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    Default Camera sounds now ALWAYS ON

    Yup,

    No matter if you have your phone on silent or not, the camera will always make noise. To focus and shoot.

    Haven't found a setting to disable that.

    Bummer
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    That might actually be on purpose. Wasn't there an article on this not too long ago that phone cameras had to make a sound to stop people from taking sneaky naughty pictures?

    New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click" - Slashdot
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    This totally sucks!!
    "Yup, There's an .apk for that"
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    I was noticing this right now too, not only the shutter sound but the zoom sound, which has always been ridiculous and annoying..and they aren't just on, but FULL BLAST. It's one thing to let someone know you're sneaking a pic, but the entire neighborhood?

    That 2009 bill didn't pass, AFAIK, but I think some makers have taken it upon themselves to police the world.

    What was that hack someone had to fix it originally?
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    This is incredibly annoying. I don't believe any laws to require cell phone camera shutter sounds have actually passed (and I'm opposed to the idea anyway).

    One of the main features that sold me on the EVO LTE was the camera's burst mode. I frequently have to take pictures of people talking at events for my job, and the EVO LTE's burst mode has made it MUCH easier to get a good looking shot in those circumstances. (These do not need to be professional pictures, so the EVO LTE's picture quality is perfectly adequate.)

    As luck would have it, I updated my phone this afternoon and I had to take pictures at a board meeting I was staffing tonight. There I am, as about 15 people are sitting around discussing important topics, and I start to take some pictures just as I've done many times in the past.... only, this time.... click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click. It was a terrible interruption and I let go of the camera button as soon as I processed what was happening. I slipped out of the room to look at the new camera settings, expecting that the shutter sound might have been given its own setting, but imagine my horror when I realized there was absolutely nothing I could do to silence it. Even if I wanted to take regular pictures, the board members would hear the distracting and unnecessary clicking sound over and over again. I hypothesized that the shutter sound would be turned off during video recording and I was right, so I ended up video recording the meeting and taking lower quality images in the process - and being unable to use burst mode, one of the primary reasons I purchased this phone. Even then, turning recording on and off also makes a noise, but it was much less frequent and the best solution I could find at the time.

    I doubt they'll be changing it back, but this change is not just a mild annoyance for me. It actually makes it harder for me to accomplish my professional responsibilities!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hypercubexl View Post

    That 2009 bill didn't pass, AFAIK, but I think some makers have taken it upon themselves to police the world.

    What was that hack someone had to fix it originally?
    Quote Originally Posted by secretmethod70 View Post
    This is incredibly annoying. I don't believe any laws to require cell phone camera shutter sounds have actually passed (and I'm opposed to the idea anyway).

    One of the main features that sold me on the EVO LTE was the camera's burst mode. I frequently have to take pictures of people talking at events for my job, and the EVO LTE's burst mode has made it MUCH easier to get a good looking shot in those circumstances. (These do not need to be professional pictures, so the EVO LTE's picture quality is perfectly adequate.)

    As luck would have it, I updated my phone this afternoon and I had to take pictures at a board meeting I was staffing tonight. There I am, as about 15 people are sitting around discussing important topics, and I start to take some pictures just as I've done many times in the past.... only, this time.... click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click. It was a terrible interruption and I let go of the camera button as soon as I processed what was happening. I slipped out of the room to look at the new camera settings, expecting that the shutter sound might have been given its own setting, but imagine my horror when I realized there was absolutely nothing I could do to silence it. Even if I wanted to take regular pictures, the board members would hear the distracting and unnecessary clicking sound over and over again. I hypothesized that the shutter sound would be turned off during video recording and I was right, so I ended up video recording the meeting and taking lower quality images in the process - and being unable to use burst mode, one of the primary reasons I purchased this phone. Even then, turning recording on and off also makes a noise, but it was much less frequent and the best solution I could find at the time.

    I doubt they'll be changing it back, but this change is not just a mild annoyance for me. It actually makes it harder for me to accomplish my professional responsibilities!
    Well until the hack comes, you can just plug ear buds in. Then the sound plays in the buds, but won't disturb people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PayneAether View Post
    Well until the hack comes, you can just plug ear buds in. Then the sound plays in the buds, but won't disturb people.

