One of the most frustrating things about the Oculus Quest is that it has to be logged into a Facebook account. Not only does this allow Facebook to collect your personal data, it means your Oculus headset will not work if Facebook experiences another massive outage. But a 17-year-old coder found a solution.
Basti564, a young YouTuber known for his VR hacks and guides, just posted Oculess. This side-loading tool breaks the connection between your Oculus account and Facebook in a few simple steps. You just need to activate developer mode on your Oculus Quest 2 to load the Oculess application.
There are some drawbacks to this process, however. Saying goodbye to Facebook means key Oculus features, such as the Oculus Store, Casting, Oculus TV, and the built-in Oculus browser, will stop working. In addition, some applications downloaded from the Quest Store do not launch.
This means that you will be loading all of your apps from now on. But it’s not the end of the world, there are plenty of replacements for what Facebook offers. You can replace the Oculus browser with Firefox Reality, for example, and the Quest App Launcher lets you use any software that “requires” the official Oculus store.
And hey, there is a your great games that you should add to your Oculus Quest. There is even a Pokemon Virtual reality game that lets you experience coach fights in person!
You can find the Oculess installation guide on Basti564’s GitHub. For instructions on sideloading Oculus apps, see our full guide on Geek user manual.
Source: Basi564 via TechRadar