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Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

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Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

The most recent update of android doesn't let u "turn off" the sound in the actual camera app, however, if u have ur phones sound set on vibrate or silent there will be no shutter sound when u take a pic. I found this out on complete accident. I have been using another camera app called Silent Camera for about a year jus to get around the sound issue. So glad they finally did this.

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

which Federal mandate is it exactly???  if its HR 414 of 111th Congress, it essentially died...

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

Not that I'm aware of.  Just looked it up and said nothing about the shutter NOISE.  If you know of any fix, I would appreciate it.

GrandMaster

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

didnt the last update that came out give the option to silence the shutter sound? its been a while since i payed attention but i could have sworn it had

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

Ok fans. What would you all say if I told you I have a simple fix for the shutter sound problem?  No rooting.  No apps.  It isn't perfect - but pretty good & simple. I too am upset with Sprint for forcing this loud CLICK on us.  But, I am not quite up to rooting and I know a lot of you may not be either.  As I said, my solution isn't perfect, but it is simple and it works (98% or so).   Here goes.  Hold one finger over speaker when shooting.  Pretty near silent & pretty simple.  It is barely audible.  Any room noise and it wont be heard.  Even a quick clear of the throat and it is un-detectable.  I know it isn't the fix we all want,, but i'm tired of reading post after post and there not being a real answer.   Let me know what ya think.  Works for me! (actually not intended to be in response to anyone - just a post)

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Wizard

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound


Root-0 wrote:



People, ROOT your devices, please!


Using root explorer - system/audio/UI delete Shutter.oog and if you'd like you can also delete the files for the focus beeps/clicks ect... 


Seriously, its not hard.


First device I rooted was a desire z(tmobileg2- Perma-root/S-OFF). The methods where just off the dev board and written for devs, if you messed up you ended up with a pricey brick, no warranty, shitoutofluck.


/food for thought


People...if you listen to someone like this..you're asking for Sprint to send you a letter saying you've gone past reasonable and customary usage of data, and that you're being released as a customer to find a new carrier.

Rooting a device...yeah. Is mine rooted? Yeah. Do I STEAL from Sprint just because it's rooted? NO!!!!

Call it what you want, the ToS (Terms of Service) specifically states using Hotspot is a pay-for service. Telling someone to steal is quite immature and childish when other people PAY for the services they use and use them legitimately.

SPRINT IS NOT A INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER. They are a CELL PHONE PROVIDER. You should NEVER use your cell phone as a modem to surf with laptops/desktops/tablets and stream movies/download gigs and gigs of data. You want an ISP? Get DSL/Cable/Satellite internet service. You want a cell phone? Get a service provider like Sprint. But don't try to avert the system just so you can take advantage of the "unlimited" data everyone else is meant to enjoy.

And people who do this, and bog the network down for others who pay to use the same network...are quite childish and I SINCERELY hope their thieving ways get them caught and cancelled.

Deep packet inspection shows what data is used where, and Sprint can, if they wanted, use such means to insure their network isn't being exploited and used by individuals who just want to circumvent a service that should be paid for. Using Hotspot while paying for it...to connect and check email or surf a little...FINE. But using Sprint as your ISP just because you can get LTE and it's faster than your available home ISP options? That's blatant violation of the Terms of Service contract that EVERYONE of us signed and agreed to follow. And if I were in Sprint's shoes, I'd boot everyone who does it if I found this was being done. Company builds and invests BILLIONS into a network, then people suggest that everyone should ABUSE the network and use it as they see fit without any repercussion at all...best believe we won't see unlimited data for long with people who feel they deserve something for nothing using Sprint as their primary internet provider.

I'm a firm believer in understanding and learning about your devices you pay for...but using the device to get around something that should be a paid service? I hope that's some pretty important internet...or porn..or whatever it is that you're doing that causes you to STEAL service you didn't pay for.

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

People, ROOT your devices, please!

