‘Oculess’ Lets You Unlink Fb From Your Oculus Quest 2
You can use an off-site tool called “Oculess” to unlink your Facebook account from Oculus Quest.
You still need a Facebook account to set up the device, and you’ll need to provide a phone number or card details to sideload, but after that, Oculess lets you do without Facebook entirely – just remember to never do a factory reset.
Oculess disables access to Oculus Store apps because the authorization check used at startup no longer works. System apps such as Oculus TV and browser will also no longer start and the casting will not work. If you want to keep browsing the web in VR, you can download Firefox Reality from the page.
You can still use Oculus Link to play PC VR content, but only if you stay signed in to Facebook in the Oculus PC app. Virtual Desktop won’t work as it’s a store app, but you can sideload free alternatives like ALVR.
Oculess doesn’t turn off automatic firmware updates by default, but does offer that option if you wish – and you likely do, as future updates may break it. You can also turn off system telemetry – the data sent to Facebook about which apps you start, how long you spend in apps, which apps crash, and other diagnostics.
To use Oculess, just download it from GitHub and load it with SideQuest or Oculus Developer Hub. If your quest isn’t in developer mode yet or you don’t know how to sideload, you can follow our guide here.
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