[Magisk Module] Bring back Google Daydream VR

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MishaalRahman

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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:

Code:
setprop persist.audio.vr.enable true

My Magisk Module should have already set this value, though.
 

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Goofy19882

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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.
 

PetrichorXFi

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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.
 

benoitb85

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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 ?
 

crisco654

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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?
 

crisco654

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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?[/QUOTE

It was working perfectly for me until I did the December update :(

Yeah I'm on December update as well. Btw, when it was working, what version not Magisk were you using?
 

crisco654

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tysj

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I believe it worked fine on the December update. But just tried it on the Jan update and the module doesn't seem to be installing for me.
 

airmaxx23

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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:

Code:
setprop persist.audio.vr.enable true

My Magisk Module should have already set this value, though.

Will this be fixed for the February update?
 

crisco654

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Any update on this? Does anyone have this working with a 4XL running the Jan update?

Thanks,

I believe it worked fine on the December update. But just tried it on the Jan update and the module doesn't seem to be installing for me.

Will this be fixed for the February update?

Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I had it fixed for a while, but I'm just now uploading it. The problem was that the module template was outdated, so I used MishaalRahman's file, changed the module template to the updated one, and repackaged it. And it works like a charm now, on all updates, including Jan and Feb. Anyway, just download the module attached to this post, and remember to install Daydream and the Daydream Keyboard(those links can be found on the first post).
 

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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:

    Code:
    setprop persist.audio.vr.enable true

    My Magisk Module should have already set this value, though.
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    Any update on this? Does anyone have this working with a 4XL running the Jan update?

    Thanks,

    I believe it worked fine on the December update. But just tried it on the Jan update and the module doesn't seem to be installing for me.

    Will this be fixed for the February update?

    Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I had it fixed for a while, but I'm just now uploading it. The problem was that the module template was outdated, so I used MishaalRahman's file, changed the module template to the updated one, and repackaged it. And it works like a charm now, on all updates, including Jan and Feb. Anyway, just download the module attached to this post, and remember to install Daydream and the Daydream Keyboard(those links can be found on the first post).