How to enable Recovery Mode on the LG G Watch

By | July 17, 2014


It is not always going to be plain cruising and clear skies with technology, and according to how advanced things have gone now there is considerably more space for error than there ever has been. Much the same as Android handsets, Android Wear gadgets have a recovery mode introduced, ideal for those times you have to go for your way again to stock firmware, or if you have to apply any new update offline or manually.

Before getting started with the process, First of all, you will need to find something pointy, even pointy than a ballpoint pen, so think more paperclip, I personally used the SIM ejector tool from my Nexus 5, and one from any phone like the HTC One or similar should work great here as well, once after getting ready with this you can go further with the process.

How to enable Recovery Mode on the LG G Watch

  1. You need to push the reset pin found on the back of the G Watch for 10 seconds or so. It is more of a button than anything else, see the image for better understanding, just after the pogo pins for charging.
  2. As you see the LG logo on screen, you just need to swipe from the top left-hand corner to the the bottom right-hand corner in one. (Diagonal Swipe). It will take you to the Fastboot mode. Right at the bottom of this screen, you will see two arrows and a circle in the middle. If you press arrows will adjust the options in red text towards the center of the screen.
  3. Tap the right arrow twice will bring the Recovery options, now tap the circle to go into that.
  4. Once you have done that, here you don’t need to do any thing except seeing the recovery menu as they are familiar to Android smartphones or not.
  5. Now just select the option called ‘reboot now’ to start you smart watch back to normal.

For now, this is just a quick tutorial on how to enable Recovery Mode on the LG G Watch, but I am sure this will become useful for modding and those looking to run custom ROMs.