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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaliy, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert
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    I remember in 2.3 u just set system volume to 0
    Now with 4.0.3 I have to mute the entire phone to do that?
     



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  2. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    As far as I figured/know you need to have root access or use a third party camera app to mute the camera shutter sound.

    (if someone else knows better please do tell)
     
  3. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    so they patched the camera shutter and made it more strict?
     
  4. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    apparently yes.
     
  5. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert
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    interesting i coudlnt' find anything on the ics changelog
     
  6. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    can you post the link to the ICS changelog, I myself haven't had a look at it yet.
     
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  7. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert
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  8. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Aah this the changelog of AOSP upgrade from GB to ICS, I was really hoping for a galaxy S2 specific changelog :(

    But unfortunately Sammy doesn't release those :(

    I guess the patch is probably S2 specific that's why it doesn't show up on this changelog.
     
  9. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert
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    why would samsung make s2 camera change only? if shutter sound is a privacy issue it should apply to all phones
     
  10. Kibbster

    Kibbster Android Expert

    Agrred.
    It's damn annoying!
    :(
     
  11. evohicks

    evohicks Android Expert

    It takes just 1 second to bring down the notification bar and mute the sound before you open the camera! ;)
     
  12. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Ok.. weird thing..

    I was playing with my firmware (as usual) and now I can silence the shutter sound again.

    I guess it's a region thing. I was playing with the CSC of the firmware.
     
  13. socialphobia

    socialphobia Newbie

    It's not a fix but a work around... Put the phone on mute or mute/vibrate and no more camera shutter sound.
     
  14. jaliy

    jaliy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I can always mute the shutter with silent mode but it's annoying
    Used to be linked to system volume
     
  15. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    That's the weird thing, it's now re-linked with the system volume :eek:
     
  16. quocker

    quocker Lurker

    This *is* a security issue, but the issue is that - for security reasons - I want to be able to mute the camera shutter sound permanently.

    The specific use case is that if my phone is stolen then I can use (for example) the androidlost app to remotely take a photo with the camera (that app's "send a message popup and take a photo with the front camera when "OK" is clicked and send that photo to the server/email).

    However, if the camera makes a shutter sound then the thief is effectively alerted that his photo has just been taken, which may not be the desired effect, particularly if multiple pictures are needed to capture the thief's face to pass to the police as an aid to retrieving the stolen phone.

    So: Is there any way to just switch off the shutter sound?
     
  17. IRQ Conflict

    IRQ Conflict Newbie

    Might be able to just delete the sound file from the system. Haven't tried as I don't find the minimal sound to be much of a bother.
     
  18. lisadupreez

    lisadupreez Lurker

    I'd love to have the sound off! I love taking photos of my sleeping baby - the loud shutter sound wakes her up. I've tried muting the sound/vibration, but it still makes a loud sound.
    Someone suggested going into the setting/sound/volume and making the SYSTEM sound set to zero - that didn't work either...
     
  19. garryknight

    garryknight Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried holding a finger over the speaker hole while taking a photo? Not ideal, but a whole lot quieter.
     
  20. mike rosoff

    mike rosoff Newbie

    I simply don't use the stock camera app. Just install camera 360. It has the option to turn off that annoying shutter sound.
     
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  21. IRQ Conflict

    IRQ Conflict Newbie

    Yup, saw that option in camera 360 the other day when I was messing with the settings.
     

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