How to: Get the Samsung Gear S3 / S2 working with OnePlus 3, 3T and other devices

Get your Gear S3 / S2 working with non-Samsung devices using the Gear Manager app. OnePlus 3, 3T, Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. Test with Google Pixel / Pixel Plus
Dec 26, 2016

The Samsung Gear S3 has been distributed in many International markets now and new consumers are trying to get them to work with many non-Samsung devices such as the OnePlus 3, 3T, 2, and even the Sony Xperia Tablet Z4 etc.

Samsung officially supports many devices from the likes of HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, OPPO, Pantech, Sharp, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi, Kyocera, and Asus.  Now, there are some devices, like the OnePlus 3 & 3T that are not supported at the moment, and whilst you wait for official support, you might want to try an unofficial way to get your Gear S3 woking with your smartphone.

In order to Install Gear Manager, the app needed to connect the smartphone to the smartwatch, you normally need to Browse to from your non-Samsung device. Once you have the welcome screen come up you select other devices, but in this case it does not work. For unsupported devices you will get the error message as below:




Manually Install Samsung Gear Manager

You can grab the latest necessary files and Install the app manually as detailed below:

  • You will need to unlock allow Installation of apps from unknown sources. This will be found under Settings -> Security, and then select it.
  • Download and Install the following two files, in this order:
  • Choose package installer if it gives you an option to choose between different apps

Once Installed launch the Gear Manager and begin configuration. NOTE: These files are confirmed as safe, but you install them at your own responsibility / risk.

Latest files for version 2.2.16121661



Happy Installing. Let us know in the comments how you get on.

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15 comments on “How to: Get the Samsung Gear S3 / S2 working with OnePlus 3, 3T and other devices”

      1. sms function was working before.. but now cant reply to an sms it says check your phone.. before i can reply directly.. i use oneplus 3t

        1. Same is the case with me. I was also able to reply SMS when I was using Oneplus 3T but after upgrading to Nougat I am no longer able to do so. On the other hand, I can reply messages from Viber, Facebook and WhatsApp.

  1. Got really excited when I saw this post. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4...but alas whilst the gear app is installed. It can't find my gear s3 when it looks for it.

  2. Thanks for the help, All apps installed. Connected to my Huawei Mediapad X2 via Bluetooth. Samsung Gear S3 is running. Can not install apps or watchfaces. Can you help, thank you.

  3. I have the Samsung Gear 2, Updated with NE5 firmware and installed Gear Manager app along with the two more files that you mentioned above in my new One Plus 3T. I am able to pair and connect from the Bluetooth however gear manager still can not detect the gear device. Any help?

  4. I had downloaded the 2 files and the Gear S3 and my OnePlus Two works fine.
    One question. How I get updates, if OTA is not working.

  5. Thanks. OnePlus 3T is now officially supported and all required files can be directly downloaded from Play Store. Not sure about OnePlus 3, but most likely supported as well.

  6. I am trying to connect Oneplus 3t to Samsung 2 neo.... anyone else have any luck with these two devices?

    I have downloaded from Samsung app for Play Store, I've tried Android Wear, I tried the links above... The devices seem to be connecting (I have confirmed connection on both devices), I tried linking through programs and directly with in Setting. I am always stuck at "To connect your Gear" screen on the watch. Any ideas??


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