Turn off shutter sound from pixel bought in japan

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gblanco

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Feb 19, 2012
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Ok.
1. Unlock your bootloader
2. Boot to TWRP. Today it is test9 version and it works on Android 11 (So, downgrade if you are on A12)
3. From TWRP run (menu - install) this script: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip
4. Choose GTT9Q Model ID (it is Euro Union, Australia) for changing
5. Flash global version Factory Image with device wiping (it can be A12 one)
6. Lock the bootloader. Done
Enjoy

Is there anyone who tried this and confirmed to be working? I am a bit hesitant to try this but I also want to get rid of the camera shutter. Thanks.
I confirm it's working on a Pixel 5 imported from Japan. For anyone who might need more help, this is how I did it coming from Android 12. Root is not needed. Your data will be lost, so make a backup.

1. Unlock your bootloader and downgrade to Android 11. For this I followed this guide until step 6 (including step 6). Something it's not mentioned in the guide is that on Windows, you'll have to also install this driver first.

2. In Android 11, download the file from step 3 and leave it there in Downloads: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip

3. Boot to TWRP. For this I followed this video until minute 4.03. In minute 4.04, when it tells you to flash the TWRP, instead I used the command fastboot boot filename.img, just to make it a temporary boot.

4. From TWRP, I chose Install and then I looked for the previous .zip. When installing, I simply swiped to install, I didn't change any option.

5. I chose GTT9Q Model ID as indicated.

6. I restarted and I flashed the latest Android 12 (like in step #1).

7. I restarted again, and locked the bootloader, following the first guide.

No more Japanese crap.
 
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I confirm it's working on a Pixel 5 imported from Japan. For anyone who might need more help, this is how I did it coming from Android 12. Root is not needed. Your data will be lost, so make a backup.

1. Unlock your bootloader and downgrade to Android 11. For this I followed this guide until step 6 (including step 6). Something it's not mentioned in the guide is that on Windows, you'll have to also install this driver first.

2. In Android 11, download the file from step 3 and leave it there in Downloads: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip

3. Boot to TWRP. For this I followed this video until minute 4.03. In minute 4.04, when it tells you to flash the TWRP, instead I used the command fastboot boot filename.img, just to make it a temporary boot.

4. From TWRP, I chose Install and then I looked for the previous .zip. When installing, I simply swiped to install, I didn't change any option.

5. I chose GTT9Q Model ID as indicated.

6. I restarted and I flashed the latest Android 12 (like in step #1).

7. I restarted again, and locked the bootloader, following the first guide.

No more Japanese crap.
Huge thanks to you my friend! Finally I'm able to disable the shutter sound (and also the screen shot sound) which made it very awkward when I want to screenshot something when my roommate's already sleeping.
For friends who's like to root after removing, just leave the bootloader as it is and flash your magisk_patched image.
 

ziand

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Hello could you share how to do it in Pixel 6?
Hey, any info on how you did this?
Hi, I recently got my pixel 6 and I want to turn off the shutter sound. I wonder if you can walk me through how to to do this? I really appreciate it if you can! :)

Correct thread for Google Pixel 6 is Converting Japanese Pixel 6 to Global version
Use a script there.
 

AJJLee

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Jan 6, 2022
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I confirm it's working on a Pixel 5 imported from Japan. For anyone who might need more help, this is how I did it coming from Android 12. Root is not needed. Your data will be lost, so make a backup.

1. Unlock your bootloader and downgrade to Android 11. For this I followed this guide until step 6 (including step 6). Something it's not mentioned in the guide is that on Windows, you'll have to also install this driver first.

2. In Android 11, download the file from step 3 and leave it there in Downloads: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip

3. Boot to TWRP. For this I followed this video until minute 4.03. In minute 4.04, when it tells you to flash the TWRP, instead I used the command fastboot boot filename.img, just to make it a temporary boot.

4. From TWRP, I chose Install and then I looked for the previous .zip. When installing, I simply swiped to install, I didn't change any option.

5. I chose GTT9Q Model ID as indicated.

6. I restarted and I flashed the latest Android 12 (like in step #1).

7. I restarted again, and locked the bootloader, following the first guide.

No more Japanese crap.

if after I do this to my pixel 5a, can I still receive google/phone updates as normal?
 

gblanco

Member
Feb 19, 2012
17
5
sorry is me again.. so instructions you mentioned is it also works on pixel 5a? or just pixel 5?
I can only verify it works for Pixel 5. I don't have a Pixel 5a, so I don't know if it will work there. I imagine it won't because I assume the model IDs will be different, so I guess you will have to find out what the model IDs are for Pixel 5a.
Sorry I cannot be of more help!
 

searolv

New member
Apr 19, 2012
3
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I confirm it's working on a Pixel 5 imported from Japan. For anyone who might need more help, this is how I did it coming from Android 12. Root is not needed. Your data will be lost, so make a backup.

