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iPhone Earphones Remote Modified to Work with Certain Android Devices

If you enjoyed using Apple’s headset for the iPhone that came with volume and music controls on the inline remote, but you now have an Android phone; you might want to continue reading this article. A person with the handle Buddhra posted up a DIY method with instructions that can convert your iPhone earphones to work with certain Android devices such as the unlocked Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Galaxy Nexus and the original HTC EVO. These are the only devices which he tested his method with and it came out successful.

For the Galaxy Note, it requires a bit of tweaking and it apparently doesn’t work at all with devices like the Xperia Play, HTC Incredible 2, Samsung Droid Charge and the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. He also adds playfully that it also won’t work on Apple devices once you’re done with it. With a few small resistors, a razor blade, tweezers, a clamp of some sort to hold the circuit board, an optional magnifying glass and a soldering iron, its accessories and the ability to solder safely, you will be able to convert your beloved ear-buds into an Android accessory. For full step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing it, click here and if you want to see the earphones in action after they were modified, just watch the video embedded above for your convenience.

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