Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250: Improving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s sound output and quality

July 13, 2012
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    For those of you who have already installed the leaked Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250, you might find the audio output from the loudspeaker to feature less sound compared to what the Ice Cream Sandwich update provides. However,  XDA Developers member Misledz managed to find a workaround and released an audio improvement patch that increases the loudspeaker volume in the Jelly Bean ROM.

    Aside from that, the audio improvement patch has also been added with “Awesome Beats,” a custom equalizer that boosts the bass levels of your phone’s audio output — both loudspeaker and headphones.  The patch also provides other sound effects. You can check our guide below on how you can install the audio improvement patch on your Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

    Warning

    • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, model number GT-I9250. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
    • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
    • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
    • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

    Requirements

    Instructions

    1. Copy the patch file to your phone’s SD card.
    2. Switch off your phone.
    3. Reboot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up button, Volume Down button, and Power button together until your phone screen turns on. Highlight the Restart Recovery option using the Volume buttons, and select it using the Power button to confirm your selection.
    4. Select Install ZIP From SD Card.
    5. Select Choose ZIP From SD Card then browse for the downloaded audio improvement ZIP file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows to start installing the patch.
    6. After the installation is complete, select Go Back to head back to the main recovery.
    7. Reboot your system by selecting Reboot System Now.
    8. As soon as your phone fully boots up, go to Settings > Sound. Select Music Effects, then select Awesome Beats. This will enhance the loudspeaker’s volume permanently with bass boost for music or sounds played through your phone’s loudspeaker.

    Congratulations! You have successfully installed the audio improvement patch for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250. Your phone will now have a higher loudspeaker volume, plus the Awesome Beats equalizer for stunning music.

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    Comments

    • Srirama

      No changes whatsoever.

    • Miranda

      No change here either. Followed the instructions and the audio is still very low even after messing with the EQ.

    • chindoo

      volumeplus 7.1 works sweet and its an app and its easy and so go get it,

    • Misledz

      I’ve updated the app, it’s now in V4Beta1 which works splendid.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1748803

      Didn’t know I got mentioned till today LOL.

    • Steve Adams

      Still going strong on 4.3 jellybean, over 1000 downloads for 4.3 and things are much improved over the previous versions. The mod is in its strongest state yet and concidering Misledz doesn’t own this device currently its truely impressive. This mod allows you to actually hear your phone ring and I would go as far as saying this mod is essential not only for daily usage but also improves upon those times when you want to listen to music

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