Google Daydream VR Demo & How to Install On Android N!


Google has announced Daydream VR coming to next Android N a few weeks back and it should be coming soon to everyone but if you want to check out the beta Daydream VR demo, you can do it if you have a Nexus device with Android N.

Now, currently the only app it has is a beta painting app that is a watered-down version of Google Tilt Brush but with this app you can experience Daydream VR along with a 3D controller (using a 2nd phone as emulating controller).

To do this, Google says you will need a Nexus 6P but my 6P kept rebooting on Android N Preview N and I was able to get it working just fine on Nexus 5X.  So it should work on all Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, and even Xperia Z3.

You will also need a Cardboard VR, grab one on Amazon(any of these will do).

Before doing this, make sure you install the latest Android N Preview 3 or higher following our tutorial on How to Install Android N Preview on Nexus devices.

Step 1. Go into Setings->About phone and hit the “Build number” about 5 times until it says, “You are now a developer!”.


Step 2. Tap the back button and you will see a new menu called, “Developer options”, tap on that.


Step 3. Make sure “USB debugging” is checked ON like shown below:



Step 4. Next download the Google Daydream VR controllerpaint.apk and install it with ES File Explorer app (or your favorite file explorer app).  You may have to check “Unknown sources” on in settings to install.


Download Google Daydream VR controllerpaint.apkDownload




Step 5. Reboot your phone then go into Settings->Apps then hit the Menu button and tap on “Show system”.

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1 Response

  1. Jeff Rank says:

    ever since I went N, I can not open APK’s, even with Unknown sources active. thoughts?