Saturday, October 02, 2010

Increase maximum volume of the iPad

If you find that the maximum volume on the iPad is not loud enough, then you can fix that with the following adjustment:
  • Start Cydia
    • If you haven't installed OpenSSH, then search for it and install the app, restart the iPad
    • Install WinSCP on your Windows environment and make a connection to the iPad. The iPad IP adress can be found on the iPad in Settings -> Wi-Fi. Click on the blue arrow on your current wifi connection. By default the username is "root" and the password "alpine".
  • Download and install iPodRobot for Windows
  • Open a connection to the iPad via WinSCP
  • Copy the following file to your Windows environment: System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/RegionalVolumeLimits.plist
    • Just in case anything goes wrong: make a copy of this file on your Windows environment
  • Start iPodRobot and load RegionalVolumeLimits.plist
  • Find and replace 0.xx000000000000004 with 1, where x=79 or 84, or some other number under 100
  • Save the file and copy it back to the iPad using WinSCP
  • Reboot the iPad.
The volume will be much louder, so tune it down before starting any music or video on the iPad.

Note:
  • The iPad needs to be jailbroken, i.e. needs to have Cydia installed
  • The Cydia/Winterboard apps Volume Boost X3 and Volume Boost 4.0 have no effect on the iPad.
Alternatively, using iTunes, you can boost the volume of each individual video/song:
  • Start iTunes
  • Select all songs under iPad -> Music
  • Right click and select "Get info"
  • Tab "options", drag the slider to +100%
The song volumes will be adjusted song by song. This can take a long time!

Keywords: setting the maximum volume limit on iPod

3 comments:

Roald said...

I think you miss 1 step and that is 'Jailbreak your iPad'?

Anonymous said...

I think it goes without saying that changing a core functionality of iOS is only going to be possible on a jail broken device.

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