New camera phones won't let you switch off that annoying camera shutter sound if you have a firmware version for a region that includes a country where noisy cameras are legally required. Of course you can use cCam to take pictures in silence, but this gives you way less options than the native camera application, and cCam doesn't shoot video.
But since Symbian has been hacked there are other ways to make your phone camera shutter shut up.
The SoundCam patch for ROMPatcher by alcon3gro lets you change all four camera sounds on phones that run CamMojave.exe, like the Nokia N78, N82, N95, N96, 6220 Classic. You can use any sound you like, including "empty" sound files to make your phone stay quiet when you shoot pictures.
This patch works on phones with the camera application z:Sys\Bin\CamMojave.exe, like the Nokia N78, N82, N95, N96, 6220 Classic.
It does NOT work on phones with z:\sys\bin\camcorder.exe, like the Nokia 6120 Classic, 6110 Navigator, N73, N95, E51, E66, E71. For these phones try one of the alternative methods such as this one.
• SoundCamalcon3gro on Symbian Freak (login/signup required)
• SoundCamalcon3gro (modified) (open for everyone)
• check the camera sound label for more methods to change or remove your phone camera shutter sound
Sunday, 8 March 2009