The first custom firmware for the LG G Watch is here: enter the Gohma ROM

The first custom firmware for the LG G Watch is here: enter the Gohma ROM
As the first Android Wear devices – the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live – are already available from select retailers, including Google Play, it was just a matter of time before the first 3rd-party firmware for either device made an appearance. It seems that LG's wearable is the first among the Android Wear duo to jump in feet first into the land of custom firmwares. Developed by jakeday, Gohma ROM is the first custom Android Wear ROM and it brings a bag of neat and welcome improvements to the LG G Watch.

Well, don't expect the same level of customizability that you are being offered by your regular custom Android ROMs – after all, we are talking about smartwatches here. The developer behind Gohma ROM says that it brings improved battery life, reduced lag of the on-screen transitions between the cards, improved overall performance of the gadget, increased vibration intensity, and other unrevealed under-the-hood enhancements to your G Watch. You don't need to have your smartwatch rooted beforehand (the ROM will automatically do this for you), but you still need to have its bootloader unlocked.
As usual with rooting, your warranty will be voided the moment you gain root access. Luckily, if you flash Gohma and it doesn't suit your liking (although we don't see why one wouldn't want improved performance), you can also return back to stock, which.

If you already own a LG G Watch and can't wait to flash Gohma on it, carefully follow the instructions at the source link below the gallery.


source: Rootzwiki via SlashGear

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6 Comments

1. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

that was quickkkkkkkk

4. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Lag really on Android wear. There is no lag on it. Give me a break.

2. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I wouldn't be surprised if the moto 360 is bootloader locked just like their phones. That should be interesting.

3. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I just can't get over the look of this thing

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Think of it as a developer device. It's not supposed to look good, just work well enough for Android spyWear app developers.

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

How much of Android Wear is open-source, anyway?

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