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How to Mute & Disable Camera Shutter Sounds on Samsung's Galaxy S2





There are two fairy simple ways we've heard of to silence the camera by muting or disabling the shutter and the focus sounds on the Samsung Galaxy S2. A whole bunch of you have been asking about how to do it.  Both these methods require you to have a rooted phone though. Follow the Read More link for full instructions

METHOD ONE (links camera sound to system volume control):
The To silence your Galaxy S2 camera sounds use a program like Root Explorer and navigate to the Root folder, then the Data folder. Then create a file called local.prop and enter one line of text which reads: ro.camera.sound.forced=0 . Restart your phone. Now you can switch the sound off by muting your phone.

METHOD TWO (renames the sound file so they system can't play it at all):
Navigate to /system/media/audio/ui from the root folder and rename all the files that have anything to do with camera, shutter, focus sounds.

UPDATE: We used method one, becuase although the explanation is a little longer, we found it much quicker, and it means you can always use the volume control to turn the sound back up if you prefer.

 

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+6 #1 hidehide 2011-06-15 16:13
I tried method one, but its not working..
Can anyone help me on that?
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+2 #2 GalaxyS2Tips 2011-06-15 19:20
Quoting hidehide:
I tried method one, but its not working..
Can anyone help me on that?


Your phone is rooted? and you've rebooted? Go to the Volume settings (not just ringer) and try turning down all the possible volume options and see if one works. It should do....
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+2 #3 hidehide 2011-06-17 06:09
[quote name="GalaxyS2Tips"][quote name="hidehide"]I Thanks for your reply..
Yes, my phone is rooted.
I tried to create the empty file thru root explorer, reboot.. the sound is still there =(

I have another question. In order to set the home screen page to the 3rd page. We have to change the /system/default.prop
However, when I go in /system/, I can't see dafault.prop.. and when I try to create a new file, it says the folder is read-only..
I have set super-user for "Root explorer" already..
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-1 #4 hidehide 2011-06-17 06:15
I just figured out that I can Mount R/W or Mount R/O..
So I'm able to add the default.prop in /system/
However, it still doesn't work..
Would it be because of the permission, or user/owner setting wrong with the file?
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+2 #5 hidehide 2011-06-22 07:37
I found a working solution. The file has been moved in the latest version.
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-2 #6 GalaxyS2Tips 2011-06-23 00:26
Quoting hidehide:
I found a working solution. The file has been moved in the latest version.

Latest version of firmware? What firmware are you running, and where was it moved to. I'm sure other users would find that info quite helpful. =)
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0 #7 mantian 2011-06-28 21:32
i made both methods and achieve to disable video recording and shutdown(i dont know how it is, i mean when it takes the photo).

But the focus sound remains there...=S
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+3 #8 Erik 2011-06-30 22:58
I had the same problem. Now after I installed the latest firmware through Samsung Kies the shutter sound follows the phone volume. Just need to mute the phone before starting the cam ^.^
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+2 #9 mantian 2011-06-30 23:00
Quoting Erik:
I had the same problem. Now after I installed the latest firmware through Samsung Kies the shutter sound follows the phone volume. Just need to mute the phone before starting the cam ^.^


Does the autofocus follow phone volume too¿? Because thats whats getting me crazy...xD
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0 #10 geekinwhite 2011-07-01 06:23
Quoting mantian:
Does the autofocus follow phone volume too¿? Because thats whats getting me crazy...xD


I used method 2 and all works good. I just can't find the autofocus file to rename to silence it. Any idea what it is named or located?
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