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Camera Shutter sound Change/adjust/remove?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Balderick, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Balderick

    Balderick Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've searched the phone through and through and can find no option to change the shutter noise or even adjust it. Has anyone figured out how to do this? And WHY for god's sake did Samsung/Android not have a built-in option for this type of setting?

    I can see several reasons for having a sound, but really, no option to adjust or change the sound is pretty short-sighted.


  2. kebark

    kebark Well-Known Member

    Update the firmware through KIES and then put the phone on silent mode, viola no sounds!
  3. FiveFreshFish

    FiveFreshFish Newbie

    I rooted my phone and renamed all the camera sounds to *.bak so they don't function. I did the same with the start-up and shut-down melodies.
    fonegyro likes this.
  4. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert

    ...and use Tasker so that it auto-switches the phone to silent on opening the camera app and then reverts on camera app closure...
  5. lankunit

    lankunit Member

    Disabling system notifications actually turns camera sound off regardless of what profile your in... This was on XXKG6
  6. Balderick

    Balderick Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've been holding off on updating the firmware because of bad experiences with past phones... once bitten twice shy...

    I know it's not the same as rooting but it will have consequences (good or bad) that my limited experience may not be able to rectify.

    I'm with Bell Mobility Canada if that matters and Kies says my version is not updatable.
  7. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert

    seems like ur phone is rooted because i'm also in canada with fido but i'm on kf u r on kg

    as for turning off camera shutter, just mute system sound
  8. kebark

    kebark Well-Known Member

    Really no idea why that image is showing at all =/ Is it rooted or changed in some way? It should say you have the current version there :S

    Try asking on XDA?
  9. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Seems like you might be on an unofficial non-carrier specific firmware.
  10. Balderick

    Balderick Newbie
    Thread Starter

    My phone is fresh from Bell and not rooted. Also, I've muted each of the several types of sounds and none of them affect the camera shutter.

    And as of tonight Kies now has a different message.... Dunno what changed it.

  11. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert

    if u got ur phone from bell then u can't mute shutter
    all north america phones have forced shutter sound for privacy issues
  12. I have been batttling with my GS2 for the same reason...(I live in Cape Town and have a South African version of the phone).
    With little reason to root my phone other than this (for the moment!), and unable to achieve the desired effect using Tasker, I decided to update the software on the phone using the phone itself rather than Kies. (I hate Kies! Clumsy what!?)

    Eurika! The update allows the camera sounds, still and video, to be killed by muting the phone.
    This obviously relates to which versions of the Android software are available in each country.
    Mine is now Android version 2.3.4
    Baseband version 19100XXK11
    Kernel version root@DELL143#2

    Hope this helps some of you.
  13. vickygovind

    vickygovind Lurker

    can u please tell me how u updated ur phone software using tasker?

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