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Even with a set of headphones plugged in, when I reboot my HTC Desire it (ironically) still plays the 'quietly brilliant' boot screen jingle loudly on the built-in speaker.

This can be utterly annoying when lying in bed and the handset needs a reboot as it invariably wakes up the wife.

Can this be turned off or replaced?

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There's an app for, well, turning off the sound on shutdown and then back on at startup. As I've got Tasker I no longer use it, but you're looking for Silent Boot by Anton Weber.

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With Silent Boot I still can hear a very short part of the shutdown jingle (maybe a couple of micro seconds before Silent Boot can deactivate the sound). Tasker has a little longer and the first three notes of the sound are played before it is muted. I'm a Tasker newbie and used "Silent Mode On" for the "Device Shutdown" event. Is there a more optimal way do do this? –  pesche Oct 16 '11 at 16:16
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The only way I found to silence it was to have the phone on vibrate when it reboots. Doesn't seem to play any sounds when it comes back up then.

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Setting to "Silent mode" will also have this effect. –  awe Mar 14 '12 at 10:25
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