The Samsung Galaxy Gear has been out over an year and this was the first watch released by Samsung and was presented with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Now that its over an year the developers at Samsung have just released the Tizen OS for the original Samsung Galaxy Gear 1, model SM-V700 which had the Android 4.2.2 installed on it.
Today we will let you know how to install Tizen OS 2.2.0 on your Samsung Galaxy Gear SM-V700 smartwatch with the help of ODin software. The new Tizen OS has been found working best on the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch so we can say that its time to say Good bye to the previous Android version installed on your watch and download and install Tizen on your Galaxy Gear. The Tizen update carries software version 2.2.0, and while the entire OS will be replaced, most users won’t notice any visual differences. However, quite a few improvements and new features are to be had – improved performance and battery life, features such as an standalone music player (you can store music on the watch itself), customizable shortcuts for tap input, voice commands in the camera, among others.
WARNING: But before flashing this latest version of the Tizen OS you should backup any data on your device especially the users who have been using the Pedometer app and collecting the records of their daily fitness charts. And if you have never flashed a device with ODIN you should check some guides to get to know more about the software and its use.
How to Flash Tizen 2.2.0 on Samsung Galaxy Gear SM-V700 smartwatch:
All you have to do is follow these steps given in the guide below to flash the Tizen 2.2.0 on your Samsung Galaxy Gear SM-V700 SmartWatch and use the latest version of apps that has come with this version of the OS.
Step 1: First of all you should download the Odin 3.09 from the given link.
Step 2: Now you should download the Tizen 2.2.0 Firmware for the SM-V700 Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Make sure to download the correct version of the firmware from the given list regarding your country.
Step 3: Now Put Your Samsung Galaxy Gear into the download mode by pressing and holding the lock/unlock button until the reboot screen appears, then you have to press it 2-3 times to get the download mode.
Step 4: Now open the Odin 3.09 .exe and connect your Galaxy Gear with your PC using the USB cable.
Step 5: Make sure the settings are the default ones, that is Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time selected.
Step 6: Click on the AP Button and navigate to the folder where you have downloaded and extracted the firmware file which will be with the extension of .MD5
Step 7: Once done click on the start button and wait for 5-10 minutes until the firmware is flashed on to your device.
That’s it Congratulations, Your Samsung Galaxy Gear 1, SM-V700 has got the latest Tizen Firmware and you will find a total charm to use now. Don’t forget to share this awesome tip with your friends by sharing this post on clicking the sharing buttons below. Also Stay tune and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google +, to know more tweaks and tips.
Here is the video tutorial.