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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: 2713 Rating: 40/54

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 35340 Rating: 349/493

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 14609 Rating: 274/317

Quake like you've never played it before

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Islands In The Sky V2.2
by Gaspar Ferreiro
Downloads: 1394 Rating: 34/42

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

Newest Apps

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Iron Giant VR Experience
by Cosmonaut VR
Downloads: 8 Rating: 0/0

Iron Giant VR Experience

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Funny Architect
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 5 Rating: 0/0

Physics-based architecture game.

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 636 Rating: 1/6

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

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VRidge for Gear VR
by RiftCat Sp. z o.o.
Downloads: 2583 Rating: 72/87

Play PC VR games inside your Samsung Gear VR with VRidge technology. For a fraction of the cost!

Most Downloaded Apps

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 71663 Rating: 383/1043

VirtualRealPlayer for Samsung Gear (v0.12 beta) - VirtualRealPorn Videos

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 35340 Rating: 349/493

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 32276 Rating: 269/417

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 14609 Rating: 274/317

Quake like you've never played it before

All Older Apps

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UTeleport
by TiKL Inc.
Downloads: 151 Rating: 0/0

UTeleport for Gear VR is the easiest way to view amazing 360 photos and panoramas. Follow feeds and see new photos as they are published by people and popular brands. Like and share 360 photos to Facebook friends.

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Peru360
by Ingenio Publicidad
Downloads: 467 Rating: 3/7

Explore Cusco, Valle Sagrado and Machupicchu in Virtual Reality!

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Where do you see Yourself in 5 years?
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 240 Rating: 3/8

Brain hammering nonsense or a genius geometry trick?

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VReader
by Virtualex / VISO Virtual
Downloads: 543 Rating: 9/20

Read eBooks in the comfort of VR!

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VRCHIVE
by VRCHIVE
Downloads: 563 Rating: 4/10

Browse 360 photos/screenshots hosted on VRCHIVE [r2]

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Manchester
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 309 Rating: 6/12

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

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SuperVision VR
by MVRLab & Neosistec
Downloads: 1919 Rating: 20/61

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: 322 Rating: 6/12

Beta version has ended.

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Comic Reader
by Tech Tend, LLC
Downloads: 716 Rating: 14/22

Read cbr and cbz comics from your phone.

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Paroxysm
by Fine Line Labs
Downloads: 1442 Rating: 609/630

Terrifying first person Zombie survival game in full VR.

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Message To the King
by Hindam Innovation
Downloads: 250 Rating: 7/21

Run across Medieval villages to deliver a message to the King

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Fateless
by Dimitri Lozovoy
Downloads: 531 Rating: 8/18

First person shooter with old school mechanics

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Elementalist X (Demo)
by Coding Jar Studios Inc.
Downloads: 707 Rating: 31/41

Intense First-Person Tower Defense

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360VideoImm
by Gard-invest
Downloads: 1611 Rating: 18/52

App immediately starts 360 video without gui

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Wheel in the Sky
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 204 Rating: 0/0

The Wheel in the Sky!

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VR Zombies
by AppliedAR
Downloads: 2206 Rating: 22/82

Endless zombie shooter

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The Visitor
by NostalgicBearVR
Downloads: 5271 Rating: 143/211

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: 217 Rating: 7/20

panorama photos

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Earth Origin Beta
by Cryofrog
Downloads: 1174 Rating: 79/87

Space battle at breakneck speeds.

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CAM4 VR
by Cam4.com
Downloads: 12416 Rating: 83/300

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

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RollercoasterVR
by 3worldsVR
Downloads: 4350 Rating: 54/90

A VR rollercoaster to test your limits.

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Sila VR Store
by Sila Games
Downloads: 2474 Rating: 90/115

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: 178 Rating: 4/11

The Life and Art Of Phil "FreeArt"

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Bulos
by One Man Machine
Downloads: 521 Rating: 4/8

Color matching game

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Roller Coasters
by Timeloop
Downloads: 6977 Rating: 63/131

A set of 4 Roller Coaster VR experiences

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Pony Viewer
by Grey Gears
Downloads: 1187 Rating: 64/75

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

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VR Retro Player
by VRRetroPlayer
Downloads: 984 Rating: 1/15

Retro-styled video player for 360 Virtual Reality videos.

