Originally Posted by Sushiglobster
I'd try that, but I have some good news!
So, I switch over to a 4.3.1 ROM, VanirAOSP and thought I'd give it a shot because I really want this setup to work.
Well, as I type this I'm listening to the E18 in all of its full glory. DAC and all and there is no noise or anything out of the ordinary. It sounds badass!
I am getting some interference from my phone though. It stabilizes once activity on my phone calms down though. I'll have to see, but so far so good with this ROM build.
EDIT: I can still hear a very low volume high pitched sound. It's still constant. Can't notice it too much when music is playing.
EDIT 2: Yea, the interference is quite annoying.
Some insights just for you to keep playing with it:
- Usually the key for it to work is on the kernels more than in the ROMs.
- 4.2.x is REALLY picky with DACs. That's probably why you got it working on 4.3.x better than 4.2.x. Again, the key is the kernel, but those depend as well on the Android version.
- U.S. variants are REALLY picky as well. If possible, play with kernels and ROMs derived from international versions that you know are compatible with your specific variant.
- That pitched sound is going to be related with your phone specificly (a driver issue probably), you might want to try ROMs as based as possible in pure Android to see if they do any effect.
Hope this helps man, the last option for you would be to sell the phone while it keeps a "high" value and try to upgrade/move horizontally to another Android phone that you are certain is fully compatible. Even used is a good option. I switch my phone every 6-12 months, and you can do it for less than $100 a year which is more or less the same than upgrading every 2 years if you do the maths.
Edited by Ashade - 11/13/13 at 7:10am