How to install VXP face in NO.1 G8

July 26th, 2017

Gs8

Update! We developed a firmware which supports VXP face and the sim feature, you can download it here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Ay_s354RncdV9qRzdXb3hLbUE

For the storage limitation, the new firmware only supports English. I don’t know how much space left, how many languages can be stored. But we’ll keep on working.

No.1 G8 is MT 2502 smartwatch which is supposed to support VXP face. But as you read in the previous post about G8, there are many new features in No.1 G8, like blood pressure, three modes, outdoor functions(air-pressure, temp, UV), etc. There are too many new features which take up the storage space, there is no more space for vxp faces.

A MT2502 watch doesn’t support vxp face? That’s crazy. So we decide to develop a new firmware for the vxp faces, but we can’t increase the storage, we must cut some features to release the storage. The SIM card feature/mobile data will be banned in the new firmware, that means you can’t use it as an independent phone(but bluetooth calling is OK).

To use this firmware, you need to upgrade to the latest firmware manually. How to make a firmware upgrade, please check this tutorial http://www.chinawatchs.com/mtk-smartwatch-update-the-proper-way/ And be aware, the battery life should not be less than 80%.

I just downloaded and installed several watchface, both of them work well. But this firmware still need some optimizations, so please wait for a few days. Any news I’ll let you know.

Good news! The new firmware which supports vxp face releases! You can download it here. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Ay_s354RnceGV0OGdlMzE1TUU

And sorry about the convenience, if the sim feature is needed, we’ll keep on working, later we’ll develop the new firmware which supports both of the vxp face and sim feature.

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127 Comments

  • dedy

    Dec th, 2017 9:31 AM Reply

    my watch is g8 : I try to update the firmware the result can not make a call. and I flash back with the old firmware still can not make calls and other phone mode. please help. ..me..

    • Jon

      Dec th, 2017 10:35 AM Reply

      Hello dedy, you can flash back with the old firmware, but you need to rewrite the IMEI number.

  • Gonzalo

    Dec nd, 2017 4:38 AM Reply

    Hi! I cannot understand at all, which firmware should I install to have watchfaces? It is stable? I don’t want to use the sim feature, for now.

    Thank you in advance!

  • Anonymous

    Nov st, 2017 7:00 AM Reply

    Boa noite ,primeiramente obrigado por desenvolver firmware para nós. Aguardando o novo firmiware com SIM e as watch faces. Obrigado

    • Jon

      Nov st, 2017 2:59 PM Reply

      Unfortunately, they told me it is not possible. 🙁 Sorry.

  • Onaid

    Oct th, 2017 7:16 PM Reply

    please inform me about new firmware which updated vxp facewatchs, facebook and whatsaap notifications thankyou 🙂

    • Jon

      Oct th, 2017 7:37 PM Reply

      There is new firmware which supports vxp face, but you need to abandon the phone feature…. G8 supports facebook and whatsapp notifications. Please download the latest fundo wear app.

  • Alex

    Oct th, 2017 8:54 AM Reply

    Hi
    I bought a GS8 (and after many attempts to get it recognized to the PC) I updated the firmware following your tutorial to be able to add new watchfaces. Now I can add up to 4/5 watchfaces. There have also been changes in the smartwach like the continuos heartrate, a new menu to turn off bluetooth and above all it can no longer be used as a phone standalone. I had this in mind but when after few weeks I tried to reinstall the original firmware I did not succeed! The smartwatch is no more recognized by the PC even after hundreds of attempts to plug/unplug the usb cable ….
    Now is it not possible to update the fiirmware or go back to the original one? Why?
    Bye

    • Jon

      Oct th, 2017 11:11 AM Reply

      Hi Alex, once you can update the firmware via your pc, your pc is supposed to support firmware update now. My suggestion is, first, turn on the G8 and connect it to your pc, then the PC will detect the watch and reinstall the drivers again. Second, change the port, turn off the G8, press download then plug it to the port, make a firmware update. Hope it works for you.

  • longkum

    Oct th, 2017 11:04 PM Reply

    hi…my no.1 g8 screen has become blank and watch display is gone… i tried on and off but it will only vibrate… pls help. i think sweats leak inside from back cover while roaming outside in hot weather… is there any possibility to restore the display?

    • Jon

      Oct th, 2017 12:51 PM Reply

      Hello longkum, did you try firmware update? If it is because of the sweats, I’m afraid you can’t fix it.

  • Andrew Christian

    Oct rd, 2017 6:46 PM Reply

    Hi, I want to flash the sim and watch face firmware for my G8. Is it safe for me to install and use? And how much vxp watch face i can install? Thanks

    • Jon

      Oct th, 2017 11:27 AM Reply

      Hi Andrew, the firmware is bugged, it seems that they can’t make it work as we expected.

