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Root [Virgin Mobile] Remove Horrible VM Boot sound

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  1. punkmaxx

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    Remove Horrible VM Boot sound:

    Obtain Root
    use a root enabled explorer and navigate to: /system/media/audio/ui/VMU/
    Rename OGG file to .old

    VIOLA! The Nice quiet Samsung Stock Boot Sound takes over... :):)
     

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    Thanks man :beer:
    Removing the annoying tone when you use the volume rocker is similar :)
     
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    I might root my phone just to do this...ha!
     
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    ... I did...:)
     
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    Where did you get your phone? Mine doesn't have a VM boot logo, sound, or anything.
     
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    Radio Shack... 2nd Day of availability (6/13/13).... Also besides the Boot animation there was not a bit of virgin branding on my phone.... It seems to be only branded Samsung.
     
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    I got mine there too, 6/12. My boot animation is Samsung. Now that I think of it, I don't even see any VM apps. Does yours have any? It came in a VM box, and it has a sticker on the back with the serial number that says VM on it, but that's the only VM branding I've seen.
     
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    Nevermind. I hadn't activated the phone yet because I wanted to wait until I had some free time, to set the phone up the way I wanted it. So I rooted it and set it up tonight, and just activated it. After activating, it factory reset my phone without warning or asking (!!!), erasing all my time, plus installing the annoying VM boot animation and apps. :mad:

    Edit: Nevermind, after the initial reboot, it no longer shows the VM boot anymore. I didn't change anything. :thinking:
     
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    If you wanted to completely remove the launching screen altogether couldn't you grab one of the boot videos from Sprint or Verizon or AT&T then paste it somewhere i. your phone's internal storage then move it to where the VMU boot video was and delete the the VM one?
     
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    Not quite that simple. You need to be rooted.

    To use Bootanimation.zip
    Using the root explorer, navigate to system/bin
    you will be working with 2 files.

    *First find a file named
     
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    Does anybody know how to do this on the s2?

    Edit: nevermind. Figured it out. And figured out how to change it.
     
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    There is an easy way. There is a s2 forum that has flashable custom boot animations. I flashed the stargate.zip and now I am able to use boot animation apps and zips. But they didn't make the sound go away.
     
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    In the sprint forums. CWM or TWRP. Second post.
     
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    You actually don't need to root to remove the boot animation sound. Just go to Settings > Sound > Volume and turn the System Volume all the way down. And viola, no more boot animation noise.
     
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    How does that help when you forget to have the system volume turned down and restart your phone..?
     
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    Just do it after it's restarted?...I was just saying there's an easier way to do it. I had to troubleshoot to figure out how to do it. Hate having that horrible noise when restarting the phone.
     
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    That just covers it up. Don't eliminate it.
     
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    Covers it up? I thought the point was to not hear the sounds anymore.
     
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    The point is to not hear sounds on boot, ever. With your method there is a possibility the user forgets to turn down the system volume before rebooting.

    also encountered another boot sound in /system/media/audio/ui/XAS
    follow the same procedure as before to remove it.
     
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    Well put.
     

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