Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off?

None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The phone looks like requiring its own solution.

The accepted answer for How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app? recommends deleting /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg. I deleted the file, rebooted the phone several times, however the camera did not stop making the shutter noise. N.B.: My phone is rooted.

I want either to delete the file or replace it with an no-sound file, however the location given in the related question does not seem to work on LG G2 mini.

The solution with setting ro.camera.sound.forced=0 in build.prop does not work either.

Explanation to avoid some off-topic answers:

  1. LG G2 mini native camera application has 4 predefined shutter sounds, with no "None" option. enter image description here

  2. I don't consider switching the phone on silent as a solution.

  3. I am not asking why LG does not have the option (whether it is somewhere legal or not), but how to turn the sound off.

  4. My phone is rooted so I can change system files. I just haven't found which files should be changed and how.

  5. The problem might be deeper. As the description of the Camera Sounds Off! application says:

Don't work on some devices by ...

*LG (The LG's camera app has own not removable sound files!)

Actually, I don't believe in anything really "not removable" :), but removing them probably will require some trick which I have not found.

  • You sure you don't have it in Camera Settings or Settings? I guess LG phones do have this setting. Jul 28, 2014 at 12:44
  • I am sure I do have it in Camera Settings :) However, there are 4 predefined sounds, I can only chose one of those. I want to have no shutter sound. I cannot find where those sounds are stored in the file system. Jul 28, 2014 at 12:52
  • Okay :) I thought "None" would be an option. Jul 28, 2014 at 12:56
  • I'm not sure about the LG G2 Mini, but on the LG G2, I'm able to mute shutter and focus sounds by putting my phone on silent.
    – Noah
    Jul 28, 2014 at 14:06
  • @Noah: Putting the phone on silent is not a solution. It's a workaround (and not a good one :) ). Aug 12, 2014 at 20:42

2 Answers 2


You need to be rooted to do this!

  1. Download and open any root browser. (I am Using Root Explorer for these instructions, ES File Manager works also)
  2. Go to System
  3. Go from Read Only to Read/Write
  4. Find Biuld Prop
  5. Open with text editor
  6. Find ro.camera.sound.forced
  7. Change the 1 to 0
  8. Save Changes
  9. Reboot

SOURCE: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2051384

  • 1. There was not such an item in the file. 2. I added a new line ro.camera.sound.forced=0. 3. I rebooted. It does not help :( Nov 19, 2014 at 18:07

You were on the right track. You only have the wrong file it is shutter.ogg that makes the sound !!!

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    There is no such a file. Either I've already deleted it or it has never been there. Sep 16, 2014 at 13:27

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