How to Get Custom Songs on Beat Saber for Oculus Quest/Quest 2

You can gets tons of free custom Beat Saber songs on your Quest

This article explains how to get Beat Saber's custom songs on your Oculus Quest or Quest 2, which requires developer mode and sideloading. You’ll need to buy Beat Saber on your Quest or Quest 2, and you’ll also need a PC and an Oculus Link cable.

How to Install Custom Songs on Beat Saber for Oculus Quest/Quest2

Beat Saber is one of the most enjoyable VR games out there, but playing the same old songs can be tedious. A few song packs are available for Oculus Quest and Quest 2, but even those are limited. If you’ve purchased Beat Saber for your Quest, you can use a PC and an Oculus Link cable to get custom songs.

You must have unknown sources enabled to complete this process. Using the Oculus app on your computer, go to Settings > General > toggle unknown sources. You then need to close the Oculus app, enable debugging, and connect to SideQuest.

Getting custom songs for Beat Saber on a Quest or Quest 2 is a multi-step process that is pretty complicated. To get everything up and running, you need to:

  • Turn on developer mode: By enabling developer mode on your Quest, you open up the option to sideload apps and files.
  • Install and set up SideQuest on a PC: SideQuest is an app that runs on your computer. It facilitates the sideloading process, allowing you to transfer custom files to your Quest. 
  • Connect your Quest or Quest 2 to SideQuest: This is a separate process that connects your Quest headset to the SideQuest app. You’ll need to physically connect the Quest to your computer using a sync cable.
  • Install and set up BMBF: There were many ways to get custom Beat Saber songs on Quest in the past, but most of them stopped working with the release of Beat Saber version 1.6. BMBF was developed to work with newer versions of Beat Saber.
  • Use SyncSaber to sideload songs: There are other ways to sideload songs, but SyncSaber is built into BMBF, so it’s the easiest. You’ll need to make a free SyncSaber account.

Optionally, you may want to consider backing up Beat Saber before you install BMBF and sideload songs. If anything goes wrong, a backup will allow you to restore the app to its original condition.

How to Activate Developer Mode on Oculus Quest and Quest 2

Here’s how to activate developer mode:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone, and tap the gear icon (settings).

  2. Tap your Oculus Quest.

  3. Tap More Settings.

    Activating Developer Mode in the Oculus Quest app for Android.
  4. Tap Developer Mode.

  5. Tap the Developer Mode toggle.

  6. Tap Start Creating.

    Activating Developer Mode in the Oculus Quest app for Android.
  7. A web page will open. Scroll until you find the link, and tap it.

  8. Tap Log in.

  9. Log in to Oculus.

    Activating Developer Mode on the Oculus site.
  10. Enter an organization name, and tap I understand.

    The web page doesn’t render well on mobile, so you will likely have to scroll horizontally.

  11. Tap Submit.

  12. Tap I Agree, and Submit.

    Activating Developer Mode on the Oculus site.
  13. Return to the Oculus app, and tap the Developer Mode toggle again.

  14. Your Oculus Quest now has developer mode enabled.

    Adjusting Developer settings on the Oculus app for Android.

How to Set Up SideQuest on Your Computer

SideQuest is a free app that helps facilitate installing apps on Quest and Quest 2 through sideloading. You can get it directly from the official SideQuest website, and it's available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

If you have the Oculus app open on your computer, close it before proceeding. If prompted to enable Oculus Link, do not enable it. You will not see the USB debugging message if the Oculus app is active.

Here’s how to get SideQuest set up:

  1. Go to SideQuest, and click GET SIDEQUEST.

    The SideQuest website with Get SideQuest highlighted
  2. Click the download button associated with your operating system, and save the installer to your computer.

    The SideQuest download page with download options highlighted
  3. Run the installer, and click Next.

    The SideQuest installer with Next highlighted
  4. Click Install.

    The SideQuest installer with Install highlighted
  5. Make sure the Run SideQuest box is checked, and click Finish.

    The SideQuest installer with Run SideQuest checked and Finish highlighted
  6. Connect your Quest or Quest 2 to your computer using a link cable.

  7. Put your headset on, and look for a USB debugging message.

  8. Select Allow.

    For easier setup next time, check the Always allow from this computer box.

  9. Your headset is now connected to SideQuest.

Consider Backing Up Beat Saber

You may want to consider creating a backup before you proceed. It isn’t necessary, but it’s a good idea. If you have any problems with the sideloading process or anything gets corrupted, you can just restore the original copy of Beat Saber to your Quest.

  1.  Open SideQuest, and click the folder icon.

    SideQuest with the folder icon highlighted.
  2. Go to Android > Data and click the disk icon next to com.beatgames.beatsaber.

    Installed apps listed in SideQuest.
  3. Click Save to PC.

    Downloading files from a Quest using SideQuest with Save to PC highlighted

How to Set Up BMBF to Mod Beat Saber

Now that you have SideQuest installed and connected, and you've optionally backed up Beat Saber, you're ready to download the BMBF APK and sideload it to your headset. You'll then need to launch BMBF on the headset, allow it to uninstall Beat Saber, and then allow it to modify Beat Saber.

If this process doesn’t work, or Beat Saber doesn’t work after going through this process, the current version of BMBF might not work with the current version of Beat Saber. If that’s the case, you’ll have to wait for BMBF to update and try again.

  1. Go to the BMBF site , and click the most recent .apk file to download it.

    The BMBF website with an APK file highlighted
  2. Open SideQuest, and click the APK installation icon (box with small down-facing arrow).

    SideQuest with the Install APK icon highlighted.
  3. Click the apps icon (square made of nine smaller squares).

    SideQuest with the apps icon highlighted.
  4. Tap the gear next to BMBF.

    Apps in SideQuest with gear icon highlighted
  5. Tap Launch App.

    Managing Apps in SideQuest with Launch App highlighted
  6. Put your headset on

  7. Select Continue.

  8. Select Uninstall.

  9. Select OK.

  10. Select Patch Beat Saber.

  11. Select Install.

  12. Accept the install.

How to Sideload Songs to Beat Saber on Oculus Quest

BMBF includes a built-in sideloading tool called SyncSaber, so that’s the easiest way to sideload custom songs. You’ll need to sign up for a SyncSaber account and then use it in BMBF on your Quest.

  1. Go to Beat Saber using a web browser on your computer, and click LOG IN.

    The BSABER website with LOG IN highlighted.
  2. Click Register.

    The login screen with register highlighted
  3. Enter the username you want and your email address.

    The bsaber registration page with Username and Email highlighted
  4. Wait for a confirmation email, and follow the link.

  5. Enter a password, click reset password, and your account is ready to use.

    Creating a password on the bsaber website.
  6. Put on your Oculus Quest or Quest 2 headset.

  7. Open BMBF.

  8. Select SyncSaber.

  9.   Log in.

  10. Using the BMBF website, locate a song you want, and select the arrow icon.

    Songs in BeastSaber that you can sideload into BeatSaber.
  11. Select any additional songs you want.

  12. Select Sync to Beat Saber.

  13. Select Start Beat Saber.

  14. If prompted for storage permission, select Allow.

  15. Beat Saber will launch with your custom songs.

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