[MOD} SM-915T Surround Sound

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sshafranko

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First of all let me say that i am very happy to be here and being the owner of a Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, and many other devices, i will not hesitate to say that the Edge is the best experience i have ever had on a cellphone to date. With that said the experience is about to get much better folks. While the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge have had a substantial upgrade to the camera, one thing that seems to always get lost in the mix on all Samsung flagship devices is the speakers and sound, which are very important to me at least. In my opinion they came the closest to getting it right with the Note 3 by placing the speaker on the bottom of the phone instead of the back, but for some reason returned to the rear facing speaker on the N4 and Edge. If you place your Edge on a table or a couch while listening to music, the sound becomes almost completely muffled. If you feel that you could use a bit more in the sound department from your Edge you will love this mod. I use my phone for basically everything it can be used for, truly replaced my lap top with my phone since my Note 2, and one of the first things i have always done is my sound mods to increase speaker volumes and install Viper for some improved audio goodness. This time around i decided to do a bit more and take it to the next level.

This mod will activate you front earpiece speaker in conjunction with the rear main speaker any time Speaker mode is used for example playing music, watching movies, shows, you tube and so on, creating an almost surround sound type of effect. There will be three zips to flash in this post and they are as follows:

1) Stock volume values approximately 84 with activated surround sound type effect.
2) Very Loud volume values approximately 90 with activated surround sound type effect.
3) Revert back to stock sound volume values and stock speaker functions and effect.


Please keep in mind that this mod is for the T Mobile Note Edge variant. This modifies the mixer_path.xml file in you system/etc folder. This .xml file varies device to device and even carrier to carrier. I have not tested this on International or any other carrier Note Edge, and i used the T Mobile .xml file as my base. Therefore i don't know if it will work on any other carrier although i will say that there is a better chance of it working on another U.S. carrier than there is on International. If you decide to try it please have your rom backed up in case of a boot loop, and before you flash the zip or extract and push the .xml file to your system, rename your original mixer_paths.xml to mixer_paths.xml.bak so that you have your original easily accessible. There is a slight chance that if you pm me your mixer file i can mod it for your variant, and maybe add it to the thread assuming it doesn't work for you and i have some spare time.

PREREQUISITES

A Rooted Galaxy Note Edge
Custom Recovery Installed. I tested on TWRP 2.8.1.1
A set of human or alien ears (animal may also work but have not been tested by me)

DISCLAIMER
I am not responsible in any way, shape, or form, directly or indirectly for anything good or bad that happens to your device do to your modifications using my surround sound zips. Please do not inject, ingest or insert these zips anywhere on or in your body, they are meant to be flashed in a custom recovery on your Note Edge Beast.

Developers and users, you have permission to use these mods in your Roms, start threads, or as you wish, I ask for credit only and if your starting a thread based on these mods, please link this thread somewhere in case issues arise that i may be able to assist with.[/SIZE]

INSTALLATION
STEP 1: Download the sound mod zip of your interest and also Download the Revert to stock zip. (Optional) If they end up on your internal storage, navigate to the zips using a root explorer such as Root Explorer or ES Explorer, etc. and copy the zips over to your ext. sd for safe keeping.

STEP 2: Boot to recovery by using modded shut down menu, Power Toggles type Widget, or simply turn your phone off. Once completely off hold Home, Volume up and Power buttons simultaneously which will then boot your recovery.

STEP 3: Navigate to the Sound Mod Zip of your choice and flash it. I don't believe it is necessary to wipe caches with this type of mod, but i would suggest it. Any time i am in recovery i take the opportunity to wipe caches and fix permissions, almost as a maintenance type of habit.
If you used CF root to root your phone you may be having some issues mounting the cache partition. There are 2 ways to fix this, both worked for me, the first of which may or may not work for you and is very simple to try and the second more involved.
1) Wipe Dalvik Cache ONLY. Now wipe Cache ONLY. Now wipe both Dalvik Cache and Cache. If this worked for you, you will now be able to wipe caches without mounting errors.
2) Begin from scratch and re-root your phone except this time DO NOT use Chainfire's CF Root. Odin TWRP recovery, make sure you have a zip of SuperSU 2.16 i believe it is on your sd. Once TWRP is odined, boot to recovery and inject (flash) SuperSU. When booted you will most likely be prompted to update SuperSU as i believe there was an update today, assuming you are injecting 2.16. These steps are only for those having troubles flashing do to CF Root braking TWRP. If this has been fixed, i apologize and please ignore, as i have not checked today.

