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.
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:
- Download this Backup file (named Camera Sounds) from here.
- Transfer it to your phone, or else if you’re downloading it on your phone, just continue to the next step.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Thanks really works 😉
After backup process is completed.. Does phone ask for the memory card password???
How can i update my nokia asha 311 OS with ANDROID OS
You cannot do that. It is impossible.
u r genius bro thanx
Am using nokia 311 display option not her . How to degres display brightnes
You cannot set brightness on the 311.
This is woking 100% thanks for u
Wow! It worked. Bravo!
How can i turn off the haptic feedback of nokia asha 310 kindly help me plz
There used to be an option in Settings. Settings> touch, I guess. Sorry but been long since I used an Asha phone.
its showing that file is not supported
The link says “This file is no longer available”. What to do?
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 🙂
Prithvi, I have fixed it.
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).
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.
Thanks man! Lot of help. But the “Chineese” firmware, surprising!!
I have heard that. Not sure 😛
Tanmay, if you are able to successfully change the firmware, then please share it here.
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 🙂
singhnsk is what comes. tellme what to do with it since my internet explorer is giving warning on codes.
Well.. Don’t you see the download button? Maybe there’s some issue. try this direct link:
i was unable to download the camera shutter thing!
Checked the links. they are fine. What issue are you facing? 😮
the issue is am told download in progress but nothing happens afterwards. am using a PC.
on the download page, a site by name sugar sync requests me to register with it
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.
Well.. Which card is it? Branded one? It might be corrupted already. Try formatting it using a PC and see if the situation improves.
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.
That’s certainly very strange. I’d try another card to see if its an issue with the card or the phone.
thanks for this…. it really worked
Thanks for the comment, Michelle.
Is there any way to fix proximity sensor of Nokia asha 311 .
And what’s wrong with it? Seems working fine over here.
Now My camera shutter is off thnx….
Who is creating this wonderful thing? Can you create for radio recorder function for asha 311 too? This phone doesn’t have that function.
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 🙁
I Am Able To Turn Off The Camera Sounds…
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..
Maybe resetting the phone to factory will help. Try 🙂
Plz say what way I get mp3 cutter for my nokia 311
Search on google.. Mp3 cutter.jar/jad. And install it
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 ^_^
when I turn the phone side wise to have a better grip over the Messaging , sometime it turns sometime it doesnt .
How to full scree 3gp video in my nokia 311
Play a 360p MP4 instead.
How to minimized apps (uc browser) in my nokia311.
Plz help me…………….
You can’t do that. Forget it.
Its working many many thanks admin……….:-)
You’re welcome brother 🙂
that was cool
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?????
Haha.. Just a tiny effort.
Nothing more brother. Only Nokia can add those functions into the phone and they aren’t gonna do that 🙁
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?
Is your phone locked to a particular carrier? 🙂
Same problem with mine very strange cant open if simcard was inserted
i have done it successfullt. tnx
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 🙂
Nah. That can’t be done, Anshu. Its a firmware level thing.
Will this works on Nokia Asha 501?
No! Don’t try it on the 501. That’s a different platform.
I want How to turn off Camera Sounds in Nokia Asha 305………….. pls plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz give me that
Sorry. I don’t have a 305.
the download is not working… 🙁
Working fine here. Any error?
hey can any one tell me about the front camera in asha 311 becz there are 2 camera like dots on front exact on upper right side ……………….. plz help
There is no front Camera. One is the Proximity Sensor, other is the Ambient Light Sensor.
Whats the use use of that proximity sensor
To turn off the display when you hold the phone close to your ear during the call 😀
Thanks so man it works 🙂
Where i post this topics?
Here in the forum – http://www.techmesto.com/forums/forum/mobiles-tablets/
Does nokia asha 311 support motion senser games?
Yes it does. But the problems is you’ll rarely find a game which makes use of the Accelerometer 🙂
I set a password in memory card to protech from other people in my nokia asha 311 but memory card still unlocked.How i protect my memory card?
Told you already that there’s no way available. The password is for locking down your SD Card so that it can’t be used in any other phone or the PC. It won’t prompt you for the code again unless you reset your phone to factory settings.
Try keeping any confidential data in hidden format and it won’t appear in the files or gallery.
Please consider staying to the post’s topic. You’re going off-topic a lot.
Sorry not back file its back up file.
I downloaded this back file in my phone memory but when i want to use this to restore, when i open it via mobile its says file formet not supported. What to do? Now. Thanks in advance….
