Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



613 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted

Topic # 108216 27-Aug-2012 06:59 Send private message

Hi All,

I love my SII - bar one tiny thing.

Even when on silent the wrong key press (haven't quite worked out how I do it yet to repeat it) launches the voice app.

Now its very annoying when in a meeting and sending a text and all of a sudden "What would you like to do?" blares out - even tho the damn thing is on silent!

Anyone know how to turn her off for good?

Cheers in advance

-Al

Create new topic


613 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted

  Reply # 677374 27-Aug-2012 06:59 Send private message

PS: Telling her to shut up didnt work!

1709 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 48

Trusted

  Reply # 677389 27-Aug-2012 08:19 Send private message

You should be able to disable the app in application manager, one of the first things i did for my S3

2733 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 677395 27-Aug-2012 08:32 Send private message

Double tapping the home button on the SII activates voice and the feature can be disabled from memory. Might be the same for the SIII. Could also.be set to launch on hearing a phrase.




Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005
ROM: Stock Telecom release 4.4.2

If you can't fix it with a Big Hammer, chances are you've got an electrical problem!

2733 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 677396 27-Aug-2012 08:34 Send private message

Saying "cancel" should be the shut up command too, I think.




Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005
ROM: Stock Telecom release 4.4.2

If you can't fix it with a Big Hammer, chances are you've got an electrical problem!

647 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Trusted

  Reply # 677413 27-Aug-2012 09:09 Send private message

Nothing you can do on the standard S2 will stop the problem permanently. My advice is you root the phone and then install Gemini App Manager. You can use that app to "freeze" voice so it will never run.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1746794

I used method 1, specifically this file

Root_SuperSU.0.95.Only-signed.zip for Chainfire SuperSU (the one that comes with CF_Root) without busybox.


You can undo this root before sending the phone into the manufacturer (via an on-phone app that the root installs), therefore avoiding the warranty issues.




Homebuilt High Performance Desktop - Windows 8 Professional (x64)
HTC 8S: Windows Phone 8
Nexus 7 - Android 4.2.2
EVE Online: Crucias Soulrender
PSN: CruciasNZ
Steam: Lienhart2005

526 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 677728 27-Aug-2012 17:53 Send private message

If the phone is running the latest firmware (Android 4.0.3 or 4.0.4) then you don't have to root the phone to "freeze"/disable the app. You should be able to go into Settings > Applications > All, tap on the Voice Command / Vlingo app, and you should see a button at the top right to disable the app. You will get a warning message which you can just accept, and the app will no longer be active.

If you don't have the latest firmware then install the Kies software on your PC, then plug your phone in via the USB cable. Both Vodafone and Telecom have released official updates for phones bought locally. Parallel-imported phones should have updates waiting too.

11133 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 552

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 677790 27-Aug-2012 20:17 Send private message

No disable for me on the latest telecom firmware. I can force stop it, but she just comes back like some bad movie alien bad guy type thing.

And I hate that damn app. The home button is a flakey piece of junk on the S2 and it constantly goes off with a single press of it.

Clear data on it at least gets the disclaimer/license agreement showing instead of that cow talking at me which is slightly better, but the thing is so useless I would really just like it gone.




Richard rich.ms



613 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted

  Reply # 677814 27-Aug-2012 21:01 Send private message

Will try those.

Thanks.

647 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Trusted

  Reply # 677823 27-Aug-2012 21:05 Send private message

richms: No disable for me on the latest telecom firmware. I can force stop it, but she just comes back like some bad movie alien bad guy type thing.

And I hate that damn app. The home button is a flakey piece of junk on the S2 and it constantly goes off with a single press of it.

Clear data on it at least gets the disclaimer/license agreement showing instead of that cow talking at me which is slightly better, but the thing is so useless I would really just like it gone.


My S2 is Telecom Latest as well and there was no option to freeze those apps, hence my suggestion.

I hope something works for you though!




Homebuilt High Performance Desktop - Windows 8 Professional (x64)
HTC 8S: Windows Phone 8
Nexus 7 - Android 4.2.2
EVE Online: Crucias Soulrender
PSN: CruciasNZ
Steam: Lienhart2005

526 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 677975 28-Aug-2012 09:14 Send private message

richms: No disable for me on the latest telecom firmware.

I can definitely see the option on Cyanogenmod 10 (open Android 4.1.1), and I'm certain I saw when I was running WanamLite (Samsung Android 4.0.3/4.0.4). The functionality definitely exists in the OS. However, it's very possible that Telecom have disabled it as part of their phone customisations.

Watchmaker Wizard
2414 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 678053 28-Aug-2012 10:43 Send private message

The disable option should be available in any 4.x firmware via Settings --> Apps. Not _all_ apps can be disabled though, anything the system regards as a "service" can't be disabled, and I suspect the Vlingo app runs as a service.

There are apps around that'll let you reassign the button press to something else, but I suspect they also need root access.

Check in the Samsung apps store if there's an update for the app, it might add some options to let you reassign or disable the trigger key. The Samsung version is usually far behind the "regular" Vlingo app though. None of the voice-recognition apps can understand me usefully so they're all useless IMO :P




Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by Hobchild on 26-Oct-2014 00:11 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by Elpie on 26-Oct-2014 00:54 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


VDSL, which router/modem sub $200?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 25-Oct-2014 19:48 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Neon - Sky's new streaming service
Created by JarrodM, last reply by JimmyH on 25-Oct-2014 17:37 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by tungsten on 25-Oct-2014 20:22 (115 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


5Ghz AP recommendations?
Created by ubergeeknz, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Oct-2014 12:42 (12 replies)

Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 23-Oct-2014 17:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Thief taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.