  • Akos

    Sep nd, 2017 5:11 AM Reply

    At in coming call it isn’t show name of caller, just show phone number. Is it possible to show name instead of phone number?

    • Jon

      Sep nd, 2017 1:00 PM Reply

      Hi Akos, go to bluetooth settings on your phone, then delete all the other devices except the G8, try again, you’ll find it can display contact name.

  • Raj

    Sep th, 2017 9:22 PM Reply

    If at a later stage i decide to use the SIM feature, can i get back to the original software version? Also, any luck with continuing SIM feature and VXP faces?

    • Jon

      Sep th, 2017 11:14 AM Reply

      Hi Raj,

      Yes, you can download the original firmware and make a firmware update manually, so you can use the SIM feature. The firmware with SIM feature and vxp faces is still not clear, don’t know if the engineer could make it. 🙁

      • Raj

        Sep th, 2017 5:56 PM Reply

        Also, before anything i tried calling through the watch but it doesnt work. What do you think is the problem? I havent done anything yet & was trying to use the SIM feature . Please advise. Thanks

        • Jon

          Sep th, 2017 6:16 PM Reply

          I think the IMEI is missing, you need to rewrite the imei number.

  • Salve

    Sep th, 2017 5:00 PM Reply

    Hi Jon,

    how can I get full access to the files of my G8 per USB?
    I can´t open any folder or files of it.
    Maybe I can replace the visual-files direktly on my watch.

    Thanks a lot

    • Jon

      Sep th, 2017 5:36 PM Reply

      Hi Salve, nope, G8 is not Android watch, you can’t use it as a storage device.

      • Salve

        Sep th, 2017 5:55 PM Reply

        does it means i cant install other watchfaces if i have an iPhon 6 and only the fundo wear app?
        In the toturials you need other apps to install vxp-faces after run the new firmware.
        all these apps doesnt exist on apple shop.
        🙁

        • Jon

          Sep th, 2017 5:59 PM Reply

          Unfortunately, no, you can’t install watchface via IPhone.

  • Titas Mondal

    Sep th, 2017 11:15 AM Reply

    Got a G8 smartwatch, but when I try to open flashtool.exe to , it doesn’t open. Getting foreclosed evertime. Please help !!

  • Marcus

    Sep th, 2017 9:29 PM Reply

    I’m a bit confused as how to update the firmware on the G8 watch

    I’ve downloaded and extracted the files to my PC following the link given at the top of the page. I’ve pasted it here, just to check it’s the correct link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Ay_s354RncdV9qRzdXb3hLbUE

    I’ve found the following instructions

    1)Download the firmware on our official website.
    2)Extract the file and open the firmware update tool folder.
    3)Find the Flash_tool exe on FlashTool folder and click twice
    4)Click the Option and select the USB Download/Readback(Data card)
    5)Select Format FAT(disabled) then a message shows up on your screen. Tick up the Format FAT and click OK button.

    I’m stuck on instruction 3 as I cannot find the Flash_tool exe or the FlashTool folder.

    It does not seem to be in the compressed file G8vxptest.rar

    What should I do now?

  • Md

    Sep th, 2017 8:02 PM Reply

    Hi,
    I installed new firmware with watchfaces and no sim, all worked well.
    Now I’m trying to install new firmware with watchfaces and sim but pc does not recognize watch (I try on windows 10 and 7),impossible to update watch.
    Please help needed.

    • Jon

      Sep th, 2017 10:28 AM Reply

      Never mind, this firmware doesn’t work as it should be. Please use the watchface firmware.

  • Taynan

    Sep nd, 2017 1:03 PM Reply

    Hi Jon, please, help me! I’m brazilian and I got this this 1 week ago in my last trip to Paraguay. Today I tried install the new firmware with watchfaces but I could not and now I can’t turn my watch on, the visor is totally black and my pc (windows 10) is not recognizing my watch! please, help me to fix it!!

  • Peter

    Aug nd, 2017 9:34 AM Reply

    Is there a way to change the directory where BT photo shots go? Mine are going to AndroidMedia, but I want them to go to DCIM with the rest of the photos. Thanks! Also, anybody have any luck with the new firmware getting both VXP watchfaces and SIM function to work? The only comment here about it makes me worry I’ll lose the phone function.

  • Mikhail

    Aug st, 2017 9:50 PM Reply

    Добрый день, подскажите как установить vps прошивку я обновил, а vps как установить не пойму?

