Why is the boot sound so low?

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    It's not a big deal I just find it strange that I can barely hear it
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    I think it may have to do with the media volume on the phone but I haven't tested it.

    Or it could be that they learned after the R2D2 that loud boot sounds that you can't turn off are really annoying.
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    Because maybe they've learned that it's pointless and annoying? :biggrin:

    Kidding aside (well, kind of kidding, but not really...I've always hated boot sounds on phones), I'm pretty sure it's tied to one of the volumes on the phone like zomnomnombie said. I can't definitively say which volume it's connected to, but I know if my phone my phone on silent before shutting it down or restarting it, there's no boot sound. My guess is it's connected to the system volume or the ringer.
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    Have all all my volume sliders maxxed out, full volume, and the boot sound is low on mine too. :)
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    Then maybe they did decide to lower it because it's annoying. Ha, ha.

    It's definitely tied to one of the volumes in part though, because it is muted if the phone is on silent when rebooted.
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    Its low so it doesn't interrupt your meeting when it randomly reboots by itself.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Droid Forums
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    I don't think my Maxx has been in silent mode ... ever LOL :p
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    Yeah it was louder on GB.
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    Same here... Like I said it's not a big deal just figured if it's going to be on you might as well be able to hear it
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    Oddly enough, mine almost always is. :i-m_so_happy:
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    If I knew where in the phone the boot sound file was located, I would find it, transfer it to my PC, open the file in Wave Lab, increase the volume on it, then put it back in the phone to see if it worked, just for grins and ha ha's :biggrin:
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    But why? LOL :p
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    I'm surprised it's not a customisable option...these phones are so filled with customisable things that you figure something like that would be able to be turned off or turned up
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    Who knows what goes through their minds LOL :blink:
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    The world around me doesn't need to be notified when I have an incoming call, text, or email. That's privileged information that only I need to know. :icon_cool:
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    LOL Good answer! :p
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    Actually, MattyP is spot on. Motorola reduced the volume on the OGG file for the boot sound because apparently it was complained about enough that they felt it was necessary.

    If you are rooted, you can
    1. Download droidhd.ogg (an amplified OGG file of the boot animation sound)
    2. Then using a root enabled file manager, such as Root Explorer, go to the folder where the file was stored (/sdcard/download).

      Note: If you want to retain the quieter version, first rename this downloaded file to droidhd.og2.
    3. Then select the file and move or copy it to the root folder /system/media.
    4. Next, make sure you are in the mode which allows writing to the folder. In Root Explorer you press on the top right corner of the screen where it says "Mount R/O", and change to "Mount R/W".
    5. Now paste the droidhd.ogg (or .og2) to the folder.

      Note: If you are interested in preserving the original quieter version, find the file droidhd.ogg in that folder and rename it droidhd.og1, then rename droidhd.og2 to droidhd.ogg.
    6. Finally, change the file permissions for the droidhd.ogg file to rw-r--r--
    7. Reboot and enjoy.
    This information and the link for the file came from another forum, though I am not totally sure I can link to it so I copied, cleared up the instructions and posted here for your benefit.
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    This is the reason...thanks to tbolt...lol lots of complaints. Actually had a guy, in a big time meeting worth many thousands of dollars and his new phone did the original tbolt boot sound at its original release volume and the guy had to sweat bullets as everyone looked at him. He surely made a valid complaint. I would've been pissed...lol

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    FoxKat, once again you astound the masses. :hail:

    Although I kinda wanted to dig out the file and amplify it in Wave Lab and see if it would work, but that seems like alot less work LMAO :D
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    Wow...thanks a lot you are a credit to droiders everywhere!
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