Post your experience with this mod here, any issues, requests and so on, and i will try to get back to you as soon as time allows. Happy flashing and i hope you all like it. It took me 5 hrs to figure out the correct code for the device and play scenarios in mixer_paths to get this working correctly, and a bunch of testing to get it bug free but well worth it. Hope you guys share my enthusiasm with this mod.

Known Bugs: Sound plays from earpiece speaker while headphones are connected. FIXED
Please let me know if you find something i missed. Thank You.

CREDITS

DWITHERELL-You are the best. Thank you for zipping it all up, and listening to all my dumb comments and questions...
Chainfire
Deeznuts
Jdidtht
Bacardilimon

Contributors
SShafranko

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created
November 25, 2014

CONFIRMED WORKING ON...
T Mobile Edge
SPRINT Edge (Thanks to Z31K for testing on Sprint variant)

Downloads

Revert to stock Zip:
https://mega.co.nz/#!cEIySYTT!5LcDQkvgGKgukpgCM5FT9llIspp-UtU00qmqXM6zuYo

Stock Volume Surround Zip:
https://mega.co.nz/#!QU4m1QpB!JNkMXZLy72Xo082B5s1Gvn_7nJ8FKACCTmNm015VHqA

Medium Volume Surround Zip:
https://mega.co.nz/#!5JgzSbjJ!_EFM1P5Qun2OMbU5mrdRO1Kage67Nf8j63MzCjFS41A

Loud Volume Surround Zip:
https://mega.co.nz/#!1IRXCRBT!HOpnLvlkcCuIBDxy8c4yjrYeeGOpeNNH0ZXpXmH2u_0

Articles

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/front-earpiece-speaker-note-edge/

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sams...ost-surround-sound-thanks-to-this-mod_id63569

http://www.androidblog.it/104102/galaxy-note-edge-come-avere-il-surround/
 
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Surround Sound for Various Devices..
Thanks to all who tested. Even tho there are threads around for this mod for various devices, I am going to post all of the Modded files that i have done for various phones here, this way they are all in one place and it's easier for folks to find.

Note Edge 915G

http://www.mediafire.com/download/sdgvz122vobsi51/NE_915G_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/osmgf736wtk96c1/NE_915G_MediumSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/rhu5gavbtr5l5ge/NE_915G_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Thank you to "jagdesh" for supplying the needed file and testing...


Note 3 9005

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7857f3sds359q4l/N3_9005_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ge5poue5sksdnjy/N3_9005_MediumSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/yk3e1feg3hd32g2/N3_9005_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Thank you "lanchua" for supplying the file and testing.


Note 3 TMO

http://www.mediafire.com/download/s3qeo8xbnd3is0b/N3_TMO_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/okmelvx8h0i5em7/N3_TMO_MediumSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/tt1yhdm1tvc7apx/N3_TMO_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Big thanks to my 10 year old son Frankie Shafranko for supplying the needed file and testing. Hope your enjoying it buddy...


Note 3 Sprint CM11

http://www.mediafire.com/download/2q9i3ru004rot6r/N3_Sprint_CM11_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/u3wwws6an6h25fd/N3_SprintCM11_StockSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/mbk7m1b80sac7e0/N3_Sprint_CM11_Medium_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/w3an1z9ntdc7wwc/N3_Sprint_CM11_Loud_Surround.zip

Credits---Thank you to" Lifestar53" for supplying the needed file and testing.


[I]Note 4 TMO[/I]

http://www.mediafire.com/download/52bcd5v9qrsbo7b/N4_TMO_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/iqeasd8bvp2987x/N4_TMO_MediumSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/3cnr0bsdkxaxgd6/N4_TMO_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Thank you Jdidtht, Deeznuts, Bacardilimon, Faslane


Note 4 910F

http://www.mediafire.com/download/2bg8in4bzso39c5/N4_910F_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d4bzjwjmp8htcg5/N4_910F_MediumSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/2bib2dblcrbnc8d/N4_910F_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Thankyou "romvahav" for supplying the correct file and testing...


