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I find the media volume to not be very loud on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and would like to somehow "boost" it beyond what stock Android allows. My phone is rooted and is running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Is there a way that I can "boost" my phone's volume / make it louder that works on Android 4.0?

In particular, I am wanting to do this for media playback than notification sounds, but information on either is beneficial.

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Unlocked and rooted, or pure stock? I remember for my Nexus One such a mod required kernel tweaks. – Chahk Dec 22 '11 at 15:01
@Chahk Unlocked and rooted – Bryan Denny Dec 22 '11 at 16:05
See also:… – Al E. Dec 22 '11 at 18:58
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I use a program called Volume+ Free. Works pretty well. The free one is capped though at +4 db. If you want to go higher you have to get the paid version.

The full version can be found for free on the developer's website.

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The first dialog of the app explicitly says "This application will ONLY work if your phone is running Android 2.3." Does it still work on 4.0? I'm not noticing any difference in volume after trying it myself... or if it is changing it, it is very, very minimal – Bryan Denny Dec 22 '11 at 20:17
Okay, I have no idea what happened but it now works when it previously didn't. – Bryan Denny Dec 23 '11 at 16:41
Boosts a bit on my new nexus as i am hard of hearing . Better then before on +4 . Ill hsve to buy full version to get +8 on volume+ no mod required tho bass ajustment or virtual room will make the volume drop – user10921 Dec 23 '11 at 23:47
Seems to be working for me on my Galaxy Nexus (could be a placebo effect though, haven't done a lot of testing). – Dracs Dec 24 '11 at 7:48
I just tried out this app on my rooted HTC Sensation. Works great, thanks for the answer. – halr9000 Dec 28 '11 at 3:30

I was searching for a way to increase the volume on my phone, before I realized the quietness was because my ear buds needed cleaning. I used an old toothbrush and rubbing alcohol to clean mine. Made everything much louder.

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Hey there I would like to suggest you that you should use a custom Kernel like Franco.

Edited:- this is the link for the franco kernel.

and this will help because it have volume gain option that will help in boosting the voice in both the phone and the headset

hope this helped

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What does that do? How does it solve the problem (if it even still exists, as this question was inactive for already 1.5 years)? Please, instead of simply dropping a name, provide some context. Thank you! – Izzy Jul 9 '13 at 6:39
I have edit the answer ,I am newbie so ....., thanx for the help – Tirath Jul 9 '13 at 6:44
Thanks for the update -- yes, now it looks really helpful! And yes, I saw you're new to this site, that's why I placed the "hints to improvement" :) Glad they proved helpful. So a late welcome along! – Izzy Jul 9 '13 at 7:36

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