Sony Xperia Z1 Trick: How To Boost Speaker & Headphone Volume

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Increase the internal and external volume of your Xperia Z1 with this easy volume boost mod (Image courtesy of

The Xperia Z1 is Sony?s feature-packed 2013 flagship. It packs a sharp 5-inch HD display, 20.7-megapixel camera, fast Snapdragon 800 processor, and massive 3,000 mAh battery. Though Sony has made it a point to furnish their flagships with amazing specs and stunning design, they are not immune to flaws. If you noticed that your Xperia Z1 emits sounds that are noticeable lower than it should, check it this mod posted by a crafty XDA member.

The problem

Low headphone and speaker volume seems to be one of the most common concerns that users encounter with their mobile device. In Sony Xperia model?s case, the problem appears to be caused by the speaker?s water resistance feature and small size. Since low volume is serious issue, we always want to help users in finding workaround that can address it. That?s why we?d like to share this thread posted by an XDA Senior Member named ?auras76?. The dev provided lots of volume boost mods for various Xperia Z1 variants. He even provided a way on how to bring back the stock volume if ever you need to revert it back to the normal configuration.

Steps on how to install Xperia Z1 volume boost mod

Before you continue, take note that your handset should be rooted first. Since this is a third-party modification, neither the developer nor The Bitbag is responsible for any damages to the device so you need to proceed with caution.

Instructions are given the said thread but if you want to follow an outlined procedure, you may follow these steps.

  • Download the right volume boost mod for Xperia Z1 model. Download links for those files are available here.
  • Copy the ZIP file to your device.
  • Boot your phone in recovery mode. The developer suggested using CWM Recovery.
  • Choose ?backup and restore? option in CWM and create a backup of your current ROM.
  • Next, go to ?install zip from sdcard? option, navigate to the volume boost zip file you downloaded earlier and confirm your selection. Move the slider to confirm installation.
  • After installing the mod, reboot your device.


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