How to turn off Camera Sounds in Nokia Asha 311

Asha 311 is a decent budget smartphone, but everything has its downsides. One such downside of Asha 311 is the inability to turn off camera sounds in most of the regions (like India) where the device is sold.

Nokia has always been in compliance with local laws and policies prevailing in a particular country, hence no allowance to turn off camera sounds in many of the Asian sub-regions plus many other countries. This is all done to stay in compliance with the law here that restricts the user to click someone without his/her notice.

Update: The download link has been fixed.

Turning Off the Camera Sounds

It took me some time and effort, but I’ve made this easy for others who want to do the same. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Download this Backup file (named Camera Sounds) from here.
  2. Transfer it to your phone, or else if you’re downloading it on your phone, just continue to the next step.
  3. Open this file on your phone and confirm the Restore from Backup which the phone will ask. Tap on continue and then initiate the restore from backup.
  4. The phone will restart and that’s it. The camera sounds will be turned off and you’ll also start seeing an option in camera settings to turn the sounds on or off anytime as needed.

    Camera Sounds Asha 311

    Asha 311 Camera Sounds

The backup file is just created on Asha 311 running different software variant of a country where turning camera sounds off is allowed. The backup file only contains settings, but there’s no other change in settings, hence all your personalized settings will reset to default. You need to set them as per your need again. Your personal files or applications will not be affected however.

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196 Responses to How to turn off Camera Sounds in Nokia Asha 311

  1. HarisH July 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Will this works on Nokia Asha 501?

    • singhnsk July 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

      No! Don’t try it on the 501. That’s a different platform.

  2. Anshu August 1, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Is there any way to change the backgrounds of Nokia asha 311. Can you do something for change the bg of 311 like you have turned off camera sound in Nokia 311. Please something do like that :-)

    • singhnsk August 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      Nah. That can’t be done, Anshu. Its a firmware level thing.

  3. RD August 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    got a problem with my asha 311,
    its not turning on when i put in my sim card,
    but when ill remove the sim card and turn it on again, its ok,
    is anyone here experienced the same case?

    • singhnsk August 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

      Is your phone locked to a particular carrier? :)

    • lovella August 14, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

      Same problem with mine very strange cant open if simcard was inserted

    • ali shan October 19, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      i have done it successfullt. tnx

  4. dhruv kumar August 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    dude,,, you are a genius…. u solved one of the most frustrating problem of asha 311…
    any crack for brightness adjustments or copy paste function?????

    • singhnsk August 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

      Haha.. Just a tiny effort.
      Nothing more brother. Only Nokia can add those functions into the phone and they aren’t gonna do that :(

  5. edwin August 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    that was cool

  6. Rishabh August 21, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Its working many many thanks admin……….:-)

  7. Sourav September 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    How to full scree 3gp video in my nokia 311

    • singhnsk September 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

      Play a 360p MP4 instead.

    • Sourav September 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

      How to minimized apps (uc browser) in my nokia311.
      Plz help me…………….

      • singhnsk September 11, 2013 at 9:08 am #

        You can’t do that. Forget it.

  8. Gattu September 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    when I turn the phone side wise to have a better grip over the Messaging , sometime it turns sometime it doesnt .

  9. @.@ September 29, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    hey mate! can you share games for nokia that uses sensor or something or you could just give the title of games that uses sensors for nokia asha 311 ^_^

  10. sourav October 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Plz say what way I get mp3 cutter for my nokia 311

    • Ankush December 22, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      Search on google.. Mp3 cutter.jar/jad. And install it

  11. Nivedita November 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I installed this and was able to turn off camera sounds. But now i cannot update my phone :(
    and i am unable to recieve any files from bluetooth although i can send files..

    • Narender November 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      Maybe resetting the phone to factory will help. Try :)

  12. Suraj Pandey December 7, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    I Am Able To Turn Off The Camera Sounds…

  13. Farah December 7, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Who is creating this wonderful thing? Can you create for radio recorder function for asha 311 too? This phone doesn’t have that function.

