[Q] Gingerbread messed up my flash: FIXED Plus ROOT!
OK, I have a Samsung SCH-i500 SHOWCASE, (yes I know its not a fascinate/mesmerize). My provider sent a text message to me telling me about Gingerbread update so I installed it. Now my LED flash doesnt seem to work correctly: for instance, when I take a pic with flash on auto it never flashes. If i turn the flash to "ON" then it flashes only when taking the pic, not during the "autofocus" period. Also NONE of the flashlight apps that I had installed can turn on my LED. One more thing, the flash will NOT turn on in video camera mode either. Anyone else have this issue or know of a fix? Below is the Gingerbread update I used (Generic CDMA SCH-I500)
After months of searching I found the fix (does NOT require root and its very simple). In the same link there is root instructions that work flawlessly!
Follow the instructions in the link below: (to get your phone into download mode power off and hold the volume down button while plugging usb cable into phone.