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Gear APKs saying my AT&T Note 4 needs an Update

ReverendKyleReverendKyle Posts: 294
Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
edited December 2014 in Samsung Gear VR
I pushed the software from the Gear VR SDK onto my Note 4.

It is telling me that I need an update before the Gear VR software can run. I am running stock Android 4.4.4 on an AT&T Note 4.

Is this correct? Do I need an update to even try the apks?
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  • scottrscottr Posts: 76
    Yes, store bought Note4's need a firmware update to work with the SDK. Given that this released today, my guess is that it will be available soon.
  • Given AT&T's history, i doubt an update will be pushed any time soon. I'd be thrilled if they get it out before we even get the gear, but I'm not holding my breathe. They still haven't pushed the samsung update that improves the battery life.
  • ReverendKyleReverendKyle Posts: 294
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    Some guy with a rooted Note 3 and an older version of Android is having no problem loading up the apks.

    That makes no sense.
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 21,759 Oculus Staff
    It seems that the APKs may not be fully functional without an upcoming update (should be ready when it launches officially). Sorry for the confusion.
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  • ReverendKyleReverendKyle Posts: 294
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    It seems that the APKs may not be fully functional without an upcoming update (should be ready when it launches officially). Sorry for the confusion.

    That's quite alright. I'm just glad someone clarified.

    Will this update be coming from AT&T directly? (please say NO)
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 21,759 Oculus Staff
    I'm not sure how the update will be distributed. More info to come closer to launch.
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  • owenwpowenwp Posts: 642
    Art3mis
    Seeing the same thing with Verizon.
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  • seatedmechseatedmech Posts: 84
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    My T-Mobile Note 4 is doing this as well. I suspect all Note 4's are doing this.
  • I'm not sure how the update will be distributed. More info to come closer to launch.
    I really hope you guys aren't going through the carriers. With AT&T's history... it'll be April before the gear vr I'll have in December will even work. Not great....
  • JotokutoraJotokutora Posts: 204
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    I think they will do it that way to region lock
  • Just a additional note, Tmobile Galaxy Note 4 is seeing the same thing as well, phone is updated to the lastest 4.4.4 Kit Kat, also note that Android Lollipop is scheduled to be released soon, this may or may not throw things off as well
  • cleoagcleoag Posts: 14
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    My note4 just updated to something from Samsung and then when i run oculus sample from sdk, it show GearVR setup screen and succesfully install all stuff (Oculus home, video etc...)

    update: looks like they installed, but now it show 'Insert your device into your Gear VR', so SDK still not usable without headset.
  • pittsburghjoepittsburghjoe Posts: 514
    Art3mis
    cleoag wrote:
    My note4 just updated to something from Samsung and then when i run oculus sample from sdk, it show GearVR setup screen and succesfully install all stuff (Oculus home, video etc...)

    update: looks like they installed, but now it show 'Insert your device into your Gear VR', so SDK still not usable without headset.

    that's big news! what service provider do you have??
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  • cleoagcleoag Posts: 14
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    cleoag wrote:
    My note4 just updated to something from Samsung and then when i run oculus sample from sdk, it show GearVR setup screen and succesfully install all stuff (Oculus home, video etc...)

    update: looks like they installed, but now it show 'Insert your device into your Gear VR', so SDK still not usable without headset.

    that's big news! what service provider do you have??

    i dont think it linked to service provider, because i'm in Russia )
  • pittsburghjoepittsburghjoe Posts: 514
    Art3mis
    can you tell us what version of android you are now running?

    5.0 Lollipop · 4.4 KitKat · 4.3 Jelly Bean?
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  • cleoagcleoag Posts: 14
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    can you tell us what version of android you are now running?

