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[Mod] Disable the Camera Shutter Sound on NC5 KitKat

7th May 2014, 12:09 AM |#1  
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Disable the Camera's annoying Shutter Sound on your Verizon Galaxy S4 with NC5 KitKat:

I found some inspiration here.

This requires you understand how to edit files on your /system partition which is normally read-only. So, you'll have to know how to mount /system with "rw" permissions. If this makes no sense to you, then this mod isn't for you.

Enable RW on /system in your favorite root explorer. I used ES File Explorer (so, with that you click the upper left icon, scroll down to "Root Explorer" and make sure it is "ON". Then, press on the "Root Explorer" words themselves to the left of the "ON" button, press on Mount R/W and go turn on RW for /system in there.) If you don't do this, don't bother with the rest of the steps.

Now you can navigate to: /system/csc/

Open: feature.xml
Edit it. (I used ES File Explorer's built in editor, which you have to put into edit mode.)
Scroll down to the <!-- Camera --> section, maybe 1/5th of the way down.
Find where it says:
Code:
<CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>false</CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>
Change the false to: true
It'll look like this when you're done:
Code:
<CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>true</CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>
Reboot. You should be good to go.

(Personally, I went further. I renamed the camera related audio files from /system/media/audio/ui/, I booted into SafeStrap Recovery and wiped the Dalvik cache and the main cache. Probably a little overkill, but I really hate that shutter sound. I don't want it.)

Now, I have a "Shutter sound" option buried in the camera's normal settings. (Open camera, click the gear icon, click the gear icon again, and if you still have a gear icon tab, you need to go to that gear icon tab and scroll down. The "Shutter sound" option is the second to last entry and you can turn it off. Yay!

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7th May 2014, 09:26 PM |#2  
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Enabling the menu
Restarting
Changing the setting

Worked perfectly for me.
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24th May 2014, 02:04 PM |#3  
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Thanks for your guide works great on my Note 3.

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14th October 2014, 05:31 AM |#4  
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Worked for my S4, running stock, rooted KK 4.4.2. Thanks, i hate the shutter sound too.
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5th December 2014, 08:52 AM |#5  
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not working on samsung neo I9301
Hi,
didn't work with Samsung Galaxy Neo I9301, stock rom I9301IXXUANF2 4.4.2. It hasn't a feature.xml in system/csc and adding the parameter in others.xml has no effect

other ways to disable the shutter sound over the kamera gear options ?

regards,
Frank
6th December 2014, 04:40 PM |#6  
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The only thing I could think of would be to pull system through add and search all the files on your computer for files that contain the term shutter to see if there is an equivalent.
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