[HowTo] Disable HTC Evo 4G Startup SoundTips

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  1. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member


    The startup sound of the HTC Evo 4G is one of the few things I find annoying about the phone. The fact that even plugging headphones into the Evo does not stop the sound is lame. Here's how you can disable it.

    1. Your phone must be rooted with Toast's method
    2. You must be familiar with ADB and Toast's custom recovery.
    If you need more information on Toast's root and recovery, read this {tutorial} how to root \0/ - xda-developers

    Disable Startup Sound
    1. Connect your Evo to your computer thru usb and Enable USB debugging on the Evo.
    2. Reboot into recovery. In a commandline do: adb reboot recovery
    3. Start toast's custom recovery by running recovery-windows.bat as Administrator (or the equivalent for Linux and Mac). Do this by right-clicking on the recovery-windows.BAT file and choose Run as Administrator.
    4. Use a different commandline and do: adb shell
    5. Mount the system partition by doing: mount /system
    6. Go into first folder: cd /system/media
    7. rename the mp3 file: mv android_audio.mp3 android_audio.mp3.bak
    8. Go into 2nd director: cd /system/customize/resource
    9. Rename the mp3 file: mv SPC_animation_final.mp3 SPC_animation_final.mp3.bak
    10. You're done! Reboot: reboot

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  2. jgangsta

    jgangsta Well-Known Member

    great post as i hate startup files but will backup before delete
  3. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member

    Hmm I wonder if getting rid of the bootanimation and startup sounds will actually make boot up quicker?

    I only thought of it as killing an annoyance.
  4. iamfunkyz

    iamfunkyz Well-Known Member

    If you put the phone on vibrate/silent before turning it off, it won't play when you turn it back on.
  5. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member

    Yes I actually mentioned that in the video, but it was still uploading when you commented.
  6. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member

  7. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

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  8. LoveMutt

    LoveMutt New Member

  9. bobodobo

    bobodobo Active Member

    Hmmm worked for my EVO. Thanks for the tip Barats.
  10. bhoth

    bhoth Member

    Work's on mine! Thanks!
  11. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member

    Yep, Silent Boot kicks in after a couple of shut-down & restart cycles. Sprint's bells just reminds me of how much as I hate Sprint.
  12. dvrdwn

    dvrdwn Well-Known Member

    any way to disable the start up sound.
  13. Norwester

    Norwester Well-Known Member

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  14. Traceamount

    Traceamount Well-Known Member

    Try the search feature, Ive seen countless threads on how to disable the sound, change the whole startup graphics etc.
  15. geekaren

    geekaren Well-Known Member

  16. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member


  17. mamiamjo

    mamiamjo Well-Known Member

  18. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Yup..one of a few apps I have seen that kill the start sound
  19. murphdsurf

    murphdsurf Guest

    So i just ADB'ed into my EVO and got rid of that annoying startup sound. Yeaaahhhh!
    Peace of mind at last. :) Thx PingPongBoss!!!

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