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Old September 3rd, 2010, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Turning off 'Droid' sound

I updated my Incredible to Froyo and now when it powers on, it plays the 'Droid' sound.
I need this to not play the audio. HOw do I do this?

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yours does that?! HOW? Mine doesn't!
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New 2.2 does this yes...You need to root to remove it.
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No need to root, there is an app (silentboot I believe) which will selince the phone for you before it powers off and then restores the sound after it is turned on. Do a search there was another thread on it, but like I said I believe that is the name of the app.
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NM, just turn your ringer to Silent, not vibrate, not low, SILENT, and that'll keep it off.

I turned my ringer on and it plays the sound now.
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NM, just turn your ringer to Silent, not vibrate, not low, SILENT, and that'll keep it off.

I turned my ringer on and it plays the sound now.
It's not about the ringer 'cause it plays this sound when powering on.
How do I get to the root and change this? anyone?
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Guys, if you simply put the phone into silent or vibrate prior to powering down it will not be heard. There is no reason to root the phone.

Just put the vibrate widget on the phone and tap it before you power down.
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"silent boot" works great from the market.
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"silent boot" works great from the market.
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Guys, if you simply put the phone into silent or vibrate prior to powering down it will not be heard. There is no reason to root the phone.

Just put the vibrate widget on the phone and tap it before you power down.

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just downloaded 'silent boot'. we'll give that a try.
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Lol @ downloading an app to do what you can do yourself before you turn the phone off
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 02:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lol @ downloading an app to do what you can do yourself before you turn the phone off

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Well, there's some logic to using Silent Boot. It simply runs in the background and will silence your phone on start up every time. You could forget to switch on the vibrate or silent mode before you switch off the phone and end up with the "Droid" sound. With Silent Boot, at least you're sure the boot up noise will be silenced if you forget. I found it useful when I used an EVO for a bit (that 4G animation tune was loud).

Anyway, this doesn't bother me too much, I'm happy with setting vibrate/silent myself too, but I can understand why one may want to use Silent Boot instead for its pretty much "set it and forget it" functionality.
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Lol @ downloading an app to do what you can do yourself before you turn the phone off
Some of us have a lousy memory.
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The MP3 file is located here and you can just rename or delete it to silence the phone. This would require root though

/system/customize/resource
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simply turning your phone on silent does NOT do the trick, that's exactly what i've done for days (put it on SILENT, not vibrate or low) and it still says "DROID" when i turn my phone on at work...this cannot be happening everyday, there has to be a way to turn this off without having to download a stupid app
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simply turning your phone on silent does NOT do the trick, that's exactly what i've done for days (put it on SILENT, not vibrate or low) and it still says "DROID" when i turn my phone on at work...this cannot be happening everyday, there has to be a way to turn this off without having to download a stupid app
Not unless your rooted. If you are I'd suggest you actually read this thread to find out how to delete the mp3 that plays on boot.
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You have Verizon to thank for this limitation. On 2.1 the animation and sound were in the /data folder accessible by anyone. They moved them to the /system subfolder in 2.2 to further encoirage rooting. Ok, so i freelanced a little on that last bit.
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Default Turn off "Droid" sound on startup in 2.3.4 ?

When I first got my Incredible with Android 2.2 I disabled the annoying "Droid" startup sound by installing Silent Boot. But ever since the OTA update to Android 2.3.4 Silent Boot doesn't work anymore. (yes, I updated to the latest version)

Putting it in Silent mode before shutting down works but then I have to remember to take it OUT of silent mode everytime I boot up.

I don't want to root my phone, I just want to get rid of this annoying sound!! Suggestions?

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NM, just turn your ringer to Silent, not vibrate, not low, SILENT, and that'll keep it off.

I turned my ringer on and it plays the sound now.
But then you have to always remember to take it out of Silent mode after you boot up again.

And BTW, Silent Boot works great for 2.2 but after the OTA upgrade to 2.3.4 Silent Boot doesn't work anymore.
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I found the answer: 2.3.4 defaults to Fast Boot. If you go into Settings>Applications and un-check Fast Boot, it uses the older slow boot, and this allows Silent Boot to work.
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How do I set the Smart Action on my phone to silent at work? I have my work address input and I can't seem to get the phone to automatically go from home to work settings.
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Since I work at the same time every day, I just use Timerific to set my volume to silent at the same time every weekday.
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My phone just stays in vibrate 24-7.
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The MP3 file is located here and you can just rename or delete it to silence the phone. This would require root though

/system/customize/resource
Tried it with Root Explorer and the message says "system file, read only". I can't change the permissions or properties to RW.

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Tried it with Root Explorer and the message says "system file, read only". I can't change the permissions or properties to RW.

Help?

Might be an obvious question.... but are you rooted?
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Yes, I am rooted.
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Is root explorer giving you an error when you try to change the permissions?
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A warning comes up that says "VZW_Droid.mp3 permissions cannot be changed because the file is read-only"

I am running the "Liberation_v3.0_-_HTC_Droid_Incredible" ROM.

Root Explorer is v2.21.1
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A warning comes up that says "VZW_Droid.mp3 permissions cannot be changed because the file is read-only"

I am running the "Liberation_v3.0_-_HTC_Droid_Incredible" ROM.

Root Explorer is v2.21.1
I mean when it root explorer, are you checking the option to set the system folder to r/w ?
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I mean when it root explorer, are you checking the option to set the system folder to r/w ?
Oops! I didn't see that option button. Set it and renamed the file. It's working fine now.

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