If you have a new Samsung Gear Fit and for some reason you can’t get it to upgrade over bluetooth with Gear Fit manager or by using Samsung Kies installed on your computer, then don’t worry. I am here to help. If you are using Gear Fit with a unofficial Android device, then this will also help you to get your device updated to the latest firmware.
In this tutorial, I will be guiding you through the process of manually upgrading Samsung Gear Fit via PC using Odin. All the required files can be downloaded below. The firmware version of Gear Fit is the latest as of this writing.
Step one- Place Gear Fit into download mode
To put your Gear Fit into download mode first, turn Gear Fit off then press and hold button until Gear Fit powers back on showing Gear Fit logo and Samsung logo. Continue holding button until Samsung logo disappears and a vibration is felt. Without delay, press button five times when Gear Fit restarting appears on device and once when option appears to select download options. Immediately press and hold for three seconds to enter download mode.
Step two- Start Odin and select Gear Fit Firmware files
If you haven’t downloaded the required files, please do so and extract all the files from Gear Fit archive and launch Odin. Under Files [Download] category in Odin, select all three files labelled starting with BL, AP and CSC. Leave all other options as default.
Update (05/22/2014) – Please note that for future updates where only one update file is available for Gear Fit, use option CSC to select the file in Odin.
Step 3- Start firmware flash process
Connect Gear Fit to your computer by using connection dongle for charging to connect Micro USB cable to Gear Fit. At this point, Odin should display COM ports one and two as connected. You should now be able to click the start button in Odin to begin the process. If Odin doesn’t recognize Gear Fit after connecting to your computer, you will need to download Samsung drivers.
If the device is not rebooted automatically after downloading binary,
-> Press power button of Gear Fit over 7 seconds. (HW reset)
And then, check the S/W version of Gear Fit.
If Odin3 download program cannot find new Gear Fit device (COM port) after finishing download sequence,
-> Please restart Odin3 program.