HOW TO: Disable Camera Shutter Sound (Root)

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geoff5093

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Jun 13, 2011
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I was getting tired of hearing the camera shutter sound when taking photos, so I dug around the file system and found two audio files that are the shutter sound. I renamed these, rebooted, and everything is working great. Let me know if this does or doesn't work for you!

Before you get started, you need to be rooted for this method.

Step 1:
Use a root-capable file browser of your choice (I prefer SolidExplorer) and navigate to /system/media/audio/ui

Step 2:
Locate cam_snap_0.ogg and camera.click.ogg and rename the file extensions to .OLD, as seen below.



Step 3:
Reboot, then test
 

geoff5093

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Jun 13, 2011
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Agree, why not just set your phone to silent mode.
Not all of us keep our phone on silent all the time, and most of us don't want to think about turning the volume down every time we take a picture. If we never care to have the shutter sound, why not just disable it completely?
 
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GuestX0011

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what does the .OLD do to the file? just out of curiosity.
It onyl changes the name. It does not affect the contents of the file in anyway. It will fail a HASH check though so revert it back in order to do an update to another OS if you are stock.
 

DAXX

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Apr 14, 2014
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I was getting tired of hearing the camera shutter sound when taking photos, so I dug around the file system and found two audio files that are the shutter sound. I renamed these, rebooted, and everything is working great. Let me know if this does or doesn't work for you!

Before you get started, you need to be rooted for this method.

Step 1:
Use a root-capable file browser of your choice (I prefer SolidExplorer) and navigate to /system/media/audio/ui

Step 2:
Locate cam_snap_0.ogg and camera.click.ogg and rename the file extensions to .OLD, as seen below.



Step 3:
Reboot, then test

What about the video recording and stop sounds?
 

dimm0k

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Jan 25, 2014
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thanks for this! for some reason Tasker doesn't recognize when the Camera is started so the Silent method is weak... and while G4 TweaksBox would be nice, I'm also having issues getting the unlocker to work. Emailed dev and am waiting for a response...

EDIT: looks like renaming doesn't work for me... interesting...

EDIT2: created silent versions of the two files and now... we have silence!
 
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    I was getting tired of hearing the camera shutter sound when taking photos, so I dug around the file system and found two audio files that are the shutter sound. I renamed these, rebooted, and everything is working great. Let me know if this does or doesn't work for you!

    Before you get started, you need to be rooted for this method.

    Step 1:
    Use a root-capable file browser of your choice (I prefer SolidExplorer) and navigate to /system/media/audio/ui

    Step 2:
    Locate cam_snap_0.ogg and camera.click.ogg and rename the file extensions to .OLD, as seen below.



    Step 3:
    Reboot, then test
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    Alternatively, (non-root) you can set your phone to vibrate or silent mode and it wont make the shutter sound.
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    You still have your G4 or are you just sticking around to be helpful?
    Just hanging around, I have a 6P now.
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