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By Drakenfall, Senior Member on 19th April 2012, 06:53 PM
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Is it possible to replace Play's camera module for a NEO's 8Mp one or from another xperia 2011 phone, like Ray or Arc?

I've seen some disassembly videos and the connector seems to be the same in all of them.

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19th April 2012, 10:13 PM |#2  
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I don't know but I'd imagine that it would require kernel modifications and would be an overly complex solution...
20th April 2012, 01:41 AM |#3  
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depend on rom..

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20th April 2012, 02:20 AM |#4  
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I don't know but I'd imagine that it would require kernel modifications and would be an overly complex solution...

Well i know if we have a Neo V and get the 8mp camera module of Neo and flash the Neo camera files we get a full Neo.

Since the conectors are the same the module should work i think and with that the camera files should work on Play.

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I'm sure megapixel is hardware related. I doubt flashing a different camera would work
Kinda like asking "If I flash my NES could I make it into an Xbox360?"

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I'm sure megapixel is hardware related. I doubt flashing a different camera would work
Kinda like asking "If I flash my NES could I make it into an Xbox360?"

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I think he's talking about swapping out the physical module

that's why I said and ezadsyafiq99 said that it would certainly require software modifications (somehow I can't think of a wording that comes off less angry sounding; I'm just trying to explain
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I'm sure megapixel is hardware related. I doubt flashing a different camera would work
Kinda like asking "If I flash my NES could I make it into an Xbox360?"

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Well, like University answered, i was talking about switching the hardware camnera module from another phone (Neo,Arc) since in the Neo V you can use the 8mp module of Neo.

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I think he's talking about swapping out the physical module

that's why I said and ezadsyafiq99 said that it would certainly require software modifications (somehow I can't think of a wording that comes off less angry sounding; I'm just trying to explain



Well i will assume that isnīt just switch the module, also some libs and etc.., but i would like to know is if any one knows if there is a module that is plug and play (aside from the software mod).
22nd April 2012, 07:13 AM |#9  
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If you switch the camera of the play for the neo, doesn't that mean you'll need to.switch the camera.apk because the one the play has the mp option up to 5mp

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If you switch the camera of the play for the neo, doesn't that mean you'll need to.switch the camera.apk because the one the play has the mp option up to 5mp

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Well, if a camera module of Neo is hardware compatible, i will assume that i will need to change the camera.apk and libs and some more software related.
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Hmm I was wondering something similar: my xperia s camera module is broken (only think broken after a 4 story fall!) and I can only find 8mp Neo modules online.

Do you think I can just swap it with my current module (as they are basically the same) or would it require APK fiddling?

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