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Braycel 11-24-2014 04:40

[GUIDE][ROOT] Smartwatch 3 KNX01V
DISCLAMER and WARNING: I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or the current economic crisis. Please do some research if you have any concerns about this app.

You have been warned!

Sony PC Companion
SWR50-rootboot.img@, md5 summ: e2c34b07faa415a6cbb95943649c7eba

Step 1:

Unlocked bootloader
1. Enable adb debug
2. adb reboot bootloader
3. fastboot oem unlock (twice if requested)
4. fastboot format cache
5. fastboot format userdata
6. fastboot getvar all (and verify that it is)
7. fastboot reboot

Step 2:

Updated to the latest KNX01V
Install Sony PC Companion and use Supports Zone -> Accessories software update -> Smartwatch 3

Step 3:

Have Flashboot (Sony s1 flash) drivers installed just in case (Install Sony PC Companion and do update as indicated in previous step)
Step 4:

BOOT (DO NOT EVER FLASH IT!!!) rooting boot.img
1. Download rooting kernel image (SWR50-rootboot.img)
2. Reboot into bootloader (adb reboot bootloader)
3. fastboot boot SWR50-rootboot.img
4. Wait till device reboots or sits in black screen for a while (1 min+ then reboot it by holding power 10+sec)

Step 5:

Verify by:
1. adb shell
2. su
3. you should see [email protected]:/ #

Step 6:

1. Let me know!
2. Use it, dive into GPS investigation or customizations, etc.....

Special thanks:
1. Justin Case for LG G Watch rooting method using LGGW-rootboot.img
2. osm0sis for Android Image Kitchen

aan1991 07-15-2015 20:40

really great tutorial. I am planning to buy this watch, but I think currently there is NO app that requires Root. so I wonder how can we get benefit of this ?

PhoneGenie 08-29-2016 20:09

So where can I find flashboot (step3)

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