If you have been a Samsung Galaxy user for years, you’re probably quite familiar with all its great features and little quirks. One such annoying feature is the boot-up sound that is present on among every Galaxy device. However, if you have root access, there is a way to remove boot-up sound on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
While the method has been tried and proven to work on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices, you can give it a try on any other Galaxy device too. However, it is important to note that changing files from the root directory, so only follow this guide if you know what you’re doing.
Step 1: Install a root-enabled file manager
To activate Wi-Fi hotspot on your Android, you need to edit the root directory of your device. There are plenty of Android file managers that you can find on the Google Play Store to get this done.
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For the purpose of this tutorial, we have used Root Explorer, which is a premium app available on the Google Play Store. You can also download ES File Explorer from the Play Store, which is available for free.
Step 2: Navigate to the Audio-UI Folder
With the root-enabled file explorer installed, head over to the root directory of your Galaxy device and open the “System” folder. Now find the “Media” folder and then open up the “Audio” folder with “UI” folder inside it.
This particular folder contains all the audio tones that come with the stock TouchWiz or the ones offered by network carriers. Hence, if you want to remove boot-up sound on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, this is the way to go.
Step 3: Rename the Boot sound file
To edit the boot sound file, make sure that the folder is mounted as “Read/Write”. Now scroll down the folder to find the “PowerOn.ogg” file, long-press the file to see the menu pop out and then select “Rename”.
From here on, simply add “.bak” to the name of the file and press “OK” to confirm your action. You can now go ahead and exit the app and reboot your device to see if you were able to remove boot-up sound on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
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