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Clari-Fi from HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition hacked to work on a standard HTC One (M8)

Clari-Fi from HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition hacked to work on a standard HTC One (M8)
If you've been following the news closely, then you probably know that a Harman Kardon edition of the HTC One (M8) is launching on Sprint this coming Friday. The pimped out model comes with a unique, two-tone paint job, a pair of Harman Kardon AE-S headphones in the box, and Harman's Clari-Fi sound-enhancing feature. Never heard of the latter? Well, it is a clever piece of software that aims to restore the original fidelity of compressed digital music, and for now, it is only going to be available on Sprint's exclusive HTC One (M8) model.

With a little hacking, however, anyone owning a standard HTC One (M8) can add some Clari-Fi goodness to it, and XDA Developers member baadnews is the one to thank for that. Just recently, he put together a how-to guide in which he describes the process in detail and even outlines solutions to errors that you may encounter along the way.  

But before you start tinkering with your HTC One (M8), you should be aware of a few things. First and foremost, you need root access for this hack to work. You should also be comfortable with flashing a few zip files using a custom recovery. And if you own the Google Play edition of the handset, don't even bother trying the hack as it will work only with HTC's Sense UI. 

If none of that bothers you, however, then feel free to follow the source link below. Drop us a line down in the comments if you get the hack to work. 

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posted on 05 May 2014, 09:10 2

1. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


so it is not hardware thing ?

posted on 05 May 2014, 09:25

2. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


One word : Viper4android
Nothing to beat that.

posted on 05 May 2014, 09:33

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I found the z2 put out some superior sound with the embedded headphones.

posted on 05 May 2014, 10:29

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4010; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I was only a matter of time...

The Android root community works lightning fast!

posted on 05 May 2014, 10:49 2

5. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


This phone looks ugly then Htc OneM7, it has more curves than the M7, and it's looooong and to big for a 5inch

posted on 05 May 2014, 11:08 1

6. janis (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


so why are u here?
i am using this phone since launch day, couple times had samsung galaxy s5 and z2 in my hands. s5 is to much plastic and bling bling UI is ugly, Z2 feels like brick.
when i was buying htc m8 i was worried about size, but i will never go back to some crappy speakers like samsung, so this size is worth it!

posted on 06 May 2014, 03:08

9. ToxiD (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Exactly, I also own M8 and I like the feeling in my hands. The M8 can be operated with one hand due to curved back and its width as it is pretty narrow. I agree the size is worth as the HTC speakers are amazing. The S5 speaker is loud but the sound quality is awful compared to M8.

posted on 05 May 2014, 11:24 1

7. AJagtiani (Posts: 460; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


That's what she said.

posted on 05 May 2014, 11:30 2

8. amats69 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


You sounds like a discontented s5 owner...

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