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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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

so it is not hardware thing ?

2. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

One word : Viper4android Nothing to beat that.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I was only a matter of time... The Android root community works lightning fast!

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

6. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 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!

9. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

7. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

That's what she said.

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You sounds like a discontented s5 owner...

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