The new flagship smartphone Google Pixel XL is full of amazing functions and features, but still it has one downside, it doesn’t have stereo speakers. This is a major disadvantage for the multimedia users and music lovers as they look for high quality speakers in the device. Though there is no possibility of hardware modification to have stereo speakers in Pixel XL, there are some moderations through which this can be enabled. You just have to induce the True Stereo speaker functionality on your Pixel XL smartphone. So today, we will be discussing about how to enable true-stereo sound on Google Pixel XL.
How to Enable True-Stereo Sound on Pixel XL
For this, you need a rooted Pixel XL, Root enabled File Browser, and Android 7.1 Nougat. Then follow the steps given below:
- First of all download the file given below in the word link. Ensure that the file is downloaded perfectly otherwise it can harm your device in further steps.
- File: “modified mixer_path.XML”
- Open the rooted file browser on your Pixel XL. Then go to the folder “/system/etc” and find a file named “xml”. Rename it to “mixer_paths.bak”
- Then go to Downloads folder and copy the file you downloaded in first step. Paste this file to folder “/system/etc/”
- Long press on newly pasted file “XML” and select Permissions from the drop down list. Check the owner category to “Read” and “Write” while Group and Others category to “Read” only. Reboot your device after applying the changes.
- Now you’ll notice that your phone will output stereo sound from ear and mouth speaker, though they will not be balanced properly. For fixing that, you have to run 2 shell commands. This can be done through terminal emulator.
- Download “Terminal Emulator” and paste the below commands each adjacent to one another after returning from one
- echo 0x210f > /sys/kernel/debug/tfa98xx-34/regs/06-AUDIO_CTR
- echo 0x8093 > /sys/kernel/debug/tfa98xx-34/regs/04-I2SREG # right channel only
This will undoubtedly balance the stereo sound and it should be noted that you have to run these commands after every reboot to properly balance your true-stereo output from speakers. Hope you liked the article. Do share it with others too! Leave your doubts in the comments section.