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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EdibleTire, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. EdibleTire

    EdibleTire Member
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    So just wonering...did anybody find out a way to disable the loud start up sound on the lg ally? I don't like having my phone on all the time and when I turn it on, I don't want the start up sound playing. Even if the phone is on silent when I turn it off, the sound plays anyway. This seems like it should be a simple fix, but I have yet to see any change since the recent android update. Any ideas?
     

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  2. x-amp

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    I dont know if there is a better way to disable it but i igure, you could just override the sound file with just plain silence.
     
  3. Paycer

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    I imagine that you can only do this by installing a custom ROM, but who knows for sure. I certainly found the audio file that is used when starting up the LG Ally, though. It's at /system/sounds/poweron/PowerOn.mp3. If you access your phone through ADB or a Terminal Emulator on the phone while rooted, you can simply issue the command, "playmp3" and it will play the audio file as a test.

    I tried renaming/moving the above file at its location, but even with root access, it won't let me. It says the directory is read-only anyway.
     
  4. x-amp

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    thats odd, i have rooted my phone and i used root explorer and overwrote the file with something else to play. works just fine, you just have to remember to mount r/w so you can write the file. dont forget to backup the original though.
     
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  5. EdibleTire

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    Thanks for the replies, everybody. So it seems like the most annoying things about android phones can only be fixed by rooting the phone. I was really trying to avoid doing that, cuz I've always had bad luck at these kind of things, but oh well. Thanks anyway
     
  6. Paycer

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    lmao of course. I completely forgot about needing to mount in order to be able to modify. I'm still a bit new with Android. Thanks for that, x-amp.
     
  7. x-amp

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    no problem, im still figuring out things myself.
     
  8. lon4321

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    Anyone needs help with the lg ally contact me 8505166753
     
  9. flick159

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    You can also simply remove the file. It's located in /system/sounds the file is named poweron.mp3
     
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