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Gear VR won’t work on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge with Android 6.0 beta firmware

Samsung had announced that it was looking for beta testers for Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge in the UK, and then it released the beta firmware yesterday. A lot of users have installed the Android 6.0 beta update on their devices already.

We’ve also listed some of the new features and changes that were introduced with the Marshmallow update on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Now, we’ve noticed that the Gear VR doesn’t work with the beta firmware. It has been mentioned in the Galaxy Beta Program app that the Gear VR will resume working on the final release of Android 6.0 update for these devices.

If you plan to enjoy movies and games during Christmas holidays on your Gear VR, don’t install the beta update. You should wait for the final update, which will be released in the next couple of months. Of course, do let us know about your experience with Android 6.0 if you have already taken the leap with the beta!

Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0 Beta Firmware Gear VR Problem

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melvarius
melvarius

so which part of the term “beta software” are ya struggling to comprehend?
it could be worse it could be the alpha release
(i can’t text. phone crashes when i answer a call. i’ve no wi-fi)
lol

kronicle
kronicle

Well….. duhhhh….. how could anyone expect for a Beta Release to include the whole enchilada with hot sauce too??? lol…. They even gave fair warning in the install notes prior to people installing the update. Fair Warning is just that….. fair warning it’s not the finished product update! FAIR ENOUGH!!! 😀

redgumtv
redgumtv

One would consider Sammobile the leader in all matters Samsung. How untrue and what a stuff-up with their recommendation to install Android 6.0 beta. No mention yesterday that Gear VR wouldn’t work now they’ve ruined Christmas for so many.
Sammobile better get instructions out ASAP on how to reverse the Beta update or lose all credibility.

ozaz
ozaz

Stop crying!

It’s called beta software for a reason. You should not expect everything to work. If you’re not comfortable with this, don’t install beta software.

kronicle
kronicle

Obviously you have read the notices accompanying all Beta Released Software Updates on any devices, including from Apple!!! haha…..