Location [Q] No front camera option


I've been flashing roms and kernels one all of my devices for a while now. But my droid mini, i got it upgraded to 4.4. And for some reason the front camera doesn't work. The button to select it is just not there. Nor do any apps which make use of it have that option (skype/hangouts/etc).

I want to try to flash a different rom version to see if it works there. So far though from what i've read, there's no way to unlock bootloader or downgrade to a different firmware or even ROOT. So what do i do?