Note 4 910C

http://www.mediafire.com/download/2p0dgcppnjs5xkn/N4_910C_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/i574q1aqcvxeqoi/N4_910C_MediumSound_Surround.zip

Credits---Mod not working yet but thank you for testing and supplying the files "willowpc"


Note 4 910G

http://www.mediafire.com/download/hg8uaqey5bxcpjk/N4_910G_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/1z9c50m5k1emkqb/N910G_MediumSound_Surround.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ytkdsw0dyvaa2dz/N4_910G_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Thank you"jagdesh" for the correct file and testing...


HTC OPO

http://www.mediafire.com/download/506ezw2m48kw8ju/HTC_OPO_CM11_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/mcdjl1a5b2epdcn/HTC_OPO_CM11_Stocksound_Surround.zip


Credits---Tested on and created using CM11 LiquidSmooth mixer file supplied by "abhi08638". Big THANK YOU goes out to him for finishing what i started and getting it to work.


Nexus 5

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7l6zwjtz6ur8oc1/Nexus5_I9505_Surround_ReverttoStock.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/download/5qpqntd1jfijf1t/Nexus5_I9505_Surround_Loud.zip

Credits---Thank you for supplying the needed file from your rom XTraSmooth by "daniel84cs"...Ciao


S4_I9505---Rename file and install manually. This is not a flashable zip. IMPORTANT--Please rename or save the original file. Confirmed working.

http://www.mediafire.com/view/hsgsrq444fsccs4/surround_snd_soc_msm_2x_Fusion3.xml

Credits---Thank you "antonymilo" for supplying the file and testing.

Thank you DWITHERELL for making the awesome flashable zips��
 
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Yes sir... Tmobile said I can trade in the note4 and womy have to pay down. So zero down only taxes
Sweet. No brainer. I swear B you gonna love it. I dont brag about anything but this is def the best phone i ever had. And when dev picks up a bit the option for the side bar are gonna be endless. A guy made a sidebar that has back, recents,home, lock, menu just like a navbar but on the side at your thumbs reach..it in playstore. Not crazy about the icons he used need to be plain L icons but its deff an awesome idea.

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Can anyone confirm if this works on the Sprint Galaxy Note Edge?
Try it. Make sure your rom is backed up. Then copy your original mixerpath.xml to your ext sd and flash away. If you bootloop go to recovery and restore your back up. If it boots but breaks sound, restore the original mixer you put on sd and reboot. Simple. If you meed help let me know. Of it doesnt work post your mixer_paths.xml file here, ill mod it and post it in the op under Sprint☺

?Note Edge Powered by Android?
 

sshafranko

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hehehe, Welcome aboard newbie.

Yep, Note Edge def. a show piece, eye catching. :D
Eye catching for sure and complex, yet very user friendly the new screen is. I trully never thought i would use the side screen as much as i do. I think Sammy hit it out of the park with this one, jist needs to catch on a bit. I cant see myself going back to a run of the mill note after betting ised to the edge screen. I just hope that it meets expectations and they keep it going next year, otherwise 64 bit, 810 processor or not i see myself sticking with this one for a long time to come??

?Note Edge Powered by Android?
 

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Working on the sprint variant. I extracted the file using root explorer and replace the file, fixed permission and restarted. Awesome sound!!
Just tested against a stock edge and it drowns it... lol
 
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Working on the sprint variant. I extracted the file using root explorer and replace the file, fixed permission and restarted. Awesome sound!!
Just tested against a stock edge and it drowns it... lol
Great ill add to op that Sprint is a go but do me a favor before i do. Plug in a set of headphones, and make sure there is no sound coming out of the earpiece speaker...TY

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Eye catching for sure and complex, yet very user friendly the new screen is. I trully never thought i would use the side screen as much as i do. I think Sammy hit it out of the park with this one, jist needs to catch on a bit. I cant see myself going back to a run of the mill note after betting ised to the edge screen. I just hope that it meets expectations and they keep it going next year, otherwise 64 bit, 810 processor or not i see myself sticking with this one for a long time to come??

?Note Edge Powered by Android?
Totally agree, and Amen to that. I dont mind edge screens on both sides. ;)
 

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