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)Β 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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197 Responses to How to turn off Camera Sounds in Nokia Asha 311

  1. 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 πŸ˜›

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

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

      Prithvi, I have fixed it.

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

    its showing that file is not supported

  4. 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.

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

    Wow! It worked. Bravo!

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

    This is woking 100% thanks for u

  7. 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.

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

    u r genius bro thanx

  9. 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.

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

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

  11. Justine December 10, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks really works πŸ˜‰

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