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Default [HowTo] Disable HTC Evo 4G Startup Sound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7TbLlzFzsU
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The startup sound of the HTC Evo 4G is one of the few things I find annoying about the phone. The fact that even plugging headphones into the Evo does not stop the sound is lame. Here's how you can disable it.

Fast and Easy Way for Froyo:
Root your device, use a File Browser (like Root Explorer) and rename the /system/customize/resource/SPC_animation_final.mp3 file.


Requirements
  1. Your phone must be rooted with Toast's method
  2. You must be familiar with ADB and Toast's custom recovery.
If you need more information on Toast's root and recovery, read this {tutorial} how to root \0/ - xda-developers

Disable Startup Sound
  1. Connect your Evo to your computer thru usb and Enable USB debugging on the Evo.
  2. Reboot into recovery. In a commandline do: adb reboot recovery
  3. Start toast's custom recovery by running recovery-windows.bat as Administrator (or the equivalent for Linux and Mac). Do this by right-clicking on the recovery-windows.BAT file and choose Run as Administrator.
  4. Use a different commandline and do: adb shell
  5. Mount the system partition by doing: mount /system
  6. Skip to #9 if you are on 2.2 Froyo
  7. Go into first folder: cd /system/media
  8. rename the mp3 file: mv android_audio.mp3 android_audio.mp3.bak
  9. Go into 2nd director: cd /system/customize/resource
  10. Rename the mp3 file: mv SPC_animation_final.mp3 SPC_animation_final.mp3.bak
  11. You're done! Reboot: reboot

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Nice one pingpongboss! Come to think of it, modders can tailor made (if they haven't done so. sorry if they have. i'm a n00b.) this procedure to load their own custom sounds and animation during startup.
 
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Nice one pingpongboss! Come to think of it, modders can tailor made (if they haven't done so. sorry if they have. i'm a n00b.) this procedure to load their own custom sounds and animation during startup.
Yup, that's right. I think BuglessBeast does that for the Moto Droid. You can also replace these files with your own files manually.
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Thanks for the howto! Definitely glad to remove the sound.
 
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thanks! Naive question, though. Why can't you just to rename the files directly in the evo using a file manager? I thought i'd ask before i try and mess things up .
 
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thanks! Naive question, though. Why can't you just to rename the files directly in the evo using a file manager? I thought i'd ask before i try and mess things up .
That is because when you boot into android, /system becomes NAND locked. So you cannot write anything in /system

You can only write to /system in recovery mode.
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Does anyone have the stock sprint start up sound SPC_animation_final.mp3 that can upload it here?
I flashed Fresh 0.2 rom and I don't like the startup sound that goes FRESHHHHHHHH. =/
 
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Thank you pingpongboss! It was driving me crazy!
 
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Does anyone have the stock sprint start up sound SPC_animation_final.mp3 that can upload it here?
I flashed Fresh 0.2 rom and I don't like the startup sound that goes FRESHHHHHHHH. =/
Haha I was really scared the first time I heard that sound
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yeah so how do you enable it if it's gone???

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