Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gains "almost surround sound" thanks to this mod

Both of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Notes - the Note 4 and Note Edge (pictured above) - come with speakers that are situated on the rear side, which may make music and other media content sound muffled in some situations. Thankfully, someone at the XDA Developers forums has found a way to bring better sound to the Note Edge.

Thanks to a mod that activates the Note Edge’s earpiece at the same time with the rear speaker, the handset can reportedly deliver “almost surround sound.” The mod has been tested on the T-Mobile and Sprint variants of the Galaxy Note Edge, and it’s not clear if it works on other models (though it certainly might).

The developer of the mod provides four flashable ZIP packages: three for different volume levels (default, medium, and high), and one that lets you revert to the Edge’s original settings - just in case you don’t like the new sound. Everything you need to know about installing the mod can be found at XDA at the source link below. We’ll just mention that your Galaxy Note Edge needs to be rooted in order for it to work. Also, if you’re not really experienced at hacking and moding phones, perhaps you should just not try this on your Note Edge at all.

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm sure this isn't very good for the earpiece in the long term...

4. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

no problem as long it doesn't make the speaker burst with over capacity output which i doubt is the case.

2. TruthSpeaker unregistered

I'd used different Samsung phones for years, & really liked them. Although after changing to a Z2, I'd unlikely go back to a phone without front facing speakers.

3. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Works on the note 4 as well phone arena

5. avgjoe

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 31, 2010

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THIS PHONE. Im not trolling or anything. Love Android, so i figure..lets get the Edge, right. Amazing product, but do forum searches on the antenna or the weak signal this phone has. Had it for 48 hours, couldnt do it-i need to make calls & use the internet 100% of the time when I need to. It was the most beautiful piece of s#%t phone i ever owned. Just an FYI...

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