Those of you who do not know, Daydream is the virtual reality platform developed by Google and only a few premium handsets support it. It is one of the coolest things Google ever designed and the hype around it is bubbling to its peak. It is a fact that not everyone has the money to buy a premium smartphone to experience Daydream VR and even those who can, they will not invest so much money for Daydream only. For all those users who have good enough smartphone and Android Nougat installed, there is a way to experience Daydream VR.
If you are wondering why Google does not all latest smartphones to play Daydream and experience virtual reality, it is because it has certain hardware requirements that most of the latest smartphones do not fulfil. One of such requirements is that the device must be able to play 1080p videos smoothly at 60 fps rendering. Another condition is that there has to be a temperature sensor on the phone’s surface because incompatible devices get heated up while using Daydream VR.
Since you are going to use Daydream Virtual Reality Platform on your incompatible smartphone, the device is likely to get heated up and get damaged as well in extreme cases. TheDroidGuru.com will not be held responsible and therefore, you should proceed at your own risk.
Steps To Enable Daydream VR On Android Nougat Smartphone | Android 7.0+
Step 1. The first thing that you have to ensure is that your device is rooted. If not, kindly root your device following the articles present on your site. Once it is rooted, you have to install Root Explorer App from Play Store. or you can use any free root browsers.
Step 2. You have to download the APK files of Google VR Services and Daydream because you cannot install them from the Play Store as your device is not compatible. After downloading the APK files, install them.
Step 3. Open Root Explorer and navigate to /system/etc/permissions/handheld_core_hardware.xml. Select Edit option from the menu.
Step 4. Search for the Root Permission tag and add the following in it.
<feature name=”android.software.vr.mode” />
<feature name=”android.hardware.vr.high_performance” />
Save the changes and reboot your smartphone.
Step 5. Open Daydream app and fix your phone in the Daydream VR headset and start enjoying the experience.
Make sure you put the codes correctly else the functioning of the Daydream VR will not be correct.