JackRackham

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  1. JackRackham added a post in a topic Possible solution for low volume on ringtones   

    dude, is this your first day on the internet? :)

    watch this http://bit.ly/1atw8kQ and then click on the first result
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  2. JackRackham added a post in a topic Possible solution for low volume on ringtones   


    Hi Keith, the answer to your question is in the post before yours:



    So, first thing you have to root your phone, there are like a thousand tutorials on this forum about that...

    Then you need to install a file manager that can take advantage of the root permits... ES File Explorer is one, I personally use Total Commander (both free and available on Play Store)

    Then you have to use said file manager to EDIT the build.prop file (wich is just a plain txt file)... This file is located in the \system\ folder

    Once you have added your string, you save your file and then reboot your phone.

    If you feel that this still doesn't answer your question, probably you're not skilled enough to perform the operation... If so, you have two options: 1) study or 2) ask a skilled friend to physically perform the operation...

    Take care!
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  3. JackRackham added a post in a topic [ROM][ICS] Stock+ ROM [B960 - R6 | Updated: 06-03]   


    Well man, take your time, you surely deserve it! :)
    Thanks for the ride!
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  4. JackRackham added a post in a topic [ROM][ICS] Stock+ ROM [B960 - R6 | Updated: 06-03]   


    I'm using default launcher. It's pretty much unmodified... On R6, I with/without Gtalk & Link2Int addons... I tried with Holo Launcher (paid version)... I even tried a fresh install without installing anything... but it's still sluggish! I'm pretty sure I'm doing things correctly! :)

    I noticed also another thing... after a R6 fresh install there's no Link2Int and that's ok... If I flash the GTalk addon first, I get the Link2Int icon in the app drawer but if I try to launch it I get an alert that says that the software is not installed...

    BTW, I don't have any problems at all on R5, it's just perfect and I don't feel the need to upgrade at all costs! :)

    Thanks again for your time Cyda!
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  5. JackRackham added a post in a topic [ROM][ICS] Stock+ ROM [B960 - R6 | Updated: 06-03]   

    Hey Cyda, I experienced a similar problem with touch screen on R6 and and the UI seemed little sluggish overall... I flashed it a couple of times to be sure that it wasn't some kind of reverse placebo effect, but it didn't help... Switched back to R5, everything runs smooth and perfect again... just my 2 cents! :)
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  6. JackRackham added a post in a topic [ROM][ICS] Stock+ ROM [B960 - R6 | Updated: 06-03]   


    Thanks for the answer Cyda, I understand and support your decision!
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  7. JackRackham added a post in a topic [ROM][ICS] Stock+ ROM [B960 - R6 | Updated: 06-03]   

    Hey Cyda, it's me again... I see you're including Bravia Engine in Stock+ since the B3 release... Have you ever considered including Beats Audio mod in your ROM? I never had the chance to try it, but I read a lot of positive comments about it!
    Thanks a lot!
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  8. JackRackham added a post in a topic [ROM][ICS] Stock+ ROM [B960 - R6 | Updated: 06-03]   


    Yay, I'm in the credits! :D

    Thanks a lot Cyda, glad to be helpful!
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  9. JackRackham added a post in a topic Possible solution for low volume on ringtones   

    Stock Plus B960 has been "recalled" by Cyda because of some weird bugs in the repack (performance issues as well as software not working), maybe you should flash another rom until the fixed version comes out!




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  10. JackRackham added a topic in Huawei Ascend G300 - G300.MoDaCo.com   

    Possible solution for low volume on ringtones
    Ok guys, I think I got some working results to show off! :)

    Please give some feedback!

    SHORT VERSION

    Edit your build.prop file and look for this string:



    If you have it, change "true" to "false" (without quotes), save the changes and reboot your phone.

    If you don't have it, add



    save the changes and reboot your phone.

