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Hacking Android Wear: Part One

A few weeks ago, I finally got my hands on the Samsung Gear Live. It’s a smartwatch powered by Google’s new Android Wear operating system.

It turns out that Android Wear isn’t as far off from normal Android as I thought – with some caveats, it’s possible to install plain Android apps manually. So I published a video of Minecraft Pocket Edition on my watch, which became somewhat popular. I’ve made a few more videos since then, my most popular one (currently) being a demo of Windows 95.

Many people have asked me for a tutorial, so I’m splitting this into a few sections for better organization. This part introduces you to ADB and manually installing applications. This will not void your warranty on your watch, and this works with any Android Wear watch. This may seem long, but that’s just because I’ve explained everything in great detail for beginner users.

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