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Thursday, 7 August 2008

Kill camera sound: alternative method if ROMPatcher doesn't work

symbian nokia turn off camera shutter sound
Depending on your firmware version, you may not be able to switch off that annoying camera shutter sound of Nokia's built-in Symbian camera application.

You can install cCam, an alternative camera program without shutter sound, but unfortunately cCam doesn't have many options, and it doesn't shoot video.

Some Nokia cameras are controlled by the file z:sys\bin\CamMojave.exe, and the camera shutter sound on these phones can be silenced by a ROMPatcher plugin.

But what about other Nokia's where the camera is controlled by z:\sys\bin\camcorder.exe? If you're lucky, switching on a silent profile will kill the camera shutter sound. If that doesn't work:

Step 1:
Check that your phone has z:\sys\bin\camcorder.exe, not z:sys\bin\CamMojave.exe.

Step 2:
Make a backup copy of the file z:\private\10202be9\101F8809.txt

Step 3:
Make another copy of the file z:\private\10202be9\101F8809.txt and open it in Notepad on a PC. Other text editors may also work. Do NOT use LightNotepad or the built-in text editor of X-plore, because these programs save the edited file in a wrong encoding.

Step 4:
0x7 int 1 0 cap_rd=alwayspass cap_wr=alwaysfail
0x7 int 0 0 cap_rd=alwayspass cap_wr=alwaysfail
(all you need to do is change a "1" into a "0")
and save the edited file.

Step 5:
Copy the edited file to c:\private\10202be9\101F8809.txt

Step 6:
Reboot your phone.

Now when you switch to a silent profile, the camera should be silent too. On some phones, any profile with the warning tones switched off may do the job.

You'll need to hack your phone and use a Symbian file manager like ActiveFile, X-plore, SExplorer, FExplorer, or Y-Browser to put 101F8809.txt into the c:\private\10202be9 folder.

This trick works on the Nokia E66, E71, N73, N82, N95, the Nokia 6120 Classic, and the Nokia 6110 Navigator. It probably works on many other Nokia smartphones too.

This tutorial is based on the instructions in the closed modding section of the Symbian Freak forum.

This post was copied without referring to the source by the copycats at iPmart.


André said...

Hi! Sorry for my bad english! Im trying to this hack but the filez in Z:\ are all read only. How can I overwrite the necessary txt file? Thanks!

symbianism said...

Have another look at step 5. The edited file goes into c:\, not z:\.

Anonymous said...

how can u access the z directory?
through pc suite or how? thanx

Anonymous said...

anon, you need an explorer that allow it, just check out the configurations of the x-plore.

Hadi E said...

Tested on E51
No shutter sound in profiles with warning tones off.

JohnMatrix said...

E71 200.21.118
Success using HelloOX1.02 and modified 101F8809.txt file. With warning tones on, choosing silent profile silences camera. This mod worked even though my phone uses CamMojave.exe and I tried ROMPatcher plugin and it did not work for me.

rifsa said...

this trick worked on my n73 v 4.0839.42.0.1, eventhough it dont has camcorder.exe.
tried the other trick before (rompatcher trick) cause i checked it has camMojave.exe, but that other trick didnt work.

Nice blog, thx.
God bless.

chronos said...

on my E71, the "Silent" mode makes camera silent without any modifications (that is, new phone without any tampering).

symbian underground said...

That works with some product codes, but not with others. It depends on the region. If the region for a product code includes a country with mandatory shutter sound, silent profile alone is not enough to switch it off.

GIGO said...

works gr8 on my E66.

10x :)

Spokobanq said...

works fine on my e66

maa24 said...

Has anybody expierience with E50 and 6280?