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Verizon wear24 any way to unlock for use with other carrier?

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By jnasmith, Member on 6th December 2017, 03:27 AM
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I just picked up a Verizon Wear24 for cheap. I'm a Project Fi user and would like to get rid of the verizon crap on the watch and link it more completely to my phone. I'm new to Android Wear but not to android. Is there a way to unlock AW and flash a more stock ROM?
 
 
6th December 2017, 03:46 PM |#2  
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I just picked up a Verizon Wear24 for cheap. I'm a Project Fi user and would like to get rid of the verizon crap on the watch and link it more completely to my phone. I'm new to Android Wear but not to android. Is there a way to unlock AW and flash a more stock ROM?

The SIM actually comes out in this if you take it apart enough. You can replace with any SIM of your choosing. The real problem is that the phone is limited on bands as it is just LTE band 13. Let's say you succeeded in adding bands, you would still have an issue entering APN settings as this menu is restricted.
8th December 2017, 05:03 PM |#3  
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Without root you cannot add any bands. i did this with my tmobile lg g3 back in the day. while complicated it did work.

Has anyone rooted this watch?
12th December 2017, 03:04 PM |#4  
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Adding bands to qualcomm you must patch rmt-storage or any modifications to the bands will revert
then you have to enable APN menu as adding new APN is disabled on this firmware.
15th December 2017, 03:41 PM |#5  
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Since this watch was available at $80, a lot of people jump in to get one. Hopefully with time we get more developers to be involve. I'm looking to replace the bands. As of now I don't care about LATE. But I wish we can enable NFC for Android pay
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15th December 2017, 07:32 PM |#6  
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Since this watch was available at $80, a lot of people jump in to get one. Hopefully with time we get more developers to be involve. I'm looking to replace the bands. As of now I don't care about LATE. But I wish we can enable NFC for Android pay

Same here, working android pay would be great!
Would be nice to have separate forum for this model
15th December 2017, 08:08 PM |#7  
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Ordered mine for $80 and received it today. It would be nice to see the developers work some magic on this thing. Don't like the fact its stuck on Verizon and all the Verizon bloat on it. I can live without LTE but would love to see the Verizon SMS app and stuff go.
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16th December 2017, 12:46 AM |#8  
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Ordered mine for $80 and received it today. It would be nice to see the developers work some magic on this thing. Don't like the fact its stuck on Verizon and all the Verizon bloat on it. I can live without LTE but would love to see the Verizon SMS app and stuff go.

For now you can just disable the Message+ app in System apps. Also disable the cellular radio.
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16th December 2017, 01:09 AM |#9  
Interesting approach, wonder if you can still send and receive texts with Message+ disabled?
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Working for me fine
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17th December 2017, 02:47 AM |#11  
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Working for me fine

That's great news. Can't wait to try.

This is one of the common review cons for the Wear24. Would be awesome if it was that easy
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