1. AxlMyk's Avatar
    This is depressing. I connected the phone (on home screen) to the Gear VR and don't get the audible prompt that it is connected. I created an Oculus account, but I don't get the initial welcome screen so I can install the Oculus app. Nothing works except the back button.
    Something is wrong, but I don't know if it's something I'm not doing, or I have deeper problems with the unit or phone. What Oculus app is supposed to be installed? Got a link to it? Is it on the Play store?
    I need help troubleshooting this.
    Last edited by AxlMyk; 11-18-2016 at 09:20 PM. Reason: The problem has been solved
    11-16-2016 12:25 PM
  2. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I did get CB to work. Just don't have Oculus.
    11-16-2016 02:56 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I did get CB to work. Just don't have Oculus.
    Hi, since I don't have a GearVR I will leave you this here in order to see if you can find a way to solve the problem with this info:

    Gear VR not working on 7 edge - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    https://forums.oculus.com/vip/discus...-is-plugged-in

    I'm also requesting some help from the guys who have GearVR and know a lot about it.
    11-16-2016 07:18 PM
  4. AxlMyk's Avatar
    What I'm finding is the Oculus app isn't installed. I can go to the oculus.com site and sign in, but I can't figure out how to get the app.
    I did find this:
    https://support.oculus.com/help/ocul...elpref=hc_fnav
    but I can't find com.facebook.appmanager or com.facebook.system on my phone, anywhere.
    I un-installed and re-installed Facebook. No go. I'm stumped now. I can't even find a way to contact Oculus.
    11-16-2016 08:41 PM
  5. GoldLeader's Avatar
    Which version of the Gear VR hardware do you have and which phone model are you trying to use?
    Some versions of the Gear VR hardware only work with specific phone models.

    There have been 4 iterations of the Gear VR hardware released (so far).

    The following website shows how to distinguish the hardware and which phones work with the hardware
    http://www.roadtovr.com/everything-y...compatibility/

    R320 Gear VR works with
    * Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    R321 Gear VR works with
    * Samsung Galaxy S6
    * Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    R322 Gear VR works with
    * Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    * Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
    * Samsung Galaxy S6
    * Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    * Samsung Galaxy S7
    * Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

    R323 Gear VR works with
    * Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    * Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
    * Samsung Galaxy S6
    * Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    * Samsung Galaxy S7
    * Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
    * (Samsung Note 7 no longer supported)
    11-17-2016 04:57 AM
  6. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I have the R323 and S7.
    One thing I will not do is flash the OS, in case someone was going to suggest it. And a reliable root is not available.
    Right now I'm having fun with the CB apps. Those work great.
    Can't wait for Thanksgiving to let the grand and great grand kids enjoy it.
    Can you dig it? 4 generations spinning around in a chair. 😅
    11-17-2016 07:17 AM
  7. GoldLeader's Avatar
    The Oculus app is supposed to automatically install when the phone is first inserted into the Gear VR.
    I had read some claims on forums that you need to be connected to cellular service when connecting the gear VR to the phone in order to have a special firmware updated on the phone that installs Oculus.
    Some people with Sprint cellular service were claiming they had trouble with getting Gear VR to work.
    I have Verizon service with a S7, and the Gear VR started working the first time I connected the Gear VR.

    https://forums.oculus.com/community/...l-on-galaxy-s6
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    11-17-2016 08:44 PM
  8. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Bingo!!! That did it.
    Reading that thread, this was an easy fix. I had it all turned off in Package Pro, so I turned everything on for Oculus and FB.
    Plugged it into the headset, and it connected.
    Thank you GL. Kudos.
    Happy days are here again.
    Last edited by AxlMyk; 11-18-2016 at 08:49 AM. Reason: The problem has been solved
    GoldLeader likes this.
    11-18-2016 08:38 AM

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