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    Default Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Hi,
    I've just done an update via Odin on my rooted S3. Now I'm having problems with call volume being extremely low despite all volume levels being at maximum. I have revision L710VPUCMK3. Is this the latest version?

    Are there any possible fixes? I have all the volume settings set to maximum, but call volume is hardly audible.

    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    I haven't run across anyone else mentioning this problem. And yes, I believe that is the current version.

    You might try reflashing the ROM in Odin, just in case something didn't get updated correctly. Whatever you do, don't try to go back to 4.1.2 via Odin. It will hard brick your phone.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    I haven't run across anyone else mentioning this problem. And yes, I believe that is the current version.

    You might try reflashing the ROM in Odin, just in case something didn't get updated correctly. Whatever you do, don't try to go back to 4.1.2 via Odin. It will hard brick your phone.
    Just tried to reflash it with odin and it reported "FAILED". Apparently that's not possible. Looks like phone just wouldn't take it.

    Other suggestions? :-(

    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Are you rooted? If not, are you willing to root?

    Actually, before doing that, it would be worth trying a factory reset. You can download the free version of Helium backup from the Play store to back up all your data, then reset and see if that resolves it.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Are you rooted? If not, are you willing to root?

    Actually, before doing that, it would be worth trying a factory reset. You can download the free version of Helium backup from the Play store to back up all your data, then reset and see if that resolves it.
    Yes, it's rooted, and I've already done a backup. Factory reset won't erase user data?

    I assume it's a key combination to do this?

    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    I don't think it will delete the contents of your internal SD card, but will erase application settings and user data stored by applications. Your apps will reinstall from the play store, and if your contacts, email and such are synced with Google they'll automatically restore.

    You can factory reset from in recovery, or from Settings / Accounts / Backup and reset / Factory data reset.

    BUT, since you're rooted, you might want to make a nandroid backup and try flashing one of these first: [MOD] Increase Over all Sound Volumes MK3 4.3 Sprint (Flashable) (12-05-13) - xda-developers
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    I have had noticed it's a bit lower even when at full volume. Quick question could I flash that on mine even though I have the ota update?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    You need to be rooted, with a custom recovery, to flash those files.

    If you want to root a Sprint GS3 with 4.3, see this thread, especially post #30: Possible method to root 4.3
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    i noticed the volume starts low and then goes full after a second or two when a call comes in- very frustrating
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Quote Originally Posted by eddieras View Post
    i noticed the volume starts low and then goes full after a second or two when a call comes in- very frustrating
    That's normal for Samsung devices. It's easy to stop if you root, but I don't know of any way to avoid it otherwise.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    really - i never noticed that before-- thanks, thought it was the update
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    I use Disable Increasing Ring from Google Play.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Thanks! Just downloaded, but my son has the same phone and the slowly increasing volume is not as noticible on his. His starts loud right off.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Quote Originally Posted by GTWalling View Post
    I use Disable Increasing Ring from Google Play.

    Thanks. I was not aware of that app.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    Thanks for this thread, I started with the same problem yesterday. Even though I love my galaxy phone but it's getting to the point where I don't want another because of all these problems. Mine phones problem is that when someone calls me the volume is that low I can hardly hear them.
    Last edited by Katy Knowles; 05-04-2014 at 03:30 AM.
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    Default Re: Sprint Galaxy S3 - Call volume very low after 4.3 update

    I ran into this same problem on my S3, some people mentioned how hard it was for them to hear me. Try turning off 'Noise reduction'.
    Launch the 'Phone' app, select the menu settings (bottom left), select 'Call settings', find and un-check the 'Noise Reduction' setting.

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