Xperia Z1 mod brings stereo speaker support (kind of)

by XB on 27th July 2014

in Tips & Tricks, Xperia Z1


xperia-z1-speakerOne of the big upgrades that the Xperia Z2 has over the Xperia Z1 is stereo speakers. However, if there are any Xperia Z1 owners who want a taste of stereo sound then you may want to check out a new mod. It uses the earpiece speaker as the second speaker to create stereo sound.

Obviously the earpiece speaker is not designed to output as much sound as the main speaker, so follow the linked instructions carefully to make sure you don’t cause any damage to your handset. The mod can be installed via recovery, all download links can be found at XDA.

Update: A similar mod has been created for the Xperia Z – click here for details.

Thanks dontbelive and dyEpnOoDLe!

  • Ritwij

    Sweet. Would love to see something similar for my Z :)

  • Mac

    Now this sounds interesting! Imma check out if it works for my Z1C as well

  • shanedem

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  • Chocolatetrain

    I can make it if you want

  • roeshak

    Isn’t this going a bit too far? Earpiece for speakers??? What’s next? Led light for fingerprint scanner???
    If it doesn’t have it then it doesn’t. It’s one thing moding to add software features but this is just far out!

  • rzero21

    just because your car isn’t turbocharged, that doesn’t mean you can’t put a turbo on it.

  • shanedem

    I just got paid $7500 working off my computer this month. And if you think that’s cool, my friend has twin toddlers and made over $8k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do…..

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  • vigneshprince

    does this work on XZ too? please make for XZ too! because its output is too low!

  • Ritwij

    That’d be great!

  • Marinko Agic

    How to zip,unzip on my Xperia Z1???

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    This is for rooted device. U need to boot into recovery and flash this file

  • SinaKing

    What the Hell ?! :D

  • B. Alex

    or , if you have a locked bootloader and root you can manually just replace the files from system/etc … but not before renaming the original so you have a backup

  • AsadMulla

    that’s true but this is like adding 5 bhp turbo to a 200 bhp car. Pointless. An ear piece is a very small speaker not designed for loud volume. the sound wont be balanced and you will damage the ear piece. Soon you will notice the ear piece crackling during calls.

  • ck

    Actually nobody’s forcing you to apply this mod you know. So why are you so emo about it? Is up to each person’s preference to mod this or not.
    And led light for fingerprint scan is so cool! Can it be done? Cheers.

  • ck

    Yes xperiablog already pointed out the risk. Again is up to each individual to take this risk or not

  • Mac

    Why do I get bad zipfile while trying 2 unzip with ES filexplorer?

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  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    If the file download is incomplete it could throw this error.

  • RealityCheck2013

    Bit off Topic :D but just now(in the U.K – 11.17AM – 28th – July) i got the Z1 Android 4.4.4 update over the Air-waves(downloading now!) :P :P :P

  • Mac

    Yea but I just downloaded v.2 from the Dropbox link in the thread. It shouldn’t be no problem?

  • AsadMulla

    I am not emo about anybody trying it out and I know XB already noted it. I only intend to inform the masses to avoid damage.

  • AsadMulla

    Camera as fingerprint scanner more likely

  • dyEpnOoDLe

    if you follow the instructions and adjust your phones equalizer the way it should be, evry thing will be fine and you dont have to worry about breaking your earpiece. This MOD wont be developed if the dev knows its dangerous to the phone’s hardware, its a development, it will be IMPROVED for each release not the other way around.
    cheers..

  • dyEpnOoDLe

    this will work on Z1c, a friend of mine tried it.

  • Chocolatetrain

    Okay so you need root of course and a kitkat firmware, do you want stock or cm based?

  • Chocolatetrain

    Its not a flashable zip, you need to manually replace your mixer paths in system/etc

  • Ritwij

    Stock would be just fine. Can you help me increase the volume of the output from 3.5mm jack? Quality is good but volume level is quite low as compared to other phones.

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Its works but note, the mic of your xperia z1 will delay…audio recorder wont work including track id
    Since I love louder volumes with my headphones I kinda found a way to do that on my own

  • I’m just going to assume it’s all because of my idea on 25 March on XDA:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2694188

    And frankly, I don’t care if it’s not because of me. At last, there’s a mod for stereo speakers. And it even sounds amazing!

  • ????? ?????????

    Hello I would like to ask if there is any other way for installing it without using Cwm

  • Chocolatetrain

    Okay go to your mixerpaths.xml and scroll down past half way and change headphones value from 15 to 20 and 83 to 90 and also install a kernel with faux audio control to boost it even better

  • Stanley08

    If you don’t want mods, buy an iPhone anyways!!!

  • hasablack
  • Z1 user

    for a guy who loved everything about his Z1 besides the speakers, this MOD is great!
    Installed it, it works. I have used BB Z30 so from little experience of stereo speakers i can tell this isnt exactly what stereo speaker sounds like but atleast the music is also coming out of front of speaker rather than bottom.

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  • Mac

    Nice, does it still work? No damage?

  • Mac

    Thanks, I found a away around. unzipped it in my laptop and moved it back 2 my phone.

  • xPhr34kz

    Worked on my Xperia Z

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