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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rtillaree, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. rtillaree

    rtillaree Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am sorry if this has been asked elsewhere but after much searching I decided it was just time to ask. Is there a way to disable camera sounds? It just seems like something very simple that should be in there, but for whatever reason I am not seeing this. I want to say this has been a feature available on every camera phone I have ever owned...

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  2. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    i'd like to do this as well.
  3. fortworthbret

    fortworthbret Member

    root the phone,

    find the sound file (a .ogg file) and rename it something else.

    gone, forever.

    in the meantime, set your camera to silent for silent camera.
  4. rtillaree

    rtillaree Newbie
    Thread Starter

    this is what I was looking for here, I feel like a dolt but where is this setting located? I must be looking right at it...
  5. fortworthbret

    fortworthbret Member

    turn the volume of the phone all the way down with the volume buttons the top (side)
  6. rtillaree

    rtillaree Newbie
    Thread Starter

    oh, I see...when I read it, I thought you meant there was a silent setting...yea that sucks...there should, without question be a setting for this...
  7. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert


    As for a setting, some countries don't allow digicams to not have a sound when they take a pic.
  8. bemenaker

    bemenaker Well-Known Member

    Congress wants digital cameras to make sounds so you can't upskirt/take pics of kids w/o them knowing, stuff like that.
  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I got 'Ring toggle' from the market- lets you quick silence before using the camera.
  10. rtillaree

    rtillaree Newbie
    Thread Starter

    did not know that, makes sense I guess, sucks, but makes sense...well they didnt have to make the sounds so obnoxious...
  11. mikem

    mikem Newbie

    If you use Astro File Manager you can do an advanced search to find all the sounds in the phone. I didnt delete it because i may want to have it in the future. Just throwing that out there.
  12. fortworthbret

    fortworthbret Member

    if you root it, you could make it whatever you wanted, I'm changing mine to an .ogg saying:

    "hey, that creepy guy over there pretending to look at his phone is taking your picture".
  13. mikem

    mikem Newbie

    well i fyou want to go that far i suppose :)
  14. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Android Enthusiast

    Sometimes I wonder who thinks up this stuff. It just annoys more people and hardly does anything to stop the people who want to use camera phones for those kinds of pictures.

    My old BB Pearl would make the camera sound for any picture even when the phone was in silent mode. And yet I could record a video without it making any kind of sound.
  15. bemenaker

    bemenaker Well-Known Member

    @mirltime, you're not thinking of the children!!!! /sarcasm :D Come on, you know to be a politician, you have to knee jerk to every news headline out there. ;)
  16. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    I made mine say DROOOOIIIIIIID! for about two minutes. Just to see if it was possible.
  17. Lasivian

    Lasivian Lurker

    I rooted my droid and disabled the shutter sound, but I cannot find the "beep-beep" noise the phone makes after it focuses the camera, does anyone know where this is?

  18. esocid

    esocid Well-Known Member

    I'll go ahead and revive this thread.

    I'm suspecting my issue is because I'm doing it from the phone, but if I try to rename the files:
    mv camera_click.ogg 1camera_click.ogg

    it says the file is read only. Do I need to chmod it?

    I'm running Pete's bugless beauty but I retained my data, and did the update.zip route, which I suspect is why the camera/video sounds are there, because it looks like he changed it to camera_click.ggo, because that file is in the directory too.

    **Found the answer over at alldroid. Credit to the notorious Pete, himself. Seems that you have to remount the whole filesystem as read/write. Seems odd that you can't just chmod the file to 775.


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