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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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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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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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I visited this some time ago and explored some values within the file. As it can be hard to determine sound quality comparisons, I also compared the visual appearances of waveforms. Here's a screenshot of the page: Link Note that I only listen to audio from my Nexus7 though headphones or external speakers.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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've been having this problem for a long time and the only way to turn on/off headset/speaker was to reboot my Sony Ericson Xperia (waterproof edition). After a long period of testing and messing with settings, cleaning, etc, I realised it should be a sensor/software problem. The fix was by manually overiding the sensor initially using SoundAbout, it alowed ...


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Software wise: HeadsetBlocker & Wizdroid both attempt to block headphone buttons. However both are very outdated. Can install and try. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.idunnolol.headsetblocker&hl=en https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yifandroid.wizdroids&hl=en Hardware wise: You can try a 4 pole to 3 pole adapter ...


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


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I had the same issue on my Evo 3d. I downloaded an app called Headset Blocker and it disabled the phone's headset remote abilities. This solved the problem immediately.


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Install Soundabout and route the audio to the headphones.


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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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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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On newer devices I use an app called SoundAbout, as the previously suggested app toggleheadset2 is not supported on newer devices.


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Your phone's headphone jack is failing. When you buy new phones, the plug is a nominal dimension (3.5 mm is the standard, but the specification is surely much more precise than that). After inserting and removing the plug a few hundred times, the tip and rings wear, reducing their size a tiny bit. The same wear occurs on the spring-loaded contacts inside ...


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The Apple EarPods are working on my Nexus 6P perfectly, save the inline volume controls. The microphone button pauses music on a short press, and skips the current track to the next on pressing it twice in rapid succession. Long pressing it open Google Voice Search.


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My guess would be that one of the plugs on the headphone cable is slightly off-spec and isn't making good electrical contact in the socket. Swapping it around means the dodgy connector is in the other socket, and maybe that connection is slightly more forgiving. (Of course, it could just as easily be one of the sockets that's slightly off-spec. The symptoms ...


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Second one is showing a line out or auxiliary audio icon, which means that it had recognised that a jack had been plugged in ( but it doesn't detect a speaker or maybe it detects the speaker ) but fundamentally to differentiate between regular headset (with or without mic) and speaker connected with line out If this happens when you connect to regular ...


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Try something like toggleheadset2. It's an app that has sorted that sort of problem for a lot of people. Hope that does the trick.


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I have tried doing the exact opposite thing (Forcing Audio to go through bluetooth instead of device speaker) so it definitifely is possible to play at least different audio through different streams (Media, Call, etc.) It set it inside of tasker to "Media" stream and it came out of my phone, so it might be possible to get it working. The app needs to ...


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Oh, I forgot about this. My brother came to me and jammed the jack in as far as it could physically go. The problem was fixed...


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