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SideloadVR Needs your help!

Sideload costs roughly $400 per month to run. If you like Sideload and the idea of a free, independent GearVR market place, please consider beocming a patron. Thank you!

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What is SideloadVR?

SideloadVR builds custom GearVR .apks that include the user's signature file. This means that developers can share their ideas without going through Oculus Home and the global signing process.

SideloadVR is built on the idea of an open system, where developers can freely share their content with an extended tester user base.

If you are a developer and want to be included in SideloadVR, please fill out this form and we will get back to you.

A Project by Mark Schramm

Mark Schramm is creating immersive Virtual Reality content in cooperation with VR industry leaders such as Oculus VR, Sony, Samsung and Google. I love Virtual Reality and want developers to be able to share their ideas freely.

Featured Apps

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DGVR
by DrBeef
Downloads: 2333 Rating: 37/48

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 30224 Rating: 303/428

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 12935 Rating: 256/290

Quake like you've never played it before

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Islands In The Sky V2.2
by Gaspar Ferreiro
Downloads: 1290 Rating: 31/36

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

Newest Apps

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Manchester
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 87 Rating: 1/3

Retro-style Arcade Game. Get teleported into a video machine in 1978.

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SuperVision VR
by MVRLab & Neosistec
Downloads: 614 Rating: 6/12

Advanced magnifier for the visually impaired based on GearVR. Converts your device into a electronic glasses.

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Athena - personalized education
by Athena Software
Downloads: 163 Rating: 4/5

We provide personalized education for free to anyone.

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Comic Reader
by Tech Tend, LLC
Downloads: 382 Rating: 9/13

Read cbr and cbz comics from your phone.

Most Downloaded Apps

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 57611 Rating: 330/900

VirtualRealPlayer for Samsung Gear - VirtualRealPorn Videos

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 30224 Rating: 303/428

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 27985 Rating: 243/350

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 12935 Rating: 256/290

Quake like you've never played it before

All Older Apps

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Paroxysm
by Fine Line Labs
Downloads: 808 Rating: 607/619

Terrifying first person Zombie survival game in full VR.

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Message To the King
by Hindam Innovation
Downloads: 168 Rating: 3/13

Run across Medieval villages to deliver a message to the King

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Fateless
by Dimitri Lozovoy
Downloads: 369 Rating: 5/11

First person shooter with old school mechanics

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Elementalist X (Demo)
by Coding Jar Studios Inc.
Downloads: 489 Rating: 30/37

Intense First-Person Tower Defense

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360VideoImm
by Gard-invest
Downloads: 911 Rating: 14/35

App immediately starts 360 video without gui

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Wheel in the Sky
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 136 Rating: 0/0

The Wheel in the Sky!

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VR Zombies
by AppliedAR
Downloads: 1546 Rating: 16/60

Endless zombie shooter

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The Visitor
by NostalgicBearVR
Downloads: 3466 Rating: 128/170

The Visitor is a VR horror experience about an unexpected visitor calling to your door in the middle of the night. The game relies heavily on atmosphere, utilizing a dark environment to make the player both as nervous and uncomfortable as possible.

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panoramaapp
by vakoms
Downloads: 152 Rating: 7/19

panorama photos

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Earth Origin Beta
by Cryofrog
Downloads: 995 Rating: 79/85

Space battle at breakneck speeds.

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CAM4 VR
by Cam4.com
Downloads: 7134 Rating: 55/170

Welcome to CAM4VR - The Home of Live Streaming VR Adult Cams

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RollercoasterVR
by 3worldsVR
Downloads: 3184 Rating: 35/59

A VR rollercoaster to test your limits.

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Sila VR Store
by Sila Games
Downloads: 2000 Rating: 90/111

Discover the first Virtual Reality store for Gear VR with Sila Games. Visit our Sila VR Store and explore our full catalog of PC and Mac games without leaving your house.

