How to Fix the Oculus Quest 2 “No command” Error

An image of a VR environment in the Meta Quest 2 - Oculus Quest 2 No Command

An image of a VR environment in the Meta Quest 2 - Oculus Quest 2 No Command

The Oculus Quest 2 "No command" error has been impacting players when they want to play with their VR headset. But it isn't immediately clear why this is happening, or what people can do to resolve it.

While it is true that Meta Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets available, it is not without issues. It is not uncommon for users to encounter issues such as the tracking lost error and the error in question.

We're here to help explain what this error is, and some potential solutions to get you back into the virtual world. Next time you want some escapism, you won't be thwarted by a lack of commands.

How to Fix the "No command" Error on Oculus Quest 2

To fix the "No command" error on Oculus Quest 2, press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds. This will force the device to reboot. This method is recommended by users on Reddit and should help your Meta Quest 2 start up properly.

If the error persists, there are a few potential fixes for the Oculus Quest 2 “No command” error. The following are the solutions that appear to be most effective:

  • Turn off the headset, leave it for a few minutes, and then try switching it back on.
  • Try using the Bootloader menu. To do this:
    • Press and hold the power and volume down buttons for about 10 seconds.
    • A menu should appear. Use the volume buttons to move up and down, and select Exit and Boot Device
    • Press the power button to confirm
  • Use the Oculus phone app to check for any software updates.
  • If none of the above works, then you might want to consider a factory reset. This will erase any content you have on the headset, but it will also remove any corrupted software. To do this:
    • Access the Bootloader menu using the power and volume down buttons.
    • Go to Restore Factory Settings.
    • Press the power button to confirm.

If you've reached this stage and still can't past the no command error, then we'd recommend getting in touch with the Oculus/Meta Support team for further assistance.

What is the Oculus Quest 2 "No command" Error?

The "No command" error occurs as players attempt to boot up their Quest 2 headset. Instead of the headset starting up as normal, you are confronted by the classic green Android robot and a message stating "No Command". It's an issue that doesn't resolve itself if you wait, leaving players unable to use the Quest 2 as intended.

There are a few potential explanations for this error:

  • Outdated software or an interrupted software update
  • Problems with one or more installed apps
  • A hardware glitch

It's almost impossible to say for certain what the specific cause is in any individual case. But trying the solutions we listed above is the best way of resolving the problem, and getting back into your Quest 2.

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