Poking holes to make speaker louder?

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  1. J-Phone

    J-Phone Active Member

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    I've just been seraching around and came about to this
    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/tips-tricks/170/
    http://mobile.engadget.com/2008/01/18/iphone-speaker-too-quiet-stab-it-with-needl

    Sum of it is get a needle, poke a few holes in the speaker, then it should be louder. Remove link if its not allowed

    Anyone wanna try?

    Edit:
    found some more sites saying it works
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19835815-Make-your-iPhone-speaker-louder-do-you-dare-to-try
    http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/18/iphone-speaker-too-quiet-stab-it-with-needles/

    even engadget is saying it works, so it must work right?
    Just looking for some feedback for iphone 3g and 2g.
  2. kixphlat

    kixphlat Member

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    I'll try this out when I get home.
    Good find.
  3. iHaxU

    iHaxU New Member

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    I don't like the idea but it seems to make sense. Perhaps there is some type of material covering the actual speaker that ur poking thru. Have you tried this?
  4. J-Phone

    J-Phone Active Member

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    no lol, just got my phone(1 month)so just wanted some feedback from you guys, all the sites say that there is a plastic peice covering the speaker so ifs muffling the sound. If thats true couldnt we open the phone and remove the peice?
  5. thedj

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    The speakers on my iphone 3GS are loud enough, I was not expecting them to be that loug after upgrading from an ipod touch to an iPhone, the sound is great, so I dont need to attempt this although I have seen it done before and it seems to work.
  6. Theodosius

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    Like some people said, dust may enter, but it wouldn't be that bad.
  7. J-Phone

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    yea it may, but still dust will eneter one way or a another
  8. J-Phone

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    anyone try this yet? i stabbed mine like 4 times, got louder
  9. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    I'm afraid to try.
    @jphone: ur copying my ipad thing. Lol
  10. FluffyofDoom

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    will this work fpr the ipod touch?

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