Recently, I have installed Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) over Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on my Samsung Galaxy S phone. And so far i’m loving it.
The only thing i find irritating is the shutter sound of the camera, it sounds horrible. And because of that, i want to disable it. I’ve check the Camera Settings and i couldn’t find an option to disable the shutter sound. I’ve also set my phone into silent mode or volume off, still no luck, the irritating shutter sound is still there.
So i contacted my friend — google and search for a way to disable the shutter sound. And to my surprise it was simple and easy.
- Download and install ES File Explorer
- Your phone needs to be ROOTED
How to disable camera shutter sound
- Run the ES File Explorer app
- Go to ES File Explorer settings and follow screenshot below:
- Tap Up
- Scroll down and tap SYSTEM
- Tap MEDIA
- Tap AUDIO
- Tap UI
- Long tap on camera_click.ogg until Operations pop-up appears, and then tap rename
- Rename it into camera_click.ogg.off
- After you have successfully renamed it, you should re-mount /system as Read-Only (credit to Todd)
- That’s it. Congratulations, you have just disabled the shutter sound of your android phone.
- Now try it. Open your camera app and take a picture, even if you’re not in silent mode, your camera shutter will not make any sound :).
- If someday you miss that irritating shutter sound and decided to enable it again, just perform the steps above and rename the camera_click.ogg.off into camera_click.ogg