Samsung Omnia 7 is the phone I personally use, and to be honest, I am quite in love with it. However, my first disagreement with it arose when I was late for work in the morning because I missed my alarm. Being a heavy sleeper, the speaker volume wasn’t enough to wake me up. Also, while listening to music, you might feel that the volume is not as high as you want it to be. The sound is pretty good on this Windows Phone 7 goodie, but that does not mean there is no way of improving it. In fact, it is possible to increase the volume of this Samsung Windows Phone by a large factor. Of course, there are risks involved, but if you are really looking forward to a louder phone, or are just curious about how you can get a little bit more out of your Omnia 7, well, here’s how to do it.
If you are an experienced WP7 user then you might have guessed that such a feat could be achieved using Diagnostic menu of the phone.
- Go to the dialer of your phone and access diagnostic mode by dialing ##634#
- Input *#0002*28345# to get to the Audio menu in the given screenshot.
- See the last option named “Device Gain (max/min)”? Hit the “Get” option next to it.
- Now from among the 3 fields, select the second one which is empty by default. Input 16000 in it.
- In the third field (also empty) enter 0.
- Hit “Set”.
- Tap “Start”.
- Exit Diagnosis and restart your phone.
Now you are sure to get a better sound on your Omnia 7. The tip has worked for most of the users, and was proposed by XDA senior member Cerato. You might be wondering that when Omnia 7 is capable of such a good volume, why did its manufacturers choose to leave it at a moderate level. The answer to that question is pretty simple; increasing this default volume level might make the device a little unstable. In any case, if you use this hack, you won’t be able to turn the volume of your device using the volume keys without making the sound a bit unclear. That is not really a big issue, since your phone’s volume is going to be so loud that even playing sound at half volume will suffice for most occasions. The hack might work on other Samsung WP7 devices as well, as long as you know how to access the diagnostic menu on them.