09-12-2017 08:26 PM
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  1. jes1888's Avatar
    What progress has been done here? Where you able to mute these annoying sounds? Willing to try it.


    Originally posted by Nate W
    I was able to gain access to the file system on my X3 and found the files for the shutter and video start stop sounds. But I don't have the access yet to modify that directory or much of anything on c:\, but I am still looking into it. When mounted as mtp the files are located under This PC\HP Elite X3\Phone\Windows\Media - which equates to c:\windows\media.

    I copied all the files to my pc and silenced all of them with an audio editing program. If I figure out a way to copy/move back to this directory in place of the originals, I let you know, or write up a tutorial.

    The problem is I am not sure how I gained access to c:\ via MTP. I used interoptools to enable this, but it did not work at first. It is possible it required a reboot...

    Just for reference the files included in the X3 c:\windows\media folder are named below:
    10/14/2016 12:17 PM 4,592 aflock.wav
    10/14/2016 12:14 PM 2,116 Focus0_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:12 PM 2,380 Focus1_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:12 PM 1,930 Focus2_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 2,296 Focus3_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 2,138 Focus4_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 31,770 GoBack_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 30,680 Hide_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 24,490 Invoke_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:12 PM 15,478 MoveNext_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 17,664 MovePrevious_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:13 PM 39,512 Show_22050hz.raw
    10/14/2016 12:17 PM 8,806 shutter.wav
    10/14/2016 12:16 PM 2,312 shutterstart.wav
    10/14/2016 12:17 PM 2,392 shutterstop.wav
    10/14/2016 12:17 PM 2,312 videostart.wav
    10/14/2016 12:17 PM 2,392 videostop.wav

    UPDATE: Just an update/correction more or less..While browsing the file system and the customization xml files, I also found there to be a second key that is under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Photos\OEM. It's the ShutterSoundUnlocked key. It's of course set to 0. This enables disables the ShuttersSoundUI key originally mentioned to even be used.
    01-22-2017 10:26 AM
  2. paschott's Avatar
    Anyone try setting the reg key or have any success with these files? As noted, the sounds are just insanely loud when they're not required for regions like the US. Was shocked at how loud the sound was to turn on video. Makes it a bit harder to capture moments when the kids are being kids because they hear the sound and stop. :-/
    06-22-2017 12:33 PM
  3. Nate W's Avatar
    I disabled the shutter sound just now using interop tools. I recently bought a refurbished elite x3 and have been messing around with it today. I used app version InteropTools_1.9.437.0_arm_RC3. I've also gone as far as interop unlocking too but not sure if it is needed. In the Tweaks options is the ability to enable camera shutter sound. This will make the check box appear after reboot so you can uncheck it.
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    07-06-2017 08:59 PM
  4. paschott's Avatar
    That was my next step. Looking at XDA and saw the tools, but haven't tried to get it installed on my x3 yet. Sounds like exactly what I'd want, though. I need to get a Win10 box going to install from everything I've been reading. Sounds like copying some certs, use the Win10 box to install over USB, tweak some stuff, etc. Of course, I could be wrong about that. It's been some time since I tried playing w/ the InteropTools - probably back w/ my Samsung Focus... Wasn't too concerned about anything else until the x3 came in with that really, really loud video start/stop sound. :D
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    07-07-2017 11:14 AM
  5. Nate W's Avatar
    There are 6 items you can install locally from your phone with it in developer mode. Those 6 are for the InteropTools app only. Alternatively to interop unlock the phone you need to use iutool.exe to push Nokia developer tool kit packages to the phone. Try to just install Interop tools only then enable that option and if it does not work then try to push the kit via iutool.

    InteropToolsApp_1.9.437.0_arm.appxbundle
    InteropToolsApp_1.9.437.0_arm.cer
    Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.6.appx
    Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.6.appx
    Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.12.00.Universal.appx
    Microsoft.VCLibs.ARM.14.00.appx
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    07-07-2017 11:58 AM
  6. paschott's Avatar
    And for some reason, I just do not see the "shutter sound" in the tweaks area. I see LED settings, but not shutter sounds. I've seen registry editing to tweak that, but would rather avoid that if possible. Tried 1.9.437 and the latest 2.5.4. Also have trouble seeing what I'm choosing because the buttons are off the screen when I launch the interop app. :)
    07-07-2017 12:17 PM
  7. paschott's Avatar
    OK - one final followup. I ended up interop unlocking the device. I still don't see the camera tweaks under the "Tweaks" setting, but followed all of the instructions from the post in the XDA Thread. Steps here for anyone trying to follow along. Look up this thread on interop unlocking on XDA-Developers for more details, but here's what I did.

    1. Downloaded all of the files
    2. Put device in Developer mode to allow sideloading
    3. Sideloaded the dependencies and app
    4. Rebooted
    5. Tried the app to see if I could tweak or edit the registry DWORD. (didn't work)
    6. Downloaded the appropriate interop unlock files and Unzipped to a folder off my C: drive
    7. Connected phone via USB
    8. Launched Interop app and chose the Enable Installing NDTK option
    9. Ran command prompt as admin to use the "iutool" command (after adding it to my path, *grumble* :) )
    10. Phone restarted - and then had to restart again to see the apps on my SD card
    11. Ran Interop app again to restore device data
    12. Restarted phone
    13. Still no tweak, so used registry to try to edit the ShutterSoundUnlocked key to DWORD = 1. This time it worked. I read the value to verify
    14. Restarted (yet again)
    15. Checked the "Sounds" setting and I see the option for camera sounds, turned off. Verified by trying to take a video and noting that it did _not_ play an annoyingly loud chirp when starting the video. :)
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    07-07-2017 01:58 PM
  8. Nate W's Avatar
    Here's where I toggled it from the app
    07-08-2017 12:39 PM
  9. paschott's Avatar
    I absolutely do _not_ see that screen at all. Wondering if I have the wrong version of the Interop app installed or something. I tried going back to the 1.9 version from XDA, but it didn't seem to want to install properly so just stuck w/ the "current" version you can get from the store (and downloading/installing all of the dependencies). I still had to interop unlock to get access to write to the registry for that value. I could read it, but writing didn't work until interop unlock.

