Huawei Watch finally getting the Android Wear 2.0 update


Huawei confirmed that its first smartwatch would be getting Android Wear 2.0 soon after the new version of the OS officially introduced by Google. However, due to a last minute issue, the update was delayed for quite a few smartwatches that were scheduled to receive the upgrade.

Early last month, Huawei announced that Google has fixed the said issue and that it will start rolling out the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update very soon. Well, for some reason, “soon” wasn't that soon at all.

It took Huawei about a month to start delivering on its promise, and it's not even guaranteed that everyone will be able to update their smartwatches in the first couple of days.

The good news is many Huawei Watch owners have taken it to Reddit to confirm Android Wear 2.0 is now available for download. There's a catch though, as it seems that the update isn't automatically pushed to the smartwatch, so you'll need to try and trigger it manually.

Basically, you must repeatedly tap on the green “system is up to date” screen like a madman, until the update shows up. Obviously, enable the Wi-Fi option before doing that. Otherwise, you won't be able to update.

Someone also uploaded the OTA file for those who want to sideload it on their Huawei Watch, you'll find the link on Reddit as well.

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14 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Basically, you must repeatedly tap on the green “system is up to date” screen like a madman, until the update shows up.' Hilarious. I think I'll be doing the same on my Gear S2 too!

2. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I updated mine last night, it's hard to find watch faces that have complications, Google makes it difficult to find them.

4. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

You just use the Android Wear store in the watch and most if not all have complications. Works on my LG watch sport, style, and my Huawei watch 2 so I'm thinking only the store on the watch has the complications faces.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

And this is why Huawei watch 2 went for sportier look as Huawei Watch 1 was good enough for this year as well if anyone wanted the classy look.

5. mr2trce

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Just kept tapping on the green screen and it worked!

6. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not working on any of my Huawei Watches (3 of them), the update would start on 2 of them, but it will stop shortly after, and the 3rd doesn't seem to find the update at all.

7. manzer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Yes. But for me it was tricky and took a few tries. Make sure that your watch is fully charged too.

8. cybericius

Posts: 3; Member since: May 07, 2017

Not working. 1. Tapped the green 1000 times 2. The download starts. Green circle starts to form around the Download X circle that cancels the download. 3. If I do not pet the glass around the X - carefully, to avoid touching it -, then it disappears and the watch face comes back like nothing happened. 4. If I pet it, then eventually, when the download is finished, a question comes whether I want to restart to update the software. Touching the check mark, of course, I want. 5. The next thing is a counter with an X for cancelling the restart, but I just cannot pass through it!!! After random seconds, it always gets me back to the green "System is up to date" screen whether I pet the f*n glass or not!!! Why does it have to be this complicated?! Why does not Huawei sends out an update for 1.5 beforehand so it could be done easier?! Any tips to succeed? Thanks.

9. cybericius

Posts: 3; Member since: May 07, 2017

Success! After rebooting the watch, it told me that something went wrong, so it started to download the image again. This time I didn't touch the watch when it showed the countdown for reboot.

10. cybericius

Posts: 3; Member since: May 07, 2017

Build number: N7G75S Android Wear: 2.0.0.153815175 Android OS: 7.1.1 Security patch: April 5, 2017 Google Play services: 10.2.98

11. ANGELCAT22

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2017

Just getting update now after tapping like a madman.

12. longhrdntcare

Posts: 2; Member since: May 07, 2017

Let me chime in for iPhone users of the Huawei watch. I tapped my life away on the watch at first and nothing happened. I unpaired the watch with my iPhone and paired it with my android samsung tablet. **After several and I do mean several unsuccessful attempts I finally got the download to work using some of the tips here and in other forums. 1- Watch must be hooked to wifi 2- Keep tapping the check mark on green "system is up to date page" under settings/about/check for updates. 3- Will ask if you want to update 4- If watch shows downloading and then gives error "something wrong happened" you will need to start over 5- When you see the X downloading screen begin tapping on the outside of the X in the right hand corner of the watch screen. Do not STOP! you will begin seeing a green circle forming around the circle of the X 6- Continuously tap the right hand corner of the screen and the circle will begin forming around the X(it does not matter how fast or slow you tap) 7 YOU WILL BE TAPPING NON-STOP UP TO 30 MINS- it is such a tedious process but if download stops you will have to start over. 8- The Verify screen will pop up- *(I continued to tap but I don't think you have to) 9- Watch will reboot then reload and begins software install

14. geordie8t1

Posts: 298; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

thanks for the tutorial, that will surely help a lot of people including myself but what a pathetic way to have to update the watch, ADB seems rather complex for such a simple thing to do, i gave up lol but applaud your efforts none the less

13. longhrdntcare

Posts: 2; Member since: May 07, 2017

**after install un-paired tablet and connected back to iPhone- SUCCESS!!

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