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At the beginning of the month, Google has released the July 2016 security update and the Nexus 5 was one of the first devices that received it. Unfortunately, immediately, users have started experiencing volume-related bugs, complaining that in-call volume adjustment stopped functioning, while others weren’t able to mute applications.

Besides these two problems, Reddit users have also reported that the volume sliders dropped to the point that they could barely hear anything. Google has acknowledged that there was a mistake in the code that caused audio problems and it promised to release an update with a fix, without mentioning when this will happen.



Users are impatient and frustrated and they’re searching for solutions. Luckily, a developer named Francisco Franco has found a way to fix the issue without compromising security and he released the unofficial software that can be installed at your own risk. However, if you haven’t installed the July 2016 security update on your Nexus 5 yet, it’s better to wait until Google will fix volume issues.

The Nexus 5 was built by LG and it was released in November 2013 with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but two years later, it received the latest Marshmallow firmware and occasional security updates. On the outside, the phone has a plastic carcass and a floating arc design, it measures 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm and weights 130 grams. Its display has a diagonal of 4.95-inch and it supports a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Inside, there’s a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset that houses a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor backed by 2GB of RAM and there are two variants of internal memories: 16GB and 32GB, unexpandable. The primary camera doesn’t take the greatest shots, as it has a resolution of 8MP, an aperture of f/2.4 and standard features, while the front camera should be used only for video calls, because it supports 1.3MP and it takes mediocre photos. The battery is very small (2300mAh) and lasts only 17 hours when talking over 3G.

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