I have Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear VR. I am trying to use CB Enabler for Gear VR, but I keep getting the message:

com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc is not installed.

How can I install com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc and try to run the application again?


Searching com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc reveals that it is Gear VR Service (from list of S6 bloatware on XDA).

Researching about Gear VR Service itself, it seems that Gear VR only supports a handful of devices officially (from Wikipedia):

  • Galaxy Note 4 (developer version)
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+
  • or Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

And thus, those devices have Gear VR Service* installed.

You can still check if your device has this by going to Setting - Application Manager - Gear VR Service, and check if it's there, enabled/disabled.

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Image courtesy of Unreal Engine documentation

Regarding installing this service on other devices, I have searched and as of current writing, nothing came up. Most of them can only suggest to wait until Samsung officially push the Gear VR Software update to your device.

*may depend on update by carrier (from Reddit).

  • I know, right ? nothing came up to me either.I guess we are supposed to buy the other device if we want the service installed.
    – pxoto
    Apr 28 '16 at 13:14
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    I have just sent a support request to samsung, I post the solution as soon as I get one, my question is not on the internet yet, so I will be the first one to solve this and possibly help others with the same question.
    – pxoto
    Apr 28 '16 at 13:40
  • So, I contacted samsung and they said it is incompatible, I will keep trying to find a workaround and post the solution if there is one.
    – pxoto
    Apr 29 '16 at 0:03

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