    5.0 Lollipop · 4.4 KitKat · 4.3 Jelly Bean?
  • pittsburghjoepittsburghjoe Posts: 514
    Art3mis
    beautiful, thank you :mrgreen:
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  • craveirocraveiro Posts: 10
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Here are all the different build models and firmware numbers (not sure if it's up-to-date):

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4/general/galaxy-note-4-versions-cpu-t2883741
  • LannLann Posts: 2
    Those Japanese model numbers are actually the Note Edge.
  • So like I said... Samsung pushed out the update now... which means AT&T, Verizon (and maybe T-mobile though I don't think they're nearly as bad) will have to wait another what... 3, 4 months before getting this update??? Can someone from oculus confirm that this is the plan and that 80% of the potential buyers for the "US Only" release will not even be able to use the thing?? I'm still waiting on the update Samsung pushed out the day after the Note 4 was released that fixed the battery life! I'm very much looking forward to Gear VR and its why I bought the Note 4, but its looking more and more like its usage is in AT&T's hands and I'll be waiting MANY months... :(
  • seatedmechseatedmech Posts: 84
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    I'm on T-Mobile and I got the update.

    Did you make sure to enable Developer options?

    I'm not certain, but the update might not be available unless you've done that.

    Developer options may be hidden by default. If so, you can expose these options with the following steps:
    1. Go to Home ­> All Apps ­> Settings ­> System ­> About device.
    2. Scroll down to Build number.
    3. Press Build number 7 times.
    You should be informed that Developer options has been enabled.
  • T-mobile is the only carrier who's pushed the update. They always push updates out asap...it's AT&T and Verizon who have to add all their bloat...and they take MONTHS to do so.
  • pittsburghjoepittsburghjoe Posts: 514
    Art3mis
    This might be your answer G8orballboy (Kies 3) http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00059171/81102
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  • This might be your answer G8orballboy (Kies 3) http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00059171/81102

    Thanks, but this didn't work. Said I already had the latest firmware "4.4.4 Baseband: N910AUCU1ANIE"... This is something we'll just have to wait for the carriers to push... that or i may end up having to root my device (really didn't want to void my warranty).
  • HomerS66HomerS66 Posts: 1,365
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    Thanks, but this didn't work. Said I already had the latest firmware "4.4.4 Baseband: N910AUCU1ANIE"... This is something we'll just have to wait for the carriers to push... that or i may end up having to root my device (really didn't want to void my warranty).


    When i'm not mistaken then you won't lose your warranty if the Knox counter isn't triggered and this counter usually isn't triggered when you flash an official Stock Rom from Samsung.
  • Hello guys,

    We have the same problem installing that apk, we are prompt to install updates and when doing so it said that the soft is up to date.

    Did you manage to make it work finally?

    We have those specifications and are kind of lost about knowing if it supposed to work on our Note4 model since we did all we can.

    Model number : SM-N910F
    Android version : 4.4.4
    Baseband version : N910FXXU1ANJ4
    Kernel version : 3.10.0-2796909
    dpi@SWDD5515 #1
    Build number : KTU84P.N910FXXU1ANJ4

    Do you think switching from a carrier rom to a stock rom might change things?
    And is that app supposed to be working in Europe?

    Thanks for your interest.
  • I have a Note 4 with AT&T and I had the same issue.
    Turned to developer mode and tried again 24 hours later, and now its downloading a 223MB update!!!!

    Not sure if this has anything to do with the developer mode or if the update just got pushed to AT&T, either way it looks promising! I think I Still wont be able to run anything without the GearVR device, but its a step in the right direction.

    ===UPDATE===

    I just installed everything and can confirm it went through! It now has everything I need except the GearVR device... now to figure out if I can work around not having the device yet.
  • Got the update over the weekend and now seeing the Oculus Store on t-mobile Galaxy Note 4
  • I bought the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition off the Verizon website. I don't have a sim card it in because I have AT&T, and I just bought this for development, but whenever I try to update, it says "Service Unavailable - Please Try Again Later." Does this just mean that there isn't an update out yet, or is it refusing to connect for some reason?
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