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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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.


I would like to suggest that you should use a custom kernel like Franco. Here is an XDA link for the Franco kernel. This will help because it has a volume gain option that will help in boosting the voice in both the phone and the headset.


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