[GUIDE] How to install Viper4Android on Oneplus 3/3T Nougat

  1. Prowhiz Honeycomb Jan 12, 2017

    Prowhiz, Jan 12, 2017 :
    [Update 1 - Nougat Compatible] For Oreo click here
    [Updated May 27th, 2017]

    1. Root (Of course)
    2. twrp-3.0.2-0_blu_spark_v11-op3.img
    3. Viper4android
    4. Busybox

    1. Go in Settings>Sound>Audio tuner. Disable it. (It's usually inoperable without earphones connected).
    2. Use any root file manager like Solid Explorer or Es Explorer and navigate to /vendor/etc. Look for a file named audio_config.conf and rename it to audio_effects.conf_bkp
    3. Install Busybox if you haven't.
    4. Boot into TWRP recovery and flash Viper4android. Then boot back into the system.
    5. Viper4android FX should now be available in the app drawer. Open Viper4android and install drivers. It may take some time. Freeze even. But be patient. Android may say "This application is not responding". Tap wait. Patience is your friend. If there are no problems, you should have it ready to go. Reboot.
    6. Activate ViPER4Android FX and setup your preferred settings. Enjoy.

    • If you need my V4A settings you can download my current settings Profile. Extract the zip contents to ViPER4Android/Profile/ folder.
    • You also need to download this IRS Pack to get the full effect. (You can find more IRS Packs here). Extract the contents of the zip folder to ViPER4Android/Kernel/ folder. Create a folder named Kernel in the ViPER4Android (Case sensitive) folder if you don't have it.
    • Now just open ViPER4Android FX and on the hamburger menu from the left, tap Load Effect Profile. Music settings - Prowhiz should be listed. Load it and voila! Feel the beat. If you're not big on some of the bass effects, you can try out any of the other options under the convolver menu. See what works for you.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017

  2. FlyingMachete Honeycomb Jan 13, 2017

    FlyingMachete, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Hi! Very interesting. I'm using Viper4arise and was wondering if your profile here proposed would be compatible. Don't mind if this sounds like a stupid question but I just discovered this nice app.

  3. Lys10101 Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 13, 2017

    Lys10101, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Thank you so much, i was wondering if viper4android was something i could install on nougat. Really good now!

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  4. ukcain Gingerbread Jan 13, 2017

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  5. Prowhiz Honeycomb Jan 13, 2017

    Prowhiz, Jan 13, 2017 :
    I think they're very similar if not the same. I'd be surprised if the profiles didn't work.
    It would work for Viper4arise

  6. Zh_kilat Oreo Jan 13, 2017

  7. Prowhiz Honeycomb Jan 13, 2017

    Prowhiz, Jan 13, 2017 :
    You gotta try it to experience it. I've had mediocre headphones sound like they cost much more with Viper. If you've got a decent pair, even better. It's currently one of the major reasons why I root. The difference is night and day.

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  8. Prowhiz Honeycomb Jan 13, 2017

    Prowhiz, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Happy [e]1f60a[/e] to help

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  9. Zh_kilat Oreo Jan 13, 2017

    Zh_kilat, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Wow .... will go for this night and day difference

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  10. FlyingMachete Honeycomb Jan 13, 2017

    FlyingMachete, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Man, I mostly listen to music on headphones and if you haven't tried it yet go for it. Hands down. Furthermore if you got a good headset - I use AKG K451 which are a very good deal without being extraordinary - but through these processors right here and after a bit of tweaking the difference IS night and day. I couldn't do without it now. :wink:
    Also @Prowhiz , before I give your profile a try I wanted to know, is the IRS pack mandatory to make it work? Thanx

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  11. Zh_kilat Oreo Jan 13, 2017

    Zh_kilat, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Cool .... just got Sony MDR 1000X as my x'mas gift

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  12. Prowhiz Honeycomb Jan 13, 2017

    Prowhiz, Jan 13, 2017 :
    Not necessarily. Think of it as the icing on the cake. If there's no IRS available, the other settings in the profile would still make a difference in their own way. In fact the IRS packs are under the Convolver settings which can be disabled. You can try out other IRS packs too. See what works for you or your earphones. But I've found this combination to sound really good with a range of earphones. The general settings seem to help balance out the sound. If you're into easy listening then the profile should be sufficient. I think it's well rounded out in itself. But the IRS while not mandatory, makes a difference too. I can tell you it's worth the trouble.

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  13. ananda Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 15, 2017

    ananda, Feb 15, 2017 :
    Thanks for the okay that Viper4Android + Arise is working well on Nougat!

    If you wouldn't mind, could you point out the download link on XDA as specific to the OnePlus 3? Their XDA page has way too information and there is no clear link for Viper4Arise It's like following a maze to get you to what you need to download it!
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

  14. FlyingMachete Honeycomb Feb 16, 2017

    FlyingMachete, Feb 16, 2017 :
    Yup buddy, I'm on "Experience ROM" and its nice dev makes ARISE native! Boom. No idea where or how to get it from actually. Now though it works fine you gotta know it implies the device has to be rolling on SELinux "permissive" state which is the only downpoint.

    Edit: BAW! DL it here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=151723 ;)
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017

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  15. ananda Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 16, 2017

    ananda, Feb 16, 2017 :
    Thank you so much for your response, FlyingMachete.

    After combing through the Nougat update forums, I'm afraid I will have to refrain from updating once again! There is just far too many deal breaking bugs on later OS's for me to be alright with it. I have tried 2 later OS updates in the past and ended up reverting back to 3.1.3 which my OnePlus 3 pretty much shipped with because it appears to be the most stable of the bunch! Before Nougat when I updated, I was trying to swipe down the notification bar and it's like it wouldn't recognize it until I turned off the screen for a while and turned it back on. That alone was enough for me to downgrade!

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  16. CrazyOni Jelly Bean Feb 16, 2017

    CrazyOni, Feb 16, 2017 :
    Did anyone managed to get it working with latest oos 4.0.3? On my op3 my phone slows massively down on bluetooth headsets with viper

  17. ananda Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 16, 2017

    ananda, Feb 16, 2017 :
    The consensus I'm hearing from those with 4.0.3 is to downgrade back to 4.0.2 because there are just too many negatives to justify continuing on with it.

  18. ananda Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 18, 2017

    ananda, Feb 18, 2017 :
    Alright, alright... I'm going to Nougat 4.0.2. just to see how it goes...

    Shut up!

  19. Prowhiz Honeycomb Feb 18, 2017

    Prowhiz, Feb 18, 2017 :
    I'm currently on 4.0.3 running Viper and no issues whatsoever

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  20. Prowhiz Honeycomb Feb 18, 2017

    Prowhiz, Feb 18, 2017 :
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    Ok. I checked and I'm using
    Edit: The driver version is but the app version is So in essence it should still work for you even on 4.0.3 OOS
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017

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