Sideloading APKs Using SideQuest
Tutorial on how to download apps on the Quest 2 using SideQuest.
Before you begin
Have the following things ready:
Oculus Quest 2
Some computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux (Chromebooks are not supported)
The .apk file that you want to install on your Quest
A cable to connect your Oculus HMD to your computer
First-time Setup (Enabling Developer Mode)
In order to sideload APKs to the Quest, Oculus requires that you enable developer mode. They make you jump through some hoops in order to get this done the first time, but once developer mode is enabled you can skip these steps each subsequent time you want to sideload an app in the future.
Connect the Oculus Quest 2 to your computer using a USB-C cable (use an adapter if your computer doesn't have a USB-C port).
Open SideQuest on your computer. You should see the following (the circle on the top left should be green):
If the circle is yellow and it prompts you to allow USB debugging, put on your headset and press "Allow" on the prompt!
3. Drag the .apk file into the green dot in the top left hand side of the screen (literally on the dot).
4. Go to apps, and change the app category to unknown sources.
5. The app should appear, ready for launch.