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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by surgerush, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    I'm sure someone has already asked this, but I've tried searching and I can't find anything. Every time I plug my phone into my car through the headphone jack and turn the volume all the way up on the phone, it pauses my music, turns down the media volume, and says something along the lines of "if you continue to listen this loudly you may have ear damage"... something like that... Is there any way around this? I'm using Google Music on the Samsung Exhibit II.

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  2. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    I also just got one of those music bullet speakers for my phone and I have the same problem with it. I can't put the volume up to max or it tells me "continuing to listen to music above this volume can cause hearing damage". When I go above that volume, it ends up pausing my music and turning my volume down. It does this with Slacker radio as well. It's starting to drive me crazy. Please someone help me, there has to be some way to bypass this or something.
  3. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    My guess is that there's something in the UI that prohibits you from turning up the volume too loud. I'd look for it in Settings > Sound. But I don't have the device, so I don't know for sure.
  4. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah, I've already checked in there to see if there was a setting, unless I'm missing it, but I don't think I am, there isn't any setting in there.
  5. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    Nobody has a solution? I can't believe there isn't just a simple setting, they think the only thing that plugs into that jack is headphones?
  6. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    I looked for an Exhibit II subforum to move this thread to, but I couldn't find one. I think you should call customer support and ask them at this point.

    Sorry I couldn't be of any more help. :(
  7. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    T-Mobile customer support? I'll have to give it a try. Going to sucks bad if there's no way around it.
  8. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    Well, just tried talking to T-Mobile customer support, they say it doesn't look like it's defaulted by Samsung to do this, so they recommended I do a master reset... First of all, I'd rather live with it than reset my entire phone. Second, it's CLEARLY defaulted by Samsung, every music program I run gives me the same warning after I turn the volume up, and every program pauses and turns the volume down, so it's clearly built into the phone. This sucks..... Just tried downloading PowerAmp, just for the heck of it to see if it was the apps, the phone is desperately trying to stop the song from playing, it keeps pausing it but then PowerAmp turns it back on, then it pauses it and so on over and over.... I can only turn it up about 3/4 of the way without it doing that.
  9. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    Only other thing I can think of is to possibly root it and load a custom ROM that wouldn't have that silliness on it. I just don't know where to look for it. XDA doesn't have a section for it and neither do we (here on Android Forums).
  10. Valiante

    Valiante Lurker

    Same phone... same exact problem. So this isn't a default on behalf of gingerbread? Just the exhibit II? maaann!! I love it loud!!! This phone gets way louder than my comet did and I would appreciate the ability to appreciate something we all...could appreciate. That's like buying subs with a volume limiter. Or a stereo with a volume limiter. Or having your mother press pause every time you cranked up the stereo! I'm 26 years old, I've heard everything I need to hear. Let me melt my eardrums!
  11. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    I completely agree, and I even somewhat understand if you could only plug in headphones to the headphone jack. I just can't believe nobody took into consideration that speakers and what not will also be plugged into the jack. It's definitely not a Gingerbread problem, just the phone itself. I'm still too worried to root my phone, I really don't want a $200 paperweight, but I know for sure that I will definitely be rooting this phone in the future. Too many small things that bug me.
  12. John Redcorn

    John Redcorn Android Enthusiast

    I'd be pissed if I had this, I don't particularly care for oem modifications to android to start with but this one is pure crap.

    I use max volume all the time for plugging into my truck or using my giant sennheiser cans. I do both of those things about 10x more than I do plug in little earbuds where max is actually loud and maybe harmful.
  13. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    Now that we have a forum, maybe someone can move it there please? Maybe someone knows something about it. I just don't want to make a second thread about the same thing.
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Done deal! :)

    Sure hope you get this sorted out.
  15. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you very much. :)
  16. FulciLives

    FulciLives Well-Known Member

    I found a possible solution although it does require buying a piece of hardware.

