Can’t Wait for the OTA to 5.1.1 with the LG G Watch? Get the Flashable File Here

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Just today our own Brad Ward wrote about the Android 5.1.1 OTA update rolling out to the LG G Watch and G Watch R. Well it didn’t take long for Googlites to provide us with the flashable update in the event you are too impatient to wait your turn in line. And impatient you should be. Don’t they know how important you are?

Now bear in mind that installing this little bit of flashed imagery requires root, so if you aren’t rooted, you’ll need to take care of that first. Our simple tutorial will get you set up in a jiffy. Remember, however, that this can still be a complicated process and if you are completely technically inept, it’s probably best to skip it. Also, we’re not responsible for anything goofy that happens to your device if you root it and break stuff. It’s on you.

With that legalese out of the way, hit up the link at the bottom and become best friends with that .zip. You’ll be on your way to an updated smartwatch experience in no time, except the time it indicates on said smartwatch.

Source: Brian Buquoi


About the Author: Geoff Openshaw

Geoff has been an Android enthusiast for many years, starting with the original Droid, which he purchased solely because he did not yet believe in the efficiency of virtual keyboards. His current phone is a Nexus 5, but admits the camera is wanting. He works for an international development firm, handling humanitarian projects overseas. Aside from his writings at Talk Android, he also edits the BLOCK magazine of the Missouri Star Quilt Co., owns and runs a podcast network, and occasionally writes and/or performs music. He's an avid Angels and FC Barcelona fan and pretends he knows how to cook, but his wife will say differently. He is from Southern California and resides in Washington, DC.