How To Disable The Red Camera Light On The N900 & Turn On The LEDs For Video

Last time we told you about the awesome Lfocus hack that allows you to get manual focus in the video mode on the N900. Apart from that the same hack (packaged as a .deb for easy installation) also gives you the ability to turn off the annoying red light during video capture and even turn on the LEDs for better lighting. If you have not installed the Lfocus app, use the following part else skip to the next section.

  • In order to get started you will need to download the script, which is packaged as .deb file so that you can install it like a normal application. Get the latest version from here.
  • Once you have downloaded the file, transfer it to the N900, locate it via the File Manager and tap on it to begin installation.
  • Once installed, you will see the two icons shown below in your status bar when the camera cover is open. The camera app launches in the full screen mode so to see the status bar, tap a blank space on the screen. Then tap the date/signal/battery cluster to bring up the following menu.

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  • Now tap the button next to the keyboard to bring up the following menu.

N900 Hack Gives You Manual Focus In Video - Makes N900 An Incredible Video Capture Tool

  • Press the button at the end of the scroll bar to bring up the following.

N900 Hack Gives You Manual Focus In Video - Makes N900 An Incredible Video Capture Tool

  • Use the onscreen buttons to get the desired result. If you enable the keyboard shortcuts, by pressing the keyboard icon in the status bar (green means activated) you can also use the following keyboard shortcuts:
    • q-w led on/off
    • e-r recording red light on/off
    • a-s change focus
    • d fixes the sudden focus that happens sometimes after pressing the camera button,so press d first then adjust the focus with a and s so you don’t get a different focus than the one you got with the camera button.

4 thoughts on “How To Disable The Red Camera Light On The N900 & Turn On The LEDs For Video”

  1. Tried it and LED wouldn’t turn on, it just flashes once when you press LED On or LED Off. Adjusting the focus produces the same flicker of the LED and gives off a worrying clicking sound from the lens – as though it’s working incorrectly. Thought it was damaging lens so will un-install…

  2. @jfh

    Same with me. Will wait until conformation is received. That clicking doesn’t sound too healthy at all :/

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