How to Enable Developer mode on Meta Quest 2 for Modding

Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest both are capable of running modded games. But there are some additional steps that you may have to take, for example, Enable Developer mode on Meta Quest 2, in order to sideload apps.

How to Activate Developer Mode on Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest 2 is one of the most popular headsets if you are planning to play VR games without a PC.

Enable Developer mode on Meta Quest 2 and Quest 1

This VR headset, most of the time is sufficient in itself to play most of the available Virtual reality games out there.

Especially if you only going to dwell on VR gaming and care none at all about other kinds of games Meta Quest 2 would be one of the perfect fits for you.

Just like Gaming PC, We can also install mods on this headset.

There is some slightly different method for Installing mods on different games, but what all of them have in common is the process for modding on Quest start with turning on the developer mode.

Let’s take the VR game Beat Saber for example; If you want to Mod Beat Saber or even want to add a little bit of customization like to get beat saber custom songs, you have to sideload apps.

And that can’t be done without activating the developer mod option.

The process to Enable meta Quest 2 developer mode is quite straightforward but simple as just toggling an option.

But, you don’t have to worry, because here in this article we are going to explore How to Enable Developer mode on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest.

Steps to Turn on Meta Quest Developer mod

Here is a full step-by-step instruction on How to Enable Meta Quest developer mode

  1. First Head over to the Oculus Developer website using this link.
  2. There click on the login button and proceed to log in using your Oculus account.
  3. Once you log in there you have to verify. This can be done by one of two methods.
  4. You can either use your Credit card or Set up two-factor authentication to register as a developer.
  5. Once verification is successful. You have to create an Organization.
  6. Name Organization anything you want, it doesn’t matter but make sure that you do remember it.
  7. Download the Quest app from your phone’s inbuilt app store.
  8. Sign in on the Quest app using the same account that you use on your Headset and oculus developer website.
  9. Make sure that your VR headset is showing connected status.
  10. In the oculus app head over to Menu > Devices > more settings > Developer mode and toggle it on.

Once that is done, you can go ahead and set up SideQuest on your Computer.

SideQuest allows you to sideload apps on your Meta Quest, which isn’t available on the inbuilt oculus store.


Why is Quest 2 Developer mode not showing Up?

This option is hidden under Menu > Devices > more settings. Make sure that your VR device is updated to the latest version available if you do not see this option there.

Can I activate Oculus Quest 2 Developer mode without Organization?

No, unfortunately, it is not possible. You must register first to activate developer mode. This should no issue since the only thing you have to do to register as a developer signs up and verify your account. You can do that by enabling two-factor authentication if you are not comfortable sharing your Credit card information.

How to turn on the developer mode on Oculus Quest 2 in 2023?

Oculus Quest is now known as Meta Quest. The process to enable developer mode is still the same – register developer account > login with the same account on your Quest > and toggle on the developer mode.

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