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I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media player. As much as I appreciate that Android is looking out for my hearing, I don't want it to do this. Any way to prevent the phone from lowering the volume of its own accord?

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Maybe have a look in the settings of your media player. And more details would be helpful like: which media player? which phone? – joweiser Dec 11 '11 at 23:09
Updated with more detail. – joelmdev Mar 1 '12 at 19:38
There is a setting "Limited Headphone Volume" or something it should prevent too loud sound. You can toggle it in Settings->Sounds, i'm using CM10 but i'm not sure if it works on other ROMs(ie Touchwiz) – silent_cookie Sep 13 '12 at 15:21
@wayback no such luck on default ROM. – joelmdev Sep 13 '12 at 15:43

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There's no hardware issue. It has a software issue. Problem can be solved in this way

  1. Install an anti-virus software on mobile. I recommend AVG.
  2. Scan device and delete threats apps.
  3. Problem solved
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And how did you reach to this conclusion? Consider mentioning the source which lead you to this answer. – Firelord Apr 30 at 2:41

There's an Xposed module to fix that:

It does the trick for me on the Galaxy Nexus I have plugged into my sound system.

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This is not correct. Even with the mod installed the volume is still reduced. You're just not prompted when you try to raise it. – Jazzepi Mar 9 at 1:17

I'd say this is solvable with an automation tool like Tasker, Llama & Co. Rawly described profile:

Condition: Headphones plugged
Action: Set audio level to X

Where "audio level" in many cases (at least with Tasker) can be defined more specific (e.g. different levels for notification, alert, incoming call...) -- and "X" being the specific level you'd like it to have.

This done, everytime you plug your headphones in, you'll have the same media volume you've defined.

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