Samsung Gear disable/enable VR stereo view

I would like to start my application in normal view mode and allow the user to set some options and then start the game and switch over to VR mode. Is this possible on an android build running Gear VR?

I have tried changing to a new camera and disabling HMD with no luck.

It seems like a lot of people are asking how to do this, but I have not found a working solution.