These days, smartphone OEMs are getting a lot of things right. Displays are becoming crispier and brighter, processors are faster than ever, RAM counts are getting higher, and batteries are lasting longer even if they don’t get much larger. However, one component that consistently gets placed on the back-burner is the external speaker.
If you’ve got a OnePlus smartphone running OxygenOS and want to relive the glory days of the HTC One M7 (well, in a bootleg way), a new mod from XDA Senior Member ram4ufriends and (originally from) Junior Member magura320 allows you to enable the front-facing earpiece on your device so you can use it in conjunction with the primary external speaker for a stereo audio setup.
While this method still doesn’t work as well as a proper out-of-the-box solution wtih a speaker designed to blast tunes throughout its lifespan, it’s a fairly simple mod to add to your OnePlus handset and you might enjoy the result. Audio certainly won’t be too crisp or too loud, but it’s easy to check out and decide. Ram4ufriends says that they’ve tested the mod on OxygenOS 4.5.5 on both the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5. The mod should work on other versions of OxygenOS as well, and users on the XDA Forums that have already tried out the mod have reported positive results.
Download the Stereo Speaker Mod for OOS on the XDA Forums