Device Setup - Oculus Quest

Important

All Oculus Quest developers MUST PASS the concept review prior to gaining publishing access to the Quest Store and additional resources. Submit a concept document for review as early in your Quest application development cycle as possible. For additional information and context, please see Submitting Your App to the Oculus Quest Store.

This section will provide information on how to set up your Oculus Quest for running, debugging, and testing your application.

To begin development locally for Oculus Quest, you must enable Developer Mode in the companion app. Before you can put your Oculus Quest in Developer Mode, you need to have created (or belong to) a developer organization on the Oculus Dashboard.

To join an existing organization:

  1. You’ll need to request access to the existing organization from the admin.
  2. You’ll receive an email invite. Once accepted, you’ll be a member of the Organization.

To create a new organization:

  1. Go to: https://dashboard.oculus.com/organizations/create/
  2. Fill in the appropriate information.

Enable Developer Mode

Then, to put your Oculus Quest in developer mode:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your mobile phone.
  2. In the Settings menu, select the Oculus Quest headset that you’re using for development.
  3. Select More Settings.
  4. Toggle Developer Mode on.

Important

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.

Install the Oculus ADB Drivers (Windows only)

If you are going to be pushing builds from a Windows machine, you’ll need the Oculus ADB Drivers.

  1. Download the zip file containing the driver.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Right-click on the .inf file and select Install.

Once complete, you’ll be able to use Android Debug Bridge (adb) to push builds to your Oculus Quest. Note that developers should swap the provided USB cable with a USB3 cable.