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It is one of the hot topics among Galaxy S II users. In web forums, some of the recurring solutions appear to be rooting the phone or muting the "system" sounds. They seem to work in some cases. However there is a much simpler solution for Galaxy S II phones running Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android.
Launch the Camera application
Tap the Menu key button to bring up "Edit Shortcuts" menu
Tap "Edit Shortcuts" menu item to list out all available shortcuts
Look for "Shutter sound" shortcut
Press, hold and drag the "Shutter sound" option to one of the empty boxes shown on top. If there are no empty boxes, simply drop it on to one of the non-empty boxes that contain the least desired shortcut/option.
Finally tap on "Shutter sound" icon and select the "Off" button to keep the camera shutter silent
Screenshots were captured using T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II (SGH-T989) device running Android 4.0.3