Replaced vGS3 (SCH-I535) camera and now fail !HELP!
3 month old vGS3 and the camera always had a very small dust speck in the photos. I was willing to deal with it because it was so small. A week after noticing the speck it moved and became much larger and out of focus, like a blob (not willing to deal with it). So I weighed all my options. Sending it to Samsung for repair was a last resort. I elected to repair it myself (after tearing down and rebuilding 3-4 HTC Thunderbolts the GS3 is a frickking cake walk). The removal of the plastic cover fix (fail) the dust is in the lens/sensor area. The remove the camera from the board and shoot quick blasts of air duster and a vacuum (fail).
So I bought a replacement (new) camera from eBay ($13). The new unit looked great and even said Samsung on it. Installed and (fail) now getting the error cannot connect to camera bull shift. Tried flash back to stock from the latest CM 10.3.1 and nuttin (fail). Removed camera and re-installed (fail). Re-installed old camera and working just like before (which is usable, just annoying).
It's got to be some kind of FW issue, but cant do the easy *#34971539# thing that would make this lots easier
I cannot find a camera app with any configuration (or info) to FS or clear.
Any thoughts cuz I'm lost.
Thankx in advance to any XDA ninjas willing to help.