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Google has launched the OTA and manufacturing facility pictures for the Pixel Watch.
This software program lets customers flash to the vanilla firmware.
Sadly, you want a Google-issued adapter to attach your watch to a PC.
The Google Pixel Watch has been accessible for half a 12 months now, launching alongside the Pixel 7 sequence. The watch’s manufacturing facility pictures haven’t been posted on-line although, however that’s altering now.Google quietly posted the watch’s manufacturing facility pictures and OTA firmware on its developer web site this week (h/t: XDA-Builders). So builders and tinkerers have a strategy to flash to the unique firmware.These pictures enable customers to rapidly replace to the most recent firmware in the event that they don’t really feel like ready their flip for an over-the-air replace. It’s additionally useful for customized ROM improvement, tinkering, and troubleshooting, permitting customers to get again to the vanilla software program.
Able to flash? Not so quick.
Sadly, the massive problem is connecting your Pixel Watch to a PC to get these pictures flashed to your wearable within the first place.“Flashing manufacturing facility or full OTA pictures on a Google Pixel Watch requires a debug adapter that Google distributes by invitation solely,” the corporate notes on its developer web site.Nevertheless, tinkerers have had some success with DIY strategies for connecting a watch to their PCs, though this includes sacrificing a USB cable.