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Disable Telemetry

Text tutorial:

Video tutorial:

  1. Follow the steps in the Make Oculess a "Device Owner" section first.
  2. Click on "TELEMETRY" in the app

Disable Updates

  1. Follow the steps in the Make Oculess a "Device Owner" section first.
  2. Click on "DISABLE UPDATES" in the app

Enable Background Audio

Video tutorial:

  1. Follow the steps in the Make Oculess a "Device Owner" section first.
  2. Click on "ENABLE BACKGROUND AUDIO" (you will need to repeat this step after each reboot)

Note All Apps will now be allowed to play audio in the background, and record audio as if they have been given microphone access. Music will be paused when a game is quit. If this happens, you will have to reopen the music app and click play. Note that apps might still be killed. You may need to reopen apps or click the button again if oculess is killed.

Make Oculess a "Device Owner"

This only needs to be done once and after that you will never need to do it again.

  1. Follow the steps in the Remove Accounts section first.

Warning You won't be able to remove this app without a factory reset after running the following command

  1. Run this command (if you haven't before) adb shell dpm set-device-owner com.bos.oculess/.DevAdminReceiver (if the command fails try to delete apps with accounts like Prime Video, VRChat, AltspaceVR, Whatsapp or similar)

Remove Accounts (temporary)

This option is only needed for the Make Oculess a "Device Owner" section.

Note If the the "REMOVE ACCOUNT" button brings you to an empty settings page try the following ADB command to get to the Settings app and manually navigate to the Accounts section. monkey -p -c android.intent.category.LAUNCHER 1

  1. Click on "REMOVE ACCOUNT"
  2. Click "OK"
  3. Click on every account (typically only Oculus and Facebook)
  4. Click “REMOVE ACCOUNT” (Your accounts should return after like 5 minutes or a restart)

Full Account Logout + Disable Most FB Stuff (Disable Device Companion)

Note This only works on v41 or lower

Text tutorial:

Video tutorial:

  1. Change your system theme to light mode (sideload Settings Shortcut and navigate to Display>Dark Theme and turn it off)
  2. Download and install the latest apk of from the releases tab on your Quest
  4. Click "OK"
  5. Choose “Companion Server” from the List
  6. Click “Deactivate this device admin app”
  7. Restart your Quest (If you want your account back just restart your Quest and connect with the Oculus Phone App)