This is a tutorial on how to update Moto 360 (2nd Generation) to Android Wear 2.0 NXH19Q firmware using the “forced tapping method” on your watch. Motorola tweeted a couple of days back that the new Android Wear 2.0 update for the Moto 260 (2nd Gen) should be rolling out now for customers worldwide. The roll out has been really slow and because if that, many users are still impatiently waiting for the update to land on their devices. In this guide, let us show you how you can force your Moto 360 to get the latest Android Wear 2.0 update from the servers and download to your watch.
In our tests, no data was lost while trying to update Moto 360 to Android Wear 2.0. Still, we would recommend you to backup anything important from your watch and then proceed below. An official OTA update should be on its way to your Moto 360 watch, but if you can’t wait for it to arrive, continue reading below.
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Android Wear 2.0 OTA for Moto 360
This new Android Wear 2.0 firmware update for the Moto 360 watch started rolling out a couple of days back. However, not everyone has received it. There has been reports that a “forced tapping” trick may be able to get you the Android Wear 2.0 update that you are looking for. No root or manual installation of files required.
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Here are all the things you need in order to successfully update Moto 360 (2nd Gen) to Android Wear 2.0 OS:
- Moto 360 (2nd Gen) with its charging dock
- Stable internet connection
- An Android phone, already connected with your watch
Now that we have everything, let’s proceed with the actual tutorial below.
How to Install Android Wear 2.0 on Moto 360 Watch
We’d recommend you to please go through the tutorial once before actually performing it on your watch.
Step 1 – On your watch, go to Settings > WiFi and connect to a wifi that is fast enough to be able to download the firmware files.
Step 2 – From the same settings screen, go to Bluetooth and disable it. You can also turn OFF bluetooth from your Android phone that is connected / paired with the watch.
Step 3 – Now place your watch on the charging dock and let it charge to atleast 85% or above.
Step 4 – While the watch is placed on the dock, press the crown button on the Moto 360 side to enable the main watch screen while it is charging.
Step 5 – Go to Settings > About > Software updates on your watch. You will be prompted a green screen that would show: System is up to date.
Step 6 – This is where it gets fun — and this is no joke! You should start tapping on the “System is up to date” message really fast. This tapping will trigger the Android Wear 2.0 update call to your watch.
For some users, the download update prompt showed up after tapping for around 30-40 times. In our case, we had to tap over a 100 times.
Step 7 – Once you see the prompt to download the update, tap the check mark. Downloading will begin. This can be a slow process if you are on a slow internet connection.
Step 8 – After the download is complete, it will be verified. Once done, you will be asked if you want to install it right away. You can see that prompt in the picture below. to reboot your watch to begin installation.
Step 9 – Tap the check mark to reboot your Moto 360 — all this while it is placed on the dock and is charging.
Step 10 – Next, the watch will reboot. And installation will begin. You will see a similar screen as shown below on your Moto 360.
Step 11 – The first boot up will take several minutes (up to 15 minutes or so). Once that completes, you will see the “Android is upgrading” screen on the watch, as shown below. If you also see this screen, means everything is going perfect so far.
Step 12 – This is it. Android Wear 2.0 should now be successfully installed on your Moto 360 (2nd Gen). You will see a similar screen on your watch, as shown below.
For any issues or problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will get back to you ASAP.