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    Default Whine back in headphone output on 246? [SOLVED]

    If you hear whine on ICS, please respond.

    If you don't hear it, BUT have NEVER heard the headphone whine in the past, please don't bother to respond, as the issue has to do with the OS, your hearing, and headphone sensitivity.

    Basically, I'm interested in hearing from folks who remember the whine last year with the original release of the OS. It disappeared with the first update (901?)

    EDIT: Solution was to buy a Note 2. LOVE IT!!
    Last edited by dave1812; 12-01-2012 at 10:21 AM.
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    Default Re: Whine back in headphone output on 246?

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=1357643

    For anyone with the issue, give that a try. I found that it seemed to help a year ago. I did originally have the issue, but after doing that it helped some. I ended up getting bluetooth headphones and didn't have to worry about it anymore. I will dig out some regular headphones when I get back home from a weekend vacation to see if my work-around still works, and to see if in fact the issue came back. Give that a try though, see if it helps.
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    Haven't got the update yet. Someone else who did said it whines. No reason to doubt them

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    I never experienced the whine on GB even before the "fix" came out. About 2 weeks ago I updated to 247 and I instantly noted the whine. Granted I use a cheaper pair of ear buds but it's still annoying as hell.

    I recently downgraded to 246 since it's the OTA. I'll let you know if I notice any difference.

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    Ok, so, the whine is definitely there at low volume. Unfortunately, I don't have a reference if it was there in 905 or not. I've been using my bluetooth headphones for a long time, and looks like I will continue to do so. Well, I'm honestly not that upset by it, the upgrade really woke this phone up otherwise.
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    I've never had the wine on GB or ICS 232 when feeding to stereo, but temporarily can't check on the 246 build (no headphones to test with). Still, if they fixed it before, they should be able to fix it again if people complain about it. Sucks that it's an issue at all, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    I've never had the wine on GB or ICS 232 when feeding to stereo, but temporarily can't check on the 246 build (no headphones to test with). Still, if they fixed it before, they should be able to fix it again if people complain about it. Sucks that it's an issue at all, though.
    yes they may fix it again but this time it it's far worse on two bionics here and I'm not waiting months again. Moving on is MY best option

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    Yep, the whine is back. I'm struggling to decide whether I care. I rarely use wired headphones any more, usually using my Bluetooth headphones or the Bluetooth connection in my car. But in the rare times when I do use wired headphones that whine is going to really bother me.

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    if it doesn't bother you that's cool. When I was a little kid, I used to say,"If I care, I care, and if I don't care, I DON'T CARE!". LOL! I don't remember saying that, but my folks have told me about it. LOL!

    In a little over a week, I've got a round trip from coast to coast. I do not look forward to listening to whine over my music which I listen to a lot to drown out the engine noise and talkative passengers, some of which seem to NEVER shut up for hours. I once sat in front of a young doctor who loudly blabbed non-stop for over 3 hours. I almost lost my cool and asked him to shut up, but it was more a fantasy than something I'd actually do. sigh. zThe Bose are great at cutting down engine noise but do little for attenuating loud talkers. I hate flying these days.
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    I know what you mean. When I get on a flight I usually put on headphones and try to screen out the noise of my fellow passengers. But I rarely use my phone for that; I usually use my tablet, and it doesn't whine.

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    Its back with a vengeance on mine.

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    bummer. I'm impatiently waiting to get shipping info on the razr maxx. several others in "the other" android forum have said (in my thread on the subject) that their bionics are whining terribly on ICS and resets haven't fixed them. I've read of just one or two instances (I THINK it's just one) that a reset supposedly fixed the whine. I find that HIGHLY UNLIKELY, but I don't want to come right out and claim they are being, how shall I say it, being disingenuous. Given the problems that affected just about every bionic at launch, I just find it amazing that anyone with this new and worse issue with whine would find it magically eliminated by a reset. but whatever. i'm sick of this bionic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1812dave View Post
    bummer. I'm impatiently waiting to get shipping info on the razr maxx. several others in "the other" android forum have said (in my thread on the subject) that their bionics are whining terribly on ICS and resets haven't fixed them. I've read of just one or two instances (I THINK it's just one) that a reset supposedly fixed the whine. I find that HIGHLY UNLIKELY, but I don't want to come right out and claim they are being, how shall I say it, being disingenuous. Given the problems that affected just about every bionic at launch, I just find it amazing that anyone with this new and worse issue with whine would find it magically eliminated by a reset. but whatever. i'm sick of this bionic.
    It's certainly not a new issue. Earlier releases of gingerbread had the problem as well. They fixed it in 902 i believe. Its too bad that this ics release contained this regression.

