If you're a developer looking to create and test your own virtual reality experiences, or just a tech-savvy user who wants to sideload applications, enabling Developer Mode is the first step in the process.
In this article, we'll show you how to enable Developer Mode on your Oculus Quest 2 and open up a world of possibilities for tinkering and experimentation. So, let's get started!
Join or create an organization
To enable Developer Mode on Oculus Quest 2, you must belong to (or have created) a developer organization on the Oculus website.
To join an existing organization, follow these steps:
- You’ll need to request access to the existing organization from the admin.
- You’ll receive an email invite. Once accepted, you’ll be a member of the organization.
- Verify by going to https://developer.oculus.com/manage/verify/ and logging in with your Meta Developer account.
To create a new organization, follow these steps:
- Go to https://developer.oculus.com/manage/organizations/create/.
- Fill in the appropriate information.
- Verify by navigating to https://developer.oculus.com/manage/verify/ and logging in with your Meta Developer account.
Enable developer mode on Oculus Quest 2
Once you belong to a developer organization, follow these steps to put your device in Developer Mode:
- Put on the Meta headset and sign into the developer account you want to use for development.
- On the headset, go to Settings > System > Developer, and then turn on the USB Connection Dialog option. Alternatively, you can open the Meta Quest Mobile App, select the headset from the list, and then turn on the Developer Mode option.
- Connect the headset to the computer using a USB-C cable and put on the headset again.
- Click Allow when prompted to allow access to data.
- Connect your headset to the computer using a USB-C cable and wear the headset.
- Accept Allow USB Debugging and Always allow from this computer when prompted on the headset.
And that's it! You can now load unofficial applications to your device using SideQuest. Take a look at the best SideQuest games for Oculus Quest 2.
It is worth noting that Developer Mode is intended for development activities such as running, debugging and testing applications. Other activities could result in your account being limited, suspended or terminated.
For more information, see Oculus Developer Content Guidelines.