At this point, press the Start using BlueStacks button to start using the Android emulator. OnMacOS, instead, double-click the BlueStacks icon on the screen that is shown to you, and then hit theopen button. Now, you see the new screen, click continue and then install, type the password for Mac and you press the Setup Wizard. At the end of the installation procedure, press the Open System Preferences button, click allow and then press the icon with the padlock on the bottom left. At this point, type in the Mac password and hit the button Unlock.
Except for devices within the Google Nexus and Pixel brands, updates have often arrived months after the release of the new version, or not at all. Manufacturers often prioritize their newest devices and leave old ones behind. There are also situations in which upgrades are impossible due to a manufacturer not updating necessary drivers. Some hardware components are not required, but became standard in certain classes of devices, such as smartphones, and additional requirements apply if they are present.
You can send apps to SideQuest straight from the website, which will install them directly onto your Oculus Quest, provided it’s plugged into your PC. Inside your Quest’s library, all sideloaded apps or games will appear under a different category called ‘Unknown Sources’. On the latest Quest user interface, there will be a ‘Unknown Sources’ category in the library’s drop down menu on the top right.
Microsoft also allows users to sideload apps using the ADB command, but there’s no ETA as to when the company could make sideloading accessible for beginners. Thankfully, with the release of a new third-party app called “WSAInstall”, installing Android APKs on Windows 11 has become much easier. There’s one big upside to native Android emulation on Windows — there’s no need to install third-party Android emulators. There are many uses for this, including using chat apps like WhatsApp on your PC or trying to play mobile games on your PC. The process of installing Android apps on Windows has always been a long one, but when the final release of this feature hits, it will become quick and easy, likely for good. Aurora Store is an open-source alternative to the Google Play Store.
It’s Android only for now — there’s no iOS support yet. After opening SideQuest and connecting your Quest to your computer, a prompt to “Allow USB debugging” will show up inside your headset. Click OK and tick ‘Always allow’ to ensure you don’t have to repeat this step in the future. SideQuest for Android covers the basics of browsing and installing SideQuest store content onto your Quest from your phone. This version of the app has additional functionality that other version do not have, like tweaking hidden headset settings. For most people, this shouldn’t matter and isn’t necessary.
The resource is aimed more toward beginners, but you might also get some useful ideas even if you are already familiar with SideQuest and sideloading. It will ask you if you want to do it for all users or just yourself. Select everybody, and just use the default folder, but you can change it if you like. Once that’s all done make sure you restart your Oculus itself just to ensure that those new settings take hold on the Oculus Quest. Now go back into developer settings, and click on the Unlock Patterns. You need to make sure the unlock patterns are off.
If you get an application on your headset that is not from the official Oculus store, it would be called sideloading. As described above, SideQuest is the best platform to get unofficial content for your headset. Oculus headset is just another device with the android system, which is quite flexible when it comes to modification. You can get any APK file on your android system without much of a hassle.