how to install side quest ?


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For PC only, SideQuest is not for cell phones or headsets 

SideQuest is a side-loading application that requires an external device (A Laptop) for side-loading, so be mindful that installing SideQuest on your actual Quest device to access apps and games directly from your headset without a Laptop is not possible again, the SideQuest application in SideQuest's own App Store is just a launcher for apps installed on your PC from SideQuest, SideQuest Legends wi-fi 


Know that Unknown Sources do NOT appear until you successfully install an external source application or game, that is not the Oculus shop. 

If you are on the Quest OS version 15 or higher, Unknown sources are in a new position Where Oculus Quest 's Unknown Sources are in V15 

Before anything else, make sure to use a USB phone cable that can transfer data instead of the cable that comes with your Quest as the cable that comes with the device is generally cheap and not suitable for transferring data. Also note that making a SideQuest account helps in many ways, such as updating your apps as easily as possible so be sure to check the account if you are interested in the wide gr TO SIGN Up 


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For tutorial on the official SideQuest website see 

https:/sidequestvr.com/#/installation-howto 




Step 1: Install SideQuest To PC 

Click on the links below to download and install SideQuest before you proceed with these steps, Windows users use the. EXE, Mac users use the DMG and so on, Windows 7 and 8.1 are not properly supported, so if you still have to consider free upgrading to https:/www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-heres-how/news/microsoft/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10 



Installer at SideQuest 



Fix SideQuest 



Step 2: Create an Organization 

In order to be able to sideload to the Headset at all you need to be a registered "developer" first, it is really important so be sure to go to Build new organization on your Computer and log in so that you can make a dummy name for the organization. You'll be asked to approve the agreement with the developer, do so and then continue on with your package. 



Phase 3: Critical, Driver Installation (Windows users only) 

(Users of Windows 7/8 see here) 



Make sure to use a proper cable before anything else, such as a phone USB cable that can transfer data instead of the cable that comes with your Quest, since the cable that comes with the device is not suitable for data transmission. 



To install the driver software correctly into windows for your device. Go to this Download drivers page on your PC first and add the drivers folder to your PC, then find the ZIP drivers folder and delete the file folder as shown below. 



(Although it can be said that the Oculus Go drivers also work for the Quest) 



Extract them with either the extractor built-in windows as shown below 

Or 7-Zip that you can install from https:/www.7-zip.org/ (not recommended by WinRar) 

Go to the new un-extracted folder after you execute it through the picture above or with Windows built in Extract button, 

And right-click the Install android winusb.inf file. 


Note that at the end it may or may not have.inf, both are the very same file so don't worry about it being present or missing as usual. 



Step 4: Reboot & Activate Mode for Developers 

Now that you are a "developer" in Oculus 's system, open your smartphone or tablet with the Oculus app. And follow the steps below for the initial device setup of the Oculus application, this process is not done in Headset, you need to connect your Bluetooth headset to your phone or tablet to set up the Quest. You may need to toggle it once or twice to get it properly enabled, failing which attempt to turn your headset off completely for at least 12 seconds, then re-power the device and move to step 5. 


Also make sure to deactivate Unlock Pattern if activated, 

Make sure it asks if you want to "load pattern unlock" because that means it's off like it should be 

Once you have MAKE SURE TO REBOOT YOUR HEADSET developer mode enabled to let your PC view the device. 



Phase 5: Attach USB cable and allow debugging with USB 

Now it's time to plug in the USB cable. Make sure that the guardian is set up around your headset to allow USB debugging access inside your headset once you're connected. If at this point you 're putting your headset on you should see the below. 

If it doesn't appear, and you're in windows, set up a standalone guardian and open SideQuest 

For V15 of Oculus Quest Unknown origins are to be found for users as shown below 





OPTIONAL

Phase 6: Load launcher app 

Installing the launcher will just make it easier to find Sideloaded apps on your headset, it's not just a sorting and convenience app for installers. Before continuing, make sure you are properly connected to SideQuest and install it when properly connected from SideQuests PC launcher If not properly connected see here. I have problems with the link what are some solutions 



After you have installed the launcher in your library under 'Unknown Sources' on the left-hand side, it will be found in headset. Open it to find all the Apps that have been installed on your device.



Install Quest Device launcher and click the new update, then go back to your browser to confirm. 



Return to the tab and press Confirm in your web browser, and then you're good to go. 



You can now install Apps from the SideQuest launcher to your headset, and open them. You can find it under the Unknown Sources section called SideQuest-TV as well as SideQuest-Home in the library side-menu. This will show you all the hidden apps on the device that you wouldn't see otherwise, to quickly launch some apps you can install the official OculusTV from the store and open it from your O-Bar with the (TV) button in the headset and just scroll down to the bottom, you'll also find most apps there.