Facebook’s first generation of independent VR headset oculus go was launched in 2018, but users have not obtained the officially unlocked operating system version until now. John Carmack, former chief technology officer of oculus, hinted in a recent tweet that this release was something he had been promoting for many years. This will fully turn on the hardware and allow root access without unofficial jailbreak.
Oculus go is based on Android, and its specification is not completely consistent with VR standard, especially because head tracking is limited to three degrees of freedom (DOF). This makes it ideal for applications like media consumption. This means that a large number of integrated hardware can still be purchased at a low price in the secondary market. The official support for go ended in December 2020. The ability to completely unlock the equipment is a positive step to save the hardware from the semi hoarded technical garbage. Otherwise, these garbage piles may only be full of dust.
When mobile phone based virtual reality embarks on the road of Dodo, millions of empty headphones are eliminated for various reasons, but at least the perfect (if outdated) hardware may still have some uses in smart projects. Credit at maturity; It is right to open root users to access old but still fully functional hardware. I’m glad to see it.