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[MOD] Galaxy S4 Sound Boost

Discussion in 'Galaxy S4 Development' started by wicked, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. wicked
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    For those who think the volume on the Galaxy S4 is too low, well there's a mod for that. :p


    Originally posted by XDA member Sparatan117:



    Original XDA thread here - [mod] volume boosting sound s4 - xda-developers


    Flashed the moderate boost one and my phone is now so much louder. Not sure if I'll keep it like this or flash the stock volume .zip. I guess I can always just lower the volume on the phone itself.
    :p
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    I would be careful when I got my Samsung galaxy nexus the volume was too low and I got a volume booster which damaged the output circuit so I lost all sound. Returned it.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
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    Hmmm.....going to give the moderate a shot. Sound is not so great plugging into AUX in my truck, will see if this helps. Thanks.
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    Yeah, the moderate one is plenty loud.
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    i downloaded and installed the highest volume one and am being careful not to max out the volume like i had to before. This "tweak" is fantastic! Thanks to the developers for this one!
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    @wicked comes thru AGAIN !! Give the people what they want !!! WICKED WICKED ....lol
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    I'll give this one a shot. Now if Mr. Wicked would just come out with a brightness mod! hint.. hint...
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    Anyone have a step by step guide to doing this? Not really sure how to flash stuff. Do you just open the folders on your phone and switch files out? Just have a hard time figuring this stuff out at times. Looked thur that thread and couldnt find the answers i needed...
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    You have to be rooted.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sa...t/243165-how-root-your-verizon-galaxy-s4.html

    And install a customer recovery on your phone

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sa...354-video-how-install-recovery-galaxy-s4.html

    From there you boot into that custom recovery with that zip file downloaded to your phone and flash it from there.

    This will void any warranty on your device and you could really mess it up if you don't know what you are doing. I would make sure and read, read, and read before attempting. Be sure the means justify the ends so to speak.
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    thanks for the info. I rooted my phone not to long after i got it. Hopefully tomorrow when i get some time i can go over the links you added. The volume is about the only thing i dislike about this phone so far. thanks for the help!
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    ok.....I did this before, had my phone trashed, got another, am rooted, and now trying to put this mod on my phone.....I put it on the sd card on my phone....I reboot into custom recovery , I try to flash it, but it's not there....so I click on "install zip from ext-sd card....error mounting ext-sd card" now what?
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    Hmm, might want to try and re-add it to the sd card.
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    Are you using Team Win Recover or CM Clockworkmod recovery?

    Download the Sound mod zip from the op

    Save the sound mod zip to your external sdcard

    You can use Goo.im to install Team Win Recovery

    Just download from the playstore

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.s0up.goomanager

    After install open Goo.im

    press menu button

    click Install OpenRecoverScript

    follow the prompts to install recovery

    wait for it to finish then

    boot to recovery

    Flash sound mod zip you saved to your external sd card

    and reboot, system
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013
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    Is there a means of boosting the volume without root.
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    I wonder if Verizon made it more quiet, because when I was with T-Mobile, I remember thinking it was one of the loudest speakers I'd ever owned - but not so with the Verizon one that I had.
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    I'm sure Verizon lowered it.."Can you hear me now? "...

    N2 Tap'd
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    hello :) so is there a way to go back to the original state after installing the rom? sorry for the noob question i'm new to flashing too!
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    Yep there is a download for the stock sound on the main post. Just flash that like you did the one to boost it.

    Sent from my S4
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    thank you very much!! downaloded the highest volume mod and installed bass booster pro and put it to 100% .. sounds like a beast..i can finally listen to some house music and dubstep properly! and thanks to the latest firmware update no more crackling noise !! wooot
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