1. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    Hey Guys,

    After some frustration, I can confirm that this method works for connecting the original Galaxy Gear with the HTC One (M8) no problem since it's running Bluetooth 4.0 LE, obviously with the Samsung apps limitations.

    1. Download Gear Manager 1.6.111801 (com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.6.111801.a pk) (if you are on a page with a whole list of apks, don't lose it!)
    2. Change extension from .apk to .zip
    3. Transfer to your phone
    (3.33 Make sure you have a file manager on your phone. I like Astro if you don't have one already)
    (3.67 Make sure you have allowed installing from)
    4. Open com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.6.111801.zi p
    5. Navigate to assets>preInstallApks and install all the APK (there's something like 16 of them)
    6. Navigate back to the original folder and rename com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.6.111801.zi p to com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.6.111801.ap k
    7. Install com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.6.111801.ap k
    8. Download Gear Manager 1.7.031004 and put it on the phone (com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.7.031004.a pk)
    9. Run com.samsung.android.app.watchmanager_1.7.031004.ap k
    10. If your watch is brand new, you're going to have to update it to the newest software: google it.
    11. At this point if your watch is on, your phone should start searching for it, and maybe find it. I rebooted my phone once while it was trying to connect and when I opened up Gear Manager, it requested a sync and boom, synced.

    Hopefully this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

    Weather doesn't work as well as s-voice, obviously, nor does the media controller, but the dialer, find my phone, contacts, camera and photo transfer I can confirm are working.
    Jaguarr40, zocster and lucas.scott like this.
    04-02-2014 04:21 PM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    cool thanks! Moved you to the how to guides
    mstrblueskys likes this.
    04-02-2014 04:52 PM
  3. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    cool thanks! Moved you to the how to guides
    Thanks - I should have looked deeper for this section!
    04-02-2014 05:08 PM
  4. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Very cool, thank you so much for sharing this how to with everyone. Glad to see that you can indeed make it work.
    04-04-2014 12:06 PM
  5. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Thanks man. I have an M8. May pull the trigger on a gear now if i can find one at a decent price.
    05-01-2014 02:55 PM
  6. Penguwin's Avatar
    Thanks man. I have an M8. May pull the trigger on a gear now if i can find one at a decent price.
    Not sure what price your looking at, but I was able to find an original Gear 1 (black) on eBay for $99 a while back.

    Do some hunting around, wait for the eBay auction to tick away and bid at last moment .

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    05-02-2014 03:10 AM
  7. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Yeah if like to stay around the 100 range. Would be a steal If there is ever a Android Wear port.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Connectedly mobile app
    05-06-2014 03:50 PM
  8. Penguwin's Avatar
    Yeah if like to stay around the 100 range. Would be a steal If there is ever a Android Wear port.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Connectedly mobile app
    Not sure on that one, but there are those working on ROMs for it.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    05-07-2014 04:34 AM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Great job on your guide!
    06-12-2014 03:06 PM
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  11. zainey87's Avatar
    Can anyone help me with the inverted port. When i connect my htc m8 with samsung gear vr why screen faces the opposite side of the lense... Can anyone tell me how can i fix this issue. This gear is useless to be if i cant face the screen towards the lense. and its happening because the port the htc m8 has is opposite to the one that is in usb device holder of micro usb.
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