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Volume Boost

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Sound quality on the Blade V while listening to music on headphones seems quite good, but it suffers the same problem all phones do in that the max volume has been artificially limited in the firmware, due to European laws, designed to supposedly protect our hearing. This limitation leaves the music listening experience severely crippled.

 

Every other phone I've owned had ways to bypass this limitation, either a volume unlocker app or custom kernel, either of which unlock the phone to allow the maximum volume the hardware is capable of. A much more pleasant and satisfying listening experience.

 

Volume can be boosted slightly with the inbuilt eq, but this results in distortion.

 

The volume unlock app that has worked on other phones (including the Blade 1 and Huawei G300) is this:

 

http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=202127

 

Sadly not working on the Blade V.

 

Anyone know of a way forward on this? I tried searching on the Blade 3 forum to see if there was a solution there but couldn't find anything.

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Mine seems quite loud*.  The first time I tried to go above 3/4 volume it gave me a warning about going too loud but it let me do so and now lets me max the volume bar without the warning.

 

 

*I'm resonably old so be be content with quieter music than say a teenager or something. :D

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Just noticed the app I posted needs root, which I haven't done yet.

 

Could someone with root test it out?

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Try sound boost from play store seems to work for some.J.:D

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Try sound boost from play store seems to work for some.J. :D

Thanks for that. Just tried it and no difference :/

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Just discovered this trick which gives a good boost for headphone volume:

 

key in the dialler: *983*21# and click "Headset Mic"

 

It runs the Audioloop Test and considerably boosts headphone volume.

 

Together with viper4android the phone is now viable as a music player.

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Just discovered this trick which gives a good boost for headphone volume:

key in the dialler: *983*21# and click "Headset Mic"

It runs the Audioloop Test and considerably boosts headphone volume.

Together with viper4android the phone is now viable as a music player.

The only button it allows me to click is handset how did you manage head set as its greyed out and will not change blue once presses. Cheers J.

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You need headphones plugged in.

 

Also, don't exit the screen by pressing "ok" as this turns off the boost. Just press the home button on the handset .

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You need headphones plugged in.

Also, don't exit the screen by pressing "ok" as this turns off the boost. Just press the home button on the handset .

Sorted thank-you. J:D

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No doubt the different headphones/earphones will vary in regard to how much sound they produce with a given voltage. I have some Altec Lansing phones which are inserted into the ear and they're generally as loud (and in some instances louder) than I'm likely to need (but this assumes appropriate levelling of the files played).

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I'm glad its not just me then.  I've never even had the phone on full volume yet with my headphones - never mind needed more available. :)

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That's just from its feature list.  I've never tried it myself so you're probably better off asking over at XDA. :)

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If you already have the Xposed Framework installed, download the XBlast Tools module.

 

The setting is under Volume Button Tweaks > Safe Headset Media Volume.

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I upgraded to 2.2 from ZTE site and headphone volume dropped to below audible at maximum.

 

Using the Audio loop test as above brought it back to just about  audible but not on a train

 

Headset Volume Boost from the play store brought the headset volume back to usable, but it is a bit aggressive in its Adverts. Any suggestions for alternatives that work?

 

Thanks

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ZTE  have really crippled the audio output on this phone. Such a shame and totally pointless.

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I upgraded to 2.2 from ZTE site and headphone volume dropped to below audible at maximum.

 

Using the Audio loop test as above brought it back to just about  audible but not on a train

 

Headset Volume Boost from the play store brought the headset volume back to usable, but it is a bit aggressive in its Adverts. Any suggestions for alternatives that work?

 

Thanks

 

Can you give us a google play link to that Headset Volume Boost app? There are too many on google play...

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OK, I've started using viper4android, and it really helps with clarity, dynamics,etc. BUT now whenever the screen is off, the audio stutters and drops out. So I've been reading up about changing the CPU govenor, anyone recommend a suitable one for this phone + audio?

Thanks

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