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[Q] Nexus 4 CAMERA DISSAPEARING

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By technet1339, Junior Member on 22nd January 2014, 06:30 AM
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So I updated to 4.4 kitkat, after the update the phone was operating normally. Then after a few days the device seemed to be missing the camera. The apk file and gallery apk are still on the phone, its just you cant access the camera through the app tray because it doesnt show up. When I installed a third party camera app the camera would only activate the front facing and not the back camera. After you install third party camera apps if you reboot the device it deletes the app from the app tray. Ive tried flashing random camera and gallery apks and ive tried flashing to stock, ive tried putting a apk in system/apps file and then fixing the permissions. I have no idea how to fix this at this point, Is their any way to completely factory rest this and undo what google has done to it.
 
 
22nd January 2014, 02:45 PM |#2  
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Settings > apps > Launcher > clear cache and clear data. Reboot. If the camera is still not showing up. Download and install stock 4.4 camera apk. Check themes and apps section for the apk.

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24th January 2014, 08:39 PM |#3  
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Settings > apps > Launcher > clear cache and clear data. Reboot. If the camera is still not showing up. Download and install stock 4.4 camera apk. Check themes and apps section for the apk.

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Alright ill try that. Google has told me that they have no idea whats wrong and that i should send it in for repair when the camera was working fine before the update. I'm currently using the toolkit for this nexus because adb got tiring.
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Alright ill try that. Google has told me that they have no idea whats wrong and that i should send it in for repair when the camera was working fine before the update. I'm currently using the toolkit for this nexus because adb got tiring.

Just tried that and it doesnt work it rejects the install.
24th January 2014, 09:54 PM |#5  
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Try downloading and installing the apk manually from PA photosphere, just use something like es file explorer to view inside the .zip file and install gallery and camera.

http://www.androidfilehost.com/?a=sh...iles&flid=7994.
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[QUOTE=goofball2k;49735794]Try downloading and installing the apk manually from PA photosphere, just use something like es file explorer to view inside the .zip file and install gallery and camera.


I did just that and rebooted it and still no camera or back camera support.
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25th January 2014, 02:35 PM |#7  
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Does it say that the apps installed successfully after you install using the APK's? You shouldn't need a reboot to use them or see them installed.
27th January 2014, 01:03 AM |#8  
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Maybe this is why?
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30th January 2014, 11:09 AM |#9  
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Settings > apps > Launcher > clear cache and clear data. Reboot. If the camera is still not showing up. Download and install stock 4.4 camera apk. Check themes and apps section for the apk.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

thank you
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It could be that your Camera Connector has somehow disconnected itself from your Phones motherboard.
Last month I had the same exact problem as you. After days of rooting, and flashing new roms, I decided to take a look inside my Nexus.
And I found that my problem was that the Camera Connector somehow came loose, so I reconnected it and my camera and the camera application came back.
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