Are you sure that the file is saved in correct format? Every Nokia s40 phone supports nbf files so, there’s surely an error at your part 🙁
Thanks for helping me remove the shutter sound of the camera ! You’re the best ! Phone works on fine.
Thank you brother 🙂
will this work on new software version i mean for v7.36
It should and it will 🙂
amezin man. unbelievable thinking !!
THANKS FOR SALVE MY PROBLEM
Hey thanks a lot for the camera shutter sound disabler! U ROCK BRO! THANKS A MILLION!
Thanks for the comment 🙂 Feels awesome 😀
thank uooo 🙂
trying to use this backup will change everything?
Nothing more than resetting the settings back to default.
uhh don’t get me wrong, I installed that setting like a month before the incident happened, my phone just hanged then restarted then when it opened, the default setting was back.
Anyway, thanks for sharing this 🙂 It really helped me from doing my railfanning. Its kinda hassle to block the speaker for the camera sound is noisy. 🙂
Hi, I was about to comment on this post a month ago 😀 But I forgot.
After installing that back up, my phone suddenly went blank. Can’t really open it, it just shows the “nokia” on start up, then it will freeze, then blink blink, then it will repeat the process.
I am raifanning that time, thats why I need to shut off the camera sound. I’m almost halfway to the center of Manila when I decided to head south where my nokia care is situated.
After reaching nokia care, they said that my phone needed reflashing as per my software was corrupted.
So I left my phone there and after a day, I recieved it back.
Now I am afraid to re-install this setting 😀
hehe.. well the backup file basically contains a replacement for the user_settings file which defines various variant level restrictions in the phone. Maybe you were just unlucky and this shouldn’t happen again, but if you really don’t wanna go to the Nokia Care again, better not try as anything can happen 😛
Just to add in, the backup file worked in phones with non-indian variant of the software, so I don’t know why it actually won’t work for you.
Many many thanks……
You’re welcome 🙂
fantastic,,,,thank you so much,,,i was suffering with my 311,,hope your help will make my experience better with asha 311,,i hav tried this one,,
pls help me setting for wifi with security via router. thx
yeah …asha 311 cant connect wifi.
hmm? but it does connect fine 🙂
Hai you know solution to solve wi-fi prblem its really big headache how to fix this
thank u singhnsk i am very happy thank u very much then why cant you create a zip file for my lost nokia maps please can you help me
LOL What all have you lost? 😛 Hahah.. alright I’ll try creating that..
But maps might start appearing in your menu twice 🙂
No bro , the phone is neither operator branded nor it was sold on subsidy . But the operator gave a 4 GB 3G offer on the first prepaid sim card inserted in this phone (it was printed on a sticker over the box) . What if I call the operator and ask for some kind of unlock code , will they give it to me or not ? And if they don’t , should I flash the phone or go to Nokia care ?
Operator locks are usually not unlocked even if you flash it or whatever. Contact operator and if it isn’t a restriction on their side, you can move over to Nokia Care. But I believe its an operator stuff.
Your phone is in warranty so don’t bother flashing and let Nokia Care find out the problem 🙂
i have installed new version in my asha 311, but i dont like this version i have lost whats app,chat apps with this how can i reinstall old version and how can i remove pre-installed games
There is no way to downgrade. You should visit Nokia Care and they’ll re-install your phone software and everything will be fine then 🙂
“how can i remove pre-installed games”:
singhnsk……..pls give a solution for me
Singhnsk dont create any zip file because those games are simply deletable by delete option i moved those games to memery card
Yeah good to see that happening. But still some like Maze and Picture Puzzle can’t be deleted, but well you have the zip for that 😀
Singhnsk more games are added due to firware update:). U got more work:( create one more zip file to remove pre-installed games
yeah yeah.. LOL I’ll be happy doing that. Hope the update is worth it though 😉
::Singhnsk:: u always rocks pls create like these somthing more for nokia asha 311.
1 : you know any solution to fix wifi errors can you do something to fix that errors.
2:you tube app missing do something like other phones have
But i have lost it frnd how to get it back
You’re talking about Nokia Music. Right?
Or the main Music thing in the menu?
Not the music app music storme the app given to download songs in nokia which is so called nokia music store.
Alright! It still exists after updating mine and indeed brings Mix Radio as well. If you really can’t find it, reinstall from the following zip (i guess you know how) 😀
I lost nokia music store how to get it
Let me update and then we’ll see. Nokia Music is to be updated to mix radio in the coming days. So maybe that’s why 🙂
But i lost where i can get it and you got more work new games are added
Hai new software (07.36) relesed.i have updated.but lost music store where to download help me
A update for the Nokia 311, are u sure?? because i dont see nothing from here 🙁
Seriously need to check this out.
