Low volume on galaxy nexus - any solution or time to give up on nexus?
I received a Galaxy Nexus as a present last month. The volume levels are horrendous; even on the highest levels, its barely audible. (Im not talking about speakerphone - Im talking about the regular phone volume) The highest volume is like the lowest on my last phone. If Im in public, I usually cant hear ringtones; same as if Im at home and the phone isnt right near me. If Im in another adjacent room, forget it. If I try to use Google Music, its useless because the quality is so low. Although, I did test putting some earphones in the phone and then magically the volume was great.
So whats going on? Ive called Nexus Support, and they said they had no record of an issue. I googled the topic and saw many complaints...but it seems maybe its only affecting some of us. I dont understand how a brand new phone - which is the Google flagship - is so poor. Im sorry but for a phone , volume is essentail.
Is it a hardware issue thats unfixable? Or a software issue that might get an update soon. Is there any solution? Ive heard about some Volume Plus app, but apparently its not compatible with Jelly Bean so Im again left with no options. Im not a techie - my phone doesnt have roms or rooted.
I fear because the phone has been out for a year, its pretty useless...and I might get started putting hte phone up for sale on Craigslist and finally move on from Android because Im sick and tired that every Android seems to have issue after issue. The reason I tried the Nexus was because it had great reviews and it was supposedly a good handset, after my last mid-level phone that just NEVER worked.
PLEASE IM DESPERATE IF SOMEONE HAS AN EASY FIX...Or at least tell me if youre having this issue. Just frustrating that if I put earbuds in (and they werent even the ones that came with the phone = they were crappy ones), the volume was so great...but without it, I have to give up on the phone .
10-04-2012 12:51 PM
there is an app called volume+ that significantly improved volume on my gnex. There is a free version of the app that worked fine for me but a paid version if you need more. I started out with ICS but upgraded to jelly been and app still works fine
Re: Low volume on galaxy nexus - any solution or time to give up on nexus?
Did you do the ota updated to jelly bean? The dev said he can't get it to work because of something Google did. It still increases music for me but the system sounds are almost non existent if I'm around any noise. I wish he could fix it or another app come out that would be compatible with jelly bean
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My phone has Jelly Bean and Volume + doesnt work with that. Its a one month old phone so it came with Jelly Bean and it was never on ICS
There is a system app DSP Manager that will help with the volume issue but you will need to unlock the bootloader; install a custom recovery such as CM10 or TWRP; root then flash DSP. Search this forum; all the info is here.
Originally Posted by MATROD5
I appreciate the suggestion but thats way too much and complicated with me. Im not a 'techie'
what I had to do is buy an external speaker they are great (you can pair two up for left & right dual)
mine is the brand X-mini (trade mark) MINI 11
they ae the original mini speaker
there were some a bit cheaper than mine but mine are the better ones they cost $36 (reduced) from harvey Norman they were $46 before that
they are FABULOUS
are you talking about a speaker thats attached to the phone 24/7? I dont get it.
I bought two phones in September from Google play. they were great except for the volume, which was sub par, to be kind. Google said that they did not "cover" that, and gave me the support number for Samsung. Samsung said that the volume should have no problems, so just send in the phones and they would make the repair and send them back in about 11 days. (no Loaners) So I guess that is what we will do. There is a one year warranty from Samsung on the phones. ( And here I thought that Google was going to stand behind them.) I asked Samsung if anyone else had called with this complaint. After an all too obvious hesitation, and probably some foot shuffling, the lady said "Well, maybe 1 or 2". OKAY. I get it, stupid question. Google sucks for not letting people know that they think there is nothing to be done, instead of just doing a recall of the numbered group with defective speakers. Back to Samsung. Big investment in Google, they are making millions on the play store with these phones as at least the catalyst for getting that on. I think they should back them up with, at very least, the truth. If the speakers work when the phones are returned. I will announce it here. If Samsung says they are perfectly fine, we are screwed.
It's a know issue from everything I've read online.