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FreeArt
by Rafiki Interactive
Downloads: 146 Rating: 4/10

The Life and Art Of Phil "FreeArt"

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Bulos
by One Man Machine
Downloads: 357 Rating: 4/6

Color matching game

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Roller Coasters
by Timeloop
Downloads: 5467 Rating: 57/107

A set of 4 Roller Coaster VR experiences

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Pony Viewer
by Grey Gears
Downloads: 977 Rating: 43/53

Model viewer for the fan-made Source Film Maker ponies.

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VR Retro Player
by VRRetroPlayer
Downloads: 798 Rating: 1/13

Retro-styled video player for 360 Virtual Reality videos.

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Air Disaster
by Mobile Mischief
Downloads: 1677 Rating: 31/64

Prevent Catastrophes at the airport!

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Flats
by Foliage Games LLC
Downloads: 656 Rating: 65/78

Flats VR beta version.

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The Land Below
by NurFACE GAMES
Downloads: 1256 Rating: 14/40

A Fantasy Adventure Game for Mobile VR

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Cubum
by Barts Lab
Downloads: 479 Rating: 20/22

Get ready to play an arcade style block puzzle game in an intergalactic environment!

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VRVideoPlayer
by Bitropy
Downloads: 3430 Rating: 43/54

Play your downloaded VR videos easily

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 1608 Rating: 10/22

Quark VR enables you to run desktop vr apps on Gear VR

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Mobinar
by Mobinar Inc
Downloads: 32 Rating: 6/9

Stream your favorite mobinars on Gear VR

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Holo Chamber Dance
by Andy Dee
Downloads: 1272 Rating: 26/39

Watch young space cadet Tina at her daily dance training in the holo chamber!

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VR World Congress Live in VR
by Focal Point VR
Downloads: 520 Rating: 1/4

VR World Congress 2016 Live app. Live 360 video streams 12 April 2016.

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UTeleport
by TiKL Inc.
Downloads: 744 Rating: 40/45

UTeleport is a VR photo sharing platform for everyone

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Kubity
by Kubity
Downloads: 494 Rating: 4/12

Pocket-format any 3D model!

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Mangaroll
by Eusthron
Downloads: 1032 Rating: 25/30

Experimental manga viewer for Gear VR

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VR Regatta
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 463 Rating: 20/22

Sailing racing game for GearVR

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Wingsuit VR (WIP)
by DT Studio
Downloads: 1722 Rating: 19/27

A wingsuit race simulation

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Sailing Terms
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 105 Rating: 5/5

Find all the boat elements in this fun learning experience.

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Hyrule
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 2576 Rating: 43/58

Walk around the world of Ocarina of Time!

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Window to the World
by Aurel Manea
Downloads: 2369 Rating: 33/48

This is a photographic experiment. It represents what can be achieved using classical landscape photography and virtual reality as means of expression.

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DGVR
by DrBeef
Downloads: 2333 Rating: 37/48

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Psychedelic Temples
by HWY101ETC
Downloads: 1643 Rating: 14/32

Our Most Psychedelic App to date!

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Casino VR: Poker (Beta)
by Casino VR
Downloads: 3719 Rating: 76/92

Multiplayer Poker Game for Rift and Gear VR, currently running beta

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Sail to Freedom for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 796 Rating: 8/16

Virtual Reality Sailing Simulator - can you find freedom?

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Cardboard Camera Viewer
by Team Apollo
Downloads: 2375 Rating: 33/48

A ongoing project of support Cardboard Camera on Oculus Gear

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Lipster Chat
by Tales From The Rift
Downloads: 245 Rating: 2/5

Voice Chat with Oculus Lip Sync

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Wind Waker
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 2621 Rating: 45/71

A recreation of Outset Island from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.

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Stereo Image Viewer
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 1083 Rating: 6/22

View side by side 3D images on your Gear VR!

