Rooting an Android Phone and installing custom roms on it has always been fun. But with some fun, there are some common issues which bring in nightmares after installing a custom ROM. While testing many custom roms I’ve personally experienced that sound volume is lost [Volume decreased a lot].

low-volume-problem-how-to-boost-volume-level{adinserter 3}The low volume problem is common with the CyanogenMod and other custom roms, this problem can also occur when the smartphone is not rooted and running the stock firmware, but its not usually seen when the device runs on top of stock firmware. Are you experiencing low-volume issues on your phone? Follow the steps listed below and restore the volume level and make it loud.

Well, the trick is simple, but you will require access to the root to increase the volume level of the phone. Access to root signifies that the phone which is having volume level issues should be rooted. Yes, rooting is must and without it you won’t be able to complete the steps. To increase the phone volume level, we will have to change the default audio settings in the system partition by using the root explorer.

Facing Low-Audio Volume? Here are steps to fix low volume problem on CyanogenMod and other custom ROM’s.

As said above, to increase the volume level on your smartphone you will need access to the root. In case you are trying to solve the issue via this method then you will have to root your smartphone first. In case you’ve not rooted, search for a suitable guide to root your smartphone and get back with the below steps. Finding difficulty in rooting your smartphone? You can get in touch with any time and we will try to help you root your device manually.

Steps to fix low-audio volume on CyanogenMod and other custom ROM’s.

Step 1: Download ‘ES File Explorer’ for Android from Google Play store.

The ES File explorer is one of the best file explorers for Android Phones. It comes with an easy to use interface, is light on RAM and allows easy access to the root of the system. We’ve already posted some things we did using the ES File explorer. Download the ‘ES File Explorer’ and install it on your phone.

Step 2: Enable Root Explorer in the app.

The ES File Explorer also doesn’t want any user to get into the root of the phone, because messing up with the root of the phone could create problems. To protect unwanted access, the File explorer by default doesn’t allows access to the Root.

To access the root on the ES File explorer > Click on the Menu Button > Look for Root Explorer and turn it ON and now a popup will come asking whether you want to grant access to enable root access, in case you don’t allow. ES File Explorer won’t be able to explore the root files.

Step 3: Then enable write access on system partition as follows:

After enabling ‘Root Explorer’, Tap on the Root Explorer again and a pop up will come with many options, Among all the options, Click on “Mount R/W” and then select ‘system’ as ‘R/W’. Hit OK. This will enable write access to the system.

Step 4: Find to3g folder inside sound folder. 

Now navigate to the outermost folder of the file explorer. Search for “Device”. You will see one folder named “device”. Now open etc folder and open sound folder. Look for a file named “To3g” and open the file as Text in ES Explorer.

Step 5: Change the Values of Sound using ES Note Editor to increase the volume.


Step 6: Save the File & Test the Volume.

Once done with the above editing work, you are supposed to save the file and reboot your phone. Now check the volume level, It should have increased, if you feel that the volume level has increased to a level more than it should be then again follow the above steps and set the level which is suitable to you.

Step 7: Turn off Root Explorer and Select “R/O” for system to remove write access.

Well, your done with the sound level on your phone. But you enabled Root explorer and also gave “R/W” access to the phone. So first select the R/O option for the system by clicking on the Root Explorer to remove write access and then turn off Root Explorer.

Step 8: Reboot the device, so that the changes are applied and work correctly. After the restart, you should see that the low volume level problem is solved. In case you are having High volume problem, then you can follow the same steps but just reduce the values.

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