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[HowTo] Remove boot sound from HTC Desire (rooted)

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By jayshah, Senior Member on 4th May 2010, 12:35 PM
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If, like me, you strongly dislike the HTC "Quietly brilliant" boot sound, here's how to disable it entirely:

Pre-requisites:
  • Put your phone into recovery
  • Get a working adb shell

Mount /system
Code:
mount /system
Move the sounds out of the way

Code:
mv /system/customize/resource/android_audio.mp3 /system/customize/resource/android_audio.mp3.nothanks
Code:
mv /system/media/android_audio.mp3 /system/media/android_audio.mp3.nothanks
I didn't really want to install an application to do "silent" the boot up, and was actually worried about the case (by Murphys law) that I drop my phone, the battery comes out, I insert it (forgetting it wasn't on silent) and the boot sound causes my death.

I Google'd for quite a while with no luck, but sorry if this has been posted somewhere. I especially didn't want to change ROMs just to remove the sound. I also noticed that in both locations, bootanimation.zip existed which contains the frame-by-frame sequence for the boot up screen.
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4th May 2010, 12:49 PM |#2  
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Thanks! It worked perfectly.
4th May 2010, 12:51 PM |#3  
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Nice guide.
For anyone wanting to change the boot animation, see this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=672339

I've changed mine to the Nexus One boot animation. Sweet
4th May 2010, 05:33 PM |#4  
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Great! it worked, cheers.
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Originally Posted by jayshah

and the boot sound causes my death.

I have a 6 weeks old daughter, after rooting my desire i had a quietly brilliant loop lol, never ran so fast out of the room before

Thanks for the tweak.
5th May 2010, 10:41 AM |#6  
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No root Needed! Juste install "Silent Boot" on the Market!

http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...boot-BnqC.aspx
5th May 2010, 11:20 AM |#7  
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No root Needed! Juste install "Silent Boot" on the Market!

http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...boot-BnqC.aspx

If you read the OP properly, you'd have realised why I didn't want to install an application for this purpose.

"Silent Boot mutes your Phone on shutdown to keep it silent on boot.
Restores previous volume settings after startup."

You drop the phone. The battery comes out. You need to boot the phone silently or you forget until its too late. Epic fail.
10th May 2010, 11:19 AM |#8  
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Hi,
this is something that I would like to do, but even the command "working adb shell" throws me.

I have rooted my phone ok, so is it a simple process that I can do, or should I avoid it?

Is there an idiots guide to starting out?

TIA
10th May 2010, 12:44 PM |#9  
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Re: [HowTo] Remove boot sound from HTC Desire (rooted)
put it in recovery via the pushfiles, then in windows open a command (cmd.exe). Navigate to the android-sdk folder (if not installed download it), then cd tools, then adb.exe I think. I am a noob to... Plz correct if this is wrong
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Originally Posted by ShugM

Hi,
this is something that I would like to do, but even the command "working adb shell" throws me.

I have rooted my phone ok, so is it a simple process that I can do, or should I avoid it?

Is there an idiots guide to starting out?

TIA

All you have to do is:

- Put your phone into recovery
- Push the files as normal so you can get the menu screen where you can make nandroid backups etc etc (Google for now to get here and/or see MoDaCo).

Now type "adb shell" at a terminal (modify if you are using Windows), just get a # prompt basically.

Then copy/paste the commands.
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