How Do I Manually Install APK on Quest 2?

APK, APK Installations

Are you looking to install an APK on your Quest 2 manually? It’s a great way to access apps that are not available on the official Oculus store. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing an APK on your Quest 2.

What is an APK?

An APK is an Android Package Kit, which is a file format used to distribute and install applications on Android devices. The Quest 2 uses the Android operating system, so it’s possible to install APK files on it.

Preparing for Installation

Before installing an APK on your Quest 2, there are a few things you need to do:

Enable Developer Mode

To enable developer mode, follow these steps:

1. Open the Oculus app on your smartphone and go to Settings. 2. Tap on your headset and select More Settings.

3. Scroll down and tap on Developer Mode. 4. Toggle the switch to turn it on.

Enable ADB Debugging

To enable ADB debugging, follow these steps:

1. Put your Quest 2 headset on and navigate to Settings. Select Device. Scroll down and select Developer. Toggle the switch next to ADB debugging.

You should now be ready to install an APK file manually.

Installing the APK

The installation process requires a computer with ADB (Android Debug Bridge) installed. Here are the steps:

1. Download the APK file you want to install onto your computer. Connect your Quest 2 to your computer using a USB cable. 3. Open Command Prompt/Terminal in Windows/Mac respectively.

Type “adb devices” without quotes in Command Prompt/Terminal window. 5. You will see a message asking for permission in your VR headset, grant permission by selecting “Always Allow” option for adb debugging from this computer. 6. Type “adb install” followed by the file path of the APK file you downloaded. For example, if the file is located in your Downloads folder, the command will look like this: adb install C:\Users\YourUsername\Downloads\YourAPKFile.apk
7. Press Enter and wait for the installation to complete.

That’s it! You have successfully installed an APK on your Quest 2 manually.


Installing an APK on your Quest 2 can open up a whole new world of possibilities. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy apps that are not available on the official Oculus store. Remember to be cautious when installing third-party apps and only download from trusted sources.

  • Make sure your device is charged before starting the installation process.
  • Ensure that you have a stable internet connection.
  • Always read app permissions carefully before installing.


Q1. Can I install any APK on my Quest 2?

A1. No, not all APK files are compatible with the Quest 2 or its operating system. It’s important to check if the app is compatible with your device before attempting to install it.

Q2. Is it safe to install third-party apps on my Quest 2?

A2. It depends on where you download them from. Only download from trusted sources to avoid installing malicious software.

Q3. Can I uninstall an APK after installing it?

A3. Yes, you can uninstall an app just like any other app on your Quest 2 by going to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications and selecting the app you want to uninstall.

You’re now ready to explore new apps!