Originally Posted by lotus49
The only way I know of, which I'll be the first to admit isn't pretty, is to replace the camera sound files in /system/media/audio/ui with blank versions. Of course, you will need to have rooted your phone to be able to do this.
I assume the fact that this isn't an option is some daft attempt to limit users' ability to take surreptitious photographs but that is just my cynical guess.
Thanks for that tip. My phone is rooted, so worst case, I can just replace the camera sound files. I'm surprised they use .ogg files instead of .mp3 files. FWIW, my files are dated 4/29/13. It must be associated with my firmware (ends in MDK).
I don't think it's a case of the manufacturer trying to prevent sneaky pics b/c one can always put the phone on vibrate or silent mode to disable the shutter sound.
Originally Posted by jrowlings
It unfortunately is not there on my Verizon S4.
Same for my VZW S4 (as noted, MDK firmware). Is yours also MDK?
I took a screenshot of my options, similar to what speedlever did, and will attach that to this thread once I get that pic off my phone.
Edit: Here's that screenshot.