WooHooooo… Well that’s true!! Thanks a lot Palani 🙂
You rock 😀
ohhhh really? oh my good!! haha i cant wait… not in my variant for now… anyone know a product code with spanish and the update? thx 🙂
😀 This proves it:
No idea about the Spanish product code though 😀 It should be available in the coming days. Hopefully not so long 😀
ill wait… (miss navifirm :/) and soo thanks you, but the update have brighness control? O:
yeah!! Navifirm ♥
I’m presently flashing it 😀 Will get back to that in a moment 🙂
Nah.. there isn’t. All it includes is some so called Stability and Performance improvements. That’s it 🙁
I can see no change, except some change in menu icons 😀
damn… well i expect fixed these bugs (resets,hangs) and a good Stability and Performance improvements, thanks!
Yeah.. hopefully its not just a version number change and really brings some bug fixes. If it won’t crash, I’m happy!
Will stop browsing the discussion forum as nobody seems to be paying attention to what we discuss. Sent an email to Elop about that, but no idea. Forums are just waste of time 🙁
hope fixed these things… and yeah thats true! the fórum is useless… :/
Hey bro a question… U know if the Asha 311 have a2dp ? gsmarena in the Full phone specifications only say :Yes, v2.1 with EDR and in the review say:Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support.
What is true…? i need to know becuz in gonna buy a Nokia Bh-503 bluetooth headset (the Fórum never answer me 🙁 )
Thanks You Again!
Sorry was quite late so slept 😀
Supported Bluetooth profiles for 311 only list – DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP,
PAN, PBAP 1.0, SAP, SDAP, SDP, SPP 1.1
Maybe one of this was required to get the working. I’m not familiar with it though 🙂
I buy it and work PERFECT! (i guess) all the buttons and all 😀 I dk if they are original But Work and sound Amazing!! (y)
Hehe.. Awesome then xD Enjoy!
by the way thankyou singhnsk 😀
You’re most welcome mate 🙂
the video in on landscape and cannot switch to portrait
That’s how it is. For today’s screens, videos need to be more on width. Hence no portrait orientation.
I have another question singhsk . My nokia Asha 311 works only with the prepaid sim that was first inserted into this phone and no other sim of either that network operator or any other operator . Only one sim. When I insert any other sim it says : No sim card detected , start up phone without sim card ? I have restored the factory settings once but the problem still persist. Please tell me something about this problem and a solution ?
Seriously no idea. If the phone isn’t detecting any other SIM card, chances are that the phone was sold to be bound with the SIM which is first inserted. You might be needed to call your operator’s helpline and see if indeed the phone is locked to your account only.
If that’s not the case, maybe Nokia Care is the way to go.
I’ve only seen this type of stuff happening with iPhones, and not Nokia feature phones. Definitely not on prepaid. But maybe a security feature of your operator. Is the phone operator branded? Sold on subsidy?
I tried to turn off camera sound,camers sound offed but on home screen preloaded games appearing twice.
Haven’t seen that happening with anybody else. Maybe you’re unlucky 😛
Backup your stuff and try resetting to factory.
some times my asha 311 is restarting suddenly while using chat app.
That’s happening with everybody. Make sure that you’ve updated the software to the latest version which improved it a little.
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It fact.those viruses slow down my phone speed and they even made the phone unusable and all files ,contacts,messages,notes were lost i m not just kidding its true
That would be due to some other reason. Viruses really can’t do anything to these phones. Its not possible for a virus to execute on these phones 😀
Hai u said once java phones dont need antivirus but my nokia asha 311 has been attacked by virus and trojans pls frnds dont believe java phones dont need antivirus what u say mr.singhsk
huh? Virus in S40 phones? Are you kidding?
The thing is that a virus CAN appear in the memory card if you plug it into computers attacked by viruses. But still, the phone will have no harm. Viruses just can’t play with the filesystem of these phones. Nor can they run in the background. So even if a virus exists in your memory Card, your phone is always safe. Clean your memory card in a PC and its all fine.
Or better format ur fon. Try to dial this code *#7370#
Formatting won’t turn off the camera sounds 🙂
Hi man, it is working. Thanks. I got one problem though, my Asha 311 is working without memory card after installing the backup file you made but when I insert the memory card, i can use my asha 311 only to call, but no menu or anything available besides that.
Do you have any suggestion what do I need to do?
