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Root silence camera shutter

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cad2blender, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. cad2blender

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    I have been trying to disable the camera shutter since it is so annoying when taking pictures. I downloaded a file explorer and went to /system/media/audio/ui and found .ogg sound files, I renamed the camera_click.ogg to camera_click.ogg.bak and restarted the phone. The shutter sound still persists, is the sound file located somewhere else?
     

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    I downloaded a camera apk from xda that have the ability to silence my camera. When I tried to overwrite some files in the root folder I noticed that it wouldn't let me due to permissions. I followed the guide on how to root your one v from this forum and I believe it is s-on correct? Is there a way to make it s-off? Or install the apk using my current setup? By the way I have twrp recovery 2 installed and have the stock rom. Finally would it be useful to have a backup of my stock rom in case something crazy happens?
     
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    The "stock" camera app on my HTC Legend have an option to disable shutter sound. Did you check that?
     
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    Yea I checked it. I looked up over at xda and here and the one v has a camera shutter sound that cannot be turned off...unless it is rooted and modify some files. I have renamed the camera under /media/ui and nothing, still sound. Even after I rebooted and cleared my dalvik cache. I guess for now I'll have that annoying sound until I find a solution for it.
     
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    any way to do this w/o root (virgin mobile)?

    htc says it should be an option under camera interface, they said virgin mobile may have removed it. i asked virgin mobile if it is possible, if it will ever be possible - waiting to hear back from them.

    any information/tips would be greatly appreciated, thanks
     
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    I'd like to know the answer to this also. I'm not able to find any sort of off option.
     
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    If you root it and disassemble the camera apk it can be turned off
     
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    virgin mobile said they have no plans to make this option available.

    anyone confirm that it is impossible w/o root?
     
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    Not with the stock camera. You could try a different one from the market
     
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    i've rooted my phone, is there now a way to silence the shutter sound using the stock camera?
     
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    You have to decompile the apk and make some adjustments to a smali to activate the option to turn off stock camera shudder sound.
     
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    i took the ogg files out the apk, saved the modified apk back, but it would not install.

    i spent a couple hours trying to troubleshoot before restoring the backup i had made before i tried doing this.
     
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    how may i edit the smali code? is this something a beginner like me can manage?
     
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    I don't have my own computer, so I was poking around looking for a solution to work with apk files on my phone and found this:


    http://code.google.com/p/apktool/


    The apktool folder has to be in the root of your sd card. I was able to successfully decompile and recompile my framework-res.apk with no errors.


    * * * * * * * * * * * *Instructions:

    * * * * * * * * * * * *Download the archive apktool4.0_armhf.zip from http://code.google.com/p/apktool/downloads/list

    * * * * * * * * * * * *Download the updated apk file Apktool4.0.apk as well

    * * * * * * * * * * * *Extract/unzip archive to /sdcard/apktool

    * * * * * * * * * * * *Install the updated Apktool4.0.apk

    * * * * * * * * * * * *Open app from app drawer, and have fun using it! :)


    So please try this out, and let me know what you think! :)

    I took this from xda-developers.com

    I've used this also. Works well. You just have to do a lot of Google-ing on how/what/where to decompile/edit/recompile
     
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