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Easier Non-Root way to get Oculus Home not to autolaunch (use cardboard apps, etc)

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robamacaf

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1: Download this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ospolice.packagedisablerpro&hl=en
You can try the free version, but this is pretty cheap for what you get. This allows you to freeze the Oculus Service app so it doesn't auto launch. And you DO NOT need Root

2: Download this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sideloadvr.market
Next up, you need to get your signature file and make an app and install it so you can enable developer mode. This app makes it super easy and will guide you through the app creation process. It'll have you get your sig file, upload it, and you can just pick a random app that it'll repack, and it does this all on your phone

Now that you have both of those done, turn on developer mode to reduce blurriness.
Go to your device Settings -> Application manager -> Gear VR Service (usually in the "Downloaded" section but could also be in the "All" section).
Tap on "Manage storage"
Tap the "VR Service Version" number six times.
Wait for scan process to complete and you should now see the Developer Mode toggle on this screen.

ENJOY! It worked on my Tmobile Note 5, not rooted.

And here is the google cardboard profile to get the best picture, less distortion on GearVR : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Hf9K5d9C3TTndkeDltSzdXYkE/view?usp=sharing
 
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arrow564

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Dec 18, 2008
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When I tapped VR Service Version it scanned and said "You are NOT a developer" Developer mode is on, what did I do wrong?

---------- Post added at 07:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:21 AM ----------

When I try to build the app it takes several minutes then gives the error “Parse Error : There is a problem parsing the package” Help?

I'm using a galaxy Note 5. I've already enabled unknown sources, enabled developer mode and restarted the device.
 

static Nachos

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Yes package disabler is the best way i found

Google package disabler pro.apk or pay the mear $1.95 for it then open her up and then ONLY check gear vr service, then launch your cardboard and 3rd party stuff. Note " you will have to enable and disable every time to revert back to using regular oculus launch browser"
 

samsungwarrior

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Aug 21, 2010
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sgear vr consumer edition.

I have developer option enabled, I'm trying to use cineveo app, off of the play store, but it does not continue to play when the phone (s6 edge +) is placed in the vr unit. I have stopped the Occulus start up, but,
a
I wonder if you could please be more clear about which of the several entries should be disabled, in case I have disabled the wrong entry or, maybe it should be more than one.

b.
Is it possible some one might give me, an idiot proof walkthru of how to enable and use cineveo.

Thank you for this thread and your help so far, Happy New Year to all on Xda.
 

dorsefrith

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Oct 10, 2011
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sgear vr consumer edition.

I have developer option enabled, I'm trying to use cineveo app, off of the play store, but it does not continue to play when the phone (s6 edge +) is placed in the vr unit. I have stopped the Occulus start up, but,
a
I wonder if you could please be more clear about which of the several entries should be disabled, in case I have disabled the wrong entry or, maybe it should be more than one.

b.
Is it possible some one might give me, an idiot proof walkthru of how to enable and use cineveo.

Thank you for this thread and your help so far, Happy New Year to all on Xda.

I did not use Cinevo yet, I will try it later but if you ask about which process should be disabled to be able to use cardboard apps, you need to disable Gear Vr Services.
I also use gear vr light (consumer edition) on sgs6+.
 

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atv73

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All you have to do is buy package disabled from play store and disable gear vr service and you are good to go.

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
 

JohnB847

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The new Gear VR for S6/Edge/Edge+/Note5 apparently uses different drivers. There s no Gear VR Service. Turning off Oculus Home stops it from loading, but something is still starting. The screen goes black and the proximity sensor is working. I tried disabling all of the Oculus apps and all combinations. No luck.

Suggestions?
 

shanksv

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The new Gear VR for S6/Edge/Edge+/Note5 apparently uses different drivers. There s no Gear VR Service. Turning off Oculus Home stops it from loading, but something is still starting. The screen goes black and the proximity sensor is working. I tried disabling all of the Oculus apps and all combinations. No luck.

Suggestions?

Type in VR in the search box and you will see the Gear VR Service., It works on the S6 edge.
 
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transfo47

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So what does enabling developer mode actually do? I can see it makes the screen warmer and if flickers a bit but how does this reduce distortion?
 

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So what does enabling developer mode actually do? I can see it makes the screen warmer and if flickers a bit but how does this reduce distortion?

It enables the "low persistence mode".
Normally a pixel is illuminated until the next refresh cycle hits him. This is not good in VR as moving your head around "drags" the illuminated pixel through space producing a blurry view. Just like quickly moving a flashlight around in the air produces a light trail. When the display is in low persistence mode the pixel illuminates only for a short time and then goes off again. This eliminates the blurriness when moving your head which can be always experienced when using cardboard apps. So enable Oculus "developer mode" to profit from "low persistence" also in cardboard apps - the only downside is the reduction in screen brightness.
 

transfo47

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It enables the "low persistence mode".
Normally a pixel is illuminated until the next refresh cycle hits him. This is not good in VR as moving your head around "drags" the illuminated pixel through space producing a blurry view. Just like quickly moving a flashlight around in the air produces a light trail. When the display is in low persistence mode the pixel illuminates only for a short time and then goes off again. This eliminates the blurriness when moving your head which can be always experienced when using cardboard apps. So enable Oculus "developer mode" to profit from "low persistence" also in cardboard apps - the only downside is the reduction in screen brightness.
Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense.
 
