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    Android 'camera disable' app?

    I have been trying to figure out how to remove the camera from my Droid, but from what I see on phonewreck.com, it is about impossible to do without leaving telltale signs of tampering.

    Is it possible to write an app to do "lock out" or disable the camera feature? Who would I talk to about doing this (I have never written a program and wouldn't know where to begin to start)? It would be a great thing for people who work in places that have restrictions on camera phones.
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    Other than for taking the droid into a secure facility why would you want to do this?
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Other than for taking the droid into a secure facility why would you want to do this?
    This is exactly why I would do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goober View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Other than for taking the droid into a secure facility why would you want to do this?
    This is exactly why I would do this.
    Most places I deal with won't allow a phone with a camera no matter what you do. My work flip has no camera just for that reason.....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
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    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    We have to have it disabled in some fashion. My old BB Storm had it physically removed. Security cleared it (we have a "smart phone" clause in our security regulations).

    Can one remove the software that runs the camera without having an adverse effect on the rest of the OS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goober View Post
    We have to have it disabled in some fashion. My old BB Storm had it physically removed. Security cleared it (we have a "smart phone" clause in our security regulations).

    Can one remove the software that runs the camera without having an adverse effect on the rest of the OS?
    One of the urber geeks will have to help out with that....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
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    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    That's what I'm hoping for.
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    Try the McGyver method. Cover it with black electrical tape and then put a black hard plastic case on it. I have seen that one work.
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    I am looking for something that will bring up a "Camera failed to initialize" error, if it is ever checked. No tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldimick View Post
    Try the McGyver method. Cover it with black electrical tape and then put a black hard plastic case on it. I have seen that one work.
    Good way to get fired...or have your company contract pulled.
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
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    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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