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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?

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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).

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  • 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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