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I can't mute my shutter sound

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Syreth Gracelin, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    Is there a way I can just take it off my (rooted) phone? If so, how?
     


  2. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    In some countries it is illegal not to have a shutter sound. That's why it's hard to do. You should be able to turn your volume down to zero to stop it. I use macrodroid to do this automatically when I open the camera app. (non rooted phone) If you can find the sound file with the shutter noise, make a copy and replace it with a silent file of the same name.
     
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  3. The_Chief

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    You can also use a 3rd party camera app like Pro Shot, which allows you to turn off the shutter sound. AGAIN, check local laws before doing this.
     
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  4. Mikestony

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    Using a root app like Root Explorer, I believe the file path is /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.
    Rename it to "camera_click.ogg.bak" without the quotes, set permissions and reboot. Root Explorer will automatically create the backup, but just to be sure make a copy of the original.
    Nandroid before hand!
    To echo @girolez and @The_Chief, check your local laws.
     
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  5. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    Can't I just delete it?
     
  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    I suppose you could, but you'd never get it back again.
    Scratch that, I guess you could always recreate an .ogg file and name it the same, set permissions and reboot. :D
     
  7. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    How would I do that?
     
  8. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    Nothing happens when I try to delete the file...
     
  9. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    I just figured out that this but is because my (root) file manager apps aren't requesting root permissions..
     
    #9 Syreth Gracelin, Apr 2, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  10. Mikestony

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    Does your device have superuser installed? Not just the app, but the other "flashable" Superuser that I think should have been flashed in the rooting process.
     
  11. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    Kingroot, and yes, it's rooted.
    Edit: what do you mean by "'flashable' Superuser"?
     
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  12. Mikestony

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    Well, I'm not familiar with Kingroot, but with other root methods (at least in my experience) they provide a superuser file in the form of a .zip file that is flashed via a custom recovery such as TWRP or Clockworkmod (CWM).
    But with Kingroot, I'm wondering if their version of Superuser was installed, namely kinguser I believe.
    Like I said, I'm not familiar with Kingroot.

    I suppose to check if your device (by the way, what device do you have?) is rooted, download and run the app root checker in the PlayStore.

    Do any other root-only apps prompt you for root access?
     
  13. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    Yeah, another app prompts me for root access: root checker. -_-

    Also, I have a ZTE Obsidian (Z820).
     
  14. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Does the app indicate you are rooted?
    What root file manager are you using? I recommend Root Explorer ;)
     
  15. Syreth Gracelin

    Thread Starter

    Yeah, it does, and I'm using File Manger ("offered by Gira Mobile").
     
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