Do you hate that annoying camera shutter sound on your Symbian phone? You're not alone. Fortunately there are ways to shoot pictures without camera noise.
The easiest way: install cCam to make pictures without sound. Unfortunately this program gives you way less options than the native camera application, and cCam doesn't shoot video.
But if you hack Symbian you have more options.
If you have a Nokia N82, N95, or another Nokia that has the file z:Sys\Bin\CamMojave.exe, just hack your phone and use this ROMPatcher method to silence your camera.
If you have a Nokia E66, E71, N82, N95, 6120 Classic, 6110 Navigator, or another Nokia with the file z:\sys\bin\camcorder.exe, hack your phone and use this method to keep your camera quiet.
But what if you have an older phone like the Nokia 5500 or N73 that doesn't have feature pack 1 or 2? This old version of Symbian is also known as Symbian 9.1 S60 version 3.0. Yes, I know, the Symbian and S60 numbering schemes are totally ridiculous.
For those old phones there's another ROMPatcher method.
Step 1: hack your phone, install ROMPatcher on it, and disable "caps" in the options menu of ROMPatcher. You'll find detailed tutorials on symbianhack.site666.info.
Step 2: Download and install the C before Z patch. Installation instructions are in the text file that comes with the download.
Step 3: Download this camera patch file and use a program like ActiveFile or X-plore to copy it into E:\patches on your memory card.
Step 4: Download these silent sound files and copy them into C:\System\sounds\digital.
Step 5: Open ROMPatcher, select "Patch" in the options menu, and activate the camera patch.
• This tutorial is based on the instructions in the closed modding section of the Symbian Freak forum.
• Check the camera sound label for ways to fight the camera shutter sound.
Monday, 27 October 2008