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ZeroInfinity

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ZeroInfinity presents... IntenseBLAST - Speaker Volume Enhancer!
...Emphasising the BOOM in BOOMSOUND...


What is this?

A mod which significantly boosts ONLY the speaker volume.

How do I activate this?

The volume mod will activate as soon as you enable Beats Audio ;) Beats Audio will act as a switch for the volume booster so your speakers will be louder whilst keeping the Beats Audio effect/processing ;)
This will NOT work for AOSP roms because Beats Audio isn't available on there. Only compatible with Sense and GPE ROMs because we need Beats Audio to activate this. And no, Beats Audio can't be ported on AOSP ROMs.

How did you do it?

First of all, I already had an idea of how to increase the speaker volume. The amp (TFA9887) uses it's own configs in the /system/etc/TFA folder but the problem is, we can't edit most of the files with just using a text editor. We couldn't increase volume using the normal method (edit snd_soc_msm files) because HTC removed all of the speaker lines in the files. Secondly, the only text-editable file I could find was the .eq files. I knew Beats Audio could be enabled via the switch in Settings so I thought it would be a good idea to change some values in the .eq files to increase volume. The main function of equalizers is to increase the decibels of specific frequencies right? That's how I found out that those files could be the ones I've been looking for. My first attempt at increasing the volume was to change the values from 1 to 2. Big mistake. Even though it looks like a small increase, my speakers almost blew up. The audio was LOUD, it was so loud that it caused so much distortion. It was definitely too much for my liking. So I changed the values to 1.0000000001, 1.0000000.1, 1.0000001, 1.0001 etc. and let my tester (@Cj719) test the volume. He told me that there was a slight change in volume so I tested it myself and thought that it wasn't enough. I then changed the values to 1.1. That was the ideal number for the speaker boost. When me and Cj719 tried it, it was just perfect. It was such a drastic change in volume but not as much that it would create distortions or blow up speakers.​


Compatibility:

This will only work on HTC Devices with HTC BoomSound stereo speakers. This will NOT work on any other HTC Device without the BoomSound Stereo speakers.

If you are using another device instead of M7_U/M7_UL (HTC One International), please mount system manually from recovery before installing or else it will NOT install for you.

Credits:

@Cj719 - Without him, I would of blown off my speakers now! Thanks a lot for testing!
@Jonas2295 for encouraging me to boost the speaker volume
Everyone at Team Renovate for supporting me and testing for me
Everyone who participated in the discussion of speaker volume boosting in my Project ERA soundmod thread

TO ROM DEVs/MOD DEVs:

Feel free to include this in your ROM/MOD, but it is mandatory that you credit me for my work.
Please, don't steal my work.
 
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Thijssie909

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Oh yeah!! Awesome Zero! Definitely boosted up my One!

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RazvanX

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thanks but there are different models of HTC One?is a BoomSound edition and an Beats Audio or what..?i have an HTC One bought from here and i'm really confused...because i know that every HTC One is BoomSound...
 

ZeroInfinity

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This will work on the Sprint HTC One?

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Read compatibility section of the OP
You'll need to mount system manually before installing because afaik, Sprint HTC One has different mmcblk for system :)
thanks but there are different models of HTC One?is a BoomSound edition and an Beats Audio or what..?i have an HTC One bought from here and i'm really confused...because i know that every HTC One is BoomSound...

Every HTC One has BoomSound and Beats Audio ;)
 
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What does it mean when it says "Mount system manually from recovery"? Sorry just have never had to do that before

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You need a custom recovery installed, in TWRP, press on the "Mount" option when you go in the recovery and tick the "Mount system" option.

If you are on CWM, go to the mount options and select the "Mount system" option so after you press it, the text will say "unmount system" leave it at that then install the mod.
 

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Wow zero great damn work!!! I've been waiting on something like this since I got my sprint HTC one.

