[BMFB HAS been updated to support the new version of Beat Saber with 360 support and the Green Day DLC Pack! So It’s now safe to update Beat Saber and enjoy the new features AND custom levels!]
Custom Levels ≠ Piracy
We do not encourage piracy, and we’re simply going to help explain how to use tools that are already out there, however, we do urge you to at least purchase the songs you download so that you aren’t playing levels featuring songs you do not own.
Don’t be that guy.
Now, all the instructions that follow assume that you’ve already enabled Developer Mode on your Quest. If you haven’t yet here’s how to do it:
Enable Developer Mode
First, you have to go to Oculus and create a new organization, this is a ridiculously simple process. You fill in a name, and you’re pretty much done.
Then, you can Enable Developer Mode from your Oculus app on your phone:
Open the Oculus app on your mobile phone.
In the Settings menu, select the Oculus Quest headset that you’re using for development.
Select More Settings.
Toggle Developer Mode on.
Okay, now before we go on, we need to tell you that the guys at Facebook might do exactly what they’ve threatened to do. They might wake up on the wrong side of the bed one morning and decide to suspend your account. They might block your account. They might send a ninja assassin over to your house and kill you with a thousand cuts. The instructions we provide are for adventurous souls, and we take absolutely no (none, zero, squat, zilch) responsibility for what you do with your Quest. Got it?
Okay – Now – Here’s what you need to do to get in on the fun!
If you have an already modded version of Beat Saber, start here:
Open up SideQuest, go to the My Apps, shown in the bottom left of the window.
Scroll down to see Beat Saber, and click on the corresponding gear icon.
Backup your game data so that you don’t lose all your high score data, etc..
Once you’ve done that, use the red button above that to uninstall Beat Saber using SideQuest. Uninstalling from the headset will not work for a modded Beat Saber. Once you’ve done that, the following steps are the as for those who hadn’t modded their Beat Saber game.
Start here if you don’t have a modded version of Beat Saber
If you haven’t already installed the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) drivers for windows, you need to get that out of the way. Don’t worry, it’s dead easy. All you have to do is download the zip file containing the driver, Unzip the file, and Right-click on the .inf file and select Install.
Install Beat Saber. If you’ve already done that, go to the next step.
If you backed up your game data using SideQuest, restore it now.
You can download the BMBF Installer from this link! Just run it to install BMBF. If you run into any trouble, you can just install the APK’s manually, from the same link.
Using SideQuest, install the APK’s by dragging them to the top left corner of SideQuest, or by clicking the left-most button on the top right panel.
Now go to the Oculus TV app on your Quest and install BMBF using the Unicorn you’ll find there. You can also see this process in this video here:
You can now access BMBF on your Quest through the ‘Unknown Sources’ tab or through the ‘Oculus TV’ app. This allows you to use your Quest to browse, download, and synchronize custom levels and songs from the Beast Saber repository – all without taking off your headset. It’s a very neat trick.
Alternatively, if you want to use BMBF through your desktop browser, you can do so by going to your Quest’s IP:5000 (in my example it’s http://192.168.0.99:50000 –
And that’s it! You’re good to go! You now know how to install custom levels on Quest!
How to Add Songs
The easiest way to add songs to Beat Saber, is to create an account on Beast Saber, bookmark the songs you want, or follow your favorite mappers, and then use SyncSaber (available in a tab inside BMBF) to import your bookmarks and all maps created by your favorite mappers to your Quest and synchronize them with Beat Saber.
Look Before You Leap
If you don’t want to lose custom level support, you should always wait a day or two (to allow for a new version of BMBF to be released or to see if the version you have works well) before updating to any new version of Beat Saber.
Enjoy your custom levels, buy songs you play, and let’s hope Beat Games come through with their native custom levels support soon! What are your favorite custom maps on Beat Saber? Let us know and we’ll compile a list of the best suggestions!