A number of players have recently found the ability to run Pokemon Go on a Samsung Gear VR headset, a feature that was available for the Gear VR when the game was released in the US.
This is not the first time this has happened.
In March 2017, a Samsung engineer noticed a bug in the Oculus SDK, which allows developers to install apps for the Samsung GearVR headset.
It allowed players to run their own apps for free.
The developer was able to fix the bug by installing a patch, which included the ability for the developer to download a “trusted” app from the Oculus Store.
The Samsung employee reported the bug to Oculus.
The SDK did not address the issue, and Oculus quickly fixed it.
Oculus said it was investigating and working with Samsung.
It’s possible the GearVR developer may have made the patch but didn’t share it with Oculus.
But Oculus told the BBC it’s “investigating” the bug.
The GearVR SDK, released in April 2017, was a critical component in enabling many other features of the Oculus Rift.
It is also used by Gear VR headsets like the Oculus Touch.
In May 2017, an Oculus engineer reported a bug to the Oculus developer team, which led to a patch that would have disabled the Oculus-related features.
However, Oculus said the developer did not share the bug with Oculus and they “do not have a firm date on when the patch will be released.”
The Oculus team later told Polygon it was “investing” the issue.
However, this isn’t the first instance of Samsung’s developer tool making it onto Gear VR devices.
In September 2018, an Amazon employee reported that the developer of the Amazon Dash app had uploaded a modified version of its SDK that would allow users to run third-party applications.
In November 2018, the developer reported that an app called “Pokey” had been uploaded by a third party developer to the Samsung SDK.
In February 2019, an HTC developer reported a similar issue, which allowed players in a Samsung headset to run apps that would then run on the Samsung headset.
In the case of the third-parties SDK, the developers say they were able to install the third party SDK onto the Samsung device and “unlock” the Samsung-specific features.
The third-Party SDK is used by the Samsung app store to ensure third- party apps can be installed.
However the Samsung developer has yet to share what was found.