BMBF Quest HAS been updated to support the Version 1.8 of Beat Saber with the Timbaland DLC! So It’s now safe to update Beat Saber AND enjoy 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.
Here’s a video we made previously that explains everything simply – most of the information in it is still valid, but when it comes to restoring your game data – you might have to go to: Android/Data/com.beatgames.beatsaber/files/mods on your Quest (which you can do with the file navigator in SideQuest and delete everything you find in that folder other than libBMBFmod.so
You may not have to do that, and when we restored our data, we found no other files, but if you do have issues, deleting any extra files in that folder could fix it.
Here are the text instruction if you prefer them:
Old User? Back Up Your Game Data First
If you’re a new user, ignore this section and go to step 1 🙂
We’re assuming you already have and use SideQuest! If you don’t – get it now – you’ll want it anyway 🙂
Open up SideQuest, go to Currently Installed Apps, that 3×3 grid marked in yellow below.
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.
Re-Install Beat Saber (from the Oculus store) to update to the latest version.
If you’re an old user, we’re assuming you’ve already got your Quest in ‘Developer Mode’, and you’ve already got ADB drivers installed on your system, and you’ve already got SideQuest. If so, you can skip to step 3 – if not, keep going and do whatever you haven’t!
1 / 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!
2 / Install the ADB Drivers for Windows
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.
We’re assuming you have Beat Saber installed, if not, this might be a good time to make sure it is 😉
Restore your game data that you backed up earlier using SideQuest. Now, use the Quest file explorer in SideQuest to check the Android/Data/com.beatgames.beatsaber/files/mods folder on your Quest. IF you find anything in that folder other than libBMBFmod.so, delete it.
Once you’ve done that, the following steps are the as for those who hadn’t modded their Beat Saber game.
4 / BMBF Quest – Installing it!
You can download the BMBF from this link, you can download just the BMBF APK, or the BMBF Windows Installer.
Installing the BMBF APK
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.
Using the BMBF Windows Installer
Well, this really couldn’t be simpler, but it will require some patience, so don’t freak out when things take a bit of time. Hook up your Quest to your PC using your USB port, run the installer, and use the BMBF switch to enable/install BMBF. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to launch it from that app.
Using BMBF from your Desktop Browser
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 using BMBF 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 Quest 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!