How to enable stereo audio on any Android phone

One of the best things to come to Android devices in the last few years is stereo audio. Unfortunately, not every device has this feature. You might think stereo audio is something you can only get with specific hardware. In fact, there are software tools you can use to enable “virtual surround sound” on any Android device. We can any device sound like it has a fancy 5.1 surround sound setup.


How It Works

We will be taking advantage of some software called “AM3D.” This is a suite of audio processing software that is currently used in a lot of high-end devices, but not many phones. All it took was one phone to get AM3D and it could be ported to other devices. XDA Recognized Developer ahrion ported AM3D from a Sharp AQUOS phone to work on any Android device. All you need is root and Magisk.


1. Install the Magisk Module

Getting this up and running really couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is install the Magisk module.

  1. Open the Magisk Manager app
  2. Search for AM3D Zirene
  3. Tap the download icon
  4. Select Install
  5. Once complete, select Reboot

2. Adjust the Sound Settings

Once your phone has rebooted you will have a new “AM3D Zirene Sound” app. The app is chock full of tweaks and adjustments you can make to the audio.

  1. Open the AM3D Zirene Sound app
  2. Tap the ON button in the top right
  3. Adjust the bass and treble to your liking
  4. Tap the phone icon to adjust the audio for different devices
  5. Toggle the Equalizer on for even more controls

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.