BlackBerry Curve smartphones feature a built-in camera with a variety of effects and settings, but the camera lacks the option to turn off the shutter sound. You can circumvent this problem by only taking pictures while on a call, which automatically silences the camera sound, or by plugging a pair of headphones into the Curve's headphone jack, but these methods can hardly be considered solutions. Steelthorn Software's "BerryAnnoying" provides an alternate launcher for the BlackBerry's camera. It automatically silences the shutter sound while giving you complete access to all of the camera's other features.
Download BerryAnnoying (see Resources) using the Web browser on your BlackBerry Curve.
Tap on the "Settings" icon on your Curve's Home screen. Tap on "Screen/Keyboard" in the "Settings" menu.
Set the Right Side Convenience Key Opens field to "BerryAnnoying." Press the "Menu" button and tap "Save."
Press the phone's right side convenience key to open your BlackBerry's camera through BerryAnnoying. The camera functions exactly as it did before, but without the shutter sound.
- Some users have had issues with BerryAnnoying on BlackBerry Curves on a CDMA network. These phones' model numbers end in "30."