    Did you just download the 1.9 version from somewhere in that set of threads and sideload that or did you use something else? Wondering if the "tweaks" were removed post-1.9.
    07-10-2017 12:16 PM
  10. paschott's Avatar
    According to this post, Tweaks were removed in later versions. Apparently there were some issues prompting the developer to remove the tweaks and they'll eventually be added back.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/win...5#post72785785
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    07-10-2017 07:42 PM
  11. Nate W's Avatar
    I absolutely do _not_ see that screen at all. Wondering if I have the wrong version of the Interop app installed or something. I tried going back to the 1.9 version from XDA, but it didn't seem to want to install properly so just stuck w/ the "current" version you can get from the store (and downloading/installing all of the dependencies). I still had to interop unlock to get access to write to the registry for that value. I could read it, but writing didn't work until interop unlock.

    Did you just download the 1.9 version from somewhere in that set of threads and sideload that or did you use something else? Wondering if the "tweaks" were removed post-1.9.
    Store one is not the same, and is a more work in progress than the sideloadable one.
    07-10-2017 08:41 PM
  12. paschott's Avatar
    Figured that out. Just never could get that earlier version to show up and launch. Not sure if that's because I tried the store version or not. Still - got it working thanks to your pointer to that registry key. Hoping the steps can help others who want to mute that shutter sound when it's legally allowed. Wouldn't have bothered me so much if the sound level for video was on par w/ the sound for photos.

    Greatly appreciate you pointing the way to making this possible.
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    07-11-2017 02:52 PM
  13. Nate W's Avatar
    Another key(s) I adjust are the vibration for the nav bar keys to make it softer and less attrussive :-). It's the buttons-> intensity and duration keys.

    The one key I'm dying to find is the one for disabling vibration when receiving a sms in one your actively viewing I wish Microsoft could allow that to be disabled.

    Update: Ok easy fix for the above. I went in on the Skype app which does what I want and is tons faster now...been a while since I used it. Liking it now.
    Last edited by Nate W; 07-11-2017 at 11:45 PM.
    07-11-2017 06:51 PM
  14. Nate W's Avatar
    Finally got around to working on the HP again. Got the LED light to work for notifications...it is blue.
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    07-13-2017 01:22 AM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Finally got around to working on the HP again. Got the LED light to work for notifications...it is blue.
    Hey, Nate -

    I'm a noob with interop and registry tools. Would you be able to make a guide of sorts for doing some stuff like this? Just a simple step by step would probably suffice. I'm primarily interested in killing the camera sounds and getting a notification light.

    I'm sure many here would find it useful!
    09-10-2017 05:19 PM
  16. Nate W's Avatar
    Hey, Nate -

    I'm a noob with interop and registry tools. Would you be able to make a guide of sorts for doing some stuff like this? Just a simple step by step would probably suffice. I'm primarily interested in killing the camera sounds and getting a notification light.

    I'm sure many here would find it useful!
    I could do a guide for the LED notification and camera sound unlock for the HP, but the guide for interop tools and such already exist. Is that what you mean? Actually a guide for the LED notification exists too, and honestly all the stuff I find is from pulling different parts of XDA forum posts together. It is hard to find most anything from XDA forums unless you know really what you are looking for. Let me see what I can do to mimic certain parts of the XDA threads for the interop tools stuff on the HP Elite X3 specifically here on WC...

    EDIT: Getting Interop Tools installed correctly and being able to interop unlock the X3 is the main way to disable the camera sound. The LED is there and ready to operate and just missing the Microsoft microsoft.ms_weh_ledalert.mainos cab files to be pushed to the device and the proper LED registry settings.
    09-10-2017 10:15 PM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Getting Interop Tools installed correctly and being able to interop unlock the X3 is the main way to disable the camera sound. The LED is there and ready to operate and just missing the Microsoft microsoft.ms_weh_ledalert.mainos cab files to be pushed to the device and the proper LED registry settings.
    I thought I had it correctly installed. But I guess not. Every time I try to toggle something in the tweaks section it just toggles back. Not sure what I did wrong...
    09-11-2017 07:54 PM
  18. Nate W's Avatar
    I thought I had it correctly installed. But I guess not. Every time I try to toggle something in the tweaks section it just toggles back. Not sure what I did wrong...
    Ah ok. Ya it is a bit of an effort more so than just side loading. There are some nokia dev tool kit (ndtk) packages that you would need to send to the phone to be able to unlock editing the registry which includes the tweaks section toggles and other areas. That is done with iutool.exe
    09-11-2017 10:58 PM
  19. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Ah ok. Ya it is a bit of an effort more so than just side loading. There are some nokia dev tool kit (ndtk) packages that you would need to send to the phone to be able to unlock editing the registry which includes the tweaks section toggles and other areas. That is done with iutool.exe
    Where would I get that?
    09-12-2017 06:54 PM
  20. Nate W's Avatar
    Since you have the app installed (and dependencies), go to this xda link and follow the section on the first page titled ENABLE SYSTEM REGISTRY ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS -- > For all other OEM devices. There are two links there one is the packages, and the other is for the iutool.
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    09-12-2017 08:26 PM
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