone to Wondershare and click on Apps.
    2. Drag and drop the ATN Manager.apk into the apps area. This will install it to your phone
    3. On your Phone go to System Settings >> General >> Security >> Notification access >> enable ATN Manager
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      mbk1hv.jpg
      21l4lxs.jpg

      .
    4. Open the app ATN Manager and select what apps you want ATN Manager to get alerts for. (Note: not all apps work. This app is still being developed)
      2wm1lhi.jpg
      2qwzaiu.jpg

      .
    5. Now on your Phone go to Gear Manager >> Settings >> Notifications >> enable ATN Manager
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      qwzzw4.jpg
      2jee9ub.jpg

      .
    6. You should now get the selected notification on your Gear.



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