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  • '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.

    Name: Volume Amplifier
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: hacx
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Volume Amplifier' Can Be Used to Increase the Speaker Volume By 200% on the iPhone 5 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      1.99 is steep, and not avail for ip4 kinda sucks.

      I like the idea of this tweak tho... I'd utilize it with the ip4
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      I'd love this if I could have it on my 4s for free because it's not worth a cent in my opinion. not every little tweak like this deserves cash. only big modifications like Auxo and Intelliscreen X deserve cash (there are others I just didn't mention them for times sake ).
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Nice, but It needs to work with the external speaker to make the phone ring louder.
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I'd love this if I could have it on my 4s for free because it's not worth a cent in my opinion. not every little tweak like this deserves cash. only big modifications like Auxo and Intelliscreen X deserve cash (there are others I just didn't mention them for times sake ).
      I think all developers deserve some money, but they should offer like a 7 day trial incase it's not for you or should offer a lite version.
    1. Spyruf's Avatar
      Spyruf -
      yeah if it could make the music speaker louder that would be awesome
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      iPhone 4S bump.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Meh with everyone else if music and all could work with this count me in.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      nvm
    1. katheikia's Avatar
      katheikia -
      iPhone 4 please
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      I call bs on this.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mc-Lovin_341 View Post
      I think all developers deserve some money, but they should offer like a 7 day trial incase it's not for you or should offer a lite version.
      +1 I love try before you buy options.

      Also, I feel like this could ruin the speakers in the iPhone 5. Speakers in phones aren't the best in the first place. I don't think I would take a risk at ruining them even more.
    1. andsoitgoes's Avatar
      andsoitgoes -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I'd love this if I could have it on my 4s for free because it's not worth a cent in my opinion. not every little tweak like this deserves cash. only big modifications like Auxo and Intelliscreen X deserve cash (there are others I just didn't mention them for times sake ).
      So why don't you go and take the time to learn how to program, then learn how to test, then have multiple devices to test on to ensure it does or doesn't work on specific phones and then, after spending hundreds upon hundreds of hours making something, then offer it for free.

      Cheap *** greedy people like you are why we can't have nice things. It's why the App Store market is so full of crappy *** freemium games, because cheap idiots like you wanted everything for nothing.

      Now, I do agree that it would be nice for the more obscure tweaks like this to have a trial period, but then that's the reason ModMy reviews tweaks like these.

      As for the damage to the speaker, that is a risk you are taking. But in case someone was slightly hard of hearing, but not to a hearing aid level, this might be an invaluable tweak that is worth well more than $2.

      I also doubt that the increase to the volume would be sufficient to blow the speaker itself, but it is a risk you take whenever you fool around with stuff like this.

      Moral of the story: stop being such cheap asses and give developers what they deserve for their tweaks. There are loads worth the dollar or two they ask for.
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
      So why don't you go and take the time to learn how to program, then learn how to test, then have multiple devices to test on to ensure it does or doesn't work on specific phones and then, after spending hundreds upon hundreds of hours making something, then offer it for free.

      Cheap *** greedy people like you are why we can't have nice things. It's why the App Store market is so full of crappy *** freemium games, because cheap idiots like you wanted everything for nothing.

      Now, I do agree that it would be nice for the more obscure tweaks like this to have a trial period, but then that's the reason ModMy reviews tweaks like these.

      As for the damage to the speaker, that is a risk you are taking. But in case someone was slightly hard of hearing, but not to a hearing aid level, this might be an invaluable tweak that is worth well more than $2.

      I also doubt that the increase to the volume would be sufficient to blow the speaker itself, but it is a risk you take whenever you fool around with stuff like this.

      Moral of the story: stop being such cheap asses and give developers what they deserve for their tweaks. There are loads worth the dollar or two they ask for.
      That's broken logic right there. What if the developer has already spent their time making something that gets them considerable income. Then, they make something new that's just a few lines of code that anyone with that sort of knowledge could make? Does that still deserve hundreds of dollars?
    1. andsoitgoes's Avatar
      andsoitgoes -
      Yes.

      Their making "considerable income" is only relevant in weird communistic thinkings.

      Otherwise once everyone broke even from the return on investment from whatever, they would just give it away?

      We live in a capitalist world. If you create something that other people want, you deserve to get paid for it.

      Simple as that. No questions asked.

      Don't like it? Then go live in a tent.
    1. kosher1's Avatar
      kosher1 -
      Dang this **** is frikin loud!!! My ear drum still hurts!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
      Yes.

      Their making "considerable income" is only relevant in weird communistic thinkings.

      Otherwise once everyone broke even from the return on investment from whatever, they would just give it away?

      We live in a capitalist world. If you create something that other people want, you deserve to get paid for it.

      Simple as that. No questions asked.

      Don't like it? Then go live in a tent.
      Considerable income, meaning, they make a living out of it. No longer is this second project an investment, but just a simple side thing they did in less than an hour or two.
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      This is a pointless argument.
    1. seizlapee's Avatar
      seizlapee -
      I feel all this does is enable speaker mode without hitting the speaker button. Plus will be good if it applied to everything else other than just phone call
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      iPhone 5's headphone jack output gets my $2.
    1. spqrguymontag's Avatar
      spqrguymontag -
      I've been waiting for a review on this before I dropped the $2. Thanks!