[Magisk Module] Bring back Google Daydream VR

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By MishaalRahman, Editor in Chief on 13th November 2019, 07:30 PM
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Google quietly discontinued Daydream VR with the Pixel 4. If you have an existing Daydream VR viewer, it's useless with your Pixel 4. Fortunately, with root, we can re-enable support. While Daydream VR and phone-based VR in general are dying out, you can still use existing services like YouTube VR and other VR apps.

How to Install
  1. Flash the Magisk Module attached to this thread and reboot.
  2. Install Daydream from APKMirror.
  3. Install Daydream Keyboard from APKMirror.

Note: If you don't hear any audio in Daydream, try running the following command in a rooted shell:

setprop true
My Magisk Module should have already set this value, though.
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14th November 2019, 01:57 PM |#2  
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Thanks, I was looking into getting one of those for YT, so I appreciate it!
14th November 2019, 07:32 PM |#3  
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Thats awesome thank you. And its nice thats its still a Pixel 4 in settings and not changed to Pixel 1 like other modules do.
14th November 2019, 07:34 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Goofy19882

Thats awesome thank you. And its nice thats its still a Pixel 4 in settings and not changed to Pixel 1 like other modules do.

Yeah, I wasn't satisfied with how a bunch of other modules were adding so much unnecessary stuff. This has just the bare minimum needed to get it working.
15th November 2019, 04:53 AM |#5  
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this works great! I can't use google photos though
17th November 2019, 05:33 PM |#6  
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Works great, thanks!

Anyone else notice there seems to be pixel ghosting? My original Pixel XL seemed to have hard time rendering smoothly, however movement had text semi readable, when still it was good.

However on my Pixel 4 XL, even slight movement makes text a blurry mess. Anyone know if this is an issue with display technology, or if it is a setting to fix?

I already tried:
force 90hz via developer settings
disable battery optimization for VR services, Daydream, Daydream Keyboard, and "Basic Daydream"... not sure what that last one is, but figured worth trying to disable battery optimization for that too, but no change, still blurry text at even very slight movement.
19th November 2019, 10:05 AM |#7  
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I appreciate this sharing
28th November 2019, 01:52 PM |#8  
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Thank you for this. Who in the world would have thought Google would discontinue this on their new phone!!
29th November 2019, 10:53 PM |#9  
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Anyone else having issues or know of a fix with apps closing when trying to load them in Daydream?
13th December 2019, 08:18 AM |#10  
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Thank you ! Is this specific to Pixel 4 or can I try to apply it on different phones ?
My sister will get a Xiaomi Mi 9 lite during holidays for example, would that have a chance to be usable ?
2nd January 2020, 09:19 AM |#11  
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Ok, I rooted my phone, installed the magisk module, and the the daydream app and keyboard. However, when I put my phone in the headset, it still gives me an error message of "incompatible phone". What am I doing wrong?
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