This is my first time ever posting on XDA. I have been running custom ROMs for a while now and I love the clean, for the most part feature rich ROMs that strip all the bloatware out that these manufacturers force on their users.
There has been one thing that has been bugging the crap out of me and that's as the title states getting a Gear 2 Neo watch to work with "Gear Manager" now simply named Samsung Gear.
A little background:
I first attempted this on CM 12 (Lollipop Android), and there was endless thread of people attempting the same thing with different ROMs getting mixed results with a variety of either different version of the gear manager App and all different version of associated plugins. (All attempts I tried all failed, just couldn't get the gear software on my phone to find the watch, either when the phone was BT paired to the watch or not.)
So after giving up from complete frustrations. I decided my phone needed a cleanup (was getting really buggy from multiple app installs and who knows what else) I generally have root mode disabled whenever humanly possible. Lucky CM releases great night version of their ROM that can be easily installed an upgraded using CWM or in my case TWRP.
So Now I'm on the latest build of CM13 (Marshmallow Android) and as most of you know Samsung released the gear app to work on other versions of Android (But no their own hardware with custom ROM installed).
So The App installed and all I get is the "You've modified you OS that is incompat... blah blah blah, gear app won't run". Quickly searching this the latest post basically stated that all they did was change their build.prop file to say htc instead of samsung. I made these changes, re-installed gear app. Now it loads (At least some progress) but still no matter what I do the dang app refuses to find the watch.
Can someone please provide a clear step by step what I need to do to get my Gear 2 Neo, to work on my S5 running CM 13? I really don't want to back to TouchWiz :S