How To Enable Surround Sound Effect on Nexus 5 Speakers

Your smartphone is one of the most important things that you always carry with you and use every day of your life. Everyone does the same. It is a small device packed with everything that you might want. You can take pictures, call your friends, send text messages, play games and listen to music.

While processors and camera are getting better and better, we cannot say the same thing for speakers. Speakers have always been the same. Companies have always tried to improve them by making them louder but it is impossible to put a good speaker on such a small device.

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This is exactly the same case with the Nexus 5. It is one of the best devices you can buy for the price. It has a fast processor and all the features that you would expect from a Nexus device. The problem is that the speaker isn’t good enough. For some  the volume is too low and for some it is low quality.

nexus 5 speakers surround sound

If you feel the same way for the Nexus 5 speaker, there are a few things that you can do. First of all, you can increase and boost speaker volume. But another option which will make the Nexus 5 look like it has high-end speakers is to enable surround sound using a mod.

Well, it is not exactly surround sound. The mod enables both speakers of the Nexus 5 and allows them to run at the same time. When you play a song, the music will come from the speaker on the bottom of the phone and also from the ear piece which is on top of the screen.

This will create almost a surround sound type of effect making the Nexus 5 look like it has high quality speakers. If you like this mod, follow the guide below to learn how to install it.

Enabling surround sound on Nexus 5


  • Rooted Nexus 5: link
  • Custom Recovery: link
  • Surround Sound mod: link
  • Revert to stock file: link


  1. Boot your phone to Recovery mode. To do so, turn off your phone and press the Power and Volume Up buttons at the same time.
  2. Inside Recovery, wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  3. Flash the Surround Sound mod file.
  4. Reboot your phone.

If root access is broken, you have to flash the latest SuperSU through Recovery. Download the latest version of SuperSu here.

Also Read: How to Odex Nexus 5 for Faster Performance and Better Battery Life

Revert back

  1. If you don’t want the mod anymore, download revert to stock file on the link above.
  2. Boot your phone into Recovery.
  3. Wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  4. Flash the revert mod file.
  5. Reboot your phone.


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