[ROM] Tizen Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo gets Rooted (Jailbroken) by Skin1980

Last week the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch got root access (jailbroken). Well today the Samsung Gear 2 / Gear Neo gets some root love.
Aug 17, 2014

Last week the first Tizen custom ROM dropped for the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Today we have got root access for the Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 via the same developer Skin1980

The ROM (firmware) is built on the official XXUCNF1 ROM, but also include root capability and a few other features that make the smartwatch better on battery. The release has been named as TizenMod 3, and now you DON'T REQUIRE A COMPATIBLE SAMSUNG SMARTPHONE TO INSTALL AN APPLICATION.

TizenMod 3.0 Features

  • Based on the last NE5 Firmware
  • Rooted;
  • Battery saving script
  • Removed camera sounds
  • Added Android L fonts
  • Added the support for custom icon theme
  • Added the support for custom fonts, ringtones, alarms etc.
  • Added the support for set the max cpu freq and governor ( don't use for now... i need to change the script that control the clock speed)

...but the most important thing

  • Bypassed Samsung protection! By now, all the people that haven't a compatible phone or simply a not Samsung phone, can install every app. Just put the apk on your phone and install it manually. In 3rd post i will explain how to MOD the original apks.


    IMPORTANT: Update your gear to the NE5 FW before flash!

    1. Reboot gear in download mode;
    2. Download Odin 3.09
    3. In AP field select the ROM file;
    4. Press start and wait till finish.

    DOWNLOADMIRROR courtesy of @ gav83collins. You can also make a Donation to the developer, as this stuff takes time and dedication to do.


    Here is a post showing you how to MOD your APKS to work with this ROM (firmware).

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    7 comments on “[ROM] Tizen Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo gets Rooted (Jailbroken) by Skin1980”

    1. How do you enable usb debugging on the watch if you can't pair it with your phone because it's not compatible with it, which is the reason I want to change the OS. Catch 22 kinda situation. Any recommendations besides pairing it with a friends compatible phone?


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