Installing APK applications on Wear OS is easy again thanks to Wear Installer

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Behind the reverse to installing APKs on Wear OS watches a tool has already appeared that returns control to its users: Wear installer. With it the installation of apps on smartwatches taking advantage of the connection between watch and mobile. It can now be downloaded.

Google has been maintaining the possibility of installing applications from outside the store since its journey through Android started: APKs are one of the biggest advantages of these devices. This option was inherited by the rest of the systems adapted to other platforms, such as the TVs or watches. Now, Google recently restricted the parallel tap to such Wear OS watches. Unsurprisingly, they have already found a way around those restrictions.


Wear Installer, a method to install applications by ADB

Wear Installer Wear Installer up and running. Malcolm Bryant image

Android allows the management of devices through commands thanks to ADB, a really powerful instruction system designed for developers. Thanks to him it is possible from remove system apps to capture the screen from the computer; options also found in Wear OS, the system for smart watches.

The app we are talking about, Wear Installer, takes advantage of the ADB commands to offer a friendly interface for the user and with which it is very simple reinstall apps on Wear OS. It is safe, it enables the uploading of APKs from the mobile, it allows uploading the Wear OS components of mobile apps and all you need is an Android phone.

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The creator of Wear Installer is Malcolm bryant, a developer specialized in Android that already had several apps for Wear OS. And the last one will surely be to the taste of a large part of users, especially those who saw their options cut when Google limited the uploading of apps to smart watches.

Malcolm recorded a video where he perfectly explains how his app works.

To download Wear Installer, just go to the Freepoc page and look for it in the list: it is an APK that must be installed manually on the phone. Then just follow the instructions in the application.

Via | XDA Developers


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