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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83 Comments

  • 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?

  • 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 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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