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:
Check that your phone has z:\sys\bin\camcorder.exe, not z:sys\bin\CamMojave.exe.
Make a backup copy of the file z:\private\10202be9\101F8809.txt
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.
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.
Copy the edited file to c:\private\10202be9\101F8809.txt
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.
Thursday, 7 August 2008