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Lumia 800 7.8 update warning- brings volume restriction!

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By flowerpoweruk, Junior Member on 17th December 2012, 10:19 PM
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I've upgraded my Lumia 800 to 7.8 (Euro) and its brought with it the most ridiculous volume restriction.

So, if you enjoy hearing your music avoid this at all costs.

If anyone knows how to disable the retarded volume restriction please share it.

** note **

*** you can still go up to level 30 for the volume but this does not mean you get the same volume as you did pre-7.8 update ***
17th December 2012, 10:43 PM |#2  
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Can you be more...specific...what's up with what limitation...?
17th December 2012, 11:25 PM |#3  
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Can you be more...specific...what's up with what limitation...?

The update brings in a limit on how loud the volume of music can get
18th December 2012, 12:10 AM |#4  
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Some of the new firmwares have a package in /OEM called NOKIA_RM801_VolumeLimit, it's just a few registry keys. If you are building a ROM for yourself I suggest you remove it.
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\OEM\VolumeLimit]
   "EnableVolumeLimit"=dword:1
   "VolumeLimit"=dword:0D
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Qualcomm\AudioToneUtility]
   "DTMFVolume"=dword:FFFFF830  ;-2000
18th December 2012, 12:46 AM |#5  
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myn just gives me a warning about hearing damage i can still go up to 30
18th December 2012, 01:59 AM |#6  
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myn just gives me a warning about hearing damage i can still go up to 30

Same here, I can still go to 30 on my 7.8
18th December 2012, 09:19 AM |#7  
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Same for me and I had it only once. I just pressed the VOL UP button and it was OK.
18th December 2012, 09:47 AM |#8  
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So it's not just me. I noticed thins too -- I can barely hear anything in podcasts anymore.

I wonder if this is an EU volume limit regulation thing. I went from a non-country specific ROM to the Swiss rom. (Yeah I know Switzerland's not in the EU but...well I dunno.)

The non country specific 7.8 ROM isn't out yet, but maybe the Indian ROM doesn't have this limit.

voluptuary: Before i wipe my phone again, are you aware of any 7.8 rom without this restriction? I can't do a custom rom as i have a phone with the locked bootloader.

Edit: btw, you still see 30 / 30 volume on screen, it's just that everything is much quieter.
18th December 2012, 10:07 AM |#9  
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Mine can go upto 30 (max) but returns back to 13 after reboot. Weird.
18th December 2012, 10:52 AM |#10  
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Same here, I can still go to 30 on my 7.8

mine does that too but the volume is not at the same as pre- 7.8 update.
18th December 2012, 06:49 PM |#11  
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I am not sure, an easy way to find out would be to install OSBuider then just open the rom you are looking at and check to see if it has that package. I would guess some of the non-euro ones would be the best place to look.

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So it's not just me. I noticed thins too -- I can barely hear anything in podcasts anymore.

I wonder if this is an EU volume limit regulation thing. I went from a non-country specific ROM to the Swiss rom. (Yeah I know Switzerland's not in the EU but...well I dunno.)

The non country specific 7.8 ROM isn't out yet, but maybe the Indian ROM doesn't have this limit.

voluptuary: Before i wipe my phone again, are you aware of any 7.8 rom without this restriction? I can't do a custom rom as i have a phone with the locked bootloader.

Edit: btw, you still see 30 / 30 volume on screen, it's just that everything is much quieter.

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