Meta Releases Instrument to Let You Pressure Quest OS Updates through PC Tether

Meta Releases Instrument to Let You Pressure Quest OS Updates through PC Tether
Meta Releases Instrument to Let You Pressure Quest OS Updates through PC Tether

Meta has launched a instrument that can permit Quest customers the power to power software program updates through a tethered connection.

Replace (11:50 AM ET): It seems the tool is now live. The unique article reporting the instrument previous to its public launch follows beneath:

XR fanatic and serial information miner Luna uncovered existence of the instrument, which is alleged to permit customers the power to replace Quest’s working system over USB through the “Sideload Replace” possibility within the restoration menu.

Luna additionally shared a screenshot and hyperlink to an informational web page detailing the ostensibly web-based replace instrument, which appears to be 404’ed on the time of this writing.

Picture courtesy Luna

In it, the instrument is alleged to “assist repair software-related points equivalent to sluggish efficiency and unresponsive apps. Updating your software program won’t have an effect on the information saved in your gadget, together with app progress and settings.”

Luna additionally confirmed a screenshot of a help web page detailing the software program replace instrument, noting that customers require a minimum of 2GB of obtainable storage in your laptop, a USB-C cable that got here together with your headset, and an information backup of the headset.

Picture courtesy Luna

The help web page in query is still live, nonetheless it at the moment reads: “The function will not be accessible at the moment. Please view our assist article to study how to update your device software.”

Luna is credited for having found quite a lot of Quest-related options earlier than their official bulletins through the years, most distinguished of which was the discharge of Quest 2’s tutorial video earlier than its official debut at Join 2020—giving us our first affirmation of the headset’s specs.

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Supplied the instrument certainly releases, it’s more likely to permit Quest customers larger flexibility on when to obtain OS updates, as Meta tends to launch them on a rolling foundation that may lag behind in some areas.

How open the instrument might be, and whether or not it would permit customers to successfully rollback updates stays to be seen. We’ll be F5-ing these pages linked above and protecting glued to the company’s developer blog too, so make sure that to verify again quickly.