At my wits end....someone please help me!!


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  1. pc1staid

    pc1staid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everyone. This is my first post on here.
    My desire is making me very sad. I am missing calls left right and centre. why? coz the volume of the ringtone is really low, even at full volume. I was told if i root the phone i can change the volume to be higher. I have done this using the method shown here
    http://androidforums.com/desire-all...oot-guide-updated-20-00-est-oct-5-2010-a.html.

    Thing is, i am lost for where i make the change for the volume, if there is such a change possible.
    If anyone is able to help i would be very greatful
     

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  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    Rooting is great. But i dont see how it could help make your speaker louder.
    Is the low volume a known issue with this type of phone?
    Maybe this is a dumb question, but did you try different ringtones?
     
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I'm not aware of any volume mods either. Volume for ringtones is not a known issue that I am aware of.

    Where do you keep the phone when you are missing calls? Just in a pocket?
     
  4. Vidrio

    Vidrio New Member

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    Take your ringtone, put on on your PC, edit it using something like goldwave or audacity and increase its volume.

    It might start to sound a bit rubbish the more you increase its volume, unless you have like a flac version or something.
     
  5. pc1staid

    pc1staid Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi all and thanks forthe replies so far.
    cableguynoe:- the volume issue is being had by quite a few users. i have tried everthing that i have found on the net so far and i have tried different ringtones, some i have made myself and from sites like zedge.
    danfrance:- I have had it in my pocket and on a counter top. I am a PC enigineer and many times I am in a noisy office enviroment. I have taken to wearing a bluetooth headset all the time but given the shape of my lug holes i have experienced the headset falling out and into a pc I am working on. Tried superglue to keep headset in but defeats the object when I am in the shower :):):):):)
    Vidrio:- I have tried altering the properties the the sound file. Sounding bad is not really an issue, just as long as I can hear the phone.

    Been in touch with HTC and they are no help at all. My wife has got the desire as do a few of my associates. The phone is that good (IMHO) that I bought an epad on the strength of it. And all the ringers seem very low. As a side thought when the alarm is used it is approx 5x louder so I know the volume is there. It was just a suggestion that rooting my save the phone an early demise.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    my standard ring for me is easily loud enough, maybe your ears dont like the way the desire deals with the frequency on its external speaker.

    my office tends to stare at me when my phone goes off
     
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    pc1staid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Could be my old age:):):):)
    Problem is my wife htc is the same, she says it is quiet. I am sure there must be a fix. It is a shame as the phone is a fantastic phone.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Loudest phone I've ever had.
     
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    sare99 Well-Known Member

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    Mine is quiet too & I quite often miss calls or texts coming in if I am out & about & the phone is in my bag. The volume seems to have decreased too since I ran the 2.2 upgrade. I have scoured the market for booster apps but nothing so far has made a difference.....*sighs*
     
  10. mattjuk

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    you may have tried this but if you go to settings>sound make sure you have unticked the quiet ringtone when phone is moved
     
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    pc1staid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, it was one of the first things is did do. i realised that when on a worktop and the virate goes off it detects the phone has moved.

    short of fitting it with an amplified external speaker it looks like the fone is doomed :(
     
  12. pc1staid

    pc1staid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all, I think i might have cracked the low volume on the desire ringtone. Believe me when i say i have tried nearly everthing that this has made my millenium. ( I am easily pleased :p)
    Here is what i did:-
    1:- got a mp3 that i wanted as a ringtone.
    2:- downloaded a programe that i found after some googleing from here Download MP3Gain from SourceForge.net
    3:- set the volume to max ( which was 105 dB)
    4:- copied to phone and set as ringtone.
    Wallop, nice loud ringtone that i can now hear.

    All i need to do now is pasify those that get annoyed at the volume....lol
    Thanks to everyone who has given me input and advice on here.
    Marc
     
  13. sare99

    sare99 Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got sorted and will certainly try your suggestion but the in-call volume still sucks. :(

    Someone make a booster app for us poor people who are straining to hear our callers......pleaaaaassse!
     
  14. simonbar007

    simonbar007 New Member

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    Try going into the Sprint Navigation section and then go to "general information" form there goto preferences. You can adjust the colume there, (Working for me so far):D


    cheers
     

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