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    I have noticed it too. However, I just bought new high end headphones at the same time I started using the bionic for music, so never thought about it being an ICS issue

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    LOL! I'm well aware! I got my bionic on launch day. I can YOU all about whine. I was the one that started one of the two major threads on the subject, last year. can't remember if i started it here or "the other forum".

    - - - Updated - - -

    yup. it's the high pitched straw that broke this camel's back. sammy, here I come!
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    You've gotta be freakin' kidding me. How did we wait a year for ICS only to have them bring this miserable sound quality issue back from the dead?!

    The whine is back. Is it worse than ever? Not sure, but I'm furious.
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    Default Re: Whine back in headphone output on 246?

    I had it with .893 but it wasn't bad. I didn't have it with .232 (I never had .902 or 905 since I was on a ROM) It came back bad with .246 but I did a full FXZ to .246 and it's gone now. I've got no explanation for it, but it worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaish View Post
    I had it with .893 but it wasn't bad. I didn't have it with .232 (I never had .902 or 905 since I was on a ROM) It came back bad with .246 but I did a full FXZ to .246 and it's gone now. I've got no explanation for it, but it worked for me.
    weird as hell, eh? glad yours is gone. I need a new phone! I hope the Sammy N2 isn't a POS. I don't want a phone that has a great camera, but lousy sound call quality or lousy speaker phone. the S3 I heard recently sounds like ****. And I don't want to drop $650 for a Raxr Maxx HD when it really is hardly any bigger than what I have and the camera is absolutely atrocious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaish View Post
    I had it with .893 but it wasn't bad. I didn't have it with .232 (I never had .902 or 905 since I was on a ROM) It came back bad with .246 but I did a full FXZ to .246 and it's gone now. I've got no explanation for it, but it worked for me.
    Has anyone else tried this and have any luck?
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    I remember all the headphone jack whine discussions... And sadly I think we're in for round two. I'm noticing the exact same behavior, no better, no worse. I'm going to do a full reset and or FZX of .246 for other reasons, but I'll post back once i get reset if anything changes or not.
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    Yeah, it's back for me too. Really quite annoying since I hook my phone up to my car via an auxiliary cable to listen to music all the time.
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    I remember the whine, and it's back. The patch that fixed it last year was one of the major reasons I stuck with the phone. Looks like we're going to have to deal with this all over again, but who knows if Motorola will come through this time.
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    I never heard it through my car stereo, which at the time was the only time I used my headphone jack and saw mention of attenuators/stereos canceling the whine, so thought that's why I didn't hear it. Today I plugged a pair of Sony MDR-V600's to test out and everything was crystal clear. No hint of a whine.

    So instead of this thread only being for people that have the whine back griping about it, why not those of us without the whine chime in and try to figure out a way to fix it?

    I got my Bionic new during three Mother's Day sale this year, and I went from GB .905 to ICS .232 leak, then the HoB scripts to .246 instead of the OTA path. It may be that the newer Bionics have a hardware revision that eliminated the issue, but someone said they did a full FXZ to .246 and got rid of it.

    For those without the whine, are your Bionics relatively new? Did you use non-standard updates/leaks? Lets try to find a commonality to point us in a way to fix it, if possible.
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    I got the bionic when it was first released. I don't know if I originally had the whine with it since I didn't use my ear buffs then. I've only had OTA updates. Since the OTA, I have done a factory reset; fixed a lot of issues and new features became available. I haven't tried updating from the file. I'm waiting to hear back from the people who said they were going to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    Today I plugged a pair of Sony MDR-V600's to test out and everything was crystal clear. No hint of a whine.

    ...

    For those without the whine, are your Bionics relatively new? Did you use non-standard updates/leaks? Lets try to find a commonality to point us in a way to fix it, if possible.
    I am pleased with the way the phone behaves after a full data reset, however, the whine is still present on my device. Mooncatt, would you mind running through a test with your phone using earbuds? The V600s you are using might be enough internal resistance to knock it below audible levels for you. Try playing some music, then drop the volume to 0 and see if you can catch anything. There should also be a slight delay between when a track is paused or stopped and when the audio out shuts off where the whine is present as well. I use a pair of Klipsch S4s and it is easy to pick out.

    As to your question, I am coming from a launch day Bionic, I ran Eclipse on GB until .246 was official and available via OTA. I ended up installing via HoB after the OTA failed a few attempts and have since completed a full factory reset.
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