    • Narender December 7, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      mhmm.. Nah actually the Camera Sound option was always there. Just hidden.
      As about Radio Recorder, it needs to be embedded into the system which only Nokia can do :(

  14. Biswajit mohanta January 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Now My camera shutter is off thnx….

  15. Puzan January 22, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    Is there any way to fix proximity sensor of Nokia asha 311 .

    • Narender January 22, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      And what’s wrong with it? Seems working fine over here.

  16. michelle February 26, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    thanks for this…. it really worked

    • Narender March 1, 2014 at 3:43 am #

      Thanks for the comment, Michelle.

  17. mulenge March 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    hi. i bought a new memory card but my asha 311 keeps crushing the memory card. all the time it asks me to format the memory card. i have done it again and again but no response. kindly use my email for reply.

    • Narender March 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

      Well.. Which card is it? Branded one? It might be corrupted already. Try formatting it using a PC and see if the situation improves.

      • Mulenge March 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

        I used a PC to fomat the 2GB micro SD memory card but there is nothing better when i put back on the phone am still asked to format.

        • Narender March 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

          That’s certainly very strange. I’d try another card to see if its an issue with the card or the phone.

  18. mulenge March 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    i was unable to download the camera shutter thing!

    • Narender March 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

      Checked the links. they are fine. What issue are you facing? 😮

      • Mulenge March 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

        the issue is am told download in progress but nothing happens afterwards. am using a PC.

        • Mulenge March 13, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

          on the download page, a site by name sugar sync requests me to register with it

  19. Mulenge March 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    singhnsk is what comes. tellme what to do with it since my internet explorer is giving warning on codes.

  20. Tanmay March 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    I am doing a firmware change of Asha 311. Can you tell me from which country this backup is? Or, better tell me the best variant in all respects for this phone like the UK one or any other European country. I am from India by the way (as if you wouldn’t know).

    • Narender Singh March 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

      I used the ROM from Latin America to build this backup. All of them are kinda the same. However I heard that the Chinese ROM has some sort of SWYPE keyboard aswell. Try if you wanna.

      • Tanmay March 27, 2014 at 8:57 am #

        Thanks man! Lot of help. But the “Chineese” firmware, surprising!!

        • Narender Singh March 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

          I have heard that. Not sure 😛

    • Max May 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      Tanmay, if you are able to successfully change the firmware, then please share it here.

      • Narender Singh May 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

        Max, it is easy actually. You just need to flash another ROM using Phoenix. There are many tutorials available. Lemme know if you still need it and i can write one for you :)

  21. prithvi_007 April 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    The link says “This file is no longer available”. What to do?

    • Narender Singh April 25, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

      The sugarsync free service was discontinued and unfortunately due to my exams, I failed to mirror the file to another service.
      I will be able to fix these within the next few days, if you can wait :)

    • Narender Singh May 3, 2014 at 10:55 am #

      Prithvi, I have fixed it.

  22. vineeth May 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    its showing that file is not supported

  23. Nida November 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    How can i turn off the haptic feedback of nokia asha 310 kindly help me plz

    • Narender Singh November 2, 2014 at 10:59 am #

      There used to be an option in Settings. Settings> touch, I guess. Sorry but been long since I used an Asha phone.

  24. G.E December 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Wow! It worked. Bravo!

  25. Sathish March 1, 2015 at 6:50 am #

    This is woking 100% thanks for u

  26. Sathish March 1, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    Am using nokia 311 display option not her . How to degres display brightnes

    • Narender Singh March 1, 2015 at 8:28 am #

      You cannot set brightness on the 311.

  27. ankit March 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    u r genius bro thanx

  28. Sanu July 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    How can i update my nokia asha 311 OS with ANDROID OS

    • Narender Singh July 1, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

      You cannot do that. It is impossible.

  29. Pooja October 28, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    After backup process is completed.. Does phone ask for the memory card password???


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