09-09-2018 02:01 PM
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  1. Gary02468's Avatar
    The Note9 is .5mm shorter but 1.5mm wider than the Note8. Looking at a Note8 in a Note8 Gear VR, it looks like there's probably enough extra room for a Note9, although it's close. Does anyone know for sure?
    08-09-2018 05:22 PM
  2. lee sugiand's Avatar
    Mine unfortunately does not fit. I read there will be an adaptor but nothing I have found yet.
    08-25-2018 12:00 PM
  3. richeich's Avatar
    I got mine working earlier today. Initially it wouldn't access the VR software when I snapped it in place and put the headset on. Tried it several times. I messed with some apps and tried to make sure everything was there that's needed. I tried it again and it worked. But I "think" what fixed it was actually making sure the phone was fully inserted into the connector before snapping it into the headset. So, yes it fits and it works, but the USB C adapter is a little snug.
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    08-25-2018 12:34 PM
  4. richeich's Avatar
    ...and yes, that is specifically the Gear VR for the Note 8. I had to buy it when I moved from the S7 Edge (edited-corrected which phone forced the change) to the Note 8.
    08-25-2018 12:40 PM
  5. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    someone on Reddit said you needed an adapter, and that Samsung would send one if you request it from them
    08-25-2018 04:21 PM
  6. strikeIII's Avatar
    I have the Gear VR S8+ edition and my Note 8 fit snugly in it. My N9 does not fit. I just ordered a Gear VR Note 8 edition from Ebay for cheap and I did see there's an adapter on the Samsung website but was not available to purchase. I've read that if you call customer service that they might send you a free one but I haven't seen any confirmation on that.
    08-25-2018 06:33 PM
  7. richeich's Avatar
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    As long as it's got the USB C adapter in there, it can work. There's two positions where you can lock it in place. The phone won't fit if it's set at position B. It is snug, and if they'll give us a better fitting adapter, it will be worth getting. With the current USB C adapter, it has a tendency to "chime" like the VR app is opening, but when you put the headset on, you just see your home screen. It has to be pressed all the way into the connector and snapped into place without letting it come loose.
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    08-25-2018 07:48 PM
  8. richeich's Avatar
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    08-25-2018 08:20 PM
  9. solotristan88's Avatar
    if u go to Samsung customer service....submit a request for the adapter...waiting on them to respond. see what they say.
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    08-25-2018 08:22 PM
  10. BigMosely's Avatar
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    Thanks for the clarification. Do you think the phone will fit with a WhiteStone Dome glass screen protector installed?
    08-25-2018 08:41 PM
  11. richeich's Avatar
    I think it would be okay, but might not hold up well if you used it a lot. I took a closer look at how the phone fits in the current adapter. There is a tiny gap at the front of the phone, so I don't think it would bother a screen protector. It looks like the issue with the adapter is the back side of it has a slightly different shape than the Note 9. The phone initially goes in fine, but as you press it in, the back of the phone begins to press against the adapter. It's useable, but it would be better if Samsung would actually provide a replacement adapter for the N9.
    08-25-2018 09:18 PM
  12. richeich's Avatar
    ...Or if someone was brave, the adapter could be modified. It wouldn't take much. Perhaps a Dremel with a fine tip, or a Jewelers file? I'm not sure I'd risk it without a replacement on hand, and the proper tools.
    08-25-2018 09:23 PM
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    Awesome, thanks for clarifying. I'm going to send Samsung a message about obtaining the adapter.
    08-25-2018 11:26 PM
  14. strikeIII's Avatar
    Contacted support from the Samsung+ app and they are going to send me the adapter.
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    08-25-2018 11:41 PM
  15. richeich's Avatar
    Excellent!
    08-26-2018 07:14 AM
  16. NCM Rants's Avatar
    ...Or if someone was brave, the adapter could be modified. It wouldn't take much. Perhaps a Dremel with a fine tip, or a Jewelers file? I'm not sure I'd risk it without a replacement on hand, and the proper tools.
    Yes this might work, its tight because the note 9 is thicker 0.2mm, so just remove 0.1mm surface on each inside side of the adapter and will fit nicelly for sure.
    08-26-2018 07:54 AM
  17. BigMosely's Avatar
    Contacted support from the Samsung+ app and they are going to send me the adapter. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1adcce531c.jpg
    Just did the same, thanks for this!
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    08-26-2018 08:27 AM
  18. French's Avatar
    Contacted support from the Samsung+ app and they are going to send me the adapter.
    WOW...got through in mere minutes (less than 2 for sure) and my exchange was nearly identical to yours. Waiting on my ticket number now. Thank you...I was really dreading having to reach out but so far it was painless (however I AM typing this as I await my ticket number....).
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    08-26-2018 12:31 PM
  19. BigMosely's Avatar
    Looks like the new adapter for the Note9 is coming later this week for me. Did anyone get theirs yet? Also the package says it weighs 1 pound?
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    09-04-2018 06:15 PM
  20. strikeIII's Avatar
    Looks like the new adapter for the Note9 is coming later this week for me. Did anyone get theirs yet? Also the package says it weighs 1 pound?
    Nice, yeah got tracking for mine as well. Should be here by this Friday.
    09-05-2018 04:29 PM
  21. French's Avatar
    You'all sure that's not the promotional headphones? I also have a package coming today, but I assumed is was my promotion gift.
    09-06-2018 08:43 AM
  22. Misterb's Avatar
    What do you bet this adapter they are sending you folks is identical to the one you already have...
    09-06-2018 08:49 AM
  23. French's Avatar
    What do you bet this adapter they are sending you folks is identical to the one you already have...
    What adapter would that be? I don't have a USB C to USB C, and the one in there currently is simply too tight of a fit for the Note 9. However, I won't rule out you may be right, I just don't see how I already have an adapter that would work. Or perhaps that's exactly your point. DOH.
    09-06-2018 09:07 AM
  24. strikeIII's Avatar
    You'all sure that's not the promotional headphones? I also have a package coming today, but I assumed is was my promotion gift.
    I already received my headphones so this is the only thing I'm waiting on from Samsung.
    09-06-2018 09:57 AM
  25. strikeIII's Avatar
    What do you bet this adapter they are sending you folks is identical to the one you already have...
    It's not. There IS a new adapter to accommodate the thicker back of the Note 9 and this is what they are sending people for free. It works in the current Note 8 VR but it's a pretty tight fit and you have to push it down quite a bit for it to make a good connection.
    09-06-2018 09:59 AM
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