Aside from the stock Samsung rom- every other rom built on 4.3 results in a broken camera.
I've tried several (rXtreme, Aroma etc) and in every one, the same thing happens. When I open up the camera, I can hear a faint sound/clicking from the camera area/speaker. Then it says "Camera Failed"
Dumb thing to say, but it's like the rom makes it think the speaker is the camera, and is sending power to it to launch the camera.
On stock Samsung roms (ie 4.3), and any roms on 4.4+, the camera DOES work. However, I need HDMI support so I cannot use 4.4.
I've tried all the solutions suggested eg SlimISP's files, different mods/roms/fixes etc. It's been happening for 6 months- so I had to switch back to Apple
Please give me any ideas here- I really want to get back on Android