[Q] Can a ROM kill the camera?
I had a perfectly working Galaxy Nexus running CM10.x, which I updated to a CM11 nightly. This worked great for a week or so and then the camera and gallery started FCing. After several resets, restores, newer/older nightly installs, nothing changed. Tried all possible combinations of new/old Gapps, but still no luck. I tried different ROMs - PA, stock 4.3 and some others, but nope. I even tried Ubuntu Touch and even that couldn't access the camera. This is when I was pretty convinced that the camera module itself must have died.
- What killed the camera? Is it possible that a bad ROM could have done it?
- Is it possible to fix this via software?
I can try and get it repaired locally, but I just want to know if anything can be done at home.