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Aug 18, 2012
So made this for anyone looking to try it. Its simple if you know what your doing but I have found that some people find it difficult which is why I did this. There are two different ways to actually Flash the Rom to the Galaxy Gear. This is the way to do it without Rooting it first, Which I find easier.

You will need to have ADB on your computer as well as a Custom Recovery flashed onto the Galaxy Gear. I have a How to on everything for anyone who needs it.

Now there are a few things first! I have done this myself but found that North america Company's like T-Mobile don't allow Bluetooth tethering. (This allows you to surf the web and use the play store on the gear) In order to do this you will have to flash a custom rom to your phone if you don't happen to have this feature. If you don't live in america like I do then you most likely have this on your phone.

First have ADB Installed on your Computer if you don't already.

Android SDK for Windows:
Unzip Tool:

Now you need to Flash the Custom Recovery to the Galaxy Gear.

TWRP Recover:


WinRar :

Samsung Drivers:

How to Finally Flash the Custom Rom.

adb push "your file location" /sdcard/

Example: adb push C:\Users\Jonny\Desktop\ /sdcard/

Custom Rom:

Credit and Original Post:

Recovery: [RECOVERY][TWRP] null_ 03 TWRP :: 28th NOV :: GEAR EDITION [BETA][VRTHEME] - xda-developers

Custom Rom: [ROM] null_ 15 / 14TH DEC [ AROMA / ROOTED / DEODEXED ] - xda-developers
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Hi there

Falling at the first hurdle here... Getting this in Odin when trying to Flash TWRP Recovery.

<ID:0/008> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/008> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/008> SingleDownload.
<ID:0/008> recovery.img
<ID:0/008> NAND Write Start!!

And it hangs there. Waited 30 minutes and it's just not moving. The progress bar is full on the Gear (still showing 'Downloading... Do not turn off target!') but hasn't moved off the mark in Odin, any ideas?