Volume boost?

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  1. sGIBMBR

    sGIBMBR New Member

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    Hey folks,

    Is there any hack that you recall that boosts the audio volume when listening to music?

    I remember this hack being around on the 1.1.4 JailBreak but i can no longer find it and some songs on my IPOD are really quiet in comparison to others due to small bitrate.

    Just in general my iTouch is quiet aswel, i'm still on the first generation and my brother has the second generation and his songs are alot louder than mine, i have my volume on FULL always and i still find it too quiet especially when traveling on the buses etc all i can hear is the fricken engine haha...

    Thanks in advance folks, any help is much appreciated... !
  2. ubunix

    ubunix Member

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    i believe there is one in cydia, under the tweaks catagory
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  4. stratplayer

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    I increased mine by editing the .plist file on the ipod touch after jailbreaking it, now it nearly blows my head off

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    i believe the cydia app does exactly the same, if u were to view the file you'd see that EU ipods are set to 0.829999. Non-EU get it set to 1, I edited mine manually to feel happy that I'd changed it to what it should be, but i could have just as easy used the Volume Boost 2.2 app in Cydia.

    Heres the info from a previous thread I had going...

    Originally Posted by stratplayer

    Ah ha found it.... I want to know if this still works on a 2nd gen model Touch after jailbreak

    ...on the mac rumors forum:

    EU: How-To: Uncap the volume limit on european iPod Touch models
    What you need:

    - iPod Touch with Jailbreak "applied"
    - a program to edit .plist files (macs come with one or you can use textwrangler)
    - Cyberduck (or any other SFTP program)

    What to do:

    1. Connect to your iPod touch via SFTP
    2. copy the following file over to your desktop: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/RegionalVolumeLimits.plist
    3. You should see a lot of keys (F, Z, ZD, etc...) with a value of 0.82999999 (or 0.83)
    4. Change the value of all keys to "1"
    5. Save the file
    6. Upload to the original file location on your iPod
    7. Power off the iPod (using the red slider) and turn it back on.
    8. Enjoy very loud music.
  5. thespartan

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    Thanks dude, i am changing mine now

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    edit what program can i change it with on Windows? textwrangler is for mac
  6. stratplayer

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    plisteditor is the app I used.

    Filename is plistset.exe got it from ipodrobot.com and best of all its totally free

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    What will happen if you set the value higher than one, will it just not play the music/sounds?
  8. duckboy

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    ^^^^ I would like to know this too, as 1 is still not very loud, at least not for me.
  9. stratplayer

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    Before I found the file editor someone sent me an already edited version of the file and it was set to 1.2 for all the entries.

    I've got to say since removing the limit my volume control when on headphones doesnt need anymore than about 75% and thats even in a noisy kids soft play place (i couldnt hear anything other than sweet music!).

    I use Sony EX300 headphones that pop in the ear.

    I also noticed a massive difference when I connected the ipod to the AUX input in my Ford Mondeo (using 3.5mm headphone lead from ipod to 3.5mm socket in glove box). I had to crank it upto about 23 in the car stereo before the change, now 12 is well loud!

    Give 1.2 a try and see what happens.
  10. wammybar6

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    Dude I am willing to try 5. But will I damage anything and does it apply to the inbuilt speakers

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