Surround Sound/True Stereo MOD for the LG G2
TO INSTALL THIS MOD ON LOLLIPOP: USE THE MANUAL INSTALLATION METHOD! THE APP IS ONLY FOR KITKAT.
This MOD requires ROOT
What is this?
This is an app that allows the phone to use the earpiece in combination with the loudspeaker to play sounds and music, thus resulting in a true stereo-like effect. The app has a set of modified mixer-paths.xml files which are used to enable the true stereo mod and gives you he option to choose between clockwise (cw) rotation and counter-clockwise (ccw) rotation of the device, depending on how you normally rotate your device.
Is it safe?
Yes, but make a backup before starting. I've been thoroughly testing it on my LG G2 running OptimusG3 1.4.1 and CloudyG3 2.1, Pardus HD Sensation Black and Stock. I tuned the sound to what I think the earpiece can handle without getting damaged. The earpiece is very clear and produces wonderful sound, but it's not that loud at all.
Other members of this fantastic community have tested the MOD on LiquidSmooth 4.0 (Lollipop) and on Stock LG firmware and reported that it works flawlessly! So yes, at this stage, it is safe to say that is
1. MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP - or make sure you know how to get your device back to a working state in case it gets stuck in a boot loop!
2. Install the Mixer App and grant it root permissions.
3. You will be greeted by the following interface:
Choose whether you want CW or CCW rotation. If you normally rotate your device to the left (so that the earpiece is on your left side), choose CCW. NOTE: For CloudyG3 Users you choose the opposite of this.
If you normally rotate your device to the right, so that the earpiece is on your right, choose CW. (CCW for CloudyG3 users!)
3. Press enable Stereo and reboot your device.
General piece of recommendation - Use this mod in conjunction with dorimanx kernel, as dorimanx kernel allows you to tune the loudspeaker volume easily using STweaks. You may need to turn down the volume quite a bit (-11 in STweaks makes the sound very balanced) to avoid the loudspeaker overruling the earpiece. But then you'll really notice power of this mod, cf. this picture:
Test the mod
To test if this works see: Left/Right Stereo Audio/Visual Test.: http://youtu.be/dvqbq_0jZ_U
I don't like this, what do I do?
Open the Mixer App again and tap the "Disable" Button. Reboot and you're good to go!
Version 1.8 Download here
LG G2 Stereo Mod, Device Specific App for the LG G2
vPro97, langeveld024, roboMr.Burns, dorimanx, 60nine
Current Stable Version: 1.8
Stable Release Date: 2015-01-01
Last Updated 2015-01-19