Some random questions

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  1. nikkicowface
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    So I've had my D2G for a couple months now and I absolutely love it and have had no problems with it (besides the battery) but I do have a few questions.

    First: Is there an app or any way to get rid of the little side swipe unlock? I have the pattern set up so I'd really like to get rid of sliding that and then doing the pattern. It's not a big deal, just kind of irritating when I'm in a hurry to unlock my phone and have to go through 2 unlock screens instead of just one.

    Second: I've asked this in a different thread but didn't get a straight answer, is there a way to get rid of the shutter tone on my camera? I hate trying to take a picture but be quiet about it and everyone stare at me when the shutter goes off.. Is there a way to turn notification tones off period?

    I had more questions in my head earlier but I forgot them so I'll prolly end up posting another thread later.
    I really appreciate any feedback I get! :)
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    1. there is an app that can do that, but i cant remember what its called, maybe someone here can tell you. i find that annoying as well but i got used to it

    2. in order to get rid of the sound you have to edit some system files i believe, cant remember it exactly.
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    Many custom roms have the ability to remove the camera sound (ex. Liberty)

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    Thanks guys.

    I googled it more and found that the shutter tone file can be deleted if your phone is rooted. Which mine is. But I don't have the necessary file (/system/media/audio/ui/shutter_click.ogg or somethin like that). I don't have the "ui" folder. Any clue why? Do I need to reroot my phone?
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    no, you need an app that has access to it, like root explorer
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    I thought if you just turned the volume all the way down, there was no shutter noise?
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    Vol is zoom in/out I think

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    Well I have astro file or whatever its called but that doesn't give me access to it so ill try some other file apps. Turning the volume down doesn't work with my phone for some reason. And its really annoying to have to turn it down instead of just going right into my camera. Id just rather get rid of it all together.
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    yea you need root explorer to access some system files. You can use volume control (app) to easily control all kinds of volumes too
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    Yeah, I got root explorer and deleted the file. Simple and effective :)


    Thanks everyone for your input :)
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    Not sure if you found the side swipe unlock app or not, but I use "No Lock". You can get it for free in the market. Works great for me.
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    Deleted, or renamed? If you aren't using custom ROMs, you might need that file to get future OTA updates.....
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    I'm using the HeXen rom, and yes, deleted. And because I'm using the HeXen rom, I don't have the side swipe lock anymore, just the pattern lock. Why would I need it for updates?
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    You won't need it for custom ROM updates, but for OTA stock updates, the update checks for various system files, and you can never be sure which are needed (presumably those being updated). So, not an issue if you are not planning to use stock.
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    That makes sense. I love Hexen so I'm pretty sure I'm never going back to stock.
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    I believe one of the easier methods of killing the camera shutter sound (plus that horrible 'low battery' notification) is to get one of the apps that can adjust system volume, e.g. elixir. As far as I can tell, the only things affected by setting the system volume to zero is that it eliminates those two sounds. All other notifications/ringtones/media are unaffected.
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    If your not using stock you could just go and change the shutter.ogg file in the media folder of the zip file of the rom to have no sound if you know how to use audacity.