How to Increase Volume on Android Mobile Phones

Android tipsIs your Android mobile phone not giving out maximum volume during the music playback? Or did you ever wanted to listen to the FM radio without your head phones?

Here is the quickest way of doing it and you need to have to make sure that you have the root access on your mobile phone.

ADB Shell Access

Gaining shell access on your android mobile phone using Android Adb can be useful and handy in many situations. There are many ways in which you can gain access to command prompt – telnet, terminal, windows command prompt and recover mode.

Here is one quick way to use the Windows CMD –

  1. Connect your mobile phone through USB on to your Windows computer and make sure you have loaded all the drivers of the mobile phone perfectly.
  2. You need to download the SDK and unzip to your computer.
  3. Open the command prompt in your computer (Press WinKey + R and then type CMD for users in Windows 7).
  4. Navigate to the SDK tools folder through the command prompt, generally its ………SDK\android-sdk-windows-1.5_r3\tools.
  5. Type ADB devices to see the phone connection and if no devices appear, means that you haven’t installed drivers perfectly and you need to do that.
  6. Once it’s done you would be connected to your phone through PC and can execute adb commands.

Increase Volume

Once you gain access to ADB then you need to follow the below steps to ensure you have increased the volume –

  1. Connect your phone to the computer using the USB.
  2. Open an adb shell session from your PC.
  3. Copy & Paste the below code line by line.
  4. Restart your phone.

mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
mkdir /sdcard/AudioBackUp
cd /system/etc/
busybox cp “AudioFilter.csv” /sdcard/AudioBackUp
busybox cp “AudioPara_TMUS.csv” /sdcard/AudioBackUp
busybox cp “AudioPara4.csv” /sdcard/AudioBackUp
busybox cp “AudioPreProcess.csv” /sdcard/AudioBackUp#mkdir /sdcard/tmp
cd /sdcard/tmp

busybox cp *.csv /system/etc

  • warp user

    The IP address you gave here keeps kicking back “404 unable to resolve host server”. Got alternate download links?

  • mark

    file are no longer online!

  • cps

    alle the same to me, no changes, no such directory, no connection to the online files.

  • SniperWolf

    I am using samsung galaxy s 2 by the way

  • SniperWolf

    NeaL i tried following ur steps 3 types but i keep getting errors starting from line 5, i also restarted my phone with no luck, fm radio still needs headset and sound is the same. Plz help because the main reason why i rooted my phone is to get a volume boost. Thanks

  • Sujith Sam

    I am getting a response like this.the website not found..Plz help me

    Connecting to (

    wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

    • NeaL Pradeep

      here you are getting this error?

    • Asd

      The server that had the files is offline now.
      The person that had uploaded the files has closed the server.
      Meybe even it could be possible the IPs that he gave were from his own pc.

      Try an app. There are apps for this.

  • kalel

    im getting PERMISSION DENIED message at the start of the code (after the su command code). what does this means?

  • voytek

    all I can get is 404:

    OOPS!….Page Error 404 has occurred.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      kindly try after restarting!

  • SGS

    Still can’t use FM RADIO without headphones :(( There is something else I need to do?


  • SniperWolf

    hi can this method work on samsung galaxy s 2 and is it guaranteed?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      yes it will work!!!

  • voytek

    dumb question:

    should /system be re-set to ‘ro’ afterwards ?

    #mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

  • exploit

    Can you reupload files somewhere else?

    404 Error – Not Found
    <table style="border: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204);" align="center" border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0"


  • kuber chib

    Is this the same thing implemented by voodoo sound driver?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, voodoo is different!

  • voytek

    getting ‘404’ on wget ??

    Connecting to… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    2011-08-08 11:08:06 ERROR 404: Not Found.

  • sandeep

    How to Increase vibration intensity on samsung galaxy i9003 Volume on Android 2.2.3 . Pl guide .

    I hv checked and tried all options while going in settings –>sound–>vibrate but my phone’s vibrate intensity not increased .

    Pl help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      you can go in the Sound settings!

      • sandeep

        I hv already mentioned that all options hv been checked by me while going in settings –>sound–>vibrate ….but no result . Pl advice

        • sandeep

          Pl Pl Pl reply to my post…thxs

          • NeaL Pradeep

            we couldn’t find your comment, may we know what issue you are facing?

  • Sapta

    Doesn’t work.
    Error from line 6 “busybox cp “AudioPara_TMUS.csv” /sdcard/AudioBackUp

  • Y

    getting server error:

    # wget
    Connecting to (
    wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

    Any idea?

    • Sujith Sam

      Same problem.No idea…If anyone know ay other location for the same.pls inform

  • SniperWolf

    Hi is this method guaranteed to work?

  • S Thiruvengadam

    Dear Sir

    Once you wanted to give a instruction Be Clear without any ambiquitey. I can not follow anything after this- Navigate to the SDK tools folder through the command prompt, generally its ………SDK\android-sdk-windows-1.5_r3\tools.

    • Sujith Sam

      Navigate to …\platform-tools


      C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools

      then type “adb devices” without ” ”

      then it will show the devices attached to ur computer.(usb debugging must be ticked & driver s/w also must be installed)

      type “adb shell”
      (then a $ symbol will appear
      that is you are inside the phone’s terminal)

      $ su

      this command gives you the root permission. (the phone will ask you for the have to give it “Super User Permission” application

      rest of the commands are same. if you are not found the AudioPreProcess.csv & AudioPara4.csv while taking the backup,leave it.

  • Tejas Shah

    How can I install drivers, so my device can be listed in “adb devices” ?

    • Yogesh Patel

      Download it from online or install it from the CD provided with the box when you purchased your mobile phone.

  • John Libor

    Any way someone has some inside connections at Samsung US Cellular division ?

    You enthusiastically stated in several articles that the Galaxy Z will turn out to be the poor man alternative to the Galaxy S2.

    However 2-3 months have gone by and nobody seems to know it it will be ever sold in the US market.

    Pleae hep?


  • Colpro

    Hi – Must the # near the end of line 7 also NOT be copied?

    If so, line 7 should look like this : ……… busybox cp “AudioPreProcess.csv” /sdcard/AudioBackUp mkdir /sdcard/tmp ?



    • Yogesh Patel

      The first character of every line ‘#’ should be removed. remaining other # should be present in the code.

  • darwin

    encounter this in the middle of the process…

    cp: can’t stat ‘AudioFilter.csv': no such file or directory

    im having Samsung Galaxy S i9000, XXJVR, rooted

    • Yogesh Patel

      Skip those errors and continue. It will work.



      • NeaL Pradeep