- 05-16-2012, 08:26 AM #2
There is no way to disable it in software that I know of, but it's unlikely they'll allow that anyway (too easy to re-enable it). It'll almost certainly take permanent disablement to pass inspection. Check with them to see if they have approved methods for permanent disablement - they may accept a blob of paint on the lens, or sandpapering the lens to the point where it won't take a picture, or something else besides going all oedipus on it.
- 05-16-2012, 10:36 AM #5
well honestly the BEST way to do this with out KILLING your phone ( but its still gona wave your warranty)
Open up the phone ( NOT WITH A KNIFE, lol , I know your jar heads are haha j/k)
and remove the camera from the phone it self ( or the lends )
duck tape is to easy to remove to then take a picture with.
- 05-16-2012, 10:50 AM #6
OP, if you want to take a smartphone and don't want to destroy your current phone then your best bet is to buy one of the camera-less smartphone. I don't think there are any WP7 devices like that but there are blackberry and android smartphones without cameras.
- 05-16-2012, 10:58 AM #7
There will likely be camera-less Windows Phones later this year. MS recently removed the requirement to have one as its important for many businesses & governmental agencies.
For now, you'll have to simply break or remove the camera it sounds like.
05-16-2012, 02:55 PM #8
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He could also buy a cheap older WP that he doesn't mind destroying the camera on. Something like a Focus, a Quantum, or a Surround can be had pretty cheap second-hand. Remove, destroy, or otherwise permanently disable the camera, swap your SIM into that when you go on base, and leave your primary phone safe and sound at home. When you get home, swap the SIM back.
- 05-20-2012, 08:15 PM #12