How to Fix the Low Speaker Volume on Your Google Nexus 5

How to Fix the Low Speaker Volume on Your Google Nexus 5

The  was released 17 days ago, and it was met with nearly unanimous praise. Sure, the camera is a little bit extremely laggy; but for the first time in recent Nexus device history, it’s actually of passable image quality—especially for the price.

One legitimate concern, however, is the rather low speaker volume, which often makes it hard to hear incoming calls. Strangely, this only seems to affect certain units. Luckily, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler looked into the matter, and found that on some units the glue obstructs the speaker chamber ports.

Rather than complain, Adam did what Adam does best, and he fixed the problem—documenting all the steps and tools required in the process. Yes, you’ll need to open your device to perform this fix. Yes, it’s dangerous. But luckily, the steps are well documented and you only need a few simple tools to perform the fix.

To get the complete details on the warranty-voiding procedures, make your way over to the original thread. Do be careful though. While the steps are well described and relatively safe, you are after all performing a hardware mod, which could legitimately damage your device. Proceed with caution.

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.