I'm not responsible for any damaged watches or other broken things! All of this is still heavily in development and mainly a developer release, not at all recommended for normal usage!
The following tutorial CAN brick your watch if you're not careful enough! Once again I'm not taking any responsibility!
This has only been tested on Android N so far, Android O is not yet fully tested!
Please read before doing anything:
This is a port of TWRP for the Ticwatch E. Currently we're not able to boot it via fastboot (well, it technically does but there's an issue with the video driver) and when trying to flash it the watch will instantly flash the stock recovery over it upon reboot.
To avoid this we have to do a little workaround! Once you reboot your watch it'll restore the stock recovery again! After following these steps your watch will be stuck in a bootloop which we'll fix too tho.
Please keep the Changelog below in mind and read what's working and what's not before asking. We may or may not have seen this issue before already.
Files you'll need:
- v003 of "TWRP for Ticwatch E" (and most likely S) - OneDrive Mirror
- Stock Recovery for Ticwatch E (and most likely S) - OneDrive Mirror
- ADB and Fastboot drivers installed (I recommend "15 Seconds ADB Installer")
Slightly updated the instructions so you won't lose any data if you're already on an bootloader unlocked watch!
v003 (OneDrive Mirror):
Managed to make TWRP persistent! Check Instructions on how to.
v002 (OneDrive Mirror):
Now includes systemless root package inside the TWRP image so you're able to root your watch!
v001 (OneDrive Mirror):
Initial release, no ADB so far. Can't be booted from fastboot directly either due to weird fastboot behavior and has to be flashed first. However upon normal reboot Mobvoi decided to flash over the stock recovery again so we have to do a workaround.
The new Instructions by Luxios require a few less steps AND if you've already unlocked your watch before you won't even lose data!
- Enable ADB in the Developer Settings
- Once done connect your watch to your computer and do "adb reboot bootloader"
- THIS WILL RESET YOUR WATCH:*Once in fastboot mode type "fastboot oem unlock" (if you already have an unlocked bootloader you [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]can skip this[/font])
- Follow the on-screen instructions on your watch to unlock it (if you already have an unlocked bootloader you can skip this)
- Reboot via "fastboot reboot" and wait until Android Wear fully starts up
- One started reboot to the bootloader via the same command as above
- Once the bootloader shows up again type "fastboot flash recovery TWRP_TicwatchE_v003.img"
- After that type "fastboot oem reboot-recovery" to reboot to the TWRP recovery
- In order to make TWRP persistent you need to go to "Install" > "Install ZIP" > "supersu" > "TicwatchE_TWRP_keeper.zip" and flash it
- Upon rebooting you may notice it'll get stuck in an infinite TWRP bootloop. To fix this boot into TWRP, then choose "Reboot" > "Bootloader", back in fastboot type "fastboot boot StockRecovery_TicwatchE.img" and wait a few seconds, a few reboots later Android Wear should start right up again.
- If you want to root your watch reboot it once again with "adb reboot recovery" and go to the same folder as above, tho this time flash "SuperSU-2.79-wear_systemless.zip"
Unroot/Remove TWRP for Android O Update:
Go to this thread to also update directly to the last Android O update and revert all customizations: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sm...es/android-o-super-easy-ticwatch-e-s-t3789835