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Motorcycle Prototype
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 1428 Rating: 16/37

Speed around this short grassy circuit

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WizardQuest
by Aresi Labs - GGJ
Downloads: 261 Rating: 6/20

GGJ Entry

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TechStart
by LayoutVR
Downloads: 689 Rating: 2/9

Learn about computer science at the Career Development Center

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Point of Sail for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 285 Rating: 4/5

Learn points of sail in virtual reality

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NaviLand
by Navi
Downloads: 466 Rating: 4/18

Fire laser beams at incoming rockets to defend your floating islands!

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 57611 Rating: 330/900

VirtualRealPlayer for Samsung Gear - VirtualRealPorn Videos

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Crowd Source VR
by WIG
Downloads: 268 Rating: 3/10

Community created content! Updated Daily!

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Convrge Beta
by Convrge
Downloads: 2235 Rating: 43/54

Watch YouTube with friends in VR

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 27985 Rating: 243/350

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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MindMyths Meditation
by Mark Roddy
Downloads: 2996 Rating: 17/31

Meditation demo to let you meditate in a Mindscape of your choosing

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VRock
by PushyPixels (/u/Drakfyre)
Downloads: 1416 Rating: 10/22

VR Music Player and Visualizer (ALPHA)

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MystifyVR
by PushyPixels
Downloads: 833 Rating: 6/10

A simple 3d version of Mystify Your Mind an old screensaver.

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Crisalix VR
by Crisalix
Downloads: 279 Rating: 2/11

This app allows showing Crisalix 3D simulations on the new VR glasses.

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CyborgPassthroughCamera
by SoySoftware
Downloads: 4137 Rating: 23/65

You will be cyborg with this App!

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 30224 Rating: 303/428

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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SOMOGLO VR
by CorvusVR
Downloads: 609 Rating: 7/10

Try a fun social experience in a new world!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 12935 Rating: 256/290

Quake like you've never played it before

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S.P.Y. Robot
by CEOs Pet Software
Downloads: 2030 Rating: 14/41

A unique mix of stealth hacking puzzle and action elements.

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PresenceExperiment
by University College London
Downloads: 847 Rating: 14/29

Take part in a public experiment on presence in virtual reality

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Islands In The Sky V2.2
by Gaspar Ferreiro
Downloads: 1290 Rating: 31/36

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

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Kokiri Forest
by DarkAkuma
Downloads: 2809 Rating: 29/42

This is the Kokiri Forest from the Zelda game "Ocarina of Time". It is an exploration demo. Enjoy!

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Virtualex Reader
by Virtualex
Downloads: 1736 Rating: 22/51

Read EPUB files in the comfort of VR

How does Sideload work?

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SideloadVR Tools

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Standalone Injector

This standalone injector is based on Java and comes with a simple .bat file and usage instructions.

SideloadVR Standalone Injector requires JRE to be installed.

Free for non-commercial use. If you want to license SideloadVR for commercial use, please send us an email at mail@sideloadvr.com

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Device ID Android Utility

Handy tool for GearVR developers.
SideloadVR DeviceID displays your device id, which is required for signature file creation.

More Information

Why do I need SideloadVR?

GearVR runs only signed applications
The reason SideloadVR is even needed to run .apks, is that GearVR only executes signed applications.
This means an app has to be either globally signed by Oculus or has to include a device specific signature file when the developer compiles it.
However, recompiling an apk whenever a new person wants to test it is not feasible for most developers.

Custom Applications
Sideload uses standard Android tools to inject a device specific signature file into an already compiled apk.
The developer does not need to include signature files for specific devices, but the downside is that a build server has to create custom apks for each user.

How does Sideload work?

One Time Setup for the User
The user needs to provide Sideload their signature file. The Sideload Android app assists the user in acquiring the signature file.
During this process, the user is required to have an Oculus Account.

When Downloading an App from Sideload
Downloading is a quick and transparent process for the user. The SideloadVR Android app lets the user browse all available apps in the Sideload repository and offers a one-click download.

Will Oculus penalize me for using Sideload?

To the best of our knowledge: No
We have been talking with Oculus about SideloadVR and see no reason to be worried. We are working with them to ensure Sideload enriches the developer experience and offers an easier way for developers to share their ideas.