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I want to offer you a little fix for those of you who actually experience this problem. On some Samsung based ROMs, some people complain about not working cameras, no matter how often they tried to install a ROM after several wipes. This error may occur in case your camera uses a different firmware.

Most people however wonīt experience this error.

Iīve created a little Fix which is actually very easy to apply as a flashable zip. It was intended to be used with my Samsung Galaxy S3 ROM, it may also work with every other Samsung based ROM

Here is the link: Camera Fix for Samsung based ROMs
Simply install this file through your custom recovery

Just in case this patch should not work for everyone, leave me a comment and Iīll see what I can do
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What does it do?

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This fix includes one missing binary which some specific cameras require in order to be able to be used.

If you donīt have any trouble starting the camera app, using the camera, you donīt need to flash this zip Even if everything works fine and you do install this fix, it wouldnīt harm your system

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just flashed it, doesn`t work for me unfortunately.

i have this problem you told of since a very long time and i really can't get rid of it. makes me fckn sick. i could cry on and on.

what else is possible to do? every litte hint is very much appreciated.
 
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There are more binaries available, the one I included is a more common one. Samsung uses 2 different cameras ( Sony or Samsung ).

Does your camera work 100% with a Stock ROM ? If so, have a closer look in /data/cfw and show me what you find inside ( eg. SlimISP_xx.bin ).

Flash a Stock Firmware, make sure to copy the file and add it here as a zip file. By installing custom ROMs, your cfw folder will be empty most the time if these files are not added by the ROM itself.


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just flashed it, doesn`t work for me unfortunately.

i have this problem you told of since a very long time and i really can't get rid of it. makes me fckn sick. i could cry on and on.

what else is possible to do? every litte hint is very much appreciated.
Best regards, George


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If that fix not help you can maybe make a camera fw upgrade.

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hi guys,

thx a lot for your words. here is what i've done:

i just flashed a stock rom and the camera works. then i installed cf root and root explorer but /data/cfw is an empty folder. so i can`t copy anything here.

with the custom rom and the cam not working i had a file like SlimlSp00.bin (or something similar) in this particular folder but not now.

what to do now or did i misunderstand something?


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There are more binaries available, the one I included is a more common one. Samsung uses 2 different cameras ( Sony or Samsung ).

Does your camera work 100% with a Stock ROM ? If so, have a closer look in /data/cfw and show me what you find inside ( eg. SlimISP_xx.bin ).

Flash a Stock Firmware, make sure to copy the file and add it here as a zip file. By installing custom ROMs, your cfw folder will be empty most the time if these files are not added by the ROM itself.
 
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Just out of curiosity, did you try to remove this file ? Maybe your camera tries to load this binary though itīs not suitable for your model. You can try to create a different folder and first copy the found bin ( just to have a spare copy ), remove SlimlSpxxx out of your data/cfw folder.

Wipe your Dalvik Cache and restart the ROM

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hi guys,

thx a lot for your words. here is what i've done:

i just flashed a stock rom and the camera works. then i installed cf root and root explorer but /data/cfw is an empty folder. so i can`t copy anything here.

with the custom rom and the cam not working i had a file like SlimlSp00.bin (or something similar) in this particular folder but not now.

what to do now or did i misunderstand something?
Best regards, George


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this idea didn't come up of course

but i just tested it. i already had my custom rom backup restored. i moved the SlimlSP_BH.bin to my ext sd, so that /data/cfw was empty, rebooted to recovery, wiped dalvik and it doesn't worked. second try i wiped cache and dalvik and it also doesn`t work.


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Just out of curiosity, did you try to remove this file ? Maybe your camera tries to load this binary though itīs not suitable for your model. You can try to create a different folder and first copy the found bin ( just to have a spare copy ), remove SlimlSpxxx out of your data/cfw folder.

Wipe your Dalvik Cache and restart the ROM
 
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If your camera doesnīt work with this binary, you may need another one..and there are lots of them to try but you have to chose one which is suitable for a Sony or a Samsung camera Well, there is a easier way out if you try to upgrade your camera firmware.

Before we proceed, I need some details first, which type of camera you have in order to pick up a suitable binary.

1) Dial *#34971539#
2) pick up this option: "Phone/Cam FW Check"
3) Show me what you see
4) Chose this option: "Phone/Cam FW Write"

A short explanation :

GDxxx = Sony

ZFxxx = Samsung

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this idea didn't come up of course

but i just tested it. i already had my custom rom backup restored. i moved the SlimlSP_BH.bin to my ext sd, so that /data/cfw was empty, rebooted to recovery, wiped dalvik and it doesn't worked. second try i wiped cache and dalvik and it also doesn`t work.
Best regards, George


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