Originally Posted by pmgreen
thanks Phantasm, how do you install the beats audio? Does the phone have to be rooted first?
Yes, you must be rooted and flash a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or Amon Ra (most people would probably recommend Amon Ra for this particular device.) Then you flash the Beats audio zip file from your custom recovery.
Bear in mind that if you don't like the sound signature for whatever reason, you must reflash the ROM to restore the original sound processing.
Originally Posted by taptaptouch
It comes stock with the phone
Yes, but the Beats Audio sound effect is only in the stock music and video apps, not any others. This mod works on all audio output, e.g. streaming music. That is what I like about Sense 4.0: universal Beats sound effect. Wonder if 3.6 gets it.
Now, to bring this full circle, if you want to stay stock and not go through Unlocking and rooting, I wouldn't do all that for this Mod alone. Only if you intend on rooting and customizing your phone anyway. I'm sure plenty of people will suggest DSPManager or Volume+ or the EQ in PowerAmp, etc. Those options are great, customizable, and don't need root. I use all of those with and without the Mod on ROMs; it provides a better baseline sound IMHO.