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Problem Activating GearVR IE w/ S6 SM-G9208


I'm a US developer that's currently spending the next couple months in Taiwan.

I have a brand new S6-G9208 running Android 5.0.2 (LRX22G.G9208ZTU1AOCI) out of the box.

I also have an Gear VR S6 Innovator Edition that a friend just brought over.

Plugging it into the GearVR gives me the message:

"To start enjoying the Gear VR, you need to update your device."

Running Software Update says:

"The latest updates have already been installed."

This happens if I am running via VPN (so far I've used TunnelBear and Better Internet) w/ a US-based IP.

Anyone know how this works? I know that I need to get some additional GearVR software installed...
Do I also need a different firmware?

Expert Protege
Isn't for the S6 Android 5.1.1 released some time ago already?

Last month. It turns out that it's good that I'm running 5.0.2 though.

I found an earlier thread here discussing issues: viewtopic.php?t=22992

What I ended up doing is:
* Used PingPongRoot to root my S6: ... l-t3103016
* Used ES File Explorer to edit /system/build.prop ... ndroid.pop
* Modified ro.product.model=SM-G9208 to ro.product.model=SM-G920T

After rebooting then I was able to get past that screen and am installing the GearVR software.