Android Boost Speaker Volume

Let’s face it. Even at max volume, sometimes the speaker on your phone just isn’t loud enough (Yes, I’m looking at you Nexus 5).  However, you could digitally raise the maximum volume that the speaker allows itself to go to. This will require a rooted android device and could run the risk of damaging your speakers if you go too high, so be warned.

What You will Need:

  • A rooted Android Device
  • ES File Explorer

Step 1: Mounting the System

Open up ES file explorer and enable the root explorer.  Then tap on the root explorer tab and a menu will pop up.  Select the Mount R/W tab and mount both system and / as r/w.

Step 2: Locating the mixer_paths.xml

Now, navigate to /System/etc and open up the mixer_paths.xml with ES note editor.  Before you start making changes, go up into the settings and select edit on the file.

Step 3: Changing the Speaker Volume

To change the speaker volume, look for the line RX7 Digital Volume under the Path name= Speaker and change the value to whatever you desire.  (Going over 95 has the potential of blowing your speaker though).

Step 4: Changing the Headphone Volume