Critical error shuts down Oculus headsets worldwide

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

Oculus Rift headsets across the globe have reportedly stopped working in unison, thanks to an apparent technical oversight on Oculus' part.

For now, there's no timeline on a fix, but Oculus says it will update that support thread as it learns more.

If you try using an Oculus Rift today to escape the pain of reality, then things won't go so well for you. Apparently, the system software couldn't "reach Oculus Runtime Service", per error messages being posted to the Oculus forums, and spotted by Polygon.

In lieu of official word from Oculus, the VR community (as reported by VRFocus) took it upon itself to isolate the cause of the problem.

Sleuths quickly determined that an expired certificate is the likely cause of the outage.

That's quite the oversight, but thus far, Oculus hasn't confirmed that this expired security certificate is at the core of the problem. Recently, a "black screen of death" began affecting users, and so far, the finger is being pointed at recent Nvidia driver updates as well as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from previous year.

Since connecting to the runtime service is required for the Rift to operate and the current version of the OculusAppFramework.dll file is out of date (via Neowin), the issue affects all Oculus Rift headsets. That means Oculus owners will probably have to wait at least a few more hours, and perhaps as much as a day or two, before their headsets are in working order again.

Related News:



Most liked

Eagles acquire DE Michael Bennett from Seattle
Following his release that October, Bennett landed with the Buccaneers, where he played four seasons. It would not be surprising to see New England address the position early in the 2018 NFL Draft .

Missouri officer killed, 2 wounded responding to 911 call
The officers entered the house to confront the man, who shot and killed one officer and wounded the two others, said Patrol Sgt. Missouri State Highway PatrolClinton Police Officer Ryan Morton was killed in the line of duty after responding to a 911 call.

U.S. student who killed parents at university appears in court via video
Pleasant police have confirmed the victims are the parents of the teen police are looking for after the shooting. The father was a police officer with the Bellwood Police Department in IL , according to WZZM 13 (see above).

Allegri considers unleashing Higuain, Dybala and Costa on Tottenham
Should the Lilywhites go through it would be only their second ever time of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. The tie is on a knife-edge as the tie stands level but Tottenham hold two precious away goals.

Sridevi's elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor turns 21
India- Fatet the death of Sridevi things have been really hard for the Kapoor sisters Jhanvi and Khushi along with Bonney Kapoor. Janhvi is doing all what she can to stay strong after her mother Sridevi's untimely demise on February 24.

Antonio Conte sends honest message to Chelsea FC fans about Ross Barkley
Chelsea had frustrated City in the first half but the game was won by a Bernardo Silva strike in the first minute after the break. Speaking after the match, Redknapp did not hold back, giving a scathing assessment of Chelsea's performance against City.

Your 2018 Oscars viewing guide
And when it comes to the men, Connelly believes Gary Oldman's chances of winning Best Actor are excellent. Indian fans of Oscars need not worry, as we have just the fix for you.

Well, maybe we're talking now (about gun safety)
The actions taken by the gun stores have been criticised as well as praised on the companies' social media sites. In fact, the current Congress appears to be headed in the opposite direction of common sense gun restrictions.

Karti's arrest: Congress cries 'witch hunting' by PM Modi govt
However, the Judge in his order disallowed Karti's request for home-cooked food but allowed medicines and a health check-up. While Karti remains in denial, the CBI claims to have found paperwork for the money trail to Karti's companies overseas .

Penguin droppings spotted from space reveal colonies
Indeed, even in the austral summer, the close-by sea is loaded with thick ocean ice, making it to a great degree hard to get to. They arrived in December 2015 and counted the birds with the help of a drone that took pictures once every second.

Melania Trump Received US Residency Through 'Einstein Visa'
Initially, she was not widely known in the highly competitive NY fashion world, according to people in the industry. A White House spokeswoman for the first lady referred questions about her immigration process to Wildes.

YouTube faces lawsuit after allegedly refusing to hire white or Asian males
Wilberg also alleges that over the past two years, YouTube started trying to cover up its diversity hiring practices. As mentioned previously, last month former Google employee Tim Chevalier sued his former employer.

One killed, several injured in Kabul blast
In January, Taliban claimed responsibility for two separate attacks that killed almost 130 people. This comes two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered to start peace talks with Taliban.

With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'
He said the investment was made by one of his deputy stock pickers, and that he didn't know the reasons they made it. One goal is to reduce the growth of health care costs, now at 18 percent of the national economy, Buffett said.

Erdogan under fire for wishing martyrdom on crying 6-year-old girl
Since 2004, Erdogan has paid official visits to 24 African countries, spearheading the signings of numerous bilateral pacts. The girl appeared to be sobbing as she walked towards the podium. "Her Turkish flag is in her pocket", Mr.