Sideload Content on Oculus Go

  • Complete the initial setup of your Oculus Go with your Smartphone (the Oculus App will guide you through this process).
  • Open the Oculus Developer Website on your computer. Choose to create a new Organization (it can be named anything that you want)
  • Agree to their NDA to finish your Developer Setup.
  • On your smartphone open the Oculus App and tap on Settings at the bottom. On the next screen tap on the name of your Headset and choose More Settings:

Choose Developer Mode.

Switch on Developer Mode:

  • Install ADB (right click link and save as) on your Computer. This will create an ADB folder on your C Drive.
  • Install Oculus Drivers on your computer.
  • Open up a CMD Prompt on your computer (you can perform a search for CMD)

  • Put on your Oculus Go Headset and then connect it to your computer with a Micro USB Cable.
  • In the CMD Prompt type
adb devices
  • In the Headset it will ask you for permission to connect to the computer. Grant it permission.
  • It should show you that your Oculus Headset is connecting and available. If it shows that it’s connected but unauthorized, it means that you didn’t grant it permission in the headset after you connected it to the computer.
  • In your CMD Prompt, enter your ADB folder. If your ADB folder is in the root of your C Drive, you would type the following:
cd \adb
  • Download your Android APK file. Move it into your ADB folder and give it a simple name (ie: myapp.apk).
  • Install it to your headset with the following command (replace AppName with your file’s title):
adb install AppName.apk
  • Your App is now installed on your VR Headset. You’ll find it on the Headset under Navigation > Library > Unknown Sources.
  • By default, you won’t be able to just select a sideloaded App from your Library and play it unless it natively supports VR. You can however load many non-VR Android Apps through the Oculus TV App after sideloading them to your headset (works best for Apps that support Android TV).