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Gear VR won't start on Samsung S6

BrokenJoeBrokenJoe Posts: 4
NerveGear
When I put my Samsung S6 inside the Gear VR headset, I get a black screen for 3 seconds, and then my phone ignores the headset. Factory resetting my phone to reinstall the initial software won't fix it. The headset works though, my phone still responds to it. It gets brighter, and the screen subtlety flashes from it before turning black with the "x" in the corner.

The headset even works on other phones, so I don't know what I'm expected to do, as no one else has this exact problem that I've seen.

Just a note for anyone insisting this is a hardware problem, it's not, I've had this problem a couple of years ago and deleting all oculus related apps and starting fresh fixed it. My phone when factory reset, still had an oculus app because of an update from Samsung trying to promote usage of Samsung VR. This is of course why resetting my phone didn't work.

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  • zproxyzproxy Posts: 262
    Art3mis
    hows your battery holding up? still charges too 100%?
  • BrokenJoeBrokenJoe Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Yes, there is nothing wrong with it, and no it's not on power saving.
  • thuthiemzeitthuthiemzeit Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I like Gear VR but i don't money, who can help me?
  • yasirimtiazyasirimtiaz Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    BrokenJoe said:
    When I put my Samsung S6 inside the Gear VR headset, I get a black screen for 3 seconds, and then my phone ignores the headset. Factory resetting my phone to reinstall the initial software won't fix it. The headset works though, my phone still responds to it. It gets brighter, and the screen subtlety flashes from it before turning black with the "x" in the corner.

    The headset even works on other phones, so I don't know what I'm expected to do, as no one else has this exact problem that I've seen.

    Just a note for anyone insisting this is a hardware problem, it's not, I've had this problem a couple of years ago and deleting all oculus related apps and starting fresh fixed it. My phone when factory reset, still had an oculus app because of an update from Samsung trying to promote usage of Samsung VR. This is of course why resetting my phone didn't work.
    Im having same issue at my end. After placing my S6 into the Gear VR headset it dosnt switch to VR mode.
    The screen does go black for a while and then the default S6 home appears in a crazy way as if if the headset is not recognizing my phone. Need help 
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