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16th January 2015, 04:08 AM |#121  
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I noticed my camera's were getting really blurry recently, tried to clean it up with a soft cloth but it didn't help. Ran across this thread doing some research, I was able to clean it right up with with a mixture of water and Bar Keeper's Friend.

It's household cleaning powder, I mixed up a paste with a touch of powder and a few drops of water, then used a cotton swap to clean the lenses. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

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17th January 2015, 07:47 AM |#122  
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Another vote for the Magic Eraser trick here, I cut off a small corner, wet it and then squeezed all the water out, then lightly rubbed it on the lens in a circular motion for about three seconds and after that the lens was cloud free. Quick and mess free, no chance of anything getting under the lens. Removing this coating definitely affects the quality of the photos though, I now get noticeable glare from every light source in all photos, but before I removed it photos were blurry so it's a slight improvement.

The coating isn't getting covered in scratches as mine was in a decent case and it's very unlikely that something managed to lightly scratch the entire lens surface (rather than some scratches and some clear sections) and also not touch the flash right next to it. it appears to be something causing the coating itself to change from clear to opaque, maybe it's lifting away slightly, or reacting to the atmosphere? I've basically stopped using the camera for anything other than utility shots now because the glare is so bad, hopefully they'll sort this for the m9.
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I recently broke the rear camera on my HTC one m8 and ordered a new one off of eBay .... I've taken phones apart before and fixed them, unfortunately this time was different... I got phone back together and rear camera doesn't work when using the standard camera icon but works with the bambuser app. Is there some sort of driver that I have to reinstall due to taking the phone apart and unplugging everything??? The removable SD card slot doesn't work anymore either. Is there a driver for that as well? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I also rooted the phone and flashed the team venom viper one rom. Thanks
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7th June 2015, 02:25 PM |#124  
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Hi all. New to this forum. Yep I'm having the cloudy camera/video camera problem with my HTC one m8. This is really frustrating and obviously quite a huge problem. My question is does toothpaste work as a kind of 'quick fix'? Also will HTC fix this problem under the manufacturers 12 months warranty ?
8th June 2015, 01:54 PM |#125  
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Hi all. New to this forum. Yep I'm having the cloudy camera/video camera problem with my HTC one m8. This is really frustrating and obviously quite a huge problem. My question is does toothpaste work as a kind of 'quick fix'? Also will HTC fix this problem under the manufacturers 12 months warranty ?

I had sent mine in for repair, after doing it myself and they changed the lens cover. That was back in December. I'm now starting to see the coating on the replacement lens cover start to loosen up. This time I won't send to them as I'm not going to relock and go back to s-on.
9th June 2015, 03:58 PM |#126  
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My question is does toothpaste work as a kind of 'quick fix'?

Its not just a "quick fix", its a permanent fix. The issue is that there is a coating (anti-glare?) that has very poor durability, and is starting to become scratched off. Just remove the coating to expose the bare glass, and the clouding goes away. The bare glass is possible to scratch over time. But I removed the coating about 8-9 months ago, and see just a few scratches on the glass (and I am not particularly gentle with my phone). And those scratches don't affect picture quality. They are not over the actual camera lens. If you look, the camera opening/lens is actually much smaller than the glass cover.
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Its not just a "quick fix", its a permanent fix. The issue is that there is a coating (anti-glare?) that has very poor durability, and is starting to become scratched off. Just remove the coating to expose the bare glass, and the clouding goes away. The bare glass is possible to scratch over time. But I removed the coating about 8-9 months ago, and see just a few scratches on the glass (and I am not particularly gentle with my phone). And those scratches don't affect picture quality. They are not over the actual camera lens. If you look, the camera opening/lens is actually much smaller than the glass cover.

Never realized there was a coating over the back lenses, do you have any more recommendations to get the best picture quality ? Does it really matter on which camera application is the best ? I'm currently using Fiz's PAC ROM, so stock camera...

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Never realized there was a coating over the back lenses, do you have any more recommendations to get the best picture quality ? Does it really matter on which camera application is the best ? I'm currently using Fiz's PAC ROM, so stock camera...

Supposedly, the Sense camera (Sense ROM required) takes advantage of the HTC camera firmware (or something of the sort), while other camera apps do not. But I'm not sure how much difference that actually makes, in reality.

Back on the One X (EVITA) I did some camera comparison shots on AOSP versus Sense, posted the shots as double blind (didn't say which was which, same subject matter and lighting conditions) and challenged folk on the forum to guess. And folks really couldn't tell the difference. Same result when others posted side by side comparisons (not significant difference AOSP vs. Sense). Although on the M8, it might be a different matter (haven't tried or seen such a comparison).

Other than that, lots of folks suggest manually setting exposure, white balance, ISO to get better shots. Although most of my shots are more spur of the moment (pics of my kids, etc.) and don't really allow for convenient manual adjustments, and I'm pretty happy just using auto settings.
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19th July 2015, 06:14 PM |#129  
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Irony is that I think the M9 has the same covering based upon what I've seen in a quick look at the cellular store...
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Qtip and toothpaste works front camera lens, but i have more scratches back camera lens.
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