'Volume Amplifier' Can Be Used to Amplify the Speaker Volume By 200% on the iPhone 5
We’ve all been in that situation where it is hard to hear the person that you’re on the phone with. Luckily, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Volume Amplifier
by iOS developer hacx is out and it works with Apple’s latest iPhone – the iPhone 5. The developer notes that Volume Amplifier is different from other tweaks in Cydia claiming to do the same thing, because rather than editing a configuration file, Volume Amplifier actually amplifies the audio stream.
Using the tweak is simple. You can simply just start using it after you install it:
Once your volume has already hit 100% via the speaker, you can continue to press the volume up button on the side of the device to amplify the volume even more.
When you surpass the default 100% volume, a colored amplifier indicator appears at the top and bottom of the volume level indicator. Above the volume icon, the tweak tells you the percentage that the volume has been amplified by. You can reach a maximum of 200% amplification before you top out.
In the event that you want to quickly undo all amplification, you can set an Activator action to reset the amplification to default on demand.
Volume Amplifier doesn’t work for things like listening to music because the sound in the bottom speaker is already loud enough for most people. The tweak only works for the front-facing speaker that touches your ear when you’re in a phone call. Currently, Volume Amplifier only works with the iPhone 5 on iOS 6.0 and later. The developer says he will add support for the iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 if enough people request it.
If you would like to grab this tweak and start having clearer phone calls in loud environments, you can download Volume Amplifier from Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.99.
iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0+