Using root explorer - system/audio/UI delete Shutter.oog and if you'd like you can also delete the files for the focus beeps/clicks ect...

Getting Root access is ridiculously simple on this device, literally just pressing on-screen buttons, the work is all automated.

No excuse not to do it. Want to get warranty work done on your device, no problem, follow this guide to unroot and return to stock Team Epic: Sprint SGS3 Stock Restore

Seriously, its not hard.

First device I rooted was a desire z(tmobileg2- Perma-root/S-OFF). The methods where just off the dev board and written for devs, if you messed up you ended up with a pricey brick, no warranty, shitoutofluck.

Remove carrier/factory restrictions, access to the complete file system. The root user is like the administrator account on windows before they started using UAC.


My galaxy is running stock rooted-No google or samsung apps-/ktoonsez kernel, de-bloated (removed stupid system apps)  removed invasive apps, usage stat reporting, disabled location tracking, carrier iq (which monitors all interaction with the device) ect


See the REAL permissions not just the user-visible ones. Revoke permissions of apps. Block any app you choose from having network access. You can also spoof info that apps collect about your device


sprint has an unremovable DEVICE MANAGER application preinstalled, it can control your phone. its called sprextensionphoneinfo  look under device manager apps in the security tab under settings. Then try to click disable.

Not to mention the network proxies that slow down your unlimited network usage.


control your cpu completely, overclock, underclock, change governers, custom frequencies voltages ect...


You can do anything your device is capable of which is alot more than most people realize..

You paid for it, use it to is full potential FUCK SPRINT and there ridiculous policies, all they can do to you is cancel your warranty, but then you just unroot and your warranty is effective again, they cant do anything if they cant prove anything.

Also, another incentive is unlimited free wifi hotspot service, if you live in a LTE area then this alone makes it worthwhile

Lastly, id like to recommend people to aptoide, you can google it, but it is a great replacement for google play store, especially those of us who don't use Gapps. Aptoid has a huge selection, a huge network of other stores (repos), virtually every app you'd want, many not allowed on play store, plus all apps are free to download including pro apps and license keys.

/food for thought

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

I know this post is old but I so agree with you.

I am buying a week old samsung galaxy s3, the person selling it to me switched off of sprint due to not having service where she lives so I am stoked to be getting it. My coworker has the s3 and I told her I was buying it from someone, and I asked her if you can turn the shutter noise off since i can't do that on my htc evo design and she said yes. So I get extremely excited and then the phone comes in the mail and I can't turn it off. Then I find this post and learn that its Sprints doing... (My friend has verizon btw)

and my sister has an htc with t mobile and she can turn the shutter sound off..

I had a group of people laughing at me cause I was at Pinkberry when it first opened up in my state and I was on my break at work so I was alone, and I took a picture of it cause I was excited to be eating Pinkberry and I wanted to Instagram it. They were making fun of me... Saying "Oh I'm so cool I'm taking a picture of my pinkberry." They must have never heard of Instagram but it was extremely unnecessary.

At least I didn't buy this phone with a contract..

But it sounds like there are some other options... It just sucks I have to go this route...

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

This is MY phone. I am responsible enough to know when and how to use it properly and appropriately. When I am in a quiet office and need to photograph a pile of receipts, muting the camera makes sense. Also, muting the camera in such a situation has no privacy implications. Come on. Since when did Sprint become the Gestapo? Even worse, the same Sprint that pontificates about protecting privacy by hardwiring a shutter sound into the camera will turn over all my text messages, geo location info, data files and Internet history to the Obama regime at the drop of a hat. Hypocrites.

Journeyman

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter Sound

THANK YOU!!  I'm just going to point out the observation that I've watched this post for months.   While everyone shared a valid opinion,  this is the first guy who offered a solution.   It is this same mentality that gives Sprint  horrible,  piss  poor  service.  #figureitoutfirstdebatelater