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Hi all,

I have an ATT samsung galaxy s3, out of warranty period. My phone's camera has stopped working entirely since 2 months. Its really frustrating! I have tried everything from going back to stock roms then custom roms.

A little history:

- I installed an app ipcam to monitor my baby, I left the cam on with flashlight and was gone for half an hour, since then I had cam freezing probs until one day it stopped working.
- I was trying a lot of options and one day the camera worked only for 5 mins. then when i tried again it was not working.

Please help!

I am currently on android 4.3, Intergalactic ROM 4.1 and MJB baseband.

I also had my sd card corrupted during that same time and have started using a new memory card since 1 week.
 
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Did you try downloading another camera from the play store?
 
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Yes I tired all sorts of camera apks none work....


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Yes I tried all sorts of camera apks none work....

I feel the file system is corrupted or something but I did factory reset and clean system, cache, dalvik cache, before installing roms so that should take care of it, but doesn't seem to help. I was on liquidsmooth 4.4 earlier when my problems began and I had installed some kernel had done dirty flashing, then I did a clean install of stock fw, but the problem still existed.

I read somewhere that switching bootloaders can screw camera files. So how to correct it there must be something I can do. I need to click my rowing baby's pictures I am missing all those moments when you wish you had a good camera at hand to make videos !
 
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Yes I tried all sorts of camera apks none work....

I feel the file system is corrupted or something but I did factory reset and clean system, cache, dalvik cache, before installing roms so that should take care of it, but doesn't seem to help. I was on liquidsmooth 4.4 earlier when my problems began and I had installed some kernel had done dirty flashing, then I did a clean install of stock fw, but the problem still existed.

I read somewhere that switching bootloaders can screw camera files. So how to correct it there must be something I can do. I need to click my rowing baby's pictures I am missing all those moments when you wish you had a good camera at hand to make videos !
that really sucks, we just had my little man not to long ago and i take lots of pictures. i had trouble with my N7 after flashing an update to the rom the camera from the gallery app was non existent and i could only take pictures from facebook with their camera app. I tried some apps from play store and other areas and i got the message "camera system not recognized" or something to that extent. I downloaded gallery+ with the camera app included and it's worked ever since. Although i only follow one developer when it comes to the N7 (although i use to switch a lot before hand).


i just got my S3 about 2 weeks ago so i'm not familiar with this gadget but.. maybe you fried your camera's hardware? i really hope i'm wrong and someone more experienced can lend a hand. i swapped bootloaders (we could of took different routes of course), played with just a few roms on the S3 but stopped after i learned more about touchwiz (cant believe i actually like a stock based rom ).

sorry for my story lol, did you try the facebook camera (the take a picture option or something like that), i know it sounds silly but again it was the only thing that worked on my N7 besides the gallery camera app. Hope you get it working again!
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I tried the gallery and Facebook app anything that needs camera doesn't work... But thanks for your input... M glad you understand my plight of not being able to take my baby's pics...

I am on mj boot loader and the camera rear fw I found does null null in sys/class/camera I guess that is the problem.. The system is not being able to connect to the camera ...I don't think it's a hardware issue cuz camera worked for five minutes when I had done a clean install..

I was on liquid smooth before that's where problems started I did done update then installed the previous version... Don't remember what was it exactly

I'm so hoping somebody can help me in this someone who has a better knowledge of how the camera files are laid..I have camera 1.5 in my phone if that helps...

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Plz anybody suggest something!!

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Not sure if this will help but I was on 4.1.1 and I flashed to a 4.3 ROM and had nothing but issues. I flashed back to my 4.1.1 and I got the SAME camera error.

Turned out that that the 4.3 ROM included a bootloader update that was not compatible with the 4.1.1 ROM, it broke the camera.

I downgraded back to the 4.1.1 bootloader and the camera started working again.

Please note that some bootloaders can NOT be downgraded and you will brick your phone.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III ROM: StockMOD ROM 4.4.2 ND8 RLS2.1 KERNEL: Newest KT 4.4.2
 
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Thanks for your reply, I'm on MJB boot loader and I guess one can't downgrade from that to a 4.1.1 system so is there no hope for my camera recovery?
Are there any files that I can copy paste to make it work.. ? What happens when the boot loader changes? Why can't we have a boot loader that would run camera on 4.1.1? ..plz guys I know this can b done.. There must be a way...

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