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[Q] How do I increase Bluetooth volume?

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By noisygecko, Junior Member on 9th May 2014, 04:31 AM
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The overall volume on the Nexus 5 (and every Android phone I have had) is very low. I even just rooted my phone to adjust the volumes in "mixer_paths.xml" only to realize that I can only adjust headphone and speaker volumes there.

Is there a way to increase all media volume, or at least Bluetooth volume?

With almost everything I play on my Nexus 5, I have to set the volume at about 90% to get the volume right. That leaves no range if I need to increase it when something was recorded at a low volume. I would like to make it so that a normal volume setting is more in the 50% range.
 
 
9th May 2014, 04:35 AM |#2  
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Install Viper4Android sound mod from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/cz...d_FX_v2330.zip

It increases the sounds system wide! If the normal apk install doesn't increase the system sounds, then push the apk in /system/priv-app/, fix permissions and reboot. It will surely work now
9th May 2014, 04:41 AM |#3  
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Install Viper4Android sound mod from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/cz...d_FX_v2330.zip

It increases the sounds system wide! If the normal apk install doesn't increase the system sounds, then push the apk in /system/priv-app/, fix permissions and reboot. It will surely work now

I found Viper4Android mentioned in other postings, but I am not fond of installing random packages off the Internet. Is there some way of verifying what that does before I install it?
9th May 2014, 05:11 AM |#4  
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I found Viper4Android mentioned in other postings, but I am not fond of installing random packages off the Internet. Is there some way of verifying what that does before I install it?

I can assure you that v4a isn't some random mod floating around the internet. I've been using it since ages and it works perfectly.

If you want to know more about the same, you can follow this official v4a thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2191223

If you aren't satisfied with the official thread, then you can even follow the V4A discussion thread in the Nexus 5 apps forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...droid-t2543796

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9th May 2014, 05:31 AM |#5  
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I'll be that guy.

Questions go in the Q+A forum, not general. Normally I'd answer your question at this point, but there's no need. Next time use Q+A. That's what it's there for.
9th May 2014, 10:57 AM |#6  
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Another V4A user here.

I wouldn't flash anything I don't trust either, but you have nothing to worry about with Viper.
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That leaves no range if I need to increase it when something was recorded at a low volume.

You can also normalize those media files to the same volume as your other files. Easy to do if you're converting them yourself already.
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You can also normalize those media files to the same volume as your other files. Easy to do if you're converting them yourself already.

I listen to things on BeyondPod and I haven't seen that they have any function for normalizing the audio. It would be nice since the podcasts seem to vary in volume. Actually, I guess that BeyondPod is the worst for having low volume. Pandora seems to vary in volume, but I don't usually have to set the volume to 100% to hear things.
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Thumbs up Viper4android works
Sorry about posting to general. I don't know why I didn't notice there was a q&a section. I will know better next time.

I downloaded the source for viper4android from github and built it myself. Not that I went over every line of code before installing, but at least I know I made the apk.

https://github.com/vipersaudio/viper4android_xhifi

And it seems to work! At least for headphones so far, but I will try bluetooth. It is much, much more complicated than I was wanting, but I guess if it changes the gain, then that is great.
9th May 2014, 09:52 PM |#10  
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It's great for wired headphones. I don't see it being able to do much with Bluetooth volume though. Unlike every other volume, bt isn't kernel managed. It's managed in the bt stack. Unless viper does something special that I'm not aware of

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It looks like the Viper volume gain adjustment does work with Bluetooth media as well on my Nexus 5, so things are working for me.

QUOTE=noisygecko;52538374]Sorry about posting to general. I don't know why I didn't notice there was a q&a section. I will know better next time.

I downloaded the source for viper4android from github and built it myself. Not that I went over every line of code before installing, but at least I know I made the apk.

https://github.com/vipersaudio/viper4android_xhifi

And it seems to work! At least for headphones so far, but I will try bluetooth. It is much, much more complicated than I was wanting, but I guess if it changes the gain, then that is great.[/QUOTE]

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