How Do I Install APK on Quest 2 Without SideQuest?

APK, APK Installations

Do you want to install APK on Quest 2 without using SideQuest? Well, you have come to the right place! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing APK on Quest 2 without using SideQuest.

First Things First

Before we start with the installation process, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure that your Quest 2 headset is in Developer Mode. To enable Developer Mode, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Oculus app on your phone
  • Click on your profile picture
  • Select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Device’
  • Select ‘Quest 2’ or ‘Quest’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Developer Mode’
  • Toggle on the switch for Developer Mode

Once Developer Mode is enabled, you can proceed with the installation process.

The Installation Process

To install APK on Quest 2 without using SideQuest, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the APK file that you want to install onto your computer.
  2. Connect your Quest 2 headset to your computer using a USB cable.
  3. Create a folder named “android” in the root directory of your Quest 2 headset.
    • Note: The root directory is the main folder that contains all other folders and files on your device.

    Folder Creation

    Note: Make sure that this folder is in lowercase and not uppercase, otherwise the installation process will not work.

  4. Copy the APK file that you want to install into the “android” folder.
    • Note: Make sure that the APK file has a short name (less than 10 characters) and doesn’t contain any spaces or special characters in its name.

  5. Safely eject your Quest 2 headset from your computer.
  6. Put on your Quest 2 headset and navigate to ‘Library’ > ‘Unknown Sources’.
  7. You should see your APK file listed there. Click to install it.
    • Note: If you do not see your APK file listed, try restarting your Quest 2 headset and check again. If it still does not show up, double-check that you have followed all the steps correctly.

    The Final Word

    There you have it! That’s how you can install APK on Quest 2 without using SideQuest.

    It’s a simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes. However, be sure to only download and install APK files from trusted sources to avoid any potential security risks. With this knowledge, you can now enjoy all the amazing content available on your Quest 2!