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I have had this galaxy gear for about a week now, and since new the camera has been extremely glitchy. Sometimes it will work no problem, but very rarely. Most of the time when I swipe down to use the camera the screen goes black and stays that way for almost a minute sometimes, before a message comes up saying "warning camera failed" . I have done a hard reset twice now, and made sure I had the latest software update, yet still haven't had any luck. I can still return it to the store for an exchange but best buy where I purchased it from is currently sold out and I am waiting. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and it might be fixable? I have read through a lot of forums but haven't found any information on this.

I have recently been trying to root, and install a custom rom hoping that would solve the problem. I follow the directions exactly from the forums in this site, it roots no problem, and I get the custom rom transferred to the galaxy gear sdcard using wondershare. But every time I get in recovery mode, and select recovery, it reboots and resets my gear. I don't get any options to install in twrp.

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I have had this galaxy gear for about a week now, and since new the camera has been extremely glitchy. Sometimes it will work no problem, but very rarely. Most of the time when I swipe down to use the camera the screen goes black and stays that way for almost a minute sometimes, before a message comes up saying "warning camera failed" . I have done a hard reset twice now, and made sure I had the latest software update, yet still haven't had any luck. I can still return it to the store for an exchange but best buy where I purchased it from is currently sold out and I am waiting. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and it might be fixable? I have read through a lot of forums but haven't found any information on this.

I have recently been trying to root, and install a custom rom hoping that would solve the problem. I follow the directions exactly from the forums in this site, it roots no problem, and I get the custom rom transferred to the galaxy gear sdcard using wondershare. But every time I get in recovery mode, and select recovery, it reboots and resets my gear. I don't get any options to install in twrp.

Can anybody help?

I facing the same issue also..Which "camera has stopped" problem. i had also send back to service center once and return back with a functional one. But today i once again had this problem and i try to remove out from my hand and twist abit on the belt and the camera able to function. i believe this is hardware problem and this was due to the belt problem. I think i going to send back to service center once again.
 
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I facing the same issue also..Which "camera has stopped" problem. i had also send back to service center once and return back with a functional one. But today i once again had this problem and i try to remove out from my hand and twist abit on the belt and the camera able to function. i believe this is hardware problem and this was due to the belt problem. I think i going to send back to service center once again.
Ya that's what I am thinking it must be, I will return mine too as soon as they get some more in stock. But I still haven't been able to figure out why I can root mine, but I cant install the custom recovery so I can install a new rom..
 
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Mine just started doing this, anyone have a resolution other then returning it.

Never mind, i found the issue. The band has separated from the face and cut the cable to the camera.

how long did it take samsung to send you a new one.
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After returning my watch to bestbuy I exchanged it for a new one. The new one the band is different and the hole in that was behind eh camera is now gone. I really think samsung is reading these forums
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After returning my watch to bestbuy I exchanged it for a new one. The new one the band is different and the hole in that was behind eh camera is now gone. I really think samsung is reading these forums
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