OnePlus has pulled almost all stops with its latest flagship, but there are a few areas where the phone is not perfect. For example, the single-bottom firing speaker leaves a lot to be desired, but thanks to the great developer community for the OnePlus 6, you can already give your phone true stereo speakers with a software mod.
Portal team for the first time reported by the XDA Developer acervensky has developed a Magisk module specifically for the OnePlus 6. It steers the sound of each app both on the normal loudspeaker and over the earphones and separates the left and right channel to genuine stereo sound. The handset speaker is usually for phone calls, but acervensky has raised its maximum volume to a safe but audible level. You'll need Magisk and you'll need to run the stock ROM on your OnePlus 6, but it's also a simple process.
: Get Root & Magisk
This stereo sound mod is a Magisk module, which means you need to install it with Magisk. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 is one of the easiest to install phones, and you can even install root by simply installing Magisk.
I have described this process in detail with separate instructions. First, unlock your boot loader by activating a setting and sending a single fastboot command. Then install TWRP Recovery which only takes a few minutes. From there, just flash the Magisk ZIP to root your phone and you'll be ready to go!
Step 2: Download the Magisk Module
The module that gives you stereo sound is not hosted on the official Magisk repo, so you need to download it. Simply tap on the following link on your OnePlus 6 and the file should automatically download.
Open your Magisk Manager app and then swipe in from the left edge of the screen to the side Open navigation menu. Select "Modules" and then press the yellow + button at the bottom of the screen.
The internal file browser of your phone will open. Go back to the side navigation menu and select "Downloads". Then select the file OP6-Stereo_Magisk.zip . Magisk now installs the module. After a few seconds, press "Restart" when prompted.
When you get up again, Your phone will now have stereo sound. The mod is applied system-wide, ie it works in any app on your phone. You can still control the volume with the same buttons and the same screen surface, so only the stereo output has changed.
The speakers are not perfectly balanced – in fact the ear speaker is noticeably quieter than the main speaker. The developer of the module has the earpiece speaker as loud as it is safe to do, but it gives a decent sound, and the stereo effect is definitely noticeable. How does this Sound Mod work on your OnePlus 6? Let us know in the comments below.