Silent wireless charging on Android 4.2.2?
August 22, 2013 10:41 AM Subscribe
I just purchased a Motorola Droid Maxx, and I was excited about wireless charging, but there's a hitch- there is a loud beep from the phone when one starts wireless charging. It is annoying and prevents me from using the wireless charger at home, as the sound would likely wake my wife. I've done some looking, but so far, I haven't found a solution. I'm hoping someone will have some ideas.
posted by JMOZ to technology (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After looking around the internet and playing with the phone, I've discovered:
1. the volume is controlled by the ringer volume,
2. the notification sound is in the /system/media/notifications folder,
3. there is no way to remove or rename the WirelessChargeStart.ogg without root, which is, of course, not yet available on this phone
Given that I would like my ringer to remain on at night (in case of emergency calls, etc.), is there any solution? I'm open to (a) some tricky way of changing the file to be silent, (b) an approach to TEMPORARILY silencing the phone that doesn't involve manually muting it, putting it on the charger, and then unmuting it, (c) some clever solution I'm not thinking of. I am not averse to buying an app that would work (i.e. is there a Tasker-based approach?). I do need the ringer to stay on at night, though if it's off for a short time, that's fine.
Thanks for any ideas you might have!