Install Viper4Android on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Just a couple of days back, we have reported that root and TWRP custom recovery are now available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Today, we have an even better news. The famous Viper4Android audio mod is now available for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus! All credits to the incredibly talented XDA Forum member Feche, based on who’s thread this detailed article on how to install Viper4Android on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus is based upon.

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Below is the list of thing you’re supposed to have in order for this tutorial to work:

  1. Root (Obviously).
  2. Magisk.
  3. A file browser with root capabilities. Root explorer is recommended.
  4. Titanium Backup – Optional.
  5. Viper4Android Files – Download them below.

If you have not rooted and installed TWRP on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus already, head to the below link to root (with Magisk) and install TWRP. Do note that the below method is only for the Exynos variant of the phone.

Root (Magisk) and Install TWRP on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Download Viper4Android for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

In order to successfully install the Viper4Android on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, you are going to need the below two files.

Viper4Android for Galaxy S8 – Download | 3.6 MB
audio_effects.conf file – Download | 4.3 KB

Other Optional Downloads

Titanium Backup:

Viper4Android can be installed on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus either with or without Titanium Backup App. Just in case if you want to download the same, click below:

Root File Manager:

A file manager with root capabilities is a must for this. As said already, root explorer is recommended and the same can be downloaded from Google Play Store by visiting the below link:

Root Explorer
Root Explorer
Developer: Speed Software
Price: $3.99

If you are looking for a free alternative, check out ES File Explorer:

ES File Explorer File Manager
ES File Explorer File Manager
Developer: ES Global
Price: Free+

Note that you can use any file explorer of your choice, as long as it has root capabilities!

Install Viper4Android on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Step 1: Copy the files you have downloaded from above to your phone.

Step 2: Disable/Delete SoundAlive app:

  • If you have Titanium backup app: Open the app > look for an app named ‘SoundAlive‘ and disable the same.
  • If you do not have Titanium backup app: Open a root file manager of your choice and navigate to this path > /system/priv-app/SoundAlive_51/ and delete the .apk file.

Step 3: Copy the audio_effects.conf file to the following path ‘/system/vendor/etc‘ and overwrite if you are prompted.

Step 4: Install the Viper4Android APK file that you have downloaded above.

Step 5: Open Magisk, go to Downloads and search for ‘Viper4Android’. Download and install the module. 

Step 6: Reboot your phone.

If all the above steps are followed correctly, you should now have Viper4Android installed on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Enjoy!

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