EU: How-To: Uncap the volume limit on european iPod Touch models

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by skoops, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. skoops macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    What you need:

    - iPod Touch with Jailbreak "applied"
    - a program to edit .plist files (macs come with one or you can use textwrangler)
    - Cyberduck (or any other SFTP program)

    What to do:

    1. Connect to your iPod touch via SFTP
    2. copy the following file over to your desktop: /System/Library/Frameworks/Celestial.framework/RegionalVolumeLimits.plist
    3. You should see a lot of keys (F, Z, ZD, etc...) with a value of 0.82999999 (or 0.83)
    4. Change the value of all keys to "1"
    5. Save the file
    6. Upload to the original file location on your iPod
    7. Power off the iPod (using the red slider) and turn it back on.
    8. Enjoy loud music.:D
  2. db2431 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    superb,do you know if anything like this exists for the 3g nano yet?
  3. skoops thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    unfortunately NO :mad:
  4. skoops thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    For WINDOWS users: you can use THIS website: to convert the binary .plist file into a human readable ascii file. When you're done editing, you can simply upload the ascii .plist file to the ipod touch. It "understands" both formats.:cool:
  5. tuenn macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gonna try this now.

    Edit: Works! Thank you very very much. Its really loud now :>
  6. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    While I don't really care if you ruin your hearing, please spare other people from your music. I find it really annoying when someone on the commuter-train listens to his headphones so loud that entire traincar can hear it..
  7. sammyAD macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
  8. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
  9. Gerard. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Wow didnt know this! Thanks for the info dude, going to be really useful when i get my touch.
  10. leckie macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    Jesus, why would you want to do this my iPod is already unbelievably loud with my earphones in.
  11. skoops thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2007
    Ever tried using an EUROPEAN iPod (which has a volume limit) with non-standard-apple headphones?
  12. db2431 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    I thought that but at previous level it doesnt drown out traffic while out, now it does ;)
  13. ebony macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    thanks, much appreciated, helps having that extra volume when traveling on planes.
  14. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    all the time. It has more than enough volume. Anyone wanting more is just begging for hearing-loss
  15. Bensch macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2002

    does this work with iPhone too?

  16. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    I have a European iPT. At low volumes (less than 50%) with in-ear type phones it comfortably drowns out traffic. If you need to push the volume beyond the current limit then either your phones leak too much or your rips are poor with very low volumes set. Either change your phones or tweak your rips with something like mp3trimmer.

    You WILL damage your hearing. Guaranteed.
  17. willed macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2007
    Thanks for the thought...! But there are other uses for this than just losing your hearing. Sure if you listen to the top 40 all day then you probably don't need the limit taken off, but try listening to anything classical in a public space with a European iPod - it's often impossible because sections are simply too quiet.
  18. cartel1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2006
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    I applied this fix a while ago after I jailbroke my ipod touch and it certainly makes a difference. I also found that after I re-applied the jailbreak (didn't get on with 1.1.3 and took it back to 1.1.2) the volume limit had to be fixed again.

    Now I'm wondering that when V2.0 and the SDK arrive, how can I upgrade and keep the volume from being limited as this must be in the firmware somewhere. Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade the firmware to that of another region, i.e. instead upgrading to the UK/Europe firmware, upgrade to the US firmware where volume is not limited.

    Is this be determined by the local itunes store that you're hooked up with or is the ipod touch's hardware region specific?
  19. delude macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2007
    There's always this from Touchmods:


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