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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: 3069 Rating: 44/62

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 40918 Rating: 399/575

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 16245 Rating: 287/338

Quake like you've never played it before

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Islands In The Sky V2.2
by Gaspar Ferreiro
Downloads: 1458 Rating: 34/42

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

Newest Apps

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Champions Tennis VR Live
by Focal Point VR
Downloads: 95 Rating: 1/1

Watch the Champions Tennis live from the Royal Albert Hall in full 360 VR.

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VR Stream
by Dive2VR
Downloads: 283 Rating: 0/1

VR Stream transmit video from PC to a smartphone in virtual reality mode

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archicom vr
by Colordrop
Downloads: 53 Rating: 0/0

Archicom River Point VR

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EnVRo Chess
by Cosmin Bresug & Daniel Aleca
Downloads: 250 Rating: 0/0

Experience the world of VR Chess in one of the first games of its kind: EnVRo Chess! Dive in multiple environment scenarios to play against our friendly AI. Challenge yourself to increasingly difficult chess games, all while enjoying the comforting atmosphere around you.

Most Downloaded Apps

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 82675 Rating: 440/1217

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

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 40918 Rating: 399/575

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 35800 Rating: 288/457

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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CAM4 VR
by Cam4.com
Downloads: 19056 Rating: 138/424

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

All Older Apps

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Nin10bo elegy of jumpscares
by veibyn
Downloads: 73 Rating: 0/0

nintendo themed horror game

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Flow VR
by FLOW ehf.
Downloads: 308 Rating: 3/4

Meditate in raw Icelandic nature from the comfort of your choosing

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Shea Residences VR
by Sunland Group
Downloads: 345 Rating: 0/3

INTRODUCING A NEW AGE OF ELEGANCE

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[Prototype] The Haunting of the Pillz
by IX
Downloads: 277 Rating: 0/3

A Halloween project.

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VRCHIVE
by VRCHIVE
Downloads: 373 Rating: 2/3

Browse 360 photos/screenshots hosted on VRCHIVE [r3]

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Nystagmus Oscillopsia Simulator VR
by University of Sheffield
Downloads: 74 Rating: 2/3

Simulates oscillopsia - a debilitating symptom experienced by some nystagmus sufferers

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Visisonics Hardwood Demo
by VisiSonics
Downloads: 146 Rating: 1/4

Experience the astounding spatialization of the Visisonics Realspace3D audio engine

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Entel 360
by Anvil3D
Downloads: 269 Rating: 3/8

Entel 360 Demo

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InteriorVR
by Cake Experiential Communications
Downloads: 411 Rating: 3/3

Interior Walkthrough Test

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Gala360 - See the world
by Gala 360
Downloads: 1004 Rating: 8/20

See the world through stories told with 360 photos

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Iron Giant VR Experience
by Cosmonaut VR
Downloads: 822 Rating: 10/78

Iron Giant VR Experience

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Funny Architect
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 537 Rating: 16/29

Physics-based architecture game.

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 1644 Rating: 9/23

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: 7026 Rating: 109/141

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

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UTeleport
by TiKL Inc.
Downloads: 331 Rating: 0/1

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: 851 Rating: 4/10

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: 541 Rating: 4/18

Brain hammering nonsense or a genius geometry trick?

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VReader
by Virtualex / VISO Virtual
Downloads: 748 Rating: 12/31

Read eBooks in the comfort of VR!

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Manchester
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 350 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: 2509 Rating: 24/76

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: 343 Rating: 6/12

Beta version has ended.

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Comic Reader
by Tech Tend, LLC
Downloads: 937 Rating: 15/23

Read cbr and cbz comics from your phone.

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Paroxysm
by Fine Line Labs
Downloads: 1718 Rating: 613/637

Terrifying first person Zombie survival game in full VR.

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Message To the King
by Hindam Innovation
Downloads: 279 Rating: 7/22

Run across Medieval villages to deliver a message to the King

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Fateless
by Dimitri Lozovoy
Downloads: 607 Rating: 8/20

First person shooter with old school mechanics

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Elementalist X (Demo)
by Coding Jar Studios Inc.
Downloads: 795 Rating: 32/42

Intense First-Person Tower Defense

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360VideoImm
by Gard-invest
Downloads: 1976 Rating: 19/56

App immediately starts 360 video without gui

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Wheel in the Sky
by Trucker VR
Downloads: 224 Rating: 0/0

The Wheel in the Sky!

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VR Zombies
by AppliedAR
Downloads: 2600 Rating: 24/94

Endless zombie shooter

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The Visitor
by NostalgicBearVR
Downloads: 6395 Rating: 162/241

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: 242 Rating: 7/20

panorama photos

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CAM4 VR
by Cam4.com
Downloads: 19056 Rating: 138/424

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

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RollercoasterVR
by 3worldsVR
Downloads: 5229 Rating: 70/113

A VR rollercoaster to test your limits.

