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Ingenious Sony Xperia Z1 mod allows you to turn the earpiece into a secondary speaker for a stereo effect

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Ingenious Sony Xperia Z1 mod allows you to turn the earpiece into a secondary speaker for a stereo effect

In terms of performance gains, the Xperia Z2 was an unimpressive update over the Xperia Z1. Sure, it's got a newer Snapdragon chip and a tad more RAM, but it's not like those left the Xperia Z1 in the dust. Indeed, one of the most serious sources of envy for Xperia Z1 users isn't the new silicon found in the new flagship, but rather things like the two front-facing stereo speakers on the Z2.

If you happen to own the Z1 and agree with the above statement, then there are some good news for you -- an ingenious new mod, courtesy of xda-developers member dontbelieve allows your rooted Z1 to blast music from both the loudspeaker on the bottom and the earpiece through which you make calls on the top. As you can imagine, this kind of gives you a stereo sound effect, though not completely.

Before you rush and get this, make sure you go through the entire thread and ensure that you have a backup of the files you're about to change. After all, you will be messing around with your device, and it's always a good idea to have a safety net to fall on in case something goes wrong.



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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 02:16 2

1. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


cool..

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 18:43 1

9. techperson211 (Posts: 699; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


" Xperia Z2 was an unimpressive update. Sure, it's got a newer Snapdragon chip and a tad more RAM" Really PA?

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 14:45

11. Busyboy (Posts: 388; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Z2 was a big upgrade IMO

Slimmer body
Larger battery
Larger display
IPS Display
Front facing speakers
Improved notification led
No more shadder resistant screen protector
Improved waterproof flaps
Higher clocked processor and more RAM
Improved camera
Slimmer bezel

C'mon PA, the Z2 was an impressive upgrade

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 02:27 3

2. dil2abu (Posts: 201; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I am using this mod since a week now.. This really works.. There is a clear difference.. But I worry that, this may damage my earpiece..

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 02:39

3. Astoni (Posts: 560; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


My z1 f*cked up awhile back and played music only from the earpiece untill i restarted it xD

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:58

6. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


How this idea came about was exactly due to that bug.

This signals the next Sony flagship having this as an actual feature.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 06:03

10. 8800-Arte (banned) (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


"This signals the next Sony flagship having this as an actual feature."

*cough* Xperia Z2 *cough*

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 02:43 2

4. frizodanizzo (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


I would definitely be worried about the earpiece speaker blowing, normally they're not made to handle that kind of volume increase.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 04:43 1

5. mixedfish (Posts: 160; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


"In terms of performance gains, the Xperia Z2 was an unimpressive update over the Xperia Z1"

A statement like that makes it seem the battery life increase was a small thing, but in reality it was a huge and needed update.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 13:35 1

7. romeo1 (Posts: 271; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Also "a tad more RAM". 3gb ram is 50% more compared to the 2gb

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 18:41 2

8. techperson211 (Posts: 699; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


We'll you know Pa they only praise ifruit and samsung. Everything about Sony is just so so .. Not surprised about their comment.

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