Enable Hi-Performance DAC to optimize sound on Snapdragon chip

Today, almost everything in the world of technology is available on the internet smart mobile device. Especially for the sound emitted from smartphones such as mp3 music, videos, TV apps, radio, we often listen a lot but sometimes the quality is not good. However, you need to be comfortable about a better audio experience and so a member of the XDA forum came up with a mod that allows setting up the Hi-Performance DAC on any device that uses the chip. Snapdragon belong to Qualcomm and thus maximize the sound quality.

Each device with a Qualcomm chip has a Wcd9xx audio DAC available according to the developer. DAC This is reconfigurable to an extent, allowing a person with the right knowledge to enable and disable some options or modify some configuration values. Mod by androidexpert35 uses the same properties of Qualcomm’s inbuilt DAC chip and allows the default Hi-Performance mode to be disabled and thus enhances the sound quality to some extent.

In actual usage, some users have reported witnessing a difference in sound quality after using the mod which in their opinion is clearer and more defined than before. The developer also claims the noticeable changes since this mod will change the way your device handles audio.

Enable High Performance DAC mode on Qualcomm devices


Before proceeding, you must be aware that there will be a few annoyances with Root devices because of their own risk. Even if you do everything right and correctly, there is always a possibility that things may not go according to plan. Xiandroid assume no responsibility in that case, as you have been warned. Be at your own risk.


  • An Android device using Snapdragon processor by Qualcomm.
  • Magisk v11.0+. If you don’t know what Magisk is and how you can install it, check out our guide here.
  • TWRP. However, so does any custom recovery.


  1. To install the mod, first download Performance_DAC_Enabler_v1.1_By_androidexpert35.zip | Mirror
  2. Download and put the zip file on your device.
  3. Reboot your phone into recovery mode. Different devices have different button combinations for accessing recovery mode, however, on some devices, this can be done right from the software. Move in Settings -> About phone and press the bulding number a few times to activate Developer options. Once activated, go to Developer options and enable Advanced Start if. The next time you click restart on the power menu, you’ll have several options. One of all restart recovery .
  4. While in TWRP recovery, tap Backup and make a full Nandroid backup of your device. This is an optional step, but we recommend doing it. There is no guarantee the mod will install successfully on your device. Otherwise, you will need this backup.
  5. Once the backup is complete, go back to the main TWRP menu and select Setting.
  6. Navigate to the downloaded zip file and select it.
  7. Swipe right to install.
  8. When the installation is complete, select Reboot System .

If all goes well, your device should boot up fine. Go ahead and play some music through headphones and see if you feel a difference. Visit the source code link for more information.


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