Muting volume or setting sound to silent
Renaming/removing "shutter.ogg" from system/media/audio/ui
This doesn't work as the sound files is embedded in the camera apk.
Adding <CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>FALSE</CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu> into "others.xml"
Doesn't work. This enables the menu option in the camera app but does not permit the setting to be changed.
Wanam Xposed or Enforcedstreamsilencer
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, the only surefire way I've found to kill the shutter sound is to replace the audio files that are actually embedded in the stock camera apk with silent versions of the same files. I've modified the apk to remove all sound except for the ticking in the camera timer (which I think is actually useful) and the panorama mode start/stop sounds. Happy to upload another modified one with all sounds removed if there's interest.
Unfortunately the file is too big to attach to XDA forums and I don't have permission to link externally so you'll have to copy and paste the short URL below to get it from my SkyDrive.
To install the apk you will need root access to your phone and a file manager that can access root functions. Do the following:
- In your file manager navigate to system/app path and locate "SamsungCamera2.apk"
- Rename it something else like "SamsungCamera2.apk.bak"
- Copy over the modified apk into the same location
- Make sure the permissions of the new file are the same as the original
- Enjoy (no need to reboot)