There are many different ways to have fun in Beat Saber on your Oculus Quest 2. You can dodge bombs and cut blocks while grooving to your favorite bass, drums and other beats. It requires you to play songs, and while the game has a huge selection of original tracks, custom tunes take the experience to another level.
In this article, we will give you an in-depth guide on how to get custom songs on Beat Saber Oculus Quest 2. You’ll find out how to access thousands of tracks and revitalize your playing.
How to get custom songs on Beat Saber Oculus Quest 2
Incorporating custom songs onto Beat Saber shouldn’t be challenging, but it is a multi-stage process. The first step is to download the game on your computer, enable developer mode and enable USB debugging:
- Download sidequest.
- Go to the Oculus developer site and enter your login credentials. use you Oculus or Gmail account.
- If you have a Windows computer, go to the drivers download page. Install the drivers on your device and allow it to connect over your ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Linus and Mac users can skip this step.
- Extract the zip file and find the android_winsub.inf file.
- Right click on the file, select the install option and open the Menu on Oculus Quest on your smartphone.
- go to the devices section, tap the developer mode button, and activate developer mode.
- Connect Oculus Quest 2 to your computer with your USB cable and put on the headset.
- Enable USB debugging by agreeing to the request to allow debugging from your computer. In this way, the computer can give commands to the headset.
You should now see a green dot in the upper left corner of your SideQuest. This means that you can continue, but cannot include custom songs on your current version. Only older versions are compatible with custom songs, so you will need to downgrade the platform. But before you do that, make sure to backup Beat Saber files:
- Tap the nine-square symbol at the top of your SideQuest screen to access your games.
- Press the gear icon near Beat Saber.
- Select the request to Force application and make sure it’s not running.
- Choose the BACKUP GAME DATA option.
- Back up individual files by clicking the folder icon at the top of your SideQuest window. Pressure SD cardfollowed by Android, data, com.beatgames.beatsaberand files.
- Pressure Save next to the files ending in .that. There is no need to save you .that.bake items, but you can save settings.cfg to keep your previous settings.
- Choose the location on your computer where the files will be saved, and you’re good to go.
The next step is to remove your Beat Saber. This allows you to downgrade to a previous version:
- Open SideQuest and access My applications by pressing the nine-square icon in the upper part of the screen.
- Press the gear icon near your Beat Saber and select the Uninstall App option. Wait for the process to complete.
- Open your browser and go to the Oculus website. Log in to your account and go to this webpage to find the 1.17.1 APK. Click on the Download APK button. If there’s an error, make sure you’re using Oculus on the same browser as the APK website and that you’re the owner of the game.
- Once the APK is downloaded, drag it to your SideQuest logo on you applications page, where the previous version was uninstalled.
- Wait for the installation to complete, which shouldn’t take more than a minute. The platform should notify you when the process is over.
Finally, you can install and use BMBF, a platform that allows you to embed custom songs into Beat Sabre:
- open sidequest and type in BMBF in the search box.
- Go to the BMBF page and press the Download App button. This will install the platform on your device.
- Once the installation is complete, unplug the headset, plug it back in, and press your button Oculus button to pull up your navigation menu.
- Choose the nine square icon in the right part of the screen and expand the drop-down menu in the upper right corner. It has to say everyonebut you want to change the name to Unknown sources.
- BMBF should now appear on the list. Open the platform and follow the instructions to finalize the process.
- Open BMBF and go to the primary playlist screen. If it doesn’t respond, close your BMBF through the x button in the lower left part of the screen and reopen it.
- Move the tabs in the upper part of BMBF.
- go to browser and open the animal sable window, which contains a bunch of custom tracks that you can download.
- Search for your song or scroll through the recommended list and select the Download icon to include it in your installation list.
- Choose Sync with Beat Sabre in the upper right section to embed the tracks in your game. You must do this when you add a new song. Otherwise, you won’t see them in Beat Sabre.
If you want to add your songs from elsewhere (and not your headset), go to your SyncSaber tab. This allows you to sync tracks tagged on the BeastSaber web page once you’ve created an account. Enter your username to pull up your bookmarked content. Plus, you can sync popular songs, artists and much more. Just make sure to sync the profile after each change to successfully import the songs. If you want to try the new tracks, go back to you playlist tab. Make a new playlist and sort the songs manually or with third-party solutions such as Playlist Editor Pro.
How to get custom songs on Beat Saber Oculus Quest 2 without PC
The guide above mostly relies on your computer. However, you can try another method – with your smartphone. You will first need to connect the Oculus Quest 2 to your smartphone:
- go to Institutions on your phone and go to the information section. Depending on your device’s device, find the Android version or serial number screen and tap repeatedly.
- The system should ask you if you want to enable developer mode on the smartphone. Tap the Yes button and you can now access your developer options.
- Find the Additional settings and select Developer options. (This step may vary by phone)
- Find and enable the USB Debugging feature. The wording may vary, but most systems have these designations.
- Create your Oculus developer account on this website and download the companion app to your device.
- Log in to the companion platform with the developer account and turn on the Quest headset.
- Choose the devices option in the lower section and select developer mode. Turn it on.
- Open Play Store and install bug chaser. With this platform, you can connect your smartphone with Wi-Fi or USB OTG to various devices and perform all sorts of tasks that would otherwise require a privileged account.
- Connect you Oculus Quest 2 to you smartphone.
Install BMBF from there and find custom songs with BeatSaber.
- Download the latest version of BMBF from the official website, uninstall Beat Saber and open BugJaeger.
- Press the + symbol in the upper right corner.
- Choose the select apk file option and use the APK downloaded from this webpage. Wait for the program to complete the installation.
- Install BMBF by opening your Bug Jaeger and following the same steps you used to downgrade your Beat Saber.
- Click on the + icon in the upper right part of the screen and select the select apk file speed.
- Find the following file: com.weloveoculus.BMBF.apk in your downloads folder. Tap on it and wait for the system to install the file before disconnecting your smartphone from the viewer.
- Go to the library in your Oculus Quest 2 and find your BMBF. If it doesn’t appear, press filters in the upper right corner and select Unknown origin.
- Select BFBM and press the continue button. Have the platform uninstall Beat Saber and update it with appropriate patches.
- Once the files are ready, press Install Beat Saber again install. The platform should now ask if you want to restore the app. Type Forks and close the screen.
- Open the BeastSaber website and find the custom song you want to include in your game. Download it and sync it with your account to save your changes.
How to get custom songs on Beat Saber Oculus Quest 2 without BMBF
Unfortunately, you can’t get custom songs on Beat Saber without BMBF. Currently, this is the only way to embed custom tracks.
Amp up your Beat Saber sessions
The possibilities are endless, with countless custom games for Beat Saber at your disposal. Include your favorite tracks and you’ll kick the excitement up a notch.
How many custom songs have you added to Beat Sabre? Did you use your computer or smartphone? Tell us in the comments section below.