S5 Mic Boost Magisk Module - Stereo Recordings
If your device is rooted with Magisk, thanks to a post by @dcarvil
in the old 16.x thread here
for inspiration, I created a module for myself for a S5 G900M klte to boost the mic via the mixer_paths.xml because my WhatsApp's sound messages were too low.
I did not create a module installer for it yet but you can download the attached Module_mixer_paths_mic_Boost_curiousrom.zip
, unpack it and copy the mixer_paths
folder to /data/adb/modules & reboot.
After that in the Magisk app > Modules: enable mic_boost_118
as seen in the screenshot & reboot.
I boosted the value for both mics near the USB port and the one on the top of the S5 next to the IR blaster from 95 to 118. If you change it to a higher value expect some distortions in some apps:
<!-- Recording Scenario -->
<path name="main-mic" />
<ctl name="DEC2 Volume" value="118" />
<path name="sub-mic" />
<ctl name="DEC4 Volume" value="118" />
I use a vacuum cleaner once in a while to clean
the USB port, the mic hole next to it & also the top mic hole next to the IR blaster which is used when you have stereo recording
enabled in some third-party recording apps like Easy Voice Recorder
for example. (screenshots)
You can modify the mixer_paths/system/vendor/etc/mixer_paths.xml file in that module folder if you want to change the values of other stuff & reboot to apply.
If not rooted using adb root or File Manager in TWRP you can pull the /system/vendor/etc/mixer_paths.xml file, modify it & push it back to the device but that will not survive an update & you will have to redo it afterwards. :-/
could apply this mic boost mod to the official LineageOS 18.1 for the S5 klte family as it is a common issue reported by several users?
Note: thanks @ludwig83 for your post above linking to my post in the abandoned unofficial S5 18.1 thread. Might as well re-post it here, add a note for non-rooted devices and pinging haggertk about it.