Oculus Quest 2 now not wants Fb due to 17-year-old hacker

A brilliant 17-year-old programmer named Bastian found a way to remove Facebook from the Oculus Quest 2, which means outages like the one earlier this week won’t affect the VR headset.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all down earlier this week, which disrupted work and communication for many. The service outage also resulted in VR games becoming completely unplayable on the Oculus Quest 2 as the headset requires users to log into a Facebook account to access the titles.

The Oculus is a £ 300 device, but it becomes little more than a paperweight if Facebook goes down. Thanks to Bastian, you can now disconnect your headset from your Facebook account by loading software called Oculess onto the hardware in developer mode.

Bastian uploaded a YouTube tutorial video that explains the process step by step so that you can uninstall Facebook even if you have no computer knowledge.

There are a few small caveats to this, however. Bastian has stated that once you unlink your Facebook account, some features will not be available. These include: the Oculus Store, Facebook social media features, most apps downloaded from the Oculus Store, Casting, Oculus Browser, Oculus TV and the ability to launch Oculus apps from the built-in app launcher .

Fortunately, there are several pieces of software that you can use instead to replace these features, such as: B. Quest App Launcher, SidequestVR and Firefox Reality.

Some Oculus Quest 2 have been voluntarily recalled based on reports of skin irritation caused by the foam on the headset. Facebook also tested targeted advertisements in Oculus VR games earlier this year, but Blaston, the first game to sign up for the test, was quick to reverse following player backlash.

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