How to view 360° room image in VR set on an Android device

360° rooms with customized rugs saved with Galaincha/exploRUG can be viewed on the Virtual Reality (VR) headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, ShineCon and Google Cardboard.

Step 1 : Loading 360° room image on mobile device

There are 2 ways, on how you can load a 360° room image on your mobile device. Please follow the instructions below to load image.

  1. Basic - Using email attachment
  2. Advanced - Using USB cable


Steps 2: Viewing the 360° room image in VR

For Samsung Gear VR

  • Launch your Samsung Gear VR and open Oculus 360 Photos application. The application will automatically show you the thumbnail of the 360° room image. Select the image to view 360° VR


For Generic VR (if you are using ShineCon or Google Cardboard)

  1. Install VR Media Player - 360 Viewer into your mobile phone from Google Play Store at

  2. Once you have installed the app in your mobile phone, open the app. Once it is running, follow the step by step instructions below to load the 360° room image from the folder /360Photos/
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  3. Set the following settings in the app
    Lens : 360, 3D : Non-3D
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  4. In the VR viewer, tap the cardboard view icon from the menu.
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  5. Now, load your mobile phone into the VR set to experience the virtual reality.

Suggested VR viewers on Amazon
  > Shinecon VR

 > Samsung Gear VR

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