Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC One X/XL

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Dave L
  • 1 Post By GuitarG20
  • 1 Post By HardCoil

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 9th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Thailand
Posts: 164
 
Device(s): HTC One X, Asus Transformer Infinity TF700T
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Default Low in-call volume fixed

Well I have been suffering with low in-call volume for a while now. This problem seemed to exist for me since the last ICS update. I was hoping JB may have fixed it but it didn't.

I tried volume + and many of the other potential fixes. Nothing seemed to help. I was thinking of getting rode of the One X. Then I recalled reading a post on here or over on XDA, can't remember, about cleaning the tiny speaker grill holes with a soft tooth brush. At the time thought, nah! My phone is really clean, if those holes where clogged I would be able to see it. So I dismissed that idea out right.

So here I was weeks later and the volume is no better. If I'm in a quiet room its manageable but any ambient noise at all and hearing the caller was a real struggle.

Last night I was browsing the forums to see if there had been any fixes for the low volume lately. Nothing, so I thought I had nothing to lose and got a soft toothbrush and gently scrubbed over the speaker holes. I wasn't expecting any difference because they looked perfectly clean to me.

WoW! What a difference. I can't believe how much difference that has really made. I have now uninstalled the volume + and have had to turn down the volume.

So to the guy who first suggested this fix, I apologise for dismissing the idea all those weeks ago and thanks to you I'm no longer thinking of getting rid of my trusty One X.
lpchester7 likes this.

Advertisements
Dave L is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Dave L For This Useful Post:
4fingus (September 25th, 2013), delboy89 (July 7th, 2013), El Presidente (February 10th, 2013), Frisco (February 13th, 2013), GuitarG20 (February 10th, 2013), lpchester7 (December 21st, 2013), Nemesco (June 21st, 2013), shiner01 (July 25th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old February 10th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Clueless Senior Member
 
GuitarG20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,738
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HTC One XL (retired)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 846
Thanked 823 Times in 403 Posts
Default

Thanks for letting us know, Dave! I am gonna do this to mine just to see if it'll clean it up a little, even though my volume isn't bad. It'll be a good thing to know to recommend to people.

EDIT: I just did this out of curiosity. I used the toothbrush for close to 5 minutes before everything came out, both on the headset part and the speaker holes in the back. My notification light is about 3 times brighter now. I'm pretty sure it'll actually be visible in sunlight. It's great. Thanks for the recommendation.
Frisco likes this.
__________________
The FAQ page has the answer to every question you could ever have about the forums, ever!

See something you don't think should be here? Use the report button to let the moderators know!
GuitarG20 is online now  
Last edited by GuitarG20; February 10th, 2013 at 08:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2013, 04:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thumbs up

This fixed my volume issue too, great!
Nemesco is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nemesco For This Useful Post:
GuitarG20 (June 21st, 2013)
Old June 22nd, 2013, 06:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thumbs up Brilliant

Really Amazing!!!! Thanks a loads for this post. I was having the hearing volume issue, and was thinking to get rid off this phone. But i just bumped in to your post and the tooth brush trick worked!!!!
You saved me a lot of money!!

Cheers!!
thereissiva is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to thereissiva For This Useful Post:
GuitarG20 (June 22nd, 2013)
Old July 6th, 2013, 06:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Excellent

Just tryed this tip there just now , all I need to say is WOW , I can actually hear my phone calls now . Very useful just saved me a load of ££ there as I was about to go and get it done till I done it
delboy89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 22nd, 2013, 11:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Tooth Brush ROcks

The toothbrush Worked fine on Htc rather then my teeth
imrandoa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Greely, ON
Gender: Male
Posts: 106
 
Device(s): HTC ONE X - ICS 4.0 Asus Transformer TF101 - ICS 4.0
Carrier: Rogers

Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

This worked wonders for me as well!! Volume went way up for calls and music and the green notification light is really bright now. I can't believe how much doing this changed my experience on the phone!
SouthofOttawa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Before and after photos

Thank you so much for this help, I've been having this problem for months and couldn't find any solutions on-line until i came across this. The tooth brush didn't appear to be doing much for me, so I flicked out the dirt of the speaker grill using a sharp needle.

I've taken before and after pictures for comparison, it made me realise just how blocked they were before. Even though it's not 100% clear, it's still a vast improvement in sound compared to before.
Link to photos: imgur.com/a/vM1M5#0
maroofh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angel It works! It's like a new phone.

I too was having a real issue with low volume on my HTC One X. This was both front a back speakers and was getting to the point I couldn't use it.

Tried the toothbrush but it didn't help so I took to it with the back of a pin badge and the difference is shamazing! I wiggled the sharp end in each and every little hole. At first I was worried it might damage it but it didn't. It's like a new phone and at last I can hear the directions from the sat nav man and no more asking my firends to repeat them selves if there's a slight wind!
4fingus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2013, 03:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default wowwwwww... thanks

Very helpfull advice... after cleaning the holes volume increase more then 50%. Thank u
thevix85 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 21st, 2013, 03:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default OMG

MI just cant believe that a spare brush that was lying in a corner of my bathroom made this happen. Even I saw that post on XDA but thought of it as a waste. How wrong was I. Lately the low sound was just unbearable. And once again i googled abt the problem. And found this post. M so excited now that both my call volume & speaker volume has increased. Like a FRESH now.. Thanxxx a lot for posting this DAVE.. LONG LIVE DAVE..
lpchester7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 24th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This is ridiculous. I spent a lot of time rebooting, installing volume managers and fiddling with options, and all I needed was a toothbrush!?!
Thank you so much for this post!
GuitarG20 likes this.
HardCoil is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2014, 01:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default dear dave L

Hi Dave darling.. hehe.. your awesome tips saved me a lot of time and money.. thank you very much.. my hox+ sounds like new..
krrrajah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

HTC One X
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The HTC One X is the first quad-core Android smartphone, not only by HTC but from any manufacturer. It'll have a Tegra 3 chipset inside by NVIDIA alongside 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel HD camera with flash, front-facing camera, a 4.7 inch 720p di... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC One X/XL
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.