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thanks bro .a true difference the sound is louder and more cleaner:fingers-crossed::fingers-crossed::fingers-crossed:
 

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I want this :D anyone tried using this together with PureXAudio mod?(cause they recommend turning beats audio and other soundmods off) :)

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ZeroInfinity

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I want this :D anyone tried using this together with PureXAudio mod?(cause they recommend turning beats audio and other soundmods off) :)

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This is compatible with all soundmods.

If you are on my soundmod, it is your choice to turn on beats audio. I only say to turn it off because it will sound a lot cleaner.

What I would do is turn on Beats Audio when you are using speakers and turn off Beats Audio when you are using headphones. Alternatively, you could just keep Beats Audio on, it doesn't really matter. I'm just saying that audio with no effects at all will be cleaner when you listen to headphones. It doesn't really matter for speakers.
 

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You need a custom recovery installed, in TWRP, press on the "Mount" option when you go in the recovery and tick the "Mount system" option.

If you are on CWM, go to the mount options and select the "Mount system" option so after you press it, the text will say "unmount system" leave it at that then install the mod.

In TWRP, there's 4 options: System, data, cashe and USB (something)... data and cashe are already ticked, do I un-tick them and tick system or leave them ticked and then tick system?

I'm on a GPE 4.4.2 ROM and flashed it and there was no difference, so I tried the mount system (un-ticked data and cashe) method and heard no difference in volume so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong?
 

ZeroInfinity

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In TWRP, there's 4 options: System, data, cashe and USB (something)... data and cashe are already ticked, do I un-tick them and tick system or leave them ticked and then tick system?

I'm on a GPE 4.4.2 ROM and flashed it and there was no difference, so I tried the mount system (un-ticked data and cashe) method and heard no difference in volume so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong?
Just tick system lol. Leave the others alone :p

Have you enabled Beats Audio yet? It will only work when Beats Audio is enabled...

Oh wow... I've made a mistake on something -_-

Stay right there, I'm gonna reupload!

EDIT: FIXED http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319198794 EVERYONE, FLASH THE REUPLOADED VERSION! I've made a mistake on the 1st one (._.)
 
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Thanks Zero now BoomSound is awesome like it should have been from the start ?

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    ZeroInfinity presents... IntenseBLAST - Speaker Volume Enhancer!
    ...Emphasising the BOOM in BOOMSOUND...


    What is this?

    A mod which significantly boosts ONLY the speaker volume.

    How do I activate this?

    The volume mod will activate as soon as you enable Beats Audio ;) Beats Audio will act as a switch for the volume booster so your speakers will be louder whilst keeping the Beats Audio effect/processing ;)
    This will NOT work for AOSP roms because Beats Audio isn't available on there. Only compatible with Sense and GPE ROMs because we need Beats Audio to activate this. And no, Beats Audio can't be ported on AOSP ROMs.

    How did you do it?

    First of all, I already had an idea of how to increase the speaker volume. The amp (TFA9887) uses it's own configs in the /system/etc/TFA folder but the problem is, we can't edit most of the files with just using a text editor. We couldn't increase volume using the normal method (edit snd_soc_msm files) because HTC removed all of the speaker lines in the files. Secondly, the only text-editable file I could find was the .eq files. I knew Beats Audio could be enabled via the switch in Settings so I thought it would be a good idea to change some values in the .eq files to increase volume. The main function of equalizers is to increase the decibels of specific frequencies right? That's how I found out that those files could be the ones I've been looking for. My first attempt at increasing the volume was to change the values from 1 to 2. Big mistake. Even though it looks like a small increase, my speakers almost blew up. The audio was LOUD, it was so loud that it caused so much distortion. It was definitely too much for my liking. So I changed the values to 1.0000000001, 1.0000000.1, 1.0000001, 1.0001 etc. and let my tester (@Cj719) test the volume. He told me that there was a slight change in volume so I tested it myself and thought that it wasn't enough. I then changed the values to 1.1. That was the ideal number for the speaker boost. When me and Cj719 tried it, it was just perfect. It was such a drastic change in volume but not as much that it would create distortions or blow up speakers.​


    Compatibility:

    This will only work on HTC Devices with HTC BoomSound stereo speakers. This will NOT work on any other HTC Device without the BoomSound Stereo speakers.

