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[eBay.ca/amazon.ca] Wear24 Google WearOS 2.29 Smartwatch by Verizon $40 (Certified Refurbished)

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As soon as you re-open SIM-Info you will get a message that the profile is disabled, you can't miss it.


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Thanks. That's what I had done but wanted to make sure.
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Guide to install any app on your wear24 watch.


1, your watch must be connected to your home wifi network, you need to figure out its bogon IP on the router, it should be something like 192.168.0.*** where *** is a number. this step will be different for everybody, I am going to describe what I did, hopefully it will be similar to what you will have to do.

on computer, open chrome browser, type 192.168.0.1, this brings up the router log in page. log in with info written on my router. click on wireless, click on access control, click "show connected devices", it will show the IP Address associated with your watch. for me this step is actually a little more tedious as explained below

I actually see two devices with generic names "android-******", therefore I had to print screen of all connected devices, disconnect my wear24 watch, then refresh and compare the before and after list to figure out which one on the original list was my watch. then I re-connect my watch and record its ip address. for discussion purposes, let's use my watch's bogon IP address: 192.168.0.25.

2, download mfastboot-v2.zip from here

https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934532795

if this link above expires, google mfastboot-v2.zip and i am sure you can find a valid one somewhere.

the zip is 1.36MB and should contain the following 7 files:

AdbWinApi.dll
AdbWinUsbApi.dll
linux-fastboot
mfastboot.exe
osx-fastboot
aapt.exe
adb.exe

extract all contents to a new folder on your desktop, let's call this folder WATCH folder from now on.

3, download the apk of whatever app that you would like to install on your watch, likely this would be an app that cannot be installed easily onto your watch, this is usually associated with some of the following:

a, when you search for it under play store on your watch, you cannot find the app.

b, when you try to remotely install it onto your watch using the play store "select a device that you would like to install this app to" list, it says "this app is not compatible", as shown here

Image

I don't know what app you want to install, but let's use wechat as an example. the google store page associated with wechat is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tencent.mm

google "wechat apk download", click on the apkpure.com link, choose the download link and download the apk file into WATCH folder, shorten the name to W.apk

4, on your watch, press the dial, go to settings, go to system, go to about, tap on build number for 7 times and this will enable developer options. now go to where you selected system before, you will see a new option called developer options, click on it and enable both adb debugging, debugging over wifi.

5, on PC, hold down Shift key and right mouse click in WATCH folder and select "Open command window here" (make sure you don't have any file highlighted), in the command window, type

adb connect 192.168.0.25

then on your watch, tap on "allow"

then within the commad window, it will say something like this:


* daemon not running. starting it now on port ****
* daemon started successfully *
connected to 192.168.0.25:****


next, type:

adb install W.apk

then wait patiently as the computer will wirelessly push the apk onto the watch and install the apk, this is all done behind the scene, there is no progress bar or percentage bar, you are stuck with a blink cursor in the command window, just be patient.

for me it took almost 2 minutes.

you should see something like this at the end:

592 KB/s (65321831 bytes in 107.601s)
Success


Congrats, now you have wechat installed on your watch!

see picture below:

Image

also, regarding the "gets hot while charging" problem. it is no longer happening after following the two steps below:

1, turn on airplane mode, turn off wifi, turn off bluetooth, turn off location

2, use the original wall adapter
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Question regarding battery life that perhaps someone can help me with. I often leave my phone at my desk while I walk around at work. This would result in the watch disconnecting because I am out of range. Sometimes it disconnected for long periods of time. Would this cause an increase in battery drain if it's looking to reconnect? That's the only reason I can think of why my battery life is so terrible on my watch. I pretty much only wear it to work. I wore it to a movie last night an saw very little battery drain as I had my phone on me. I also left the watch by my phone last night and battery drop was only about 15% in about 9 hours. At work however the drain is much quicker. So quick in fact I can barely make it through the day.