  • J. Vergara

    Aug st, 2017 7:13 PM Reply

    Guys, you have multiple links, both here, and in the official website, http://en.001phone.cn/no-1-g8-firmware.html

    Please, try to maintain both pages and websites and make sure that they have the same download links. Leave the LAST UPDATE DATE showing somewhere so customers know which is the latest.

    Indicate what is what. Should one install both Watchface firmware and the separate smartwatch firmware? If both, is there a correct order? If not both, can it be clear what each firmware achieves?

    • Jon

      Aug nd, 2017 12:19 PM Reply

      You can only install one firmware, if you want to use the custom watchface feature, you have to flash this one. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Ay_s354RncdV9qRzdXb3hLbUE. If you need the phone/sim feature, forget it, the stock firmware supports phone feature but not custom/vxp face.

      • Peter

        Aug th, 2017 7:59 AM Reply

        So, the new update does not allow both VXP and SIM?

        • Jon

          Aug th, 2017 11:57 AM Reply

          It does support, but only very little small watchface can be installed.

  • prash

    Aug th, 2017 2:13 PM Reply

    Hello Jon, I have updated the latest firmware which support both sim and watch faces. But after update sim feature still not working. I am unable to make or receice calls. One vxp side only one or max two watchfaces are supported. It shows only 1 language english which is good. And just for info sim feature was working erlier. Hope your will work to solve the issue and gives us the best workaround.

  • LP

    Aug th, 2017 4:44 PM Reply

    is there any alternative to fundo wear to be able to use tracking fitness activities? the HR on the phone is quite good and it’s a pity not to be able to track activities with a GPS, just like you runtastick or mi band notification apps

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 11:48 AM Reply

      Ah, nope, this is the only app works with MT2502 watch.

      • LP

        Aug th, 2017 1:21 PM Reply

        Any possibility to have the commands to get the data from the watch or a developer kit?

        • Jon

          Aug th, 2017 2:45 PM Reply

          Ah, nope sorry.

  • LP

    Aug th, 2017 1:53 AM Reply

    Hi,
    is it possible to have continous HRM and connection to google fit in order to be able to perform sport activity sessions?
    right now Fundo has nothing like that and more over hr rate is not working at all

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 11:17 AM Reply

      Hi LP, no continous HRM, and it will not able to work with Google Fit. Android watch can install Google fit.

      Heart rate not working? What do you mean? Something like Fail to measure? Check this post.
      https://plus.google.com/b/103465466477124761117/100025976772250181623/posts/7UgYD8dQk41

      • LP

        Aug th, 2017 3:48 PM Reply

        HRM not working on both fundo wear and mediatek, simply the heart rate sensor is not recognized by the app so it’s never recorded, I’m using the vxp firmware

        • Jon

          Aug th, 2017 4:35 PM Reply

          Ah, yes, the app can’t record the heart rate results. It can only measure the current heart rate.

          • LP

            Aug th, 2017 4:38 PM

            not even that, there is no measure button and touching anywhere doesn’t trigger anything,

          • Jon

            Aug th, 2017 11:49 AM

            The heart icon is the measure button, you just need to press it.

  • Gorhorror

    Aug th, 2017 12:33 AM Reply

    Add a battery charge in percentage please!

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 11:20 AM Reply

      Sorry, G8 doesn’t support this.

  • Onaid

    Aug th, 2017 5:19 AM Reply

    please remove vu, massager, bloodpresure, and drink for more space and add sim, facebook and whatsapp app in new frimwear thankyou

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 10:20 AM Reply

      Don’t worry new firmware is developing.

      • Onaid

        Aug th, 2017 9:31 PM Reply

        how many days working on new frimware please inform us 🙁

        • Onaid

          Aug th, 2017 9:50 PM Reply

          facebook messege notification not working 🙁

          • Jon

            Aug th, 2017 12:24 PM

            Hi Onaid, we received such feedback, so we took one for test but it works for us, when I sent a message to cheery, her G8 lights up and notifies her.

        • Jon

          Aug th, 2017 12:20 PM Reply

          Sorry, currently too many projects, any news I’ll let you know.

  • Onaid

    Aug th, 2017 5:16 AM Reply

    Please help me bt notification and bt message also not working in new firmwear but vpx working perfect please give me suggestion thankyou

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 10:23 AM Reply

      This is because of the Fundo smartdevice problem, check the app to see if the bluetooth connection is stable. Fundo wear is much better for notifications.

  • Gorhorror

    Aug th, 2017 10:55 PM Reply

    Hi.
    When is the new firmware expected?

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 10:34 AM Reply

      Which firmware? The new vxp watchface firmware is still developing.