    If you are using another device instead of M7_U/M7_UL (HTC One International), please mount system manually from recovery before installing or else it will NOT install for you.

    Credits:

    @Cj719 - Without him, I would of blown off my speakers now! Thanks a lot for testing!
    @Jonas2295 for encouraging me to boost the speaker volume
    Everyone at Team Renovate for supporting me and testing for me
    Everyone who participated in the discussion of speaker volume boosting in my Project ERA soundmod thread

    TO ROM DEVs/MOD DEVs:

    Feel free to include this in your ROM/MOD, but it is mandatory that you credit me for my work.
    Please, don't steal my work.
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    Has sense 6 got boom sound..??, I haven't looked into this yet lol... But aren't the boomsound speakers now slightly different, in size and manufacturing, just wondering if the software has been... Modified also... Dunno as I ain't got sense 6 installed or a HTC m8, just don't wanna loose this mod if installing a sense 6 rom

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    That's a bit of a problem...

    Sense 6 has beats audio stuff stripped out of the TFA files, that means the mod won't work.

    HTC has made BoomSound a bit confusing. Before Sense 6.0 and HTC One M8, BoomSound was the hardware amplifier in the dual front speakers. Now when Sense 6 and HTC One M8 was introduced, BoomSound is now an effect based on DTS/SRS Audio.

    In the OP, I should mention that you need a HTC Device with BoomSound amplifier (The hardware amplifier I was talking about above) because the only HTC phones which will load TFA files would be the ones with the TFA amplifiers in it.

    It might/might not work, currently untested. On IntertCoin SixthSense however, I think they have a volume speaker boost mod ready for Sense 6, maybe you can check that out ;)

    P.S I will update this when the official Sense 6.0 comes out for HTC One since I'm not quite sure if HTC will get rid of all the Beats Audio files for the HTC One ;) If they do, I'll have to edit my mod on two other different files as brezzz pointed out a few posts above.
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    But I wanted to listen it at low volume as expected at lower steps. :(

    A generic volume booster will boost the overall audio. xLOUD boosts the overall audio even at low volume.

    I have said before that I cannot change volume step by step. That's impossible.

    Out of all the ways I can volume boost, you can never tune the volume step by step. It can either be boosted in all steps or not boosted at all.

    Have you ever stopped to think about turning off beats audio?

    Sony users would switch off xLOUD if the volume was too loud for them.

    If you aren't bothered to turn off beats audio when you want to listen to low volumes, that's your problem.

    You know, I did mod beats audio volume for a reason - so you can turn it off and on, like xLOUD.

    Sent from mah haytch tee see Juan via Crap-eh-talk
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    can I use this mod + project ERA?

    -_- if I had a pound for every time people asked me this question, I'd be a millionaire.

    Search the thread before asking repeated questions like this.

    Like 10% of XDA members actually use the search function before asking questions...

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    In TWRP, there's 4 options: System, data, cashe and USB (something)... data and cashe are already ticked, do I un-tick them and tick system or leave them ticked and then tick system?

    I'm on a GPE 4.4.2 ROM and flashed it and there was no difference, so I tried the mount system (un-ticked data and cashe) method and heard no difference in volume so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong?
    Just tick system lol. Leave the others alone :p

    Have you enabled Beats Audio yet? It will only work when Beats Audio is enabled...

    Oh wow... I've made a mistake on something -_-

    Stay right there, I'm gonna reupload!

    EDIT: FIXED http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319198794 EVERYONE, FLASH THE REUPLOADED VERSION! I've made a mistake on the 1st one (._.)