A couple of days ago the OnePlus One received an update. Unfortunately for those One owners it was not either the highly awaited stable version of Cyanogen’s Lollipop, CM12 or what seems to be the more highly awaited OnePlus homegrown, OxygenOS. It was, in fact, just an incremental Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) update. However, in fairness, it was not ‘just’ another update, but instead was rather a decent update in terms of its content. There was a whole host of bug and performance fixes (both major and minor) and there was also the introduction of two new features. The first was the inclusion of SwiftKey as a default keyboard option and the second was the introduction of MaxxAudio as the default media player (although the media player still operates as ‘AudiFX’ so really just the introduction of the MaxxAudio technology).
There was some debate about whether or not the SwiftKey inclusion was a worthy inclusion, as a number of One owners seemed slightly against the idea of being pushed a commercial keyboard offering like SwiftKey. That said, the MaxxAudio feature does seem to be one everyone has agreed is a good feature and adds value to their beloved Ones. However, what do you do if you do not have a One or an invite to buy, but would like to test out MaxxAudio on your device? Well, luckily for you, there is always a way. And thanks to the clever folks over at XDA (solarz), anyone can now try and install MaxxAudio on their android devices.
Now before you head over to the link (link below) you do need to be made aware that this has only been tested on devices running CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) and CyanogenMod 11 (CM11). If you are running either of these Cyanogen ROMs on any device, then you should be fine. For all non-CM devices, this has not been tested for your device, so it might work or it might not work. Either way, you do have to be rooted to be able to install MaxxAudio. The reason you need to be rooted is that you need root access available to you, so that you can delve into the root folder (using a file manager) and replace the libraries needed for the app to run. Other than that click here to head over to the XDA listing, where you can find both the downloads (CM11 and CM12) and further instructions.