Enable Megabass on Sony Ericsson Xperia and Other Android Handsets
By on November 15th, 2011

Before the advent of the iPhones and Android phones, dumb phones used to rule the market. Back then, Nokia used to be the market leader thanks to their Symbian S60 running handsets, while other manufacturers were selling handsets running either a Java based OS or some variant of Symbian.

Sony Ericsson used to sell their dumb phones under two different brands then – Cybershot and Walkman. The Cybershot brand was meant for people who wanted phones with absolutely stellar cameras, and the Walkman series was targeted towards audiophiles. Their Walkman series of phones came with a special equalizer preset known as MegaBass, which brought a noticeable improvement in bass, while playing back music.

However, since Sony Ericsson adopted Android as its primary handset OS, its Cybershot and Walkman series have died. The company now sells its Android phones under the Xperia brand, and none of them come with the MegaBass preset, which would please the audiophiles out there.

Now, one of the developers over at XDA has managed to develop a mod that enables MegaBass on the Xperia range of handsets from Sony Ericsson. The mod brings about a vast difference in the audio quality, and is highly recommended if you are an audiophile.

Keep in mind that you need to have a rooted Android handset with a custom recovery installed to flash this mod. Also, please use a decent pair of earphones, otherwise you won’t be able to notice the difference after installing this mod.

Below are the steps to enable MegaBass on your Sony Ericsson Xperia handset-:

Step 1: Download the MegaBass installer from here and transfer it to your phone.

Step 2: Now, simply reboot your phone in recovery mode and flash the zip file you transferred in Step 1.

Keep in mind that there is no way to toggle on/off this feature. After installing the MegaBass mod, simply plugin your headphones and listen to music from your favorite music player. Make sure that you have turned off the equalizer, to notice the difference in music quality.

If for some reason, you want to uninstall the MegaBass mod, download and flash this uninstaller in recovery mode.

The above mod is compatible with the following Xperia handsets – X8, X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, Arc, Play, Neo, Mini, Mini Pro, Ray, Active and the Neo V.

This MegaBass mod should also work on other Android handsets. There is no harm in trying out this mod on your phone. So, if you try out this mod on your Android phone, drop in a comment and let us know if it makes a difference or not.

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001533339622 Manas Ranjan Pradhan

    is it compatible with xperia live walkman? and can u pls explain the 2nd step how 2 flash it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Yes, it should work. Do you have root access on your Xperia Live?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001533339622 Manas Ranjan Pradhan

      Rajesh Pandey … yes

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Manas Ranjan Pradhan Transfer the file to your phone. Reboot into CWM mode. Select the InstalL ZIP from SD card option, select the transferred file and flash! When done, reboot phone!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001533339622 Manas Ranjan Pradhan

      thanks a lot :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Manas Ranjan Pradhan You are welcome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001480641776 Ilja Goncharuk

    i dont get it , downloaded it on my arc s , what next, my phone is new so dont know all features, where do i find recovery mode

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069513477 Ali Nawaz Khan

    Will it work on my HTC Explorer?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678402140 MrKhor Wonders

    I am wondering does this megabass equalizer can be add into my HTC desire HD?

  • Nipul

    Dear rajesh is this compatible with xperia E

    Pls reply

  • санек

    ,i realy enjoy it.
    Very god job!!!!!!!!!

  • санек

    works great on wt19i

  • санек

    it is the best tweak i have ever tried.

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