    Here is the link:


    Basically this is a Bluetooth audio receiver that plugs into a standard 3.5mm audio jack. So you plug this into the audio jack of your car (or stereo) and pair your Android phone to it. Since this uses Bluetooth there should be no volume issues.

    The device is less than $40 (actually closer to $30) so it might be worth the try.
  17. Nilpotent

    Nilpotent Newbie

    I'm using 3 (cubed) and I don't have this problem. Got a text on the volume control (listening beyond this value can damage ears) but it does not stop anything and I can push the volume all the way up.

    I'm rooted and I frozed a lot of useless system applications with titanium backup (see list of what seems ok to remove on the all things root topic. I believe it's the explanation, but 3 is free so you can try just in case...)
  18. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    The receiver wouldn't work for how I use it, I wouldn't be able to plug it into stuff, I'd need them to plug into the receiver if anything.

    No luck with the 3 player. I do like the player though. But it still does the same thing. I'll just have to hope that when I do decide to root my phone, it can be taken care of.
  19. hotsauce126

    hotsauce126 Lurker

    I use player pro and I've gotten the text once but it never turned my volume down or anything
  20. FulciLives

    FulciLives Well-Known Member

    Well I thought you said that one of the reasons you use the headphone out jack is for the car. So I assumed you have a 3.5mm jack on the car stereo (fairly common these days). If so then that is what that blue tooth receiver is made for. It simply plugs into a 3.5mm headphone jack (I'm sure an adapter can be used if needed) and it sends the audio signal that way (which it receives via blue tooth from the phone). The particular device that I linked to even comes with a USB charger so you can use it with a cigarette lighter charger thing.

    Seems a good work-a-round to me :)
  21. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    I have a 2000 mustang that still has the stock deck in it, so I actually use a cassette adapter, no jack, but I understand what you're saying. Just wouldn't work out for me. I'll try player pro next though.
  22. FulciLives

    FulciLives Well-Known Member

    So the cassette adapter has a male 3.5mm plug on it?

    You should still be able to use it with the device I pointed out by simply getting an adapter.

    For instance something like this:

    For only $0.38 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 3.5mm Stereo Jack to 3.5mm Stereo Jack Adaptor - Gold Plated | 3.5mm <--> 3.5mm Adapters

    I'm sure you could also find the same thing at a Radio Shack.

    Basically you want an adapter with 2 female 3.5mm ends. The cassette adapter plugs into one end and the blue tooth receiver into the other.
  23. surgerush

    surgerush Android Enthusiast
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    Ok, thanks alot, I'll definitely be looking more into this and hope it helps.
  24. sirphilk

    sirphilk Newbie

    I did have my music volume knocked down a knotch or two while using my headphone to car connection once or twice. But I've never seen the message or experienced any pauses. I use Deadbeef music player for my music (because of the many music formats it supports) and Tunein Radio for streaming radio, I've used both with my car. My phone is rooted, but I don't think it is the reason I don't get the message since I haven't changed anything related to that (that I know of). That message would really tick me off as well, especially since my headphones have their own volume slider on them. I just tried max volume with my headphones and it played just fine, didn't put them in my ears though cause that would be a bit loud.
  25. jntdroid

    jntdroid Android Enthusiast

    I haven't experienced this message and pausing yet, though I just got my phone last night. What I DID notice, which was almost more of a problem for me, was if I do any sound effects or anything along those lines, any time there's heavy base or noise in general, the entire song gets "turned down" when it gets too noisy, then reverts back to normal immediately. For example, say there's a song with a heavy bass drum - every time the bass drum hits, it's like it over powers everything else, or it's too much and the whole sound is clipped a bit. I know I'm not explaining it well... I haven't tinkered with it much yet as I just noticed this on my drive into work this morning - I use an old tape adapter plugged into the headphone jack. Works perfect on every other phone/device I've used. Very odd... I hope I can fix it b/c I use my phone for music a LOT.

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