I have followed this and re-followed this and have been unable to locate Gear VR Services anywhere. I have a Sprint S6 Edge with the newest Oculus Gear VR. Any ideas?

I know you have followed this but have you used "package disabler pro" like it says in the original post? Or can you see Gear VR Service when you look in Settings, Applications, Application Manager, All? Just trying to help you figure this out.
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legalizacion_24

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Tap the "VR Service Version" number six times.
Wait for scan process to complete and you should now see the*
Developer Mode toggle on this screen.
where to find lever ???? I see no lever ???[emoji15]

Enviado desde mi SM-G928F mediante Tapatalk
 

incompetent

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Sep 30, 2014
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Maybe a silly question, but: When the Gear VR service is frozen and you plug your phone it, would the other VR apps still be able to use the Gear VR sensors? Or would they not have access to those anymore?

Also: plugging the phone in seems to disable the touch screen, which obviously makes sense. However, I have to turn on USB tethering once the phone is plugged in. Manually isn't possible since the touchscreen is turned off and I have found no way to automate this procedure without having root access (and the Gear VR doesn't seem to like rooted phones very much). Ideas?
 

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    1: Download this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ospolice.packagedisablerpro&hl=en
    You can try the free version, but this is pretty cheap for what you get. This allows you to freeze the Oculus Service app so it doesn't auto launch. And you DO NOT need Root

    2: Download this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sideloadvr.market
    Next up, you need to get your signature file and make an app and install it so you can enable developer mode. This app makes it super easy and will guide you through the app creation process. It'll have you get your sig file, upload it, and you can just pick a random app that it'll repack, and it does this all on your phone

    Now that you have both of those done, turn on developer mode to reduce blurriness.
    Go to your device Settings -> Application manager -> Gear VR Service (usually in the "Downloaded" section but could also be in the "All" section).
    Tap on "Manage storage"
    Tap the "VR Service Version" number six times.
    Wait for scan process to complete and you should now see the Developer Mode toggle on this screen.

    ENJOY! It worked on my Tmobile Note 5, not rooted.

    And here is the google cardboard profile to get the best picture, less distortion on GearVR : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Hf9K5d9C3TTndkeDltSzdXYkE/view?usp=sharing
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    So what does enabling developer mode actually do? I can see it makes the screen warmer and if flickers a bit but how does this reduce distortion?

    It enables the "low persistence mode".
    Normally a pixel is illuminated until the next refresh cycle hits him. This is not good in VR as moving your head around "drags" the illuminated pixel through space producing a blurry view. Just like quickly moving a flashlight around in the air produces a light trail. When the display is in low persistence mode the pixel illuminates only for a short time and then goes off again. This eliminates the blurriness when moving your head which can be always experienced when using cardboard apps. So enable Oculus "developer mode" to profit from "low persistence" also in cardboard apps - the only downside is the reduction in screen brightness.
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    The new Gear VR for S6/Edge/Edge+/Note5 apparently uses different drivers. There s no Gear VR Service. Turning off Oculus Home stops it from loading, but something is still starting. The screen goes black and the proximity sensor is working. I tried disabling all of the Oculus apps and all combinations. No luck.

    Suggestions?

    Type in VR in the search box and you will see the Gear VR Service., It works on the S6 edge.
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    I use Google cardboard apps by inserting the phone and lifting the USB port so it doesn't plug in. I have to start the app first. I just don't get if people are accomplishing something different by freezing oculus?

    This was an easy method that I also tried; however my S6 slipped around too much. Using package disabler was a sweet solution in my case. I can plug in my phone and Gear app does not start, enabling me to use all cardboard apps. Also the select button acts as trigger-no magnet waving!

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    You realize you posted this in a "non-root" thread and Gear VR Cardboard requires root. If the users here are having problems disabling a single service then rooting is probably not for them?. (unless they want complete freedom to do what they want with their phone by trading away their warranty ?).
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    This app on this thread, Disable for Oculus is fake

    Here is the original app Play Cardboard apps on Gear VR of KunKunSoft devloper help you can Play Cardboard apps and games with one TAP. Have many feature: Advanced Mode (developer mode), Hardware Disabler (disable Home, back... button), Calibrate VR Viewer and Gamepad for VR

    Disable for Oculus did copy all the description, popup and content of Play Cardboard apps on Gear VR, so don't download it