Request: disable vib on unlock.

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by stanrc, Jan 27, 2010.

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    I'm looking for an app that will disable the vibrate when unlocking the phone. I've noticed occasionally my phone won't vib when i swipe to unlock it and it always seems to look/feel smoother when this happens. Any way to do this?
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    Note: You will need a rooted phone to do this.

    Steps to disable the phones vibrator:

    1) Root your phone (steps available for most phones at xda-developers)
    2) Download a terminal emulator
    3) In the terminal emulator, enter the following:
    su root

    4) Agree to let the terminal emulator have root access (if applicable)
    5) Enter the following into the terminal emulator:
    cd /sys/class/timed_output/vibrator

    6) Enter the following into the terminal emulator:
    chmod 440 enable

    Explanation:
    These steps change the permissions on the vibrator device file to read only so bits cannot be sent to it causing the vibrator to go off. I don't know of an existing app that will do this. Hopefully some smart developer will create one.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
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