Those who have recently updated their original Samsung Galaxy Gear (and rooted it) to Tizen, the new OS from Samsung, you might be feeling miffed by Sammy’s decision to switch from Android.  But we have a solution for you now so you can switch back to good old Android and have everything working like before.  The guide below will show you how to downgrade your Samsung Galaxy Gear from Tizen to Android with ease and you should be back to using Android Wear apps like before!

I.  Before You Begin

1.  This procedure only applies to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700) running Tizen; do not try this on the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.

2.  Make sure you have the necessary drivers installed for this procedure to work before you start.

II.  Necessary Downloads

1.  SM-V700_tizen_to_android.zip [Download link available in this post]

2.  Odin3_v3.09.zip

III.  Flashing Android to Samsung Galaxy Gear

1.  Extract SM-V700_tizen_to_android.zip to a folder on your desktop.

2.  Extract the Odin_v3.09.zip file you downloaded above to a folder on your desktop.

3.  From the extracted folder, double-click on Odin3 v3.09.exe to run the tool.

4.  Put your device into recovery mode.  To do this, with the device on, press and hold the power button until you see the message ‘rebooting.’  Now, press the power button a few times until you see a menu; use the Volume Up and Down buttons to select Download, then press and hold the Power button.

5.  Connect your device to your PC using a compatible USB cable.  The ID:COM field on Odin should now light up blue and you should see the “ADDED!” message to signify that your device is connected and recognized properly.  If not, reinstall drivers and try again.

5.  Click on AP button, locate 1_dn_android.tar from the extracted SM-V700_tizen_to_android folder and click on OK to load it on Odin.  Click on the PIT button, locate ls02_android.pit and click on OK to load it on to Odin.

5.  Make sure that the Re-Partition and Flash Lock are unchecked, and only Auto-Reboot is checked.  This is important as you might brick your device if these options are ticked!

6.  Click on Start.

7.  Once you see the message ‘PASS,’ let your device reboot.

IV.  Flashing Android Recovery

Follow the same steps as in Section III, but use the 2_recovery.img.tar file this time.  Let your device reboot once done.

You have now successfully downgraded your Samsung Galaxy Gear to Android!

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  • Zaib Jan

    Have u enable usb debug in gear info under settings

  • abdullah

    how much time it took to give PASS after i start flashing android to samsung galaxy gear

    Flashing Android to Samsung Galaxy Gear

  • Arcell

    wont go pass “write start in odin” any clues? Really wanna downgrade and i cant get pass it the first step on installing flash 1_dn_android

  • Dbh

    Is it possible to downgrade from Tizen to Android on a Gear 2? It came out of the box with the updated firmware. I think I would prefer the Android os since there is more to offer with rooting and customization (nova launcher, etc.). There aren’t enough apps on the Gear 2. With the new Os, it really limits the custom feel.

  • cjmybro

    it worked but for some odd reason when i tap the screen it doesn’t work. i even tried turning it off and putting it in recovery but it still doesn’t wor

  • pat

    Hi i just tried to downgrade the tizen and now my gear is stuck on the samsung loading screen. Anyway to fix. I followed all instructions

    • John

      you have to do both files. after i did the first one it got stuck in boot loop. then i put in download mode again and loaded the second file. works perfect for me.

  • steve

    just tried to downgrade the tizen and now my gear is stuck on the samsung loading screen any help would be great , followed everything to the letter

  • Sivan Rehan

    This is wrong: (It’s the opposite),

    5. Make sure that the Re-Partition and Flash Lock are unchecked, and only Auto-Reboot is checked. This is important as you might brick your device if these options are ticked!

    • Hierro Fernandes

      lol , i tried their method in the beginnig and then i saw this majestic comment and then i fixed my watch, thanks a lot.

      • Sivan Rehan

        You’re welcome! I’ve been through hell rooting this watch..lol

  • 3pic Gamer

    NOONE TRY THIS! THIS TUTORIAL IS INCORRECT. LOOK ON YOUTUBE FOR AN ACCURATE TUTORIAL!

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