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LM101093
06-10-2014, 20:04
Hi,

I am trying to update my Galaxy Gear to the latest Tizen update but through my kies I cannot do it for some reason I was wondering if anyone has a tutorial video on how to do this manually without kies and on Mac Osx Mavericks.

Many Thanks Lenny :)

greenman
06-10-2014, 20:27
With a Mac, Kies is going to be the way to update.
You need the correct Kies.
Version and update instructions here:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00070542&fm_seq=91804

LM101093
06-10-2014, 22:13
I am trying to use Heimdall on my Mac but its asking for a .pit file for my Gear but I dont know where to find it, my Kies doesn't work for some reason when I want to install the Tizen software update.

greenman
06-10-2014, 22:15
I am trying to use Heimdall on my Mac but its asking for a .pit file for my Gear but I dont know where to find it, my Kies doesn't work for some reason when I want to install the Tizen software update.
Concentrate on trying to get Kies to work on your Mac, or run Mac in Windows and use PC Kies.

What errors are you getting with your Mac and Kies?

LM101093
06-10-2014, 22:28
I just don't get the update come through on my mac kies 3 its really weird because im supposed to automatically get the update for tizen.

greenman
06-10-2014, 22:32
I just don't get the update come through on my mac kies 3 its really weird because im supposed to automatically get the update for tizen.
Is your device recognised when you connect it to Kies with the original charging cable?
The model name appears in top left of Kies.

http://www.samsung.com/us/system/support/faq/2014/07/07/faq00070542/MK7_update_01[5].png

If not, the USB drivers have not installed on your Mac.

greenman
06-10-2014, 22:50
In the tutorial, there are 12 stages in the installation guide.
Where is your installation stopping?

LM101093
06-10-2014, 22:50
This is what my samsung kies looks like and it keeps saying its on the latest firmware.

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If you know the reason why I cant update to Tizen thats where my problem is. Thanks Lenny :)

greenman
06-10-2014, 22:54
You need Kies3.
Check for updates to Kies before connecting your Gear.
You could also try the Tools > Firmware Upgrade and initialization option.

LM101093
06-10-2014, 23:01
I am using Kies 3 for mac and I have also tried to do the Firmware Upgrade and initialization option but it still fails that :(

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greenman
06-10-2014, 23:04
Hang on.
Your model is a Galaxy Gear C9FC from China.
The Tizen update is for the V700.

I cannot find your model anywhere.
Is it a genuine Samsung or a clone?

LM101093
06-10-2014, 23:13
I dont know why on kies it says C9FC because when I go into my Samsung Gears Settings and gear info it says SM-V700 and it is a genuine samsung model.

LM101093
06-10-2014, 23:16
Heres a picture of my Gear info in settings to confirm I have a SM-V700 model.

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greenman
07-10-2014, 00:04
I dont know why on kies it says C9FC because when I go into my Samsung Gears Settings and gear info it says SM-V700 and it is a genuine samsung model.
Having checked out the firmware for China, there is no Tizen update.

See here:
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=SM-V700&pcode=CHN#firmware

The only way to get Tizen is to change to another country, but how easy it is to do that I am not sure, although this video tutorial may help:
http://www.tizenexperts.com/2014/05/firmware-update-your-original-samsung-galaxy-gear-to-tizen/

LM101093
07-10-2014, 00:52
I dont have a china model though thats what I dont understand, as far as I am aware its from Samsung Online.

How would I be able to flash it back to uk if it is an official china model.

LM101093
07-10-2014, 02:18
I have been going through a few things and my Model number is in fact the SM-V700 and the Software version is infact this: V700XXUBNC1 would you be able to help me install a new software or something to get Tizen on this device all I need is a Valid .pit file and I can crack on with Heimdall on my mac os x. Many Thanks Lenny.

greenman
07-10-2014, 09:36
I dont have a china model though thats what I dont understand, as far as I am aware its from Samsung Online.

How would I be able to flash it back to uk if it is an official china model.
You do have the China model, and the firmware is as given in link #14.
I would imagine that a Tizen update is on the way.
The alternative is to install another country firmware, but it may not be without problems, as we have found with Chinese phones.
It may be safer to wait for an update.

There is very little developer work on the Gear, so you are going to have to create a PIT file yourself.
Heimdall can do that - but I don't know how as not a Mac user.