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Disable startup sound on rooted HTC Tattoo

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I've rooted my HTC Tattoo for the specific reason of disabling the startup sound. It often reboots at night and the startup sound wakes me up. Rooting has allowed me to use ADB to shell onto the handset and chmod and push/pull files around. I've pushed an edited version of the file:


on to the handset successfully. The .xml looks like this:









image_bg = "/system/media/boot_bg.gif"

useAudio="0" // 1: true ; 0:false



The important bit being the 'useAudio' part being set to 0. However when I reboot the device either manually or using adb reboot the changes appear to be overwritten and the startup sound remains. I've tried several times ensuring that the file is rw for root and even edited the file in ASTRO File Manager to do the same thing. The last modified date for the file has been updated so my changes did take effect - it just appears that some part of the startup process is overwritting the changes made.

Any suggestions about how to proceed with this? It seems like a bad reason to buy a new phone but I can't leave this unresolved.


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Is your quote the entire xml file? Mine had various options commented out, so if you're altering a commented out section it won't make any difference.

However, this is probably easier: How about renaming boot.mp3 to boot.mp3.old, or alternatively changing a line in the xml to audio="/system/media/boot_temp.mp3" so that it doesn't point to a real file? This worked for me.


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