As the virtual reality and augmented reality is getting better and better, there are some companies like Samsung that are trying to make consumers use only their apps in their own hardware. As much as we can argue in the favor of it, if you pay for the gadgets you buy, you should be allowed to do whatever you want with it. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t want you to use Google Cardboard apps on the Gear VR. Today I will show you how to use CB Enabler for Gear VR to run Google Cardboard apps on Gear VR. There are a whole variety of different apps and games that are available on Google Cardboard that you can’t play on Gear VR.
Before Gear VR was available to buy, a lot of users were buying Google Cardboard apps to try it on that and now they can’t run those apps on their new Gear VR cause Samsung doesn’t want you to. This tutorial is for those users who want to run their Gear VR apps and games on Galaxy Gear VR.
CB Enabler for Gear VR APK download
The CB Enabler for Gear VR app allows you to use any VR content that is supported by Google Cardboard on your Gear VR. Basically it makes your Gear VR act like a Google Cardboard.
One cool thing about CB enabler for Gear VR is that it has quite a few advanced features to improve the motion blur. You can play with those settings and really get the best VR experience on your Gear VR.
CB Enabler for Gear VR was available in Google Play store but now it has been taken down. You will need to download and install the APK file.
First of all, you will need to enable APK installation on your Android phone. If you have not installed any apk file before.
There are quite a few websites providing CB Enabler for Gear VR APK but if you want to download it without any survey, you can download it using the link given below.
Open the APK file and if you see “Install Blocked” pop up, Tap on Settings option and Enable “Unknown Sources” from that section.
Once the CB Enabler for Gear VR app has been installed, open it up on your Android phone and tap on the Google Cardboard.
Now your Gear VR will act like a Google Cardboard and you can use any app or game that was built for Google Cardboard.
Later if you want to play games that are built for Gear VR, you can open the CB Enabler for Gear VR app and tap on the Gear VR image to change the mode.
If you are facing problems with the motion blur. I highly recommend that you should open the CB Enabler for Gear VR app and tap on the “Improve Motion Blur”
In this page you can customize your VR experience in Google Cardboard apps and Games.
What if CB Enabler for Gear VR APK doesn’t work on your Android phone?
CB Enabler for Gear VR APK might not work for you if you have Android Marshmallow or later version. For these Android versions, you will need to use a paid app from the Play Store called “Play Cardboard apps on Gear VR”
You can download the APK file from here.
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