Samsung watch studio connecting problem

my english is bad, sorry. I cannot connect my watch with Galaxy watch studio. usb debugging is on and I rebooted by long pressing the home key. I tried connecting with the phone. But it didn’t. My watch does not appear in the studio listing at all. The phone does not show up when I connect a phone. Please help me.

Read FAQ 23 Here whilethat is mainly for WiFi connection but the information on RSA Key
If you are on Mac there is a different problem but for Windows here is how to enable SDBoverBT See the instructions on how to install stboverbt.apk HERE under the connect by Phone section.

Go to Settings -> Gear info -> About device.
Tap on Software version 5 times. Then a confirmation pop up displayed once the Developer options is enabled. (OPR checking only at this time)
Make sure Debugging is on in About Watch settings
Hold down the home key until it says rebooting to force an RSA encryption key acknowledgement

Connect your phone to your computer.
Allow Data Access
On the phone make sure USB debugging is enabled in the Developer Options

From the \program files\Galaxy Watch Designer\Tizen\Tools
copy sdboverbt_xxxxxx.apk to your phone and install it.

In older versions of Windows you may need the Android USB Drive for Windows on your PC you can get it here.

Make sure debugging is enable for both your watch and phone

On the phone enable USB debugging in the developer Options

Launch SDBoverBT on your phone

It will ask you to select your device it will show your watch click on it and it will be connected
You will have to agree to the RSA encryption or some other permission the first time and it doesn’t show very long so be sure you have your watch handy and running when you do that.

Once you are connected plug your phone into your computer and allow data transfer on your phone
launch GWD and from your project chose run on device
It will start the scan and then it will show the SDBoverBT icon

You may have to agree to another permission on my watch one more time.

The little search will keep on spinning on the run on device window as if it was searching. Click on your phone and it will connect.

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I’ve done all of these. But my phone is not visible in the Run project on device section.

hi @psk1597757066 , These are some links to topics that talk about the problem of connecting the Smart watch to gwd / gws.

YA Soft

If you do not get the little Android icon in the run on device then it is one of a few things. You do not have USB Debugging enabled on your phone. You do not have data transfer enabled from phone to computer.
If you can’t select a watch from the Phone on the sdboverbt app. Make sure BT is on and that the Wifi is in auto mode or turned off.


I assume you can launch sdboverbt successfully on your device. Can you select your watch on that?

sdb over bluetooth 2

If you aren’t seeing the little icon like in GWS run on device, where that says SM-6973U then there is something wrong in your connection. maybe a bad USB cable or you did not allow file transfer or have a Mac.

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