I received my Gear VR this week, but I've had no luck in getting it to run. I put my Galaxy S6 in, and it completes the initial install, lets me login to my Oculus account, but will not install any of the Oculus apps or update "Oculus System Activities" once I reach that step.
Once it gets to the "Oculus 360 Photos" app, etc, it just starts erroring out. When I tap "Update Now" for the "Oculus System Activities" update, it appears to download something but it never actually updates. So, I'm stuck in a loop of nothing working. Plugging the phone into the Gear VR just shows me a message that it needs software installation to finish on the device.
I've tried everything I can think of: I've done an on-device factory reset, I've restored the device with Samsung Smart Switch, I've uninstalled the Oculus apps and tried again after restarting- nothing.
The only anomaly I can think of is that I do not have an active plan assigned to the S6 and it's wi-fi only (it's a work/dev device and does not have a carrier plan, although it is a Sprint device). The only thing I can imagine is there is a specific carrier setting that would require an OTA update to support the Gear VR... but that's a stretch IMO.
Overall I'm really disappointed and sad I haven't been able to get anything to work, or find anything online about fixing it.
Can ANYONE help me figure out how to get this working? Is there a way to adb the "Oculus System Activities" update onto the device? Or a way to update that doesn't rely on the system that isn't currently working?
I'm just about to buy a Note 5 without a cell service plan either and am curious if that is a requirement as well. Can anyone confirm being able to use the consumer GearVR on a S6 or Note 5 without it ever connecting to cell service?
Have you tried plugging your S6 into your computer after the Update Required message shows up to do an adb logcat to see if there are any interesting messages saying why it won't work?
I have an S6 with no phone plan and have never used cell service. Both it full price att s6 so need for contract. All updates via wifi. Connection to Mac only to download videos and built apks for testing.
i would back your phone up and try hardware reset on it with a fresh install, then try gear vr. this is a last resort though because it requires redownloading your apps and games and if you don't back up you will lose your videos and pictures