    LONG VERSION

    I'm on Huawei General Version B952, officially released from Huawei. No custom ROMs, no CWM repacks. But I think this will work on any ICS rom, official or custom.

    If different builds behave differently about ringtones volumes on the same device, the issue must be software related.

    So I downloaded CWM repacks of B936 (reported to have loud ringtones), B952 Vodafone and B960 Vodafone (also reported to have loud ringtones)

    I went looking into the build.prop files and compared them with my B952 General Version and I found out that my version has some missing strings. The one that caught my attention was:



    I added this string to my build.prop file and changed "true" to "false" (without quotes!), did a reboot and that's it, louder volumes!!!

    The difference is evident just by using your ears, but I did some recording tests (nothing too scientific, but still gave out evidence!)

    The test was made by recording the same ringtones / alarms / notifications sounds with both true and false options, with the phone speaker placed 5 cm from a microphone using Audacity. In every screenshot you will find both Waveform and Spectrogram views.

    The volume gain seems more evident when using a ringtone, but something also happens to alarms and notifications.

    Please, try this one and let me what you think about it!

    These are my results:

    RINGTONE



    NOTIFICATION



    ALARM



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  11. JackRackham added a post in a topic [firmware] stock b960 Vodafone_PT   

    Ok guys, I think I got some working results to show off! :)

    If different builds behave differently about ringtones volumes, the issue must be software related.

    So I downloaded CWM repacks of B936 (reported to have loud ringtones), B952 Vodafone and B960 Vodafone (also reported to have loud ringtones)

    I went looking into the build.prop files and compared them with my B952 General Version and I found out that my version has some missing strings. The one that caught my attention was:



    I added this string to my build.prop file and changed "true" to "false" (without quotes!), did a reboot and that's it, louder volumes!!!

    This time the difference is more evident just by using your ears, but I did some recording tests (nothing too scientific, but still gave evidence!)

    The test was made by recording the same ringtones / alarms / notifications sounds with both true and false options, with the phone speaker placed 5 cm from a microphone using Audacity. In every screenshot you will find both Waveform and Spectrogram views.

    The volume gain seems more evident when using a ringtone, but something also happens to alarms and notifications.

    Please, try this one and let me what you think about it!

    These are my results:

    RINGTONE



    NOTIFICATION



    ALARM



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  12. JackRackham added a post in a topic [firmware] stock b960 Vodafone_PT   

    Looking for something, I found something else...

    I usually hook up my phones to my car stereo line in to use it as a media player or with turn-by-turn navigation. With my G300 I have a problem: the output seems to have a very strong echo.
    I managed to solve the problem disabling the DTS feature in the Audio section.

    Looking in the B952 build.prop file I noticed these strings:

    ro.config.hw_dts=true
    ro.config.hw_dtsmode=true
    ro.config.hw_music_dts=false

    I played with different true/false combinations... with everything set to false I noticed a little increase in ringtones volume, but that might be placebo effect...

    Then I looked into the B960 build.prop file, and I noticed that those strings are not even there, so Vodafone and/or Huawei decided that are not useful!

    Result: commenting or deleting those 3 strings on B952 actually disable the DTS option in the Audio section, permanently solving the "echo" problem for me

    Anyone wants to experiment with that and confirm/deny the increase in volume? But warning, as I said, I might be wrong! :)

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  13. JackRackham added a post in a topic [firmware] stock b960 Vodafone_PT   


    Well, thanks a lot for the info, let's hope a clean stock update.app shows up somehow!
    I'm downloading the repack because I wanna checkout some stuff, maybe we can apply a patch to actual B952... I'll keep you guys informed on any progress!
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  14. JackRackham added a post in a topic [firmware] stock b960 Vodafone_PT   

    hi matrakio... before sending off the phone to warranty, were you on ICS? how would you describe the volume of ringtones and alarms on this B960?
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  15. JackRackham added a post in a topic Low volume back on ICS   

    I'm on stock B952 and I the volumes are still very low... any hint?
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