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Disabling camera click sound, rooting, etc

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by peterh337, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast
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    This option appears to be missing on my S7, and most others around the world.

    I know in the rooted version you can just hack the camera click sound file and that's it - done that on a few devices. But I don't want to risk rooting mine right now. Especially as Samsung are pushing out OS OTA updates fairly frequently and it is close to impossible to get any response on XDA or other hacking forums as to whether a given root method has been tested on a given OS update. People on there mostly don't respond to what they see as noob questions.

    One way is to turn down system sounds but that kills a load of notifications.

    Wasn't there some app which would notice when the camera was loaded and turn down the notification sounds and then restored them?

    Is there any other way?
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sounds like something that could be done with Tasker possibly, detect camera app is started, mute the phone sounds, camera app is closed, unmute the phone sounds.
     
  3. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Yea tasker should do it, but to be honest how long does it take to mute the phone, take your spy/upskirt pic, then unmute the phone, not that long really ;)
     
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  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    The lady may have moved on by then already. Lol.
     
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Samsung S7 has the speaker at the bottom, the palm of your hand mutes it quite effectively.
     
  6. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    It's all in the planning mate ;)
     
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  7. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast

    Have you checked the stock camera's settings? Mine has a silence option.
     
  8. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Definitely not on mine. My S6 and T705 also don't have it, though I rooted them and then it's simple.
     
  9. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Or just use Tasker.
     
  10. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Tasker on a non-rooted phone?
     
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Yes. I'm not rooted an I use Tasker fine. There are of course a few limitations, but simply putting the phone in silent mode when a certain app is on the foreground is certainly doable, because I have a profile to do just that.
     
  12. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast

    This is my S7's stock camera's settings:
    Screenshot_20161220-124054.png
     
  13. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    yknow what i thought i use to have that option before to be honest, but i dont anymore on my s7e. There was an update for shape distortion which i think got rid of the shutter sound off option at the same time, didn't notice until now :/
     
    #13 bIOforger, Dec 20, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016
  14. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I never had that option on S7 S7 T700 or T705. The internet is full of this. It looks like the US carrier branded phones don't have it, and "international" ones don't also. But a lot of these phones sold in the UK are from Malaysia etc and they probably do have it.

    An interesting aside is that Iphones have the capability within the OS to hide menu options according to data stored on the SIM card i.e. carrier specific data. I had this 100% proved with the Iphone4 a few years ago. And it would be obvious for Android (well, vendor specific variants e.g. Samsung) to do the same... after all they have to sell most phones via the carriers' shops.
     
  15. Nick The Great

    Nick The Great Well-Known Member

    I usually just do the mute thing, but I rarely care about the shutter sound. Weddings and things like that, mostly.
     
  16. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I downloaded Tasker and have been reading about it. A very clever tool!

    If someone has a script for setting the sound to zero while the camera is in front, that would be really handy and would get me started. I can see various uses for that app e.g. auto-detecting home wifi and doing some stuff...
     

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