If that isn't the cause then I am stumped at what more I can do.
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Mine shipped with version 1.5 or 1.6. Still struggling to update it to 2.1 using iPhone. I might have to connect this temporarily to an android phone
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I have silver one, brand new never uswd just opened. Ended up as impulsive buy. If anyone wants it contact me.
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casperr wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:47 pm
Mine shipped with version 1.5 or 1.6. Still struggling to update it to 2.1 using iPhone. I might have to connect this temporarily to an android phone
Follow the post at th start. I was having the same problem. I then follows the post about turning off Bluetooth and stuff and only having WiFi on I thinand that finally worked for me.
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promo code brings another $8 down ,only today .
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Pay for your item by 2:00 AM Eastern Time on July 11, 2018
Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: PRIMOTECH

This coupon works for this item, luckily they're slow in shipping out orders so i placed a new order with the 10% off and requested to cancel my old order. Also the price seemed to have decreased by 99c lol.
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Will wait for $15 off or 20% off coupon... Holding off until then
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tmonies wrote:
Jul 10th, 2018 9:44 am
Will wait for $15 off or 20% off coupon... Holding off until then
I am tempted to buy another one now that I have it all figured out (see #1172 above), but what if it is sold out before we get another $15 off coupon?
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Glancealot wrote:
Jul 8th, 2018 4:36 pm
Guide to install any app on your wear24 watch.


1, your watch must be connected to your home wifi network, you need to figure out its bogon IP on the router, it should be something like 192.168.0.*** where *** is a number. this step will be different for everybody, I am going to describe what I did, hopefully it will be similar to what you will have to do.

on computer, open chrome browser, type 192.168.0.1, this brings up the router log in page. log in with info written on my router. click on wireless, click on access control, click "show connected devices", it will show the IP Address associated with your watch. for me this step is actually a little more tedious as explained below

I actually see two devices with generic names "android-******", therefore I had to print screen of all connected devices, disconnect my wear24 watch, then refresh and compare the before and after list to figure out which one on the original list was my watch. then I re-connect my watch and record its ip address. for discussion purposes, let's use my watch's bogon IP address: 192.168.0.25.

2, download mfastboot-v2.zip from here

https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934532795

if this link above expires, google mfastboot-v2.zip and i am sure you can find a valid one somewhere.

the zip is 1.36MB and should contain the following 7 files:

AdbWinApi.dll
AdbWinUsbApi.dll
linux-fastboot
mfastboot.exe
osx-fastboot
aapt.exe
adb.exe

extract all contents to a new folder on your desktop, let's call this folder WATCH folder from now on.

3, download the apk of whatever app that you would like to install on your watch, likely this would be an app that cannot be installed easily onto your watch, this is usually associated with some of the following:

a, when you search for it under play store on your watch, you cannot find the app.

b, when you try to remotely install it onto your watch using the play store "select a device that you would like to install this app to" list, it says "this app is not compatible", as shown here

Image

I don't know what app you want to install, but let's use wechat as an example. the google store page associated with wechat is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tencent.mm

google "wechat apk download", click on the apkpure.com link, choose the download link and download the apk file into WATCH folder, shorten the name to W.apk

4, on your watch, press the dial, go to settings, go to system, go to about, tap on build number for 7 times and this will enable developer options. now go to where you selected system before, you will see a new option called developer options, click on it and enable both adb debugging, debugging over wifi.

5, on PC, hold down Shift key and right mouse click in WATCH folder and select "Open command window here" (make sure you don't have any file highlighted), in the command window, type

adb connect 192.168.0.25

then on your watch, tap on "allow"

then within the commad window, it will say something like this:


* daemon not running. starting it now on port ****
* daemon started successfully *
connected to 192.168.0.25:****


next, type:

adb install W.apk

then wait patiently as the computer will wirelessly push the apk onto the watch and install the apk, this is all done behind the scene, there is no progress bar or percentage bar, you are stuck with a blink cursor in the command window, just be patient.

for me it took almost 2 minutes.

you should see something like this at the end:

592 KB/s (65321831 bytes in 107.601s)
Success


Congrats, now you have wechat installed on your watch!

see picture below:

Image

also, regarding the "gets hot while charging" problem. it is no longer happening after following the two steps below:

1, turn on airplane mode, turn off wifi, turn off bluetooth, turn off location

2, use the original wall adapter
nice, so whats a good app to install lol ...some calculator app?

when i shift key, my win10 opens up some blue windows powershell ...it doesn't open up admin cmd exe prog... i prolly need to make a shortcut to that cmd .exe right

i sucessfully installed 2.5meg small samsung calculator app, but when i click it just flashes and doesn't open lol on the watch

i installed this small music mp3 player! 4.5megs, seems to open up fine , not sure how i sideload mp3s into the watch? whats the command to sideload files
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .apps.less

this 99c music app looks good for android wear

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... e.navmusic
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I sideloaded the Ecobee app for my thermostat.
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tmonies wrote:
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Will wait for $15 off or 20% off coupon... Holding off until then
Same here... I'm sure there will be one next week sometime to compete with Amazon's prime kickoff.
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