Android Wear 5.1.1 is now rolling out to smartwatches everywhere, but as is the case with Google’s over-the-air updates, it might be days before you actually see the latest version pop up on your device. Rollouts start slowly, but thankfully there’s a way around Google’s careful and incremental rollout: OTA download links. It takes a little know-how to capture one, but once they’re discovered, anyone can simply download them to their computer and sideload them via ADB.
The over-the-air download links are now starting to show up for the most recently-released Android Wear 5.1.1 update, and you can find them organized below…
LG G Watch: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: platina LDZ22D from LWX49K
LG G Watch R: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: lenok LDZ22D from LWX49K
LG Watch Urbane: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: bass LDZ22D from LJZ13E
Moto 360: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: metallica LDZ22O from LWX49L
Samsung Gear Live: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: sprat LDZ22J from LWX49K
Sony SmartWatch 3: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: tetra LDZ22D from LWX49K
ASUS ZenWatch: from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1: anthias LDZ21T from LWX49K
Huawei Watch: Just kidding.
We’ll be sure to keep this list updated as more OTA download links become available, but if you already have your hands on the OTA file that you need, be sure to check out our guides on how to install ADB tools and how to update Android manually using the above OTA downloads. Accessing recovery mode will vary by Android Wear device (and won’t be possible on all), and you can figure that out for yours with a quick Google search.