My new mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson K750i has a very nice 2 Megapixel camera on it that takes halfway decent photos.
Unfortunately, it also makes a very loud noise whenever I use it, the sort of noise where everyone in the room stops what they are doing and looks at you when you use it. Which makes it kinda useless for taking photos in public.
I asked around and found that my friends who had the same phone were able to make their cameras silent by setting the phone to silent. This didn’t work on mine.
Further investigation revealed that the firmware on my phone was for Hong Kong. Apparently, over there it’s the law for camera phones to make a noise when taking pics. I wonder why…..
Anyway, I did some further digging and found my way to some software that could patch my phone for a one off fee of 10 Euros.
The software is far from user friendly and I was quite nervous about it completely knackering my phone but eventually, after reading the instructions about 10 times or so, I went for it.
And I’m happy to report that it worked a treat.