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Air Disaster
by Mobile Mischief
Downloads: 1961 Rating: 31/67

Prevent Catastrophes at the airport!

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Flats
by Foliage Games LLC
Downloads: 692 Rating: 65/78

Flats VR beta version.

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The Land Below
by NurFACE GAMES
Downloads: 1438 Rating: 19/52

A Fantasy Adventure Game for Mobile VR

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Cubum
by Barts Lab
Downloads: 551 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: 4781 Rating: 52/72

Play your downloaded VR videos easily

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 1948 Rating: 10/24

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

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Mobinar
by Mobinar Inc
Downloads: 36 Rating: 6/9

Stream your favorite mobinars on Gear VR

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Holo Chamber Dance
by Andy Dee
Downloads: 1451 Rating: 29/43

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: 558 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: 826 Rating: 42/48

UTeleport is a VR photo sharing platform for everyone

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Mangaroll
by Eusthron
Downloads: 1158 Rating: 28/33

Experimental manga viewer for Gear VR

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VR Regatta
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 495 Rating: 20/23

Sailing racing game for GearVR

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Wingsuit VR (WIP)
by DT Studio
Downloads: 1828 Rating: 20/28

A wingsuit race simulation

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Sailing Terms
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 114 Rating: 5/5

Find all the boat elements in this fun learning experience.

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Hyrule
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 3023 Rating: 49/74

Walk around the world of Ocarina of Time!

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Window to the World
by Aurel Manea
Downloads: 2525 Rating: 33/49

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: 2713 Rating: 40/54

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Psychedelic Temples
by HWY101ETC
Downloads: 1813 Rating: 15/35

Our Most Psychedelic App to date!

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Casino VR: Poker (Beta)
by Casino VR
Downloads: 3843 Rating: 78/95

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

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Sail to Freedom for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 855 Rating: 8/16

Virtual Reality Sailing Simulator - can you find freedom?

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Cardboard Camera Viewer
by Team Apollo
Downloads: 2474 Rating: 34/50

A ongoing project of support Cardboard Camera on Oculus Gear

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Lipster Chat
by Tales From The Rift
Downloads: 266 Rating: 2/5

Voice Chat with Oculus Lip Sync

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Wind Waker
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 2897 Rating: 48/75

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

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Stereo Image Viewer
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 1246 Rating: 7/23

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

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Motorcycle Prototype
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 1558 Rating: 23/48

Speed around this short grassy circuit

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WizardQuest
by Aresi Labs - GGJ
Downloads: 278 Rating: 6/20

GGJ Entry

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TechStart
by LayoutVR
Downloads: 760 Rating: 2/9

Learn about computer science at the Career Development Center

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Point of Sail for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 311 Rating: 4/6

Learn points of sail in virtual reality

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NaviLand
by Navi
Downloads: 495 Rating: 4/20

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

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 71663 Rating: 383/1043

VirtualRealPlayer for Samsung Gear (v0.12 beta) - VirtualRealPorn Videos

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Crowd Source VR
by WIG
Downloads: 309 Rating: 4/11

Community created content! Updated Daily!

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Convrge Beta
by Convrge
Downloads: 2305 Rating: 45/56

Watch YouTube with friends in VR

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 32276 Rating: 269/417

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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MindMyths Meditation
by Mark Roddy
Downloads: 3212 Rating: 20/36

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

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VRock
by PushyPixels (/u/Drakfyre)
Downloads: 1479 Rating: 12/29

VR Music Player and Visualizer (ALPHA)

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MystifyVR
by PushyPixels
Downloads: 923 Rating: 6/10

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

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Crisalix VR
by Crisalix
Downloads: 304 Rating: 2/11

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

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CyborgPassthroughCamera
by SoySoftware
Downloads: 4551 Rating: 26/72

You will be cyborg with this App!

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 35340 Rating: 349/493

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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SOMOGLO VR
by CorvusVR
Downloads: 640 Rating: 7/10

Try a fun social experience in a new world!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 14609 Rating: 274/317

Quake like you've never played it before

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S.P.Y. Robot
by CEOs Pet Software
Downloads: 2230 Rating: 18/46

A unique mix of stealth hacking puzzle and action elements.

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PresenceExperiment
by University College London
Downloads: 890 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: 1394 Rating: 34/42

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

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Kokiri Forest
by DarkAkuma
Downloads: 2971 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: 1922 Rating: 24/56

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.