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Sila VR Store
by Sila Games
Downloads: 2757 Rating: 91/118

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: 188 Rating: 4/12

The Life and Art Of Phil "FreeArt"

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Bulos
by One Man Machine
Downloads: 656 Rating: 5/10

Color matching game

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Roller Coasters
by Timeloop
Downloads: 8345 Rating: 76/166

A set of 4 Roller Coaster VR experiences

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Pony Viewer
by Grey Gears
Downloads: 1353 Rating: 67/80

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

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VR Retro Player
by VRRetroPlayer
Downloads: 1116 Rating: 1/15

Retro-styled video player for 360 Virtual Reality videos.

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Air Disaster
by Mobile Mischief
Downloads: 2156 Rating: 31/69

Prevent Catastrophes at the airport!

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Flats
by Foliage Games LLC
Downloads: 722 Rating: 65/78

Flats VR beta version.

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The Land Below
by NurFACE GAMES
Downloads: 1528 Rating: 19/52

A Fantasy Adventure Game for Mobile VR

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Cubum
by Barts Lab
Downloads: 587 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: 6210 Rating: 55/76

Play your downloaded VR videos easily

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Quark VR
by Quark VR
Downloads: 2060 Rating: 11/25

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

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Mobinar
by Mobinar Inc
Downloads: 38 Rating: 6/9

Stream your favorite mobinars on Gear VR

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Holo Chamber Dance
by Andy Dee
Downloads: 1573 Rating: 38/53

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: 561 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: 855 Rating: 42/50

UTeleport is a VR photo sharing platform for everyone

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Mangaroll
by Eusthron
Downloads: 1307 Rating: 32/37

Experimental manga viewer for Gear VR

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VR Regatta
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 516 Rating: 21/24

Sailing racing game for GearVR

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Wingsuit VR (WIP)
by DT Studio
Downloads: 1929 Rating: 20/29

A wingsuit race simulation

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Sailing Terms
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 119 Rating: 5/5

Find all the boat elements in this fun learning experience.

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Hyrule
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 3442 Rating: 53/80

Walk around the world of Ocarina of Time!

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Window to the World
by Aurel Manea
Downloads: 2609 Rating: 35/54

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: 3069 Rating: 44/62

Source port of the Doom Engine for Gear VR

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Psychedelic Temples
by HWY101ETC
Downloads: 1941 Rating: 15/35

Our Most Psychedelic App to date!

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Casino VR: Poker (Beta)
by Casino VR
Downloads: 3974 Rating: 78/97

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

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Sail to Freedom for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 889 Rating: 8/18

Virtual Reality Sailing Simulator - can you find freedom?

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Cardboard Camera Viewer
by Team Apollo
Downloads: 2531 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: 279 Rating: 2/5

Voice Chat with Oculus Lip Sync

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Wind Waker
by Nick Olshansky (tacolad)
Downloads: 3118 Rating: 51/81

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

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Stereo Image Viewer
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 1373 Rating: 7/23

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

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Motorcycle Prototype
by Homewreckers Studio
Downloads: 1681 Rating: 26/52

Speed around this short grassy circuit

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WizardQuest
by Aresi Labs - GGJ
Downloads: 286 Rating: 6/21

GGJ Entry

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TechStart
by LayoutVR
Downloads: 823 Rating: 7/14

Learn about computer science at the Career Development Center

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Point of Sail for GearVR
by MarineVerse
Downloads: 325 Rating: 4/6

Learn points of sail in virtual reality

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NaviLand
by Navi
Downloads: 502 Rating: 4/20

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

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VirtualRealPlayer for GearVR
by VirtualRealPorn
Downloads: 82675 Rating: 440/1217

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

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Crowd Source VR
by WIG
Downloads: 325 Rating: 4/11

Community created content! Updated Daily!

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Convrge Beta
by Convrge
Downloads: 2354 Rating: 45/56

Watch YouTube with friends in VR

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YTCinemaVR
by SPVSOFT
Downloads: 35800 Rating: 288/457

Simple YouTube video viewer based in a Cinema setting

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MindMyths Meditation
by Mark Roddy
Downloads: 3358 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: 1567 Rating: 12/29

VR Music Player and Visualizer (ALPHA)

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MystifyVR
by PushyPixels
Downloads: 977 Rating: 6/10

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

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Crisalix VR
by Crisalix
Downloads: 320 Rating: 2/11

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

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CyborgPassthroughCamera
by SoySoftware
Downloads: 4869 Rating: 38/95

You will be cyborg with this App!

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Stream Theater
by GTMog
Downloads: 40918 Rating: 399/575

Play your PC games wirelessly in a virtual theater!

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SOMOGLO VR
by CorvusVR
Downloads: 660 Rating: 7/10

Try a fun social experience in a new world!

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QuakeGVR
by Simon Brown (/u/drbeef_ldn)
Downloads: 16245 Rating: 287/338

Quake like you've never played it before

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S.P.Y. Robot
by CEOs Pet Software
Downloads: 2374 Rating: 19/48

A unique mix of stealth hacking puzzle and action elements.

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PresenceExperiment
by University College London
Downloads: 906 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: 1458 Rating: 34/42

A VR Space Free Flight Adventure!

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Kokiri Forest
by DarkAkuma
Downloads: 3143 Rating: 31/46

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: 2047 Rating: 25/59

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.