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The typical audio only jack has 3 rings, usually call Tip, Ring, Sleeve (TRS). These typically map to Left, Right, and Ground. Phone manufactures wanted to make this jack work with existing headphone so they used a connector with 4 rings, called Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve (TRRS). These map to Left, Right, and Ground just like the 3 ring, but the final connector ...


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They both may have 3.5mm jacks, but if you look at it you can see the the insulating plastic bands around the metal jack. The problem is that Apple wire these sections of the jack up to different inputs than other manufacturers, so that different sections of the jack carry different signals than normal. I have heard that as long as you're happy with getting ...


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An Apple accessory only working in Apple hardware - sounds about right to me ;-). You can get converters take a look here but it's probably cheaper to just get some 'standard' ones.


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The term "Bluetooth headset" is very broad. Different headsets support different Bluetooth profiles. The most common profile is HSP (used mainly for phone calls), which seems to be independent of the headphones jack you are referring to. So pairing your Android device with a cheap headset that supports HSP only (e.g. Plantronics 242) won't affect audio ...


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Yes, a "regular" set of headphones will work just fine, in much the same way that a single-channel earphone works in a stereo headphone jack. The other bits are for the microphone and the controls, but since your headphones won't have those it won't matter. I have had occasion to use 1st generation iPod earbuds as well as some generic earbuds in my Galaxy ...


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How long have you had your phone? One common cause of intermittent headphone connections like this can just be that after carrying your phone around in your pocket for months, it has picked up "pocket fluff" in the headphone socket. At first this just squashes down out of the way when your headphones are plugged in, but after a while so much builds up that ...


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This is a hardware problem, but there is an app called toggleheadset2 that has a widget that allows you to override the hardware switch, toggling headset output off/on.


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Sounds like a hardware issue to me. You should return the phone to wherever you bought it.


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The “Micro-USB” headphone used by LG GS155 is not really an USB device — it just uses the USB connector for the same analog audio signals as in usual 3.5 or 2.5 mm round connectors. Look at the MicroUSB to 3.5 or 2.5 jack headset pinout. In order to work with such headsets, the phone needs to have the appropriate hardware to detect the type of connected ...


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I own an OG Droid and a Droid Bionic and both phones eventually had similar audio jack problems. On one phone I found the issue to be a wad of dust crammed in the jack which I had to fish out with a [enter your choice of small pointy tool]. It could be a result of the internal contact points being pushed back from repeated tension. This would weaken the ...


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Sounds just like a simple bug in DoubleTwist's app, and you should probably send them an email reporting it. Programmers have access to system "events" (for lack of a better word) and we use these events in conjunction with the state of our app to trigger certain behaviors. Like, if I created an app similar to DoubleTwist, I'd handle the system event of ...


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From the Samsung tech support, they say that: when the AUX cable is plugged in, Blue-tooth audio is dead. However, from the ICS Options during a call: During a call, you can also use buttons near the bottom of the screen to: Switch to the dialer, for example to enter a code. Controls the audio output as follows: If a Bluetooth ...


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You can see the details of this at the Android developer documentation, but an app can definitely tell if a wired device plugged into the audio jack has a microphone or not. I will tell you that this information is not always accurate or consistent across devices though, as I have experienced with my own app Hearing Saver. Sometimes different phones send ...


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Your phone should be fine. Android wont route phone calls through headphones though, iPhone can be set to do so and uses the phones microphone. An option I use to attach standard headphone to my Galaxy S is a simple BlueTooth headphone adapter(£10 from Amazon), that way I get to use MY headphones and make calls via them, plus you can keep you phone in your ...


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I just tried with my Archos 70 and alarm clock plus v2 and it didn't seem to work at first but when I played with the headphone-jack and pulled it out about half a millimeter and it worked. This would seem to be a problem with the jack, but it works just fine when playing videos or music. I think the issue might be that the alarm clock apps are sending the ...


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I wrote an app named SoundAbout that fixes this. Find it here.


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This (the mic not working) is apparently a widely known bug with the Thunderbolt. Sorry, this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but it appears to be an issue with that particular phone and TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) headsets. Out of curiosity, do you see a "headset" (little boom below the 'phones) icon on the phone when you plug it in, or ...


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I have been neck deep in exactly this for a long time, the problem is Apple innovates special stuff that's not compatible with other brands, they have deals with many accessory manufactures to make stuff that has many functions like Mic and buttons that do great things like change tracks and skip etc. What I find is Android is totally lacking, and it's a ...


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This is a Droid running CM 6.1.2. There doesn't seem to be any appreciable difference between the headset and headphones other than the wired vs. wireless indicator.


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It is a headset (as opposed to merely headphone) port, tested using TRRS (tip ring ring sleeve) Klipsch Image S4i headset. Also, because of the peculiarities of the way HTC soldered the fm radio on the 3D, it apparently (I didn't test this, don't have any TRS headsets/don't care about FM) only works correctly with a TRRS cable. You'll note on android, when ...


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HTC Desire HD Android 2.3.5 I had exactly the same problem, would plug in standard headphones/ earphones/ aux cable to speakers... all of these would register on the phone as earphones with a mic built in for some reason. it would cut music tracks short and play the next one or start ringing a call. strangely, as i was searching for this thread, the ...


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I had the Same issue on my Evo 3d, I downloaded an app called headset blocker that disabled the phones headset remote abilities. This solved the problem immediately.


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Try an app named SoundAbout. It can let you configure this to work.


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I developed an app that fixes this exact problem. It was called "Wired Headset Routing Fix", but now has more functionality and is named SoundAbout.


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Stock Samsung headphones have 3 buttons, volume +/- and pause. They also have a mic. They are only $5 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-EHS64AVFWE-Premium-Stereo-Headset/dp/B007C5S3AU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362357220&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+headphones Admittly, they aren't the best sounding and I don't like the remote being so close ...


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Sure you can, there's a product that uses the audio port as an extra button, check this: http://gizmodo.com/add-a-button-to-any-android-phone-with-this-genius-head-1221431712 Maybe this is more like a comment than an answer, but actually i can't add comments untill i reach 50 points. By the way, as microphone it's an analog input for the android, you can ...


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Take it to the shop you bought it and get them to work out what's going wrong. This isn't the sort of problem you can easily fix over the internet: you need an expert there to see what's up with the jack. In addition, if it's a common problem, the people at the shop will already have heard about it from other customers. Maybe the jack is just too tight and ...


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I will answer your question in the meaning "How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?". This might not be supported by the system itself, but the Playstore holds a number of solutions available. Depending on your headset and Android device, one of them might work better than the other: JAYS Headset Control ...


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SOUNDABOUT from Google Play Store SEEMS TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE - SEE USER COMMENT BELOW Samsung Galaxy S3 Developer has worked continuously to make this app work better. It solved my major issue of allowing my SGSIII to play music through the headset jack to my vehicle and answer phone calls on my OEM bluetooth. Before this app to get ...


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I have this same issue with my HTC desire. My hypothesis is that my headphones or jack have a slight short and is activating the voice commands via the input channel. I am trying to see if there is a way to turn off voice commands on the headphone jack itself or all together without turning off the input channel so I can still use a headphone with a mic for ...



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