The Samsung Galaxy Gear gets web browsing support with latest custom ROM, New features also added
These days custom ROM’s can been seen running on almost every other rooted device that comes across and after seeing the success of Samsung’s first smart watch, the Galaxy Gear that was recently unveiled as a tag along accessory for the Galaxy Note3 is all set to receive its very own customized ROM thanks to our hardworking friends at XDA. The ROM brings with it a host of new features (those who have custom ROM running on a rooted device would probably be knowing about them) and also adds an important little flavor to the otherwise quite impressive GALAXY GEAR which is the ability to browse the web using its built in Bluetooth tethering option.
Even though the Gear is able to run a variety of different apps, the one feature that it lacked was the ability for the user to browse the internet on it; but things are about to change with this handy new feature. Instead of connecting to the phone to collect data that the Gear app sends, the ROM allows the device to be connected using Bluetooth tethering with another device (phone/phablet/tablet) that supports the Bluetooth tethering option. Given the device’s 1.6-inch screen, its very difficult to say as to exactly how you would be able to browse and enjoy the full perks of the web on such a small screen. The ROM also brings another good feature worth mentioning (that was previously missing with the device’s launch) is the ability to change wallpaper’s.
FEATURES OF THE CUSTOM ROM
- MK7 BASE
- COMPLETELY DEODEXED
- NOVALAUNCHER INCLUDED
- HOMEBUTTON FIX / POWER BUTTON LOCKS SCREEN WHEN USING CUSTOM LAUNCHERS.
- NO WIPE BASE
- WEATHER WIDGET / REMOVED STATIC “WEATHER” TEXT
- DISABLED SAMSUNG SIGNATURE VERIFICATION
- NATIVE APK INSTALLATION
- INCREASED VIDEO RECORDING LIMIT TO 60 SECONDS
- VPN ENABLED
- CM10.2 BROWSER
- WALLPAPER SUPPORT
- LIVE WALLPAPER SUPPORT
- CM10.2 GALLERY
- THIRD PARTY CONTACT WIDGET & APP CRASH FIX
- SETTINGS / FULL SETTINGS DIALOG
- MTP SUPPORT / ENABLED IN STORAGE SETTINGS
- BLUETOOTH TETHERING
- MULTIPLE BLUETOOTH DEVICE PAIRING
- NATIVE EMAIL CLIENT
- CONTACTS SYNC
- CALENDAR SYNC
- PLAYSTORE ACCESS
- DOWNLOAD MANAGER
If you’re also one of those who is willing to take a risk and root your device can head on over to the XDA Forum and download the customized ROM now but as with all other rooted devices, we would advice you to only go through with it at your own risk. Let us know of your browsing experiences next time you decide to stop by. Cheers!!