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    Increase S3 in-call volume "somewhat"

    I went to dialer>menu>call settings>my call sounds>personalize call sound. Start the test and answer "no" to each tone. Use optimize for either ear. That way it thinks you are almost deaf and may raise the sound/EQ up higher. I have hearing loss so it "somewhat" seems to help me. Also i'm running volume+ for speaker, headset and bluetooth volumes. I tried hacking the volume.db, volume.db-journal and audio-effects.conf but no dice. Tried adding a default_gain.conf like other S3's have but no dice. Maybe the S4 has an apk that would help?

    PS. its not a dramatic change.
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    The Android version on the S3 is different than the S4 so it may not work at all.

    S3: 4.1.2
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    Didn't have that option (call settings) in menu on GS3 4.2.2. Also this decrease in call volume seems to have occurred for me after installing Awesome Beats. Only volume negatively affected by its installation...

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    Yea, i have not found the right file to hack or its only possible to change in the kernel, i guess.

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    WoundTight has a few flashable zip files that seem to help over on the teamuscelluler forum.


    [ROM] [TouchWiz] Wizenhiemer Lite v2..3 - Jelly Bean [4.1.2] [06-26-13] - Galaxy S III ROMs/Kernels/Mods - 4.1.x JB - TeamUSCellular





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    I have tried every hack to increase volume. When it had ics the sound was loud and then the jb update happened and the volume was lower. I even tried pushing ics sound and audio files to jb which resulted in soft boot or only the sound coming from the speaker. I even tested a friends galaxy s3 from sprint and his incall volume was louder. I even hard bricked my galaxy s3 by installing some kernal and I sent my phone to samsung to get it repaired and they installed a new motherboard. My sound seems to be a little bit louder but not as loud as my friends or when I had ics. I looked at that link and there seems to be another link for louder volume but I am scared to mess with my phone again and do I have to install that rom or can I just install the louder volume link? I want my eyeballs to vibrate from the incall volume

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    I tested the louder files on my S3 otherwise I wouldn't have posted the link. And i agree, ics was louder than jb.

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    Did the louder files work?

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    They seemed to help. When volumes were set to high, the alert sounds were louder. The incall volume seem louder but not like the ICS level.

    sent from my S3 w/SP's crack ROM.

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    How do I just install the louder volume zip file?

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    Through "recovery" just like ROM zips can be installed.

    sent from my S3 w/SP's crack ROM.

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    There is a large group of baby boomers that are now 50-65 years old that have adapted to using smartphones. Many have hearing loss as they get older. There are also younger people who have hearing loss. I'm surprised the industry hasnt recognized that and mandated that the incall volume be "adjustable for those people with hearing loss" on all phones. That means volume and EQ frequency adjustments beyond what a person with normal/average hearing would use. Even with hearing aids, phone sounds need adjusting to best match it.

    I'm also surprised the Americans with Disability Act has not jumped all over this. If mobile phones are becoming the norm then the government probably wants "people with hearing loss" to be able to make/hear a call for help.

    PS. texting only goes so far in a crisis.

 

 

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