Dual stereo speakers have been a thing since HTC first brought it. Motorola first popularized it among the budget smartphones with the Moto G2. Since then Motorola’s dominance in the budget segment was replaced by Xiaomi’s and they weren’t big on dual speakers. Then Apple finally jumped on-board and dual stereo speakers became a thing again at least among the flagships. That has been the case for around 2 years and more now. And yet, every OnePlus flagship has continued to come out with a single bottom-facing speaker. OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6 and now the OnePlus 6T. They even removed the headphone jack and yet couldn’t find the space for another speaker. Fortunately, the strong developer community support for these devices has ensured that you can enable dual stereo speakers manually.
OnePlus 6T Stereo Speakers Mod
The trick is to use the earpiece as a secondary speaker. The earpiece, of course, is not nearly as loud or as great sounding like an actual speaker. It wasn’t meant to be used as a speaker after all. If you were to manually increase its sound output beyond the point that the hardware can handle with ease, you may even end up damaging your earpiece. This is a concern many people express when considering such mods. As we said, unless you manually interfere, your earpiece is pretty safe. The developers of these mods ensure that. acervenky, the developer of the mod that enables stereo speakers on the OnePlus 6T, explicitly mentions that as well. This developer is also responsible for the stereo speaker mod for the OnePlus 6.
Like all the other stereo mods for the previous OnePlus devices such as the OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 5/5T, acervenky‘s mod for the OnePlus 6T is also a Magisk Mod. This means your OnePlus 6T will have to be rooted via Magisk. We’ve already published a guide on how to root the OnePlus 6T via Magisk. The original stereo speaker mod was created for the OnePlus 3T by magura320. It was then ported to work with the OnePlus 5 by another XDA dev ram4ufriends. It was once again modified to work with the OnePlus 5T by XDA senior member andrizmitnick. acervenky credits these devs for his mods for the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T.
Note – The default volume levels that this mod sets for the earpiece are safe and should not harm it. Still, neither us nor the developer can guarantee that. This is a risky step and you’re the one responsible if you do decide to take it.
- Rooted OnePlus 6T
- Oxygen OS
How to Enable Stereo Speakers on OnePlus 6
- Open Magisk Manager and head over to the modules section using the side menu drawer.
- Here, tap on the floating + button at the bottom.
- Navigate to the downloaded zip file and select it to install it.
- Reboot the device for the changes to take effect.