You can now root your Oculus Go VR Headset, at least partially

Oculus — a part of Facebook Meta makes some great VR headsets for gaming. The Oculus Go was a standalone VR headset from the company which was discontinued last year in favor of the Oculus Quest 2. If you’re familiar with the way standalone VR headsets work, you would be aware of the fact that they run a version of Android. The Oculus Go also belongs to that category. Given that it runs a build of Android, there’s now a way to (partially) root your Oculus Go.
You might be wondering what’s the use of rooting something like a VR headset. Well, Oculus itself made an unlocked version of its OS available for the Oculus Go in order to support development. The unlocked OS build can be used to repurpose the now old hardware of the Oculus Go for something else. This is similar to unlocking the bootloader of your phone to make modifications to the system like gaining root access, installing a custom ROM, etc.

Building on this, ChinaLinda, a user who has been trying to gain root access on the…

Written By: Sumukh Rao

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