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You can now turn any HTC One (M8) into the Harman Kardon edition

Zach Epstein
May 2nd, 2014 at 3:36 PM
HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Conversion

HTC’s new flagship HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone in the world for a number of reasons. The design is gorgeous, the build is impeccable and the software is refined and modern. The killer sound is an added benefit thanks to HTC’s front-facing “BoomSound” setup, but Sprint subscribers have access to an even better version of the M8 that includes Harman Kardon audio tuning. Thanks to some handwork over on the XDA Developers forum, however, any HTC One (M8) owner can now enjoy the added benefits of the Harman Kardon limited edition version.

XDA Developers forum member “baadnewz” on Thursday posted a tweaked version of the HTC One (M8)’s software that can be installed on M8 models from any carrier to add Harman Kardon tuning to BoomSound. There’s a catch, of course, and it’s exactly what you would expect it to be: You’ll need to root your phone to install the new software, which means voiding your warranty and running the risk of bricking your phone.

Those who are still interested in checking out the new software can do so by following the source link below.

UPDATE: It turns out this only brings the Harman Kardon menu over to other versions of the HTC One (M8) and doesn’t actually offer the same sound enhancements.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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