Oculess is a new program that lets you use your Quest 2 without a Facebook or Oculus account

When Facebook suffered massive outages earlier this week, it rendered anyone with an Oculus Quest headset unable to play any of their games, as connection to Facebook is mandatory. Enter Oculess, a new sideloadable tool that lets you unlink your headset from your Facebook or Oculus accounts and still use it. In order to sideload anything on the device, you'll need to access Developer Mode, which can be done by giving a phone number or payment details (you won't be charged) to Facebook for verification.

Unlinking the accounts has the side effect of preventing the use of official Oculus apps, such as the Oculus Store or Browser, but the creator of Oculess has created a handy list of alternatives you can use to replace the disabled features. Most importantly, however, is that the hand tracking isn't affected by the removal of Facebook accounts, so games should still run just fine.

:arrow: Oculess GitHub page
 

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This is super cool. I'm one who doesn't particularly care that my Facebook is linked to my Quest 2, but being unable to play during the Facebook outage proved how ineffective that is for a gaming platform. May have to give this a look just to protect my ability to game freely.
 

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Set this up a few days ago and it works great, definitely glad to see someone finally came up with a solution for FB's spyware BS. Definitely recommend to anyone who has/wanted a Quest but is wary of the Facebook beast :teach:

I was surprised Oculus Link even still works, so long as you're signed into a Facebook/Oculus account on the PC side of things :lol: But GG dev, hopefully he can avoid any negative consequences that Facebook will assuredly throw at him.
 

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It would come in handy using I keep getting warnings and bans on my facebook for past memes I posted that are not close to being bad and so I am to the point to were I can not use facebook since I'm walking on egg shells when on it, I was thinking about selling my quest 2 and deleting my facebook and find some other way to keep in touch with my family but after seeing this tool I may can keep the quest 2 for a bit longer before this took gets taken down.
 

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Guess what? I've been banned more times this year than unbanned. All 30 day bans.
I've never tried the headset during a ban so I might give it a go and see what happens.

All I post is proof, truth pics and videos from professionals which other social media sites dont have a problem with but its against fakebooks agenda so its an instant ban for 30 days. They are the only social media site thats not social.

If I remember I'll come back here and tell you how it went. Its 3:30am currently and I dont feel like having a VR headache this time of night.
Maybe tomorrow after my night of insomnia is finished.
 

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