A few weeks ago, we reported on a tweak to boost the sound on the Samsung Focus (as if it wasn't loud enough). Turns out, we were a little premature as the settings did not stick.

Flash forward 10 days later and looks like the folks at XDA figured it out, so we figured we'd do an update. We also have a new one that boosts the volume when using a headphones (the Focus turns the overall volume down for obvious reasons).

The process is similar: using the Samsung Diagnosis app, enter in some values. Done. For this, we can definitely confirm the headphones are much louder...probably too loud, but you can decide. And both stick after a reboot. Post results in comments or our Focus sub-forum!

Full instructions after the break...

Boost Speaker Volume

  • Enter the dialer
  • ##634#  --> Call
  • *#0002*28346#
  • Click Get under the Device Gain (max/min)
  • In the first box keep the number 7
  • In the second box put 16000
  • In the third box put 0
  • Click Set
  • Click Start
  • Click the home button
  • Restart your phone. To verify the setting took click the get button and it should show your values

 

Boost Headphone Volume

  • Plug in headphones
  • Enter the dialer
  • ##634#  --> Call
  • *#0002*28346#
  • Click Get under the Device Gain (max/min)
  • in 'device gain' leave number 5, set 1100 (max) and -1100 (low)
  • Click Set
  • MAKE SURE AUDIENCE.CFG IS ON
  • Click Start
  • Click the home button
  • Restart your phone. To verify the setting took click the get button and it should show your values

Source: XDA Forums; Thanks, Denis P, for the headphone volume trick!