[MOD] SGP 5.0 Silent Camera 2.3.6 GB-based
This is the stock Camera app based on Eryigit's Chinese-based stock. (I think that this is the right subforum...) You'll need to-
1) be rooted
2) have a deodexed ROM
( 3) You'll probably have to be on a Gingerbread-based rom [vs CM, ICS, whatever])
While the stock Gingerbread 2.3.5 Camera app had a silent mode (if I'm remembering correctly....), flashing the Eryigit mod left me with a noisy little camera app. (I believe that this is due to the legalities regarding the int'l source of the stock firmware [ie the gov'ts decided that guerilla upskirt shootings were a bad thing. While true, why not try to get the people to stop instead of hampering tech? ug, people!])
I couldn't find anything to replace the camera app online (other silent Camera apps didn't work, disabling the /system/media/UI/audio shutter sound files didn't work [the sounds are "baked in" the apk], the advertised build.prop script was a no go, and Camera ICS was close, but flipped the viewscreen- seriously annoying). After decompiling and getting stumped by the code (no Java or smali training and no real desire to learn, atm), I just decided to edit the .ogg files (in the raw folder) to play nothing. It's a dirty, little method, but it works.
Make a backup of your stock Camera.apk (found in your /system/app folder; you can use Root Explorer or Ghost Commander, or ES File Manager if it's rooted.) just in case.
a) Place this file in your root folder.
b) Change the permissions to 644 or Owner read and write, group and everyone else read only. (via terminal or Root Explorer)
c) move the file to your /system/app folder.
The only sounds I've enabled are
I) Shutter sound 1
II) Shutter sound 3
III) Camera timer.
(In case you like sound. For no shutter sound, select shutter sound 2 in Settings. The camcorder has no sound available though.)
PS. If you're odexed (you see/have .odex files) I believe that deleting the Camera.odex (after backup, of course) and replacing the Camera.apk file will work. Again, back them up, just in case.
PPS If something like this was already available, then ...oops. I was not in the know
It's nice to have options.