  • Manos

    Aug th, 2017 10:02 PM Reply

    Hi! Is it possible to just replace the pre-installed faces and sounds in the official ROMs? Is it something that could be done easily (i.e. via ADB) by an non-expert user?

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 10:34 AM Reply

      Sorry man, the stock watchfaces are coded in the firmware so you can’t replace them.

  • shay

    Aug th, 2017 3:05 PM Reply

    just got my G8
    2 questions:
    1. where i can cancel the option to answer calls on the phone ?
    when the phone is conected i canwt answer the calls on the phone, only in the watch.
    2. wich app i can install on the phone that i can track my sport info ?

  • Hélder Correia

    Aug th, 2017 12:10 AM Reply

    I can’t even get my PC to detect the G8 and install drivers… Do I need a special cable for connecting the watch to the PC or a regular USB cable (like the one that came with the watch) is enough?

    • Hélder Correia

      Aug th, 2017 7:35 PM Reply

      Ok, another cable solved the problem!!

      Some sugestions to the firmware: Bring back the 3 modes; Delete Outdoor, calendar, blood pressure (is simulated right? the watch only measures Hart rate via optical sensor, right?) and ringtones.

      As for calendar if you manage to get google calendar integration it would be sweet, like it is right now is useless.

      A priority should be your FunDo app it drains battery on the phone it needs work, serious work, right now I’m using Mediatek SmartDevice app.

      • Jon

        Aug th, 2017 12:01 PM Reply

        Currently, the new watchface firmware doesn’t support the phone/sim feature, but don’t worry, we’ll keep working on it. Thanks for your suggestions.

    • Jon

      Aug th, 2017 12:17 PM Reply

      Hi Helder, if you still don’t know how to make your watch being detected. Please check this tutorial. http://www.chinawatchs.com/mtk-smartwatch-update-the-proper-way/ No special usb cable needed, just the one in the package.

  • Longkum

    Aug st, 2017 8:13 PM Reply

    Just received my no.1 g8 and tried to install vxp faces but after I came across this article gave up.. anyway eagerly waiting for the firmware update so that I can use both sim function and vxp faces

    • illumi

      Aug th, 2017 6:01 AM Reply

      I wish you wouldn’t remove the SIM capability, it’s very useful when it’s not convenient to carry a phone. These chinese watches are usually packed with fake apps, perhaps you could remove those instead. For example I bet blood pressure and heart rate are fake value generators as usual, those could go. Looking forward to a new firmware that allows for the use of the SIM.

      • Jon

        Aug th, 2017 11:34 AM Reply

        Don’t worry, the new firmware is developing. Thanks for your suggestion, but Chinese watches are not that bad, the heart rate sensor is real, the function works well.

  • Ildar

    Aug st, 2017 3:00 PM Reply

    New FW unavailable through OTA. Why? (or when?)

    • Jon

      Aug st, 2017 3:34 PM Reply

      Hi Ildar, it is because MT 2502 doesn’t support OTA. Check the tutorial and make a firmware update manually.

  • Željko Trogrlić

    Aug st, 2017 2:30 PM Reply

    I need SIM feature; there are some other functions that are not very usable, like Outdoor (at least fetch real weather forecast), Masasger and even Calendar (agenda from Google calendar would be more useful). I would be even happy without watchface download if you add one elegant monochromatic face that can be used with black strap. White/gray analog face is not readable.

    • Jon

      Aug st, 2017 3:35 PM Reply

      Thanks for your suggestion, don’t worry the new firmware which supports both SIM feature and the vxp face is developing.

  • Paul Sandin (pasa0001)

    Aug st, 2017 4:31 AM Reply

    Really? Blocking the sim to get a watchface. That will never happen. If at least the watch faces on the watch looked like in your commercial pics, or could be exchanged so I only had my own face and could delete the ones installed, that would free up memory?

    • Jon

      Aug st, 2017 12:43 PM Reply

      Don’t worry, the new firmware is developing.

  • UrusAlim

    Jul st, 2017 3:58 PM Reply

    “later we’ll develop the new firmware which supports both of the vxp face and sim feature”
    we wait, friend.

    • Jon

      Jul st, 2017 5:48 PM Reply

      OK, finally I do use my little influence to change someone’s mind. 😉

  • Marko

    Jul th, 2017 7:17 PM Reply

    When will be custom firmware available for download?

    • Jon

      Jul st, 2017 3:52 PM Reply

      Hi Marko, now you can download it here.

  • YAK

    Jul th, 2017 1:38 AM Reply

    Any news about the update? :o)

    • Jon

      Jul st, 2017 3:56 PM Reply

      Yes, you can download it now.

