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By clonednull, Senior Member on 4th July 2015, 01:25 PM
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Lo folks,

as it has not been mentioned here, there is a method without the need for root posted on reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/GearVR/comm...root_solution/

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Just received my Gear VR today and was looking for a solution to use Cardboard apps without rooting my phone.
Here it is:
- Install Package Disabler from the PlayStore
- Open it and check the box on the Gear VR Service
That's it. You can now plug your S6 into the Gear VR without Oculus Home starting up and use Cardboard apps.
To use Oculus Home again, just uncheck the Gear VR Service in Package Disabler.


The cool part is that the touchscreen and the back button is still working!
If you enable the "Developer Mode" in the Gear VR Service (before disabling it), you will also get the bonus of low persistence which makes the experience much better!

So have fun and all credits to enzo1982 @ reddit
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9th July 2015, 08:21 PM |#2  
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This was a game-changer for me! I finally know what Cardboard apps look like with a good headset... pretty rough really. But I'm glad I can use the Gear VR for Cardboard apps now, instead of my crappy cardboard unit.
10th July 2015, 07:20 PM |#3  
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works with s6
This also works with the s6.
1st September 2015, 09:05 AM |#4  
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I cant enter developer mode because i have to have an app installed with my own signed osig file and im not sure how to do that.
2nd September 2015, 02:39 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by gagobaa

I cant enter developer mode because i have to have an app installed with my own signed osig file and im not sure how to do that.

This is the easiest way to do it:
First install the SideloadVR app from www.sideloadvr.com.
Then complete their setup (in the app) to get your signature file.
After this you just have to download any app with SideloadVR as it gets automatically signed with your personal signature file.
18th March 2016, 07:28 PM |#6  
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Thanks, this is a very good solution
19th March 2016, 03:42 AM |#7  
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It doesn't seem to work under 6.0.1 on a Galaxy S7 Edge. Service cannot be disabled. Any ideas?
19th March 2016, 04:41 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by kabukiman

It doesn't seem to work under 6.0.1 on a Galaxy S7 Edge. Service cannot be disabled. Any ideas?

Be specific and we should be able to find a solution.
1. What step specifically doesn't work?
2. By service do you mean Gear VR service using Package Disabler Pro?
19th March 2016, 08:46 PM |#9  
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Hi guys. Could you please tell me where to find the developer mode for the gear vr service?

Edit: Found it out by myself. I also have to try the upper solution with my own apk.
23rd March 2016, 12:56 AM |#10  
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it doesn't work on my samsung s7 edge , after i did all those step , when i put in my phone , it just stay in normal phone screens
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Originally Posted by kfmic

it doesn't work on my samsung s7 edge , after i did all those step , when i put in my phone , it just stay in normal phone screens

If you use package disabler to disable Gear VR Service, normal phone screen is what you wanted. You start a Cardboard app first, then put it in the headset at the appropriate step in order to use the app without starting Oculus software.
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