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    Use a real camera if it's for work

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    they should put a flashing strobe on it as well.. because deaf people cant hear you sneaking pictures of them. and then a shock wave emitter for those that are deaf and blind, so they can feel the shutter hit them. this is just dumb.. bad enough the thing takes a million pictures i have to listen to that sound... the camera just got lame
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    this camera change is probably the biggest annoyance I have with this update, outside of that im pretty happy with Jellybeans...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PayneAether View Post
    Well until the hack comes, you can just plug ear buds in. Then the sound plays in the buds, but won't disturb people.
    Awesome; thanks for the tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by gameaddict8 View Post
    Use a real camera if it's for work
    A "real" camera isn't necessary for my purposes, and it would be an unnecessary expense of hundreds of dollars to find one with a burst mode. With the quality of cell phone cameras these days, there's no reason they shouldn't be considered "real" cameras about on par with point-and-shoot cameras. The only real difference in quality I've experienced is that my dedicated point-and-shoot has an optical zoom. That's nice, but it's the EVO LTE burst mode that's really beneficial to me, and I don't see why I should be expected to spend hundreds of dollars on a camera when this phone has fit my needs perfectly from the day I bought it. Whether or not you understand how a cell phone cam could be good enough for my work needs, it doesn't change that when I purchased this phone in May, I did so with the knowledge that the shutter could be silenced and with no indication that that would be changed.
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    Does anyone have the file to delete/replace or is it buried deep in the OS? I have Root and am fine editing apks if I have to.
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    So far this update has been lees productive than productive for me.

    :/

    Really considering switching over to the Note 2.
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    Well switch then, you won't hurt my feelings! Too many pervs out there nowadays taking photos of unsuspecting people!

    SENT FROM MY JELLYBEAN EATING EVO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by secretmethod70 View Post
    Awesome; thanks for the tip!

    A "real" camera isn't necessary for my purposes, and it would be an unnecessary expense of hundreds of dollars to find one with a burst mode. With the quality of cell phone cameras these days, there's no reason they shouldn't be considered "real" cameras about on par with point-and-shoot cameras. The only real difference in quality I've experienced is that my dedicated point-and-shoot has an optical zoom. That's nice, but it's the EVO LTE burst mode that's really beneficial to me, and I don't see why I should be expected to spend hundreds of dollars on a camera when this phone has fit my needs perfectly from the day I bought it. Whether or not you understand how a cell phone cam could be good enough for my work needs, it doesn't change that when I purchased this phone in May, I did so with the knowledge that the shutter could be silenced and with no indication that that would be changed.
    I meant, if it's for work, then they should cover it.
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    Ah, sorry for the misunderstanding. Unfortunately (for this situation at least), I work for a non-profit. We use our own laptops, cameras, etc for work. I have a point-and-shoot (and so do others) that can be used, but my EVO LTE was the only thing with burst mode. Don't get me wrong, I would have purchased the phone anyway, and I'm happy with it especially now that the update has improved performance so much, but the permanent shutter sound is definitely my biggest dislike of this update and the only one that truly effects my ability to use the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secretmethod70 View Post
    Ah, sorry for the misunderstanding. Unfortunately (for this situation at least), I work for a non-profit. We use our own laptops, cameras, etc for work. I have a point-and-shoot (and so do others) that can be used, but my EVO LTE was the only thing with burst mode. Don't get me wrong, I would have purchased the phone anyway, and I'm happy with it especially now that the update has improved performance so much, but the permanent shutter sound is definitely my biggest dislike of this update and the only one that truly effects my ability to use the phone.
    Yeah it sucks. Maybe possible to disable with a an app

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    I seen in a post about a month or so ago, that you could use the app tasker to silence the camera sound. Don't know that it will work now that you can't silence it at all. They say it's pricey, but might be worth a try??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer9274 View Post
    I seen in a post about a month or so ago, that you could use the app tasker to silence the camera sound. Don't know that it will work now that you can't silence it at all. They say it's pricey, but might be worth a try??
    If someone can confirm that Tasker works after Jelly Bean, I will pay the $7 because that frickin noise makes me cringe. I hate it SO MUCH.

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    The Tasker trick worked by automatically setting the phone into silent mode when the camera app was opened. Unfortunately, since silent mode no longer effects the shutter sound, I'm 99% positive it is not a solution for updated EVO LTEs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svargas05 View Post
    Yup,

    No matter if you have your phone on silent or not, the camera will always make noise. To focus and shoot.

    Haven't found a setting to disable that.

    Bummer
    Simply push volume down button.
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    There is a line in your build. prop forced shutter sound.... just change the value to zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Simply push volume down button.
    Must not be on Jelly Bean yet, huh jimbo?
    Last edited by Mikey47; 12-15-2012 at 12:36 PM.
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    So far the only workaround I've found is plugging in your headphones. Not as practical as I'd like but it works.... At least.

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    If you don't want the hassle of your headphone cable dangling, you can plug in an adapter by itself, or cut the cord of an old, cheap pair of headphones. Again, it's not ideal, but if you use your phone to take a lot of pictures and don't want the sounds on, it would be slightly more useful than having your headphones plugged in. You can probably cut down the plug from some headphones to make it pretty small so it's not sticking out very far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blorgon View Post
    If you don't want the hassle of your headphone cable dangling, you can plug in an adapter by itself, or cut the cord of an old, cheap pair of headphones. Again, it's not ideal, but if you use your phone to take a lot of pictures and don't want the sounds on, it would be slightly more useful than having your headphones plugged in. You can probably cut down the plug from some headphones to make it pretty small so it's not sticking out very far.
    Someone just told me that. Good thinking +1 ;-)

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