1. shattuck's Avatar
    I seem to accidentally launch the camera through out the day.

    Would love to be able to turn that button off.
    11-15-2010 11:23 AM
  2. wildman's Avatar
    I seem to accidentally launch the camera through out the day.

    Would love to be able to turn that button off.
    This is strange to hear that you are having this happen because the camera button has to be held for a few seconds before the camera is triggered and also when device is locked the camera button should be inactive. Do you have the camera link on your desktop main page because i think its a better chance that the device unlocks and the camera may be triggering.
    11-15-2010 12:01 PM
  3. shattuck's Avatar
    They real problem is where I place it in my car while driving. The slot in my center console is just tight enough that it engages the camera.
    11-15-2010 12:30 PM
  4. Th3Dude's Avatar
    Can't just use the slide to unlock feature? It'll disable that while in locked mode
    11-15-2010 01:34 PM
  5. shattuck's Avatar
    Yes I try to remember, but I don't always.

    It is ok for folks just to say they don't know or that it can't be done.
    11-15-2010 08:59 PM
  6. davidnc's Avatar
    Yes I try to remember, but I don't always.

    It is ok for folks just to say they don't know or that it can't be done.
    I dont think it can be
    11-16-2010 04:14 AM
  7. squareroottwo's Avatar
    Look for the "NoCam" application in the Android Marketplace. I've used the app for a little bit and it seems to work, although it doesn't seem to disable the camera button when you're in the default camera app for Motorola Droid.
    06-10-2011 01:44 PM
  8. RemmyZero's Avatar
    isn't there also a program called "spare parts" or something? you can use that to disable it i think.
    06-14-2011 08:44 AM
  9. greydarrah's Avatar
    You could also try one of many cases that are very thin, but leave the camera button recessed so that only a finger can press it.
    06-14-2011 10:12 AM
  10. fftoad's Avatar
    You can try Tasker. Tasker will allow you to reassign the camera button or create a rule where you need to do something else to enable the camera button. Great program that lets you automate almost anything.
    06-15-2011 02:02 PM
  11. randomcrispy's Avatar
    I was going to recommend tasker as well... Great app
    06-15-2011 02:15 PM
  12. thiagomdo's Avatar
    Here's what worked for me (Motorola Razr i / Android 4.1.2):

    1. Root is required
    2. Install Root Browser
    3. Open the Root Browser and go to the folder /system/usr/keylayout/
    4. Open, one by one, all ".kl" files with the Root Browser editor and place a hash symbol (#) at the start of the lines where the word "CAMERA" appears. Example: the text "key 212 CAMERA" becomes "#key 212 CAMERA".
    5. Restart your device

    I hope it works for you.
    12-05-2013 09:31 AM
  13. William Stringer's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread, but I had to thank thiagomdo.

    This helped! A lot of work to disable the camera button, but I really hated this button, especially since I feared it would constantly be depressed in the case I purchased.

    Here's what worked for me (Motorola Razr i / Android 4.1.2):

    1. Root is required
    2. Install Root Browser
    3. Open the Root Browser and go to the folder /system/usr/keylayout/
    4. Open, one by one, all ".kl" files with the Root Browser editor and place a hash symbol (#) at the start of the lines where the word "CAMERA" appears. Example: the text "key 212 CAMERA" becomes "#key 212 CAMERA".
    5. Restart your device

    I hope it works for you.
    05-20-2014 08:35 PM
  14. Brad LCL34's Avatar
    I tried the fix outlined here but it will not let me save the modified file.
    08-09-2015 12:36 PM
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