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Silence the Camera Shutter Sound: Photon 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tbhausen, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. tbhausen

    tbhausen Android Enthusiast
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  2. tbhausen

    tbhausen Android Enthusiast
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    This apparently works with many other phones, as well.
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  3. dex4

    dex4 Newbie

    I found the same thing last night. Works great.
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Thanks for making the thread, tbhausen, but in case nobody looks at the FAQ's. All of the info is in there regarding the apk for silent camera, including an app if you don't want to use the apk.
  5. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Android Expert

    Hmmm, This begs for some linkage.
    See 'Main Tips' area.


    Cut to the chase and go to the thread that is linked in that FAQ.
    http://androidforums.com/motorola-p...ial-camera-discussion-thread.html#post3062741 (Posts 1-16)

    (if only somehow that original 'shutter sound' thread could be un-merged and then merged with this thread...though it would ruin the linked FAQ)
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  6. tbhausen

    tbhausen Android Enthusiast
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    90% of my reading here is via mobile... Sorry for the clutter.
  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    I must say, for those that haven't done this yet, I highly recommend downloading the apk that was provided through the Motorola forums rather than the Silent Snap app that's available in the market. Reason is, the apk from the Motorola forums gets rid of the snap sound on both the FFC, and RFC. The Silent Snap app in the market only makes the RFC silent, not the FFC.
  8. tbhausen

    tbhausen Android Enthusiast
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    Ditto... much better than Silent Snap.
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    At first, I had silent snap on there and didn't mind it at all because it worked perfectly with the RFC. Then, the first time I used the FFC with silent snap loaded up, I heard the sound and though, "Hmmm, that's weird. Why did it make a sound?"...LOL...so I uninstalled, loaded up the custom apk, and tried again. Once that worked flawlessly, I removed silent snap from my appbrain backup and Astro backup.
  10. m-unit

    m-unit Member

    cool stuff. thanks for the tip
  11. simcha

    simcha Android Enthusiast

    Wow! This is fantastic! Thanks so much! I hated that stupid shutter sound.
  12. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Most know, some don't, that the camera sound is included as an effort to head off law suits aimed at carriers and device manufacturers by people (mostly women) who do not want "candid" pictures taken of them in public, etc.
  13. tbhausen

    tbhausen Android Enthusiast
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    Public is public--private is private. Anyone who doesn't know that still and video cameras are EVERYWHERE now and act accordingly deserves what they get. Too late for manufacturers or government regulation to change this--the horse left the barn long ago.
  14. blindman13

    blindman13 Member

    Amazing! Works perfect on the cam and vid. Thank you.
  15. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    The "candid" pics which generate concern are those usually called "upskirt" pics, many of which are taken of unsuspecting women and girls shopping at malls, etc. Some are even taken of them using a restroom stall.

    Anyone with a female loved one (wife, mom, sister, etc) would not be happy knowing she could be victimized by such people. The idea is that the camera sound could help in such situations.
  16. tbhausen

    tbhausen Android Enthusiast
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    People are the problem, not phones :)
  17. gss4w

    gss4w Newbie

    While this scenario undoubtedly exists and is unfortunate, requiring the phone to make a shutter noise is not really a solution to that problem. There are plenty of cameras that don't have a shutter sound, and as demonstrated by this thread even the phones that have the shutter sound can be modified to remove it. So someone who wants to, for example, take pictures of women in bathroom stalls could probably choose a different camera.

    Meanwhile there are plenty legitimate situations where one might like to take a picture without an extremely loud shutter sound.
  18. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    I would like to thank the author for the .apk file! That camera was way too loud.
  19. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Well, they're trying. I imagine that at the meetings about the cam/candid pics issue, they try to come up with something that they, as a company, can show is their effort to have their product not be involved in those invasion of privacy activities.
  20. roedhunt

    roedhunt Newbie

    The original link is gone. And once I DID find the appropriate link, the ONLY option is to root the phone to shut the shutter sound off, which voids the warranty. Thanks, Motorola.

    And FYI, all of us has to suffer because they didn't want the pervs to snap secret pictures. Sheesh.

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The Motorola Photon 4G release date was August 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1700mAh battery.

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