12-22-2012 05:29 PM
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  1. taniabonita52's Avatar
    Thanks blorgon!

    Camera shutter goodbyeeeeeeee

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    12-15-2012 07:38 PM
  2. n0ve's Avatar
    Someone check build.prop ro.forcedshuttersound = 1 , change to 0. Works on ICS Sprint devices.
    12-15-2012 07:53 PM
  3. Mikey47's Avatar
    Someone check build.prop ro.forcedshuttersound = 1 , change to 0. Works on ICS Sprint devices.
    Unfortunately no root yet, so that won't work yet.
    12-15-2012 09:55 PM
  4. blorgon's Avatar
    Here's another solution I found: download a different camera app. There are some apps that advertise no shutter sound (just search "silent camera shutter" in Google Play). I've just tried a few free ones. Two apps both called "Silent Camera" do take pictures with no shutter sounds, as does "Camera ICS" (you have to turn on silent mode in the settings). "Camera ICS" seems to have the most features of the three, and it has a pay version that removes ads. I'm not sure about features like burst mode, like secretmethod70 uses, though I found "Camera ZOOM FX" which advertises burst mode. I haven't tried it because it's pay, though it's currently on sale for $1.49. It also says about its silent mode: "only if your device supports it," but "Camera ICS" said the same thing about its silent mode, so it seems promising.

    UPDATE: "Camera ZOOM FX" silent mode doesn't work. It offers the workarounds of either root your phone, or use burst mode, which gives lower resolution pics. I'm assuming that the burst mode just uses the video camera, so that's why it will be silent.

    UPDATE 2: I just bought "Camera ICS+" ($0.99) and can confirm the silent mode works, just like the free version. Ads are removed and a few extra features are added, like burst mode and time lapse. One thing I don't like is that it doesn't display full screen. The bottom 1/4 of the screen is taken up by the shutter button section. Also, the photos at 8 MP are not 16:9, like in the stock camera. You have to change the resolution to 6 MP to get 16:9 pictures. I suppose this might be more accurate in terms of the actual pixel resolution, bu the stock camera at least lets you chose the aspect ratio independent of the resolution. Also, if you choose 6 MP (or other 16:9 resolutions), it adds black bars to the upper 3/4 part of the screen, so your view of what you're taking a picture of seems even smaller. I wish it had a full screen view for taking pictures, but otherwise it seems like one of the better options for silent picture taking.
    12-16-2012 01:30 PM
  5. gameaddict8's Avatar
    Here's another solution I found: download a different camera app. There are some apps that advertise no shutter sound (just search "silent camera shutter" in Google Play). I've just tried a few free ones. Two apps both called "Silent Camera" do take pictures with no shutter sounds, as does "Camera ICS" (you have to turn on silent mode in the settings). "Camera ICS" seems to have the most features of the three, and it has a pay version that removes ads. I'm not sure about features like burst mode, like secretmethod70 uses, though I found "Camera ZOOM FX" which advertises burst mode. I haven't tried it because it's pay, though it's currently on sale for $1.49. It also says about its silent mode: "only if your device supports it," but "Camera ICS" said the same thing about its silent mode, so it seems promising.

    UPDATE: "Camera ZOOM FX" silent mode doesn't work. It offers the workarounds of either root your phone, or use burst mode, which gives lower resolution pics. I'm assuming that the burst mode just uses the video camera, so that's why it will be silent.

    UPDATE 2: I just bought "Camera ICS+" ($0.99) and can confirm the silent mode works, just like the free version. Ads are removed and a few extra features are added, like burst mode and time lapse. One thing I don't like is that it doesn't display full screen. The bottom 1/4 of the screen is taken up by the shutter button section. Also, the photos at 8 MP are not 16:9, like in the stock camera. You have to change the resolution to 6 MP to get 16:9 pictures. I suppose this might be more accurate in terms of the actual pixel resolution, bu the stock camera at least lets you chose the aspect ratio independent of the resolution. Also, if you choose 6 MP (or other 16:9 resolutions), it adds black bars to the upper 3/4 part of the screen, so your view of what you're taking a picture of seems even smaller. I wish it had a full screen view for taking pictures, but otherwise it seems like one of the better options for silent picture taking.
    Camera jb+ is legit. Took pics of my nephew right now

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    12-16-2012 02:45 PM
  6. blorgon's Avatar
    Add Camera360 to the list of working silent modes.

    EDIT: Camera360 Ultimate and Camera360 1.5 both have working silent modes. Ultimate has a lot more features, both are free.
    12-16-2012 02:48 PM
  7. Mikey47's Avatar
    Just received this in an email from HTC. Pretty lame:

    Mike; first of all thank you for being a part of the HTC Family. We will always work for you. Regarding the shutter of the camera, it was set as part of the update and cannot be modified. This feature was set this way following the laws protecting the privacy of the US Citizens. That is why it cannot be shut off.
    12-18-2012 01:04 AM
  8. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Another trick is to use a Bluetooth headset with A2DP profile you wont hear it from the phone. I use a Bose series 2 blutooth headset with absorbs the sound.

