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Beats Audio available on any rooted Android running Gingerbread

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Beats Audio available on any rooted Android running Gingerbread
Beats Audio enabled HTC phones have nothing to do with hardware; it’s all software – essentially it's just an advanced equalizer. Two modders over at XDA have ported Beats Audio into a mod that will work on any Gingerbread or Gingerbread-based ROM.

The downloadable zip file can easily be flashed via ClockworkMod. The profile is then enabled on the device with no additional app needed. Like all audio, the appeal of Beats Audio does depend on personal preference. Some claim they love the sound, while others say they don’t hear a difference.

The following image shows a comparison before and after the mod is applied to a Samsung Galaxy SL, so there is definitely a difference in the sound. If that sound difference is better or not, is up for debate.

Like with most things, it’s best to decide for yourself. You can head on over to XDA to download everything you need to add Beats Audio to your rooted Gingerbread phone.

Beats Audio available on any rooted Android running Gingerbread
Beats Audio available on any rooted Android running Gingerbread


source: XDADevelopers via LifeHacker

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posted on 01 Mar 2012, 20:54

1. Birds (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Well I guess.....COOOLLLL!!!! But...No it is still cool in a way.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 20:55 2

2. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


thinking about doing this to my EVO 3D

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 21:06 5

3. k1ng617 (Posts: 246; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Can't you adjust an equalizer in Poweramp to get the same results, or is there more than just that?

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 21:51

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Can't wait for them to port it to ICS!

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 21:52 1

5. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


So your telling me that the rezound is fat not because it has some kind of magic card to make music sound better, it's just fat cuz lazy htc couldn't make a thinner phone ?!

The lies !

So it can also be added to iPhones ?!

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:49 7

19. greenrolaids (Posts: 47; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


typical iphone owner.

Thinking an apk can be added to an iphone.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 21:54 1

6. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Well I have winamp, the EQ works really good. From what this is saying its only for rooted devices on gingerbread, well im out of luck lol

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 21:56 6

7. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Beats audio is bloatware. You want quality sound?

Use quality headphones- Not beats, Not bose, Audio Technica, Grado, Sennheiser are all dependable and affordable

Rip quality music- .FLAC or. ALAC so you can have archive-able hifi audio

Get a quality source- think outside the iPod, they're OK, but there's better to be had in terms of sound, for kess

If you're missing one link, you will not get the most out of the other components.

THEN, if you are not satisfied (or maybe just adventurous), tweak the equalizer to YOUR liking. Beats audio won't do a thing but overload your bass extension and make bass heavy songs sound like farts in your ears.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 22:35 3

12. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I have a Pair of Bose Q3's and I find them to be very good. Can't find any of the other brands you mention other then online. I like the pair I have because they are not big and bulky and it takes a hour to fully charge and last 20-24 hours of music play. I am looking into getting another set, I will deff keep some of the brands you named in mind.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 10:19

16. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


I don't find Bose or Beats to be BAD headphones necessarily. My personal gripes with them stem from the fact that they invest more in marketing their products than actually developing them.The reason why you can't find the brands I mentioned in regular stores is because most people don't know about them- because they aren't heavily endorsed by celebrities in movies or music videos. The money goes into the product.

With Bose and Beats, you're mostly paying for the name. Though, I personally don't like the QC3s because, in my experience, the slight hiss from the noise cancellation is audible when listening to soft genres like jazz or ambient music.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 11:04 1

17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i have the klipsch s4a's

best headphones under $100.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 06:53 1

15. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


And finally, use PowerAMP as the player of choice.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 02:25

20. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


you forgot sony. they are amazing for only $30 (their cheapest)

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 22:13 2

8. RockoDev (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


RockoDev here please add credits for my idea and new update from mehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1525226&page=8

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 22:14 1

9. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


bad news for htc

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 22:20 1

10. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol, It was HTC who released it...I guess they're giving up on this Beats audio thing...

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 22:21

11. digicon (Posts: 116; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


Good thing they wrote which graph was Beats and which wasn't . . .

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 02:13

13. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


lol, hehehe

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 02:47

14. LodeStar (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


lol i've been using this beats audio since january on my DHD with runnymede

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:26

18. galbert1555 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


THATS FRIGGIN AWSOME......

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 04:00

21. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Link???? .........??? for the zip???

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