I'm fully agree with you, but what is 10, 20 or even 100 customers having this problem with old outdated Android phone facing a ton **bleep** of users with no concern at all ?
They don't care at all.
I read all I can before buying another Oculus (I got the Dk2 and Cv1), and I still buying it because a ton **bleep** of users are fully happy with this product.
Once the problem get to most users or a large part, they will fix it asap. This is not the case I'm afraid.
Got in touch with Oculus support, let's see what's happen next.
Oculus Support was kinda useless for me, it was just generic stuff like turn off location access then switch it back on, restart the phone, do a factory reset, all useless (barring the factory reset) and in the end I just borrowed the phone of someone else to start up the headset.
Thing is, once initialized, you can literally delete the app...makes you wonder why the hell you even need to install the goddamn app in the first place! I literally used it for nothing, I just 'connected' the phone to it, then did everything on the headset and didn't even touch the phone, then uninstalled the app.
It's so stupid.
Anybody got an answer? Same problem. Samsung Galaxy Prime (model number SM-G530AZ) running Android 5.1.1. Loaded Oculus App from Google store. Won't get past "Select Headset" since "Location access is needed to discover and set up nearby headsets...". Google Maps using location just fine. Why does Oculus even NEED location services? Can't use my Oculus Quest 2 goggles until set up 😞