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[MOD][GUIDE][4.4.4] Headphone and speaker volume boost for the Nexus 5

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18th November 2013, 08:51 PM   |  #1  
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Headphone and speaker volume boost for the Nexus 5


Hi Guys, with the help of audio god @ZeroInfinity I have created a mod that boosts the headphone and speaker volume on the Nexus 5.

This mod works with all Nexus 5 ROMs (Stock, PA, CM11, Omni etc.).

Enjoy

Benefits:

- Moves volume sweet spot to 50% vs. stock 80-90%
- Removes need for volume boosting apps that usually distort the audio
- Improved low end at optimal listening levels


Installation:

Simply download the desired file below and flash it in recovery.


4.4.4 Downloads:

Headphone and Speaker Volume Boost - Download

Headphone only Volume Boost - Download

Speaker only Volume Boost - Download

Reset to stock volumes - Download


Credits:

Many thanks to @ZeroInfinity


Disclaimer:

DO NOT USE additional volume boosting tweaks/applications with this mod.
Always check the volume level before playing music, I will not be held responsible for damaged speakers or hearing impairment!
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18th November 2013, 08:52 PM   |  #2  
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How to tweak the volume manually


Video tutorial: Thanks to @jenenser83 for providing the video.




This guide explains how to fine tune the speaker and headphone volume. The file that contains these values is "mixer_paths.xml" which is found in /system/etc/mixer_paths.xml. Note: You will need root in order to edit this file.

I recommend using ES File Explorer as it allows you to edit the file directly on your phone. Before you start modifying you need grant ES File Explorer root access. To do this press the icon in the top left corner then scroll down and select Root Explorer, then select Mount R/W, then select RW for both / and /system.

To change the Speaker volume:

Open ES File Explorer and navigate to /system/etc and find the file "mixer_paths.xml"



Tap on the file and select ES Note Editor



Press the menu button in the top right corner and select Edit



Find: <path name="speaker"> You will see this string just below it: "RX7 Digital Volume" value="88"
The value is the only part we are going to adjust.
For the mod above, I changed the value to "93". The default value is "88" and I would suggest not to go over "95".



To change the Headphone volume:

Find: <path name="headphones"> Look for these strings below it:
"HPHL Volume" value="15"
"HPHR Volume" value="15"
Again all we are changing is the values (ensure both are set at the same number).
For the mod above, I changed the values to "20". The default values are "15" and I would suggest not to go over "20".



When finished, press the arrow in the top left corner and save.



Lastly Reboot your phone.


More to follow....
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18th November 2013, 08:52 PM   |  #3  
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Hahaha, looks like I taught you well

Also... GET BACK ON HANGOUTS
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18th November 2013, 08:53 PM   |  #4  
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will try it out!
thanks!
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It's forcing me to download an app to download your mod. Can you host somewhere else?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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Are you uploaded yet? Mega is erroring out on me. What build.prop mods are in this thing?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theesotericone

Are you uploaded yet? Mega is erroring out on me. What build.prop mods are in this thing?

Oh no, increasing volume has never needed any extra build.prop lines
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thanks!

the first link wont download
18th November 2013, 08:57 PM   |  #9  
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Oh no, increasing volume has never needed any extra build.prop lines

The way you do it maybe. Hence why I'd like to DL it and take a look at what's in that zip. Looking forward to it for sure. The audio clarity on the N5 is great but the volume on headphones is pretty low.
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Originally Posted by theesotericone

The way you do it maybe. Hence why I'd like to DL it and take a look at what's in that zip. Looking forward to it for sure. The audio clarity on the N5 is great but the volume on headphones is pretty low.

Since OP is doing the same thing I taught him, he has only modded a snd_soc_msm file in system/etc/snd_soc_msm it's just a really simple yet effective modification

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