1. Unlock your bootloader and downgrade to Android 11. For this I followed this guide until step 6 (including step 6). Something it's not mentioned in the guide is that on Windows, you'll have to also install this driver first.

2. In Android 11, download the file from step 3 and leave it there in Downloads: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip

3. Boot to TWRP. For this I followed this video until minute 4.03. In minute 4.04, when it tells you to flash the TWRP, instead I used the command fastboot boot filename.img, just to make it a temporary boot.

4. From TWRP, I chose Install and then I looked for the previous .zip. When installing, I simply swiped to install, I didn't change any option.

5. I chose GTT9Q Model ID as indicated.

6. I restarted and I flashed the latest Android 12 (like in step #1).

7. I restarted again, and locked the bootloader, following the first guide.

No more Japanese crap.
Thank you very much my friend, I followed your steps and worked flawless! To people worried about OTA after this, don't worry, it works like before. Greetings from Chile and Thank you again!
 
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    Especially to avoid such cases there is a script: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...xel-6-to-global-version.4365275/post-86025249
    If you didn't make a copy of your original partition, you can send me to PM the wrong one. I will try to help you.
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    Ok.
    1. Unlock your bootloader
    2. Boot to TWRP. Today it is test9 version and it works on Android 11 (So, downgrade if you are on A12)
    3. From TWRP run (menu - install) this script: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip
    4. Choose GTT9Q Model ID (it is Euro Union, Australia) for changing
    5. Flash global version Factory Image with device wiping (it can be A12 one)
    6. Lock the bootloader. Done
    Enjoy

    Is there anyone who tried this and confirmed to be working? I am a bit hesitant to try this but I also want to get rid of the camera shutter. Thanks.
    I confirm it's working on a Pixel 5 imported from Japan. For anyone who might need more help, this is how I did it coming from Android 12. Root is not needed. Your data will be lost, so make a backup.

    1. Unlock your bootloader and downgrade to Android 11. For this I followed this guide until step 6 (including step 6). Something it's not mentioned in the guide is that on Windows, you'll have to also install this driver first.

    2. In Android 11, download the file from step 3 and leave it there in Downloads: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip

    3. Boot to TWRP. For this I followed this video until minute 4.03. In minute 4.04, when it tells you to flash the TWRP, instead I used the command fastboot boot filename.img, just to make it a temporary boot.

    4. From TWRP, I chose Install and then I looked for the previous .zip. When installing, I simply swiped to install, I didn't change any option.

    5. I chose GTT9Q Model ID as indicated.

    6. I restarted and I flashed the latest Android 12 (like in step #1).

    7. I restarted again, and locked the bootloader, following the first guide.

    No more Japanese crap.
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    Ok.
    1. Unlock your bootloader
    2. Boot to TWRP. Today it is test9 version and it works on Android 11 (So, downgrade if you are on A12)
    3. From TWRP run (menu - install) this script: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip
    4. Choose GTT9Q Model ID (it is Euro Union, Australia) for changing
    5. Flash global version Factory Image with device wiping (it can be A12 one)
    6. Lock the bootloader. Done
    Enjoy
    Got my Japan Pixel 6 today. Turns out the SKU info is stored in devinfo partition. Replace the original "GR1YH" with global SKU "GB7N6" and it's done. No wipe/reflash required.

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    Thank you!
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    Could you please elaborate on this? Getting my Japanese Pixel soon and wish I can do this the first day if possible
    Ok.
    1. Unlock your bootloader
    2. Boot to TWRP. Today it is test9 version and it works on Android 11 (So, downgrade if you are on A12)
    3. From TWRP run (menu - install) this script: MID_Changer_v1.02-TWRP.zip
    4. Choose GTT9Q Model ID (it is Euro Union, Australia) for changing
    5. Flash global version Factory Image with device wiping (it can be A12 one)
    6. Lock the bootloader. Done
    Enjoy
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    if after I do this to my pixel 5a, can I still receive google/phone updates as normal?
    Yes, no problem.
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    thank you so much, you're a life saver XD