Hacking Your Odyssey: Increasing Speaker And Microphone Volume

Author Administrator 9.1.2010. | 16:16

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CVDQ-M56

By Michael Wong

So it’s been several months now since I bought The Odyssey CVDQ-M56 phone. I’ve been very pleased with it to say the least. Last weekend, I was bored and long story short I started hacking my Odyssey.

THE RESULT: I managed to increase my microphone AND speaker volume.

Read on if you too would like an overall volume increase – but be warned. What we are about to do involves playing around with the phone’s Engineering Mode. Be very careful and only make the changes suggested in this blog post.

Changing other settings may have consequences beyond your worst imaginings. We’re serious we’re talking human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria here.

So lets get to work on improving the sound quality of your phone. (PS to see a larger version of the pictures just click on them and you will see the pictures in high resolution)

1) Getting into Engineering Mode.

From The Odyssey’s touchscreen dial pad, enter the following sequence:

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The moment you enter that last pound symbol (the tic tac toe sign), you will be shown the Engineering Menu.

2) Getting to the specific menu

From the main menu, press the 3rd option labelled AUDIO.

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Once you are in the AUDIO menu, press NORMAL MODE.

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3) Speaker

To change the speaker volume, from the NORMAL MODE menu, press item #2 SPEECH.

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Click on item #7 in the SPEECH menu for the highest volume. The number 192 will be displayed in the middle of the screen. Press the SET button on the upper right side of the screen to save this setting.

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You will be ushered back to the SPEECH menu. Now press item #8 labelled 16 LEVEL SETTING.

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Change the MAX ANALOG GAIN to 255 instead of what the default level is.

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Press OK.

Congratulations! Now you will be able to hear your caller much better.

4) Microphone

To change the microphone volume, from the NORMAL MODE menu, press item #6 MICROPHONE.

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Click on item #7 in the MICROPHONE menu for the highest volume. The number 168 will be displayed in the middle of the screen. Press the SET button on the upper right side of the screen to save this setting.

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You will be ushered back to the MICROPHONE menu. Press item #8 labelled 16 LEVEL SETTING.

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Change the MAX ANALOG GAIN to 255 instead of what the default level is.

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Press OK.

Now your caller will be able to hear you much better.

5) Now to have fun

Let’s say you like listening to your music loud. Who doesn’t? Allow me to show you how to increase the maximum volume for playing MP3 files through your Odyssey’s built-in speakers.

From the NORMAL MODE menu, press item #4 MELODY.

Click on item #7 in the MELODY menu for the highest volume. The number 128 will be displayed in the middle of the screen. Press the SET button on the upper right side of the screen to save this setting.

You will be ushered back to the MELODY menu. Press #8 labelled 16 LEVEL SETTING.

Change the MAX ANALOG GAIN to 255 instead of what the default level is.

Now you will be able to play your music LOUD!

To leave Engineering Mode, simply press the red END CALL key as you would do if you want to hang up on a call.

There you go, have fun hacking your Odyssey M56 phone so you can hear your caller better, your caller can hear you better, and you can wake the neighbors with your music.

Don’t forget that you can make some serious irreversible changes to your phone in engineering mode so make sure anything you do in there is done with care and consideration.

If you know of any other phone improving tweaks please leave a comment below and help out your fellow Odyssey owners. Because it’s cool when you can make a great phone even better.

Author Administrator 9.1.2010. | 16:16
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45 Comments

  1. rob September 29, 20:40

    After 3 months of use Odyssey failed, would not charge, would not switch on. I’ve just got it back from repair under warranty – took about a month. Now I can’t recall how to record the answering machine greeting. Can anyone help as “User Manual Conten” is frightfully useful as firelighter only. This blog is our only hope – thanx

  2. SKODA October 13, 20:34

    HELP HELP HELP
    Can you post instructions on how to increase the volume on the speaker in engineer mode ,so that when I turn on HANDS FREE SPEAKER when in a call I can hear callers more loudly as the side volume on the phone is already set to MAX but the speaker is still too quiet.I look forward to a reply.
    Thanks SKODA.

  3. SKODA October 13, 20:35

    OH
    the phone is an Odyssey

  4. lulu December 21, 02:14

    well, this code didn’t work with me .. have another one ? my phone is Siroko s30….

  5. omyon January 8, 17:06

    thank it”wrking on my MFU china phone

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