Last updated on July 2nd, 2017
In this guide, I have explained simple methods to install Dolby Atmos on Android phones.
All of us listen to our favorite music on smartphones while working, jogging or in the free time.
Even most of us love watching movies on our smartphones. There is something called Dolby Atmos surround which can take our music experience to the next level.
Do you know that Dolby digital surround technology is now available for our Android devices?
Yes, we can download and install Dolby Atmos on Android with or without root.
Before we start installing Dolby digital audio, let’s learn about it.
Know About Dolby Atmos Sound.
Well, Dolby Atmos is next generation surround sound technology. Dolby Laboratories first announced the Dolby Atmos in April 2012 and released in June 2012.
Digital Dolby Atmos first introduced in cinemas later on it became possible to get it on SmartPhones and other Android devices as well.
Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California was the first to get Dolby Atmos surround setup.
Famous movies like Batman vs. Superman, Star Wars used Dolby Digital Atmos surround sound.
Dolby surrounded cinemas have up to 64 speakers placed in various directions to create 3D surround sound effect.
With the advancement of technology, Dolby Atmos became available for Android devices. Lenovo A7000 was the first smartphone to get Dolby Atmos technology.
Android developers ported Dolby Atmos from Lenovo A7000 to provide it to all Android devices.
How To Install Dolby Atmos On Android phones?
Well, currently only a few devices come with preinstalled Dolby Atmos. But don’t worry after the end of this guide you will get Dolby Atmos on your Android device.
There are two ways to install Dolby Atmos on Android devices. The first way will not require a rooted phone while trying the second way it will ask for root access.
If you have a Non-Rooted Android device, then you can get Dolby Atmos after installing Dolby Apk. If you have a Rooted phone, then you can install Dolby Atmos on Android by flashing a zip file.
- Android phone (No Root Required).
- Google Play Music app.
- Dolby Atmos Apk.
- A cup of coffee (As you like).
Don’t want to root your android phone? Want to experience 3D surround sound? Get ready for pleasant listening experience on your Android phone.
The first method is the simplest way to install Dolby Atmos on android without root. You need to install Dolby Atmos apk and do some tweaks in settings. So let’s dive into the tricky part of this method.
Steps to install Dolby Atmos on Android phone without root.
Download and install Dolby Atmos apk.
Reboot your Android phone after Dolby Atmos apk installed successfully.
Install Google Play Music app from play store(Skip it if already installed).
Disable default equalizer of your Android phone. You should do this to neglect unfortunately stopped error.
Open Google Play Music app and click on three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.
Click on settings and scroll down.
Navigate to the equalizer and open it now enable Dolby Atmos from there. Most of the times it will be activated automatically.
Go back to the music library and play any song.
Boom you have successfully got Dolby Digital Plus effects. Use headphones for the better experience.
Important Note: To be honest you will not get the real Dolby Atmos effects without root. In this way, you can only get Dolby Digital Equalizer which will only work with Google Play Music. It is must to disable default equalizer of your device.
- Rooted Android phone must be running on JellyBean 4.3 or above.
- Unlocked Bootloader.
- Custom Recovery installed (Twrp is preferred).
- Dolby Atmos Zip file.
- You must have proper knowledge of root, bootloader, custom recovery.
Do you want the heavenly feel while listening to your favorite music?
Well, take a long breath because you are going to achieve that feel. As you have learned that installing Dolby Atmos Apk without root will not give you the real Dolby sound mod.
So we need to flash Dolby Atmos zip file via custom recovery. It will enable the Digital audio mod in our phone’s whole Rom. So let’s give an injection of Dolby Audio to your phone.
Guide To Root: 11 Best Rooting Apps To Root Android Without PC.
Steps to Install Dolby Atmos On Android via Custom Recovery.
Caution: If you don’t know about Root, unlocking OEM, or custom recovery then, please do not try this at all. Do some research before trying this method. Techonation or the author will not be held responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or damaged devices.
Download Dolby Atmos zip file.
Backup your data (Recommended).
Now Power of the device and reboot to recovery mode (by holding power button with volume up or volume down at the same time).
Navigate to install and click on it.
Locate and click on the Dolby Atmos zip file.
Now it will ask to swipe to install just do it.
Wait for few seconds, and it will show you successfully installed.
Then wipe cache and Dalvik cache.
Reboot your device and enjoy the Boom-Boom sound.
Finally, you have successfully flashed Dolby Digital Atmos. You should use good quality headphone to enjoy the beats.
Important Note: Please make sure that your device’s bootloader is unlocked and it’s rooted with custom recovery installed. If anything bad happened comment below, I would help you.
How To Uninstall Dolby Atmos From Android Device?
In case you want to uninstall Dolby Atmos from your phone then continue reading.
If you have just installed the Dolby digital apk using the first method then simply uninstall the apk. If you have flashed the Dolby Atmos zip file, then follow below process.
Steps to uninstall Dolby Atmos from Android.
- Download Dolby Atmos uninstaller zip.
- Reboot to recovery mode.
- Flash the Dolby uninstaller zip in the same way you have flashed Dolby Atmos zip.
- Wipe cache and Dalvik cache then reboot your device.
- Now you have successfully uninstalled the Dolby surround Mod.
Hope you have enjoyed this step by step tutorial to install Dolby Atmos on Android. I have used these methods on a bunch of devices, and it helped me to increase the sound on weak output devices.
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