Everyone knows that annoying shutter sound of the camera app on Android phones. It’s against the law to sell android phones which do not make sounds when taking pictures. And in general, it is a good feature as it improves other people privacies.

However, I still want to get rid of the sound. It’s a bit tricky, but having a rooted phone (with e.g. CyanogenMod) it’s very easy: Just delete the sound file /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg! :)

For the lazy: Get a root shell (eg. ssh or adb) and execute the following:

mount -o remount,rw /system
mv /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.backup
mv /system/media/audio/ui/camera_focus.ogg /system/media/audio/ui/camera_focus.ogg.backup
mount -o remount,ro /system

Problem solved.

Martin Scharm

stuff. just for the records.

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