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How to disable the camera shutter and auto-focus sounds on your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100?

February 20, 2012 06:18 PST

If you search "Disable Samsung I9100 camera sounds" on Google, there are some tutorials that tells you how to remove the camera sounds on your Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100.

The classical method: Delete five .ogg files on the folder /system/media/audio/ui/:

  • Cam_Stop.ogg
  • Cam_Start.ogg
  • camera_click_short.ogg
  • Shutter_01.ogg
  • VideoRecord.ogg

However, the auto-focus sound is still enabled with this method. How to completely disable the camera shutter and auto-focus sounds on your Galaxy S2 I9100? Please follow the steps below:

Guide: Remove the camera noise on your Galaxy S2 I9100

  1. Root your Galaxy S2 I9100.
  2. You need to be root to do this so if you have not gotten root yet please follow my guide to root your phone: How to root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT i9100 by one clicking.

  3. Launch RootExplorer, then open the folder /data/.
  4. Set the sound parameter on file /data/local.prop
    • Method 1: Create the file by yourself:
      1. Create the file local.prop if it doesn't exist..

        Click Menu -> New File, enter the filename local.prop, then click OK.

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Click New File

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Click "New File"

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Create file local.prop

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Create file local.prop

      2. Open local.prop in Text Editor

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Open local.prop in Text Editor

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Open local.prop in Text Editor

      3. Add add the line to the file, then click Menu -> Save & Exit
        ro.camera.sound.forced=0

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Edit local.prop

        Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Edit local.prop

    • Method 2: Download the file local.prop
      1. Download local.prop.zip, and then pack it to a folder on your computer.
      2. Copy the file local.prop from the computer to the folder /data on your I9100.
  5. Reboot your Galaxy S2 I9100.
  6. Set the I9100 to the silent mode.
  7. Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Set the I9100 to the silent mode

    Screenshot: [Disable the camera sounds on I9100] Set the I9100 to the silent mode

Now, launch Camera application on your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, all camera shutter and auto-focus sounds has been disabled.

Note: To restore sound, just delete local.prop (or set ro.camera.sound.forced=1) and then reboot.

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#1  posted on March 03, 2012 20:16 PST
Rooted and followed the steps, the focus sounds removed!

Thanks!

#2  posted on March 03, 2012 20:18 PST
It also worked for my i5800. Thank you.

#3  posted on March 13, 2012 19:01 PDT
Doesnt take out the focus sound

#4  posted on April 01, 2012 12:00 PDT
Didn't work for me on rooted sgs2 running criskelo pics v05

#5  posted on April 21, 2012 21:52 PDT
Focus sound is still there. Nothing can change this. Searched this and about a billion other forums. Even some solutions that people claim work, do not. This included.

#6  posted on May 19, 2012 03:35 PDT
My Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.3 doesn't require renaming and the local.prop file. Just set it to silent mode and no a single sound can be heard when taking pictures.

#7  posted on June 01, 2012 16:28 PDT
Thank you so much for sharing the information. It does really work in my Samsung Galaxy S2/ii i9100.

#5 Roger posted on April 21, 2012 21:52 PDT
Focus sound is still there. Nothing can change this. Searched this and about a billion other forums. Even some solutions that people claim work, do not. This included.

Roger, you need to rooted your phone and make it sure you follow all the instruction meticulously if your phone is SGS2/ii otherwise it wont really work.

#8  posted on June 22, 2012 06:05 PDT
Didn't work for my rooted Motorola DROID 2 Global. This did not remove the auto-focus sound nor the shutter sound.

#9  posted on June 28, 2012 02:38 PDT
it did work as it said.

Only wishh we have MUTE botton in default camera and not to MUTE the whole phone

#10  posted on July 19, 2012 10:41 PDT
It did not work with my Galaxy A!!

Help me!!!

#11  posted on July 31, 2012 20:42 PDT
You don't have to do any of these, open your camera app then click on settings and scroll down and see if you have shutter sound on the list, if you dont click on edit shortcuts and you will see shutter sound , just drag it to the top the screen and it will add to your short cut then you can either turn off or on shutter sound.

#12  posted on July 31, 2012 20:46 PDT
The fix above for Tmobile galaxy s2 with ICS

#13  posted on August 25, 2012 23:23 PDT
Why need to root your S2 to mute your camera and auto focus sound? Just change your phone into silent mode is enough. In addition, rooting will void your phone warranty if what I am correct. My OS is ice cream sandwich BTW.

#14  posted on February 07, 2013 02:51 PST
I am using an unlocked australin Optus branded GT 19100. It is running ICS 4.0.4
There is NO shutter sound option under 'camera settings' or inside 'edit shortcuts' to choose from.
Enabling silent in any part of the phone for all things able to be enabled doesn't affect the camera sounds what-so-ever.
When claiming it works for you, perhaps it would be a good idea too list all of your details about your phone AND ICS version.
As it is obviously not the same for all.

#15  posted on June 08, 2013 20:31 PDT
The above method didn't work for me. I have followed all the instructions.
1. The phone is rooted.
2. I was able to delete the .ogg file to get rid of the shutter sound.
3. I have created the local.prop file in the directory mentioned, exactly as written above.
4. rebooted and put it to silent mode, and vibration but still the focus beep continues.
5. Just a reminder to people who have this feature to enable and disable of shuttter and focus sound is region basis. If you think it's on your phone doesnt mean that it is on every other phone.
6. Also tried some apps, they tend to reduce the resolution of the image, you can't get the full 3264x2448 resolution instead you end up getting 800x480 which is bad.

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