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    12-18-2012 04:37 AM
  9. Saneless's Avatar
    Such bs. It is difficult to discreetly use a phone to take a pic. Visually too much is going on. If I were desperate to take secret pics I'm sure there's a much better camera for it.
    12-18-2012 11:26 PM
  10. Mikey47's Avatar
    So, I told the tech support guy that there is no law in the U. S. regarding cell phone cameras having to have a shutter noise and he said:

    Mike; thank you very much for the feedback about the US laws not having anything to do with this. That is the information we had received, and why we explained part of the shutter issue to our customers. As stated on the previous email, by design it cannot be turned off.
    So even though they know it's not U.S. law, there is nothing they will do. HTC just imposing it on us because they can.
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    12-18-2012 11:59 PM
  11. benny3's Avatar
    Ha! " by design it cant be turned off " Jokes on him ...mines turned off....lol
    12-19-2012 12:06 AM
  12. gameaddict8's Avatar
    Add Camera360 to the list of working silent modes.

    EDIT: Camera360 Ultimate and Camera360 1.5 both have working silent modes. Ultimate has a lot more features, both are free.
    I like camera 360 more than camera jb+

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    12-19-2012 12:54 AM
  13. taniabonita52's Avatar
    I think... Not sure... But I think you can photograph in public places. That whole privacy thing gets misinterpreted a lot. That is the golden rule of photography... Public places... Don't know if it encompasses all photographic devices including phones. Might be something interesting to research.


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    12-19-2012 09:33 AM
  14. Mikey47's Avatar
    Ha! " by design it cant be turned off " Jokes on him ...mines turned off....lol
    How? Using the headphone trick?
    12-19-2012 09:43 AM
  15. Benny07's Avatar
    Would there be a way to have Tasker initiate the headphone jack when the camera was open?
    12-19-2012 09:49 AM
  16. Quis89's Avatar
    A way around it albeit a tedious one is to record a video and snap the photo during the video being recorded.

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    12-19-2012 02:11 PM
  17. benny3's Avatar
    How? Using the headphone trick?
    No by rooting and freeing it from all the BS
    12-19-2012 03:33 PM
  18. DAL_MOBILE's Avatar
    Is there a way to map a 3rd party camera app (such as Camera 360) to the camera button?
    12-19-2012 05:27 PM
  19. svargas05's Avatar
    A way around it albeit a tedious one is to record a video and snap the photo during the video being recorded.

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    That makes noise too when it starts recording... it's a lost cause.
    12-19-2012 05:58 PM
  20. gameaddict8's Avatar
    Is there a way to map a 3rd party camera app (such as Camera 360) to the camera button?
    Root probably for that. It's faster to just hit the program you want to load up

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    12-19-2012 06:20 PM
  21. Saneless's Avatar
    Flashed a mod to get rid of it. While I was at it, flashed another mod that got rid of the ed recent apps interface HTC ruined.
    12-21-2012 02:55 PM
  22. Topgonzo's Avatar
    So let me get this right...there's a law that u have to have a shutter sound on your camera or phone for the privacy of other people? OK so if u have a camera and a telephoto lens and zoom up right on someone bending over to take pics of them then that's OK? Point being if anyone is in public I have a right to take pictures of whatever the hell I want..if I want to take pics of people or places I have the right and having my camera set to silent should not be a problem...I'm tired of the government and companies trying to get more and more strict on controlling what we do in a free country. Truth is there is no damn freedom...if someone wants to take pics of me in public then go home and get there rocks off then I take it as a compliment.

    Sent from my EVO 4G LTE
    12-21-2012 03:13 PM
  23. Mikey47's Avatar
    Topgonzo, there is no such law in the U.S. Some wacko representative tried in 2009, but it was never passed (don't know if it was even brought to a vote).

    I believe this on is squarely on Sprint's shoulders. Sprint's GSIII is the only GSIII that has this "feature" the too.

    I too am sick of this, this goes beyond the bloatware type of stuff. The camera is so awesome yet I can't use it to take pictures of my kids at concerts at school because people start giving you dirty looks. Two nights ago a guy actually told me afterwards that I should turn that sound off, I told him to talk to Sprint.
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    12-21-2012 04:00 PM
  24. Saneless's Avatar
    There's plenty of reasons to hate it. Once my kid starts hearing the click she either runs away covering her face, or runs up within inches of my phone yelling "cheeeese"

    Neither makes for good pictures after that.
    12-22-2012 05:29 PM
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