Beats Audio available on any rooted Android running Gingerbread

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.

source: XDADevelopers via LifeHacker



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

2. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

thinking about doing this to my EVO 3D

3. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

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

4. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

5. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 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 ?!

19. greenrolaids

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

typical iphone owner. Thinking an apk can be added to an iphone.

6. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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

7. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

12. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

16. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

17. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i have the klipsch s4a's best headphones under $100.

15. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

And finally, use PowerAMP as the player of choice.

20. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

8. RockoDev

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

RockoDev here please add credits for my idea and new update from me

9. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

bad news for htc

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

11. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

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

13. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

lol, hehehe

14. LodeStar

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

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

18. galbert1555

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 02, 2012


21. G2Noobin

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

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

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