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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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

cool..

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

11. Busyboy unregistered

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

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 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..

3. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

6. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

How this idea came about was exactly due to that bug. This signals the next Sony flagship having this as an actual feature.

10. 8800-Arte

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

"This signals the next Sony flagship having this as an actual feature." *cough* Xperia Z2 *cough*

4. frizodanizzo

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

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

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1550; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

7. romeo1

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

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

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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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