This is strange. You might be needed to format your memory card in that case. Try it!
Backup important files and format it once.
Thanks for suggestion.
I can’t backup because it says “file corrupted”, so I just formatted it anyway.
It is working now.
I still wonder, when I use Whatsapp the camera still have a sound,
do you know how to make it stop?
Yeah Man! Rightly noticed.. Crazy that the sound still plays even when the phone is in silent mode :O
And there’s nothing that can be done about this. Seems something built into the API settings of MIDP. It will stay the way it is 🙁
Danke for everything, maybe we should ask WA to figure it out for us.
Maybe they can’t help as every other app does the same. So definitely some issues with Nokia’s java API 🙁
So we wait until nokia fix it? Oh man..
And I don’t think this will ever be fixed 🙁
Better click picture through the normal camera app and then send it via Whatsapp.
thank you . it help me a lot :))
It works well!
Feels great. Thanks for the comment 🙂
Thanks for that trick singhsk. How to hide files in this phone ? I have tried Blue FTP and other java apps but all of them say access denied.
BlueFTP will work fine to hide files in phone memory and memory card (just not the locked/protected files). All you need is a signed version of the app which has enough permissions to access the filesystem.
Thanks for reply .I dont know anything about the technical approach for it. But as a normal man, i have one idea. That feature is availbale in asha 306. Is it possible to extract the file corresponding to that feature and make a restore file as what u have done above. If possible please do,i bought it because in Shop they told that it is there,but now it is not there. If not possible leave it. Anyway thanks for the above “camera-sounds” app .
Hey. This one rocks. I dont knw how you did this,but this is great. If possible please try to do the same for radio recorder,since radio recorder is not in Nokia 311. But that is there in nokia asha 306. Please help
Please consider my request,it is because i need to record many science progrmes in Gnanavaani
Well mate.. This doesn’t seems possible being the option to turn off camera sounds always existed in the firmware and was only hidden, whereas the recording menu isn’t even built up in the firmware. And there’s no way by which we can edit and add/remove elements into the firmware.
Sorry, but that’s it. Let’s just hope that Nokia updates the phone software with recording support.
hai singhsk i had lost my all files in my memory card pls help me how i can get those deleted files pls help me
You can’t recover most of the files. Still, you can try using a Disk Recovery Software on your computer.
thanks work for 311.
Thank you so much. Good job, its working on my 311.
thanks alot :))
Is there any app fr screen lock like the ones fr android ,maze lock fr my Nokia asha 311?
Not possible. Its a java phone. No app can take control over any of its default functions.
Security wise, number lock is the most secure locking method 🙂
Thank you…:-)it totally works..:-)
Feels great that it worked for you 🙂 Thanks for the comment.
I have lost my nokia maps in nokia asha 311 pls how can get it back
Pls make a back up to reduce the brightness of nokia asha 311 manually
Huh? That can’t be done just via a Backup. The next software update is expected to bring a manual brightness adjuster, because all the other full-touch Asha phones have already got that. So just wait a little more and you’ll have it 😀
I expect more for nokia asha 311 pls do more things like this
Ok thank you.then i cant have any other best utility softwares for my java phone
Hai singhnsk i am using nokia asha 311 though it is smartphone it has only swipe lock.i want a android style locker for nokia asha 311.pls make it for me
Being a java phone, it isn’t possible. You need to live up with what you’ve got 🙂
Pls i am using nokia asha 311 i want an antivirus and android style slide locker because it will be nice.pls make it for me.
Java phones don’t need an anti-virus, because viruses don’t affect them 😀
Thank you very i have tried several ways to turn off camera sounds but you have solved my problem thank you, very much i am so happy 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 :*
You’re always welcomed 🙂 Great that I’ve contributed towards your happiness 😀
Thanks for the comment
does it work with nokia asha 306 ?
No. Sadly it won’t, because backup can only be restored on the same phone model on which it was created.
That’s great bro:) so no need to refurbish my phone with other variant ! 😛
So finally, Google brought you here 😛
Decision to refurbish or not is upto you. I’ll recommend you to restore from the backup file which I provided in the article. It just replaces the stuff in the variants_default file in your phone’s hidden memory and will add an option to turn off camera sounds 😀
No other change is present. Option to turn off camera sounds will come back, but your other general settings will set to default. Nothing else will be deleted. Take it as a soft reset xD
BTW, this backup was actually created from the Indian variant only. I just deleted the variants file (from the phone’s hidden memory) which removes all the region specific info/restrictions from the phone 😛