Droid - Remove camera click/shutter sound

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  1. Ned

    Ned Member

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    Hey Gang,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I did a search on the forum but could not find any reference to removing the camera click/shutter sound. I know there is a work-around you can use by using the volume rocker. Some custom ROM's (Pete's for sure) have already removed the click sound.

    If you are not using Pete's ROM and want to remove the camera click you can do so by renaming (or removing) the camera_click.ogg file.

    You must be rooted and have SU access (not getting into that process here, plenty of info on that in this forum).

    You can do this via an ADB shell or Terminal Emulator. Also remember to change /system to RW so you can write to it.
    ADB shell
    SU
    mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/media/audio/ui/camer_click.ogg /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.old

    There is also a file in the same directory for the camcorder sound. Rename VideoRecord.ogg to VideoRecord.ogg.old to remove that too.

    Good luck!
    Ned
     
  2. natediddy1120

    natediddy1120 Silver Member

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    Welcome Ned!!!

    Nice first post :)
     
  3. 52brandon

    52brandon Active Member

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    fixed file name to copy/paste it :biggrin:

    works like a charm, thanks man
     
  4. radioz

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    Too bad this does not eliminate the 'focus found' beep.

    Has anyone found a solution to this yet?
     
  5. gotta have that funk

    gotta have that funk Member

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    you cant get rid of a sound the actual camera makes...no ones gonna find a fix for the focus sound because its not a software sound.
     
  6. mwest

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    Hey Ned,

    I have a very easy solution for you, download the app cvolume from the market place the free version will do. Once you have it lower the system volume down to zero before taking a picture and that will eliminate the shutter sound.


    Mwest
     
  7. Ned

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    Why would I download an app when I just gave instructions on how to do it without an app?
     
  8. mwest

    mwest New Member

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    I thought having multiple ways to solve a problem was always good. If you want to do it another way its cool but don't make it seem like a problem because someone suggested an alternative way.

    Mwest
     
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    he means the double beep when the camera finishes focusing (which i agree is quite annoying)

    and no, i searched through everything and never found it.
     
  10. mwest

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    With the app I suggested you don't hear that beep either it just takes the pic.

    In the end it doesn't matter whats used to solve the problem so long as it gets rid of the annoying camera noise:).
     
  11. nerdbox08

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    Some people don't want additional applications running for something that he has found a fix for that requires no extra applications.

    And while your way is another work around, it's not a solution. Just as his is a work around.

    The phone needs to have the software built in to change this by default. We shouldn't need a work around to remove that noise.

    I think it's awesome you are giving an alternative mode of action, because you don't need to root to do it; just make sure people know they will also have to be careful to turn their sound back on so they don't miss a call to a muted phone.
     
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  12. Ned

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    Mwest,

    Multiple solutions to problems are great. However, going into the inards (i.e. hacking) your phone is MUCH different than just downloading an app that will do it for you.

    If you wish to promote an app I believe there is a subtopic dedicated to that.

    I was just trying to share my experience to the "do it yourself" folks out there.

    There are a TON of apps that can do this for you. Just do a search in the marketplace. Some charge you $5, some are free.

    The modification I described is FREE.

    End of rant...
     
  13. mwest

    mwest New Member

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    Haha, like I stated before I'm just suggesting an alternative to the "do it yourself" community. I don't care to promote an app and I'm fully aware where that section of the forum is.

    Don't make it personal no need to rant and as long as people see that they have an alternative then your topic has served it's purpose.

    Take it easy man no need get upset:icon_eek:.
     
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    poo fight:ph34r:
     
  15. bloodstains

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    Thanks for this easy write up!

    Now if only we could get rid of the focus sound (as mentioned earlier).
     
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