Smartphone manufacturers nowadays tend to offer some kind of digital audio optimization to enhance the performance of the speakers built into their devices. OnePlus, for example, collaborated with Dirac Research till the release of the OnePlus 6T, but switched to Dolby Atmos audio tuning since the OnePlus 7 series. Most of these technologies and solutions are deeply baked inside the firmware, thus modifying the existing presets usually requires root access. However, XDA Senior Member Rayekk has now discovered a simple trick (that doesn’t require root access) to replace the barebones Dolby Atmos Settings on the OnePlus 7 Pro with a more feature-filled equalizer. We have tested the method on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro without any issue, and this trick should also be possible with the regular OnePlus 7 as well as the OnePlus 7T series of phones.
Veteran OxygenOS users should be aware that OnePlus only offers three “scenario-based enhancements” – namely “Dynamic”, “Movie”, and “Music” – as the Dolby Atmos equalizer presets in these phones. The built-in presets come from the com.oneplus.sound.tuner package, which is itself a system-app. All you need to do is uninstall the package for the current user and then install a compatible controller app to unlock the full potential of your phone. The steps are listed below: