Getting Started


This guide explains how to use LÖVR on Oculus Android devices like the Oculus Quest.

After setting the device up for development, the LÖVR Android .apk is "sideloaded" onto the device. From there, a LÖVR project on a PC can be sync'd to the device.

Device Setup

First, make sure your device is set up for development. Oculus has an official device setup guide for the Oculus Quest, but there are lots of other guides on the internet for how to do this. The key things are:

Install the APK

Download the latest Android APK from the Downloads page.

Install it to the device:

$ adb install lovr.apk

Try running it by navigating to the "Library" -> "Unknown Sources" menu of the headset and running the app. You should see the no game screen.

Running a Project

Now we can create a LÖVR project, which is a folder with some code and assets in it. Create a folder called hello-world and add this code to a file named main.lua in there:

function lovr.draw(pass)
  pass:text('hello world', 0, 1.7, -3, .5)

Then use adb to sync it to the device:

$ adb push --sync /path/to/hello-world/. /sdcard/Android/data/

Note the trailing . in the path to the project, it's important.

Restart the app. You should see the "hello world" message!


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