Hack gives any HTC One M8 Sprint’s Harman/Kardon enhancements

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Sprint announced its special Harman/Kardon edition HTC One M8 earlier this week, and while we were anticipating news of this Harman/Kardon connection after a leak a few weeks back, the news wasn’t entirely what we had expected. Rather than activating the Harman/Kardon software enhancements via an update to Sprint’s existing M8, the carrier instead introduced a whole separate model, bundled with H/K earbuds. Well what if you already bought the One M8? Are you out of luck? Far from it, and the enterprising minds over on the XDA-Developers forums have come up with a method to add these Harman/Kardon software tweaks to the One M8 you already own.

This doesn’t just work on the Sprint M8, but reportedly all available variants – Verizon, AT&T, whatever. The process is quite straightforward, with an enabler package you just have to flash from recovery – the only real prerequisite is that your phone’s flash must be in s-off mode, but the already available Firewater tool should get you all set for that.

In addition to activating the hidden H/K settings, this process also updates the firmware on your M8’s Advanced Digital Signal Processor, meaning the improvements should be a little more substantial than just some EQ fiddling. If you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about, hit up that source link and start reading through the directions.

one-m8-hkSource: XDA-Developers forum
Via: BGR

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