  • Ravi

    Jul th, 2017 5:14 AM Reply

    Hello, i have bought No1 G8. Unable to Install watch faces. Please suggest the way how can i install?

    • Jon

      Jul th, 2017 11:30 AM Reply

      Hi Ravi, if you read this post, you’ll find that the stock firmware doesn’t support vxp face. 🙂 Please read before asking.

  • Neton

    Jul th, 2017 1:47 AM Reply

    OK my mistake! I tough that you already have released the new firmware.

    We just have to wait those few days.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Jul th, 2017 12:24 AM Reply

    Hi
    Will the Replacement of current watch face with VXP one be the solution for small RAM?

    • Jon

      Jul th, 2017 11:05 AM Reply

      Hey there, we banned the sim feature to release the ram for vxp face.

  • Neton

    Jul th, 2017 12:10 AM Reply

    Hi. The Fundo Smartdevice app is not compatible with my mobile device. Is there any other way to change the watchface in G8?
    (I have already install your new firmware version)

    Thank you and keep up the good work.

    • Jon

      Jul th, 2017 11:10 AM Reply

      Hi Neton, it is the compatible issue between Fundo wear and Fundo Smartdevice, you just need to uninstall the Fundo wear.
      And about how to install vxp face, please wait for the new firmware release. (the one you installed is the language package)

  • UrusAlim

    Jul th, 2017 7:26 PM Reply

    IMHO. The SIM card functions is better then outdoor functions. Offer theme parties, too, to vote under the post. +1 or -1

  • Zillah

    Jul th, 2017 5:18 PM Reply

    Hi. 8)
    Some things are very annoying in the current firmware, a few FR:
    1) Be able to choose the language of the interface not depend of the switch “synchronization”
    2) Be able to choose “Time format” not depend of the switch “synchronization”
    3) Be able to choose the interface language in Fundo applications

    WBR. 8)

    • Jon

      Jul th, 2017 11:12 AM Reply

      Download the correct firmware which supports your language, go to the clock, there you’ll find it, it depends on your phone’s language.

  • UrusA

    Jul th, 2017 2:54 AM Reply

    The function of SIM card feature/mobile data it is necessary to leave. This is important for many.
    Please better to remove not needed functions: outdoor functions(air-pressure, temp, UV) and can reduce many languages. For example to write only English and Russian for the Russian speaking countries (over 15 countries), English + Chinese, English + Arabic, etc.

    • Jon

      Jul th, 2017 11:51 AM Reply

      Thanks for this suggestion. Because this chip supports Bluetooth calling so we think independent phone feature is not so important. And the outdoor features, the language packages, most people need the outdoor feature when they go out somewhere, we have already created 6 or 7 firmware, if we separate to more firmware, we’ll need to release dozens of firmware and after firmware release we also need to maintain all of them.

      • UrusAlim

        Jul th, 2017 3:07 PM Reply

        If you remove the function calls that they are the same as S9 and G6. But outdoor functions still take data from the Internet and on the phone they are easier to see.

        • Jon

          Jul th, 2017 4:12 PM Reply

          Three mode and the blood pressure, outdoor functions these are all new features. But your are right, outdoor functions take data from internet.

          • UrusAlim

            Jul th, 2017 4:56 PM

            Why the additional data is not used, the slot under microSD memory card? This may resolve the memory problem

          • Jon

            Jul th, 2017 5:03 PM

            Ah, RAM and ROM difference, no ram for vxp face.

      • Paul Sandin (pasa0001)

        Aug st, 2017 4:37 AM Reply

        I bought the watch because of the bt tether AND standalone capability. I do not agree that it is not important to have only one option

        • Jon

          Aug st, 2017 12:40 PM Reply

          Hi Paul, I think you are talking about the custom watchface, don’t worry, we’ll keep on working, we’ll create new firmware which supports both sim feature and custom watchface feature.

  • Sarmihiel

    Jul th, 2017 7:36 PM Reply

    Hi! Thanks for your work. I have a new G8 and I’m hope you can make this new firmware work properly. I have a question. Is there any way to have notifications of whatsapp with a preview of the message?

    • Jon

      Jul th, 2017 10:44 AM Reply

      Hi Sarmihiel, we’ll release it soon, but the whatsapp notifications, nope, whatsapp doesn’t work with MT2502 watches.

    • UrusAlim

      Jul th, 2017 3:11 PM Reply

      It depends on the settings of the smartphone. On my contents of the notification is displayed.

      • Sarmihiel

        Jul th, 2017 1:03 AM Reply

        Is necessary something special settings to display it?

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