How Do I Install APK on SideQuest App?

APK, APK Installations

If you’re a VR enthusiast, you’re probably familiar with SideQuest – an application that allows you to sideload apps and games onto your Oculus Quest. Although SideQuest is a fantastic tool, it can be a bit tricky to navigate at times. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of installing an APK on SideQuest.

What is an APK?

Before we dive into the installation process, let’s first define what an APK is. An APK (Android Package Kit) is a file format used by Android operating systems to distribute and install applications. In other words, it’s the equivalent of an .exe file on Windows or a .dmg file on macOS.

Step 1: Download and Install SideQuest

The first thing you need to do is download and install SideQuest onto your computer. You can download the latest version of SideQuest from their official website. Once downloaded, double-click the installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 2: Enable Developer Mode on Your Oculus Quest

In order to use SideQuest, you need to enable developer mode on your Oculus Quest. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Oculus app on your mobile device.
  • Go to Settings > Your Oculus Quest > More Settings > Developer Mode.
  • Toggle Developer Mode on.

Step 3: Connect Your Oculus Quest to Your Computer

Next, connect your Oculus Quest to your computer using a USB-C cable. Make sure that your headset is turned on and that it’s in developer mode.

Step 4: Allow USB Debugging

When you connect your headset to your computer for the first time, you’ll need to allow USB debugging. To do this:

  • Put on your Oculus Quest headset.
  • A message will appear on your headset asking if you want to allow USB debugging. Select “Allow”.
  • If the message doesn’t appear, go to Settings > Device > Developer Mode and toggle on “USB Debugging”.

Step 5: Install the APK on SideQuest

Now that you’ve set up SideQuest and enabled developer mode on your Oculus Quest, it’s time to install the APK file. Here’s how:

  • Open SideQuest on your computer.
  • Click on the “Install APK” button.
  • Select the APK file that you want to install.
  • Wait for SideQuest to install the app (this may take a few minutes).


And there you have it – a step-by-step guide on how to install an APK file using SideQuest. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a wide range of third-party apps and games on your Oculus Quest.