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[Q] Galaxy SIII GT-9300 Camera Failure with Stock ROM?

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Default [Q] Galaxy SIII GT-9300 Camera Failure with Stock ROM?

Hello everyone!

Today I noticed that my camera stopped working on my new Galaxy SIII. I always get a "warning: camera failure" error when I try to start the camera app. I dialed *#0*# to test the cameras seperately, but both megacam and frontcam give me the "camera failure" error.

I bought the phone with 4.1.2, rooted it with Chainfire's CF-Auto-Root, flashed CWM recovery and everything worked fine. After some weeks I got the Kies update to 4.3.0 and updated via Kies. After this, the camera still worked. My root access got lost due to the firmware update, so I tried to re-root it again with the same CF-Auto-Root via Odin. Odin said nothing succeeded but also nothing failed, so I thought it didn't do anything. Well, it did flash the stock revovery again, but my phone didn't leave the download mode automatically after flashing, so I rebooted into recovery mode (because of a notice on Chainfire's website) and rebooted normally from there.

All this happened yesterday and today I noticed my camera doesn't work, so I thought the reason could be something concerning the semi-failed root procedure. Maybe anyone of you can help me fix my camera.

I searched the internet for a solution, but they say it's a hardware problem, which is probably not the case for my device in my opinion.

Thanks in advance!

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Flash a full stock rom with odin after a factory reset, test camera before you install/restore any apps or mods.

If still the same then hardware fault.

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