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?


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.

  • 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

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.

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

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