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Broken Camera in 4.4.3

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24th June 2014, 03:25 AM   |  #1  
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So what percentage of people here with ZU GPE have broken, malfunctioning camera after the 4.4.3 update?

Anybody find out the cause of failure?

What are the chances that the upcoming 4.4.4 will fix this issue?

It is comforting to know that I am not the only one with a broken camera, but it is so frustrating because there isn't much discussion going on this forum.
24th June 2014, 06:01 AM   |  #2  
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Cant add much except 4.4.4 won't fix the camera issue by it's self, it will need other patches above what's in 4.4.4
24th June 2014, 06:16 AM   |  #3  
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Cant add much except 4.4.4 won't fix the camera issue by it's self, it will need other patches above what's in 4.4.4

Do you know why camera works on 4.4.2 but gets broken in 4.4.3 for some users?
24th June 2014, 07:58 AM   |  #4  
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Fix camera http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=23
24th June 2014, 08:20 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by godraxe

Fix camera http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=23

Different camera issue
25th June 2014, 05:58 PM   |  #6  
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My camera is broken going from 4.4.2 - 4.4.3.

4.4.2 State
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- Rooted, stock kernel.
- Unlocked boot loader

4.4.3 State
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- Non-rooted, stock kernel.
- Unlocked boot loader.
25th June 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #7  
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Same here. Broken ass camera. My phone is basically a giant useless tablet.
28th June 2014, 04:08 AM   |  #8  
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I would love to know if people with locked bootloaders have the camera issue as well going into 4.4.3. Unlocking the boot loader normally wipes DRM keys and unless memory fails me, the xperia Z1's camera broke once the boot loader was unlocked. I am wondering if this may have something to do...
28th June 2014, 04:36 PM   |  #9  
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I would love to know if people with locked bootloaders have the camera issue as well going into 4.4.3. Unlocking the boot loader normally wipes DRM keys and unless memory fails me, the xperia Z1's camera broke once the boot loader was unlocked. I am wondering if this may have something to do...

If DRM keys being wiped were responsible for the camera breakage, then revering back to 4.4.2 should not bring camera back to life.

Now that the 4.4.4 OTA is released without the camera fix, I really wonder if this broken camera issue will ever be fixed.

I thought the main point of GPE devices were ease of unlocking bootloaders. Google and Sony have totally messed it up if unlocking bootloader killed the camera.
28th June 2014, 04:57 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by ddslee

If DRM keys being wiped were responsible for the camera breakage, then revering back to 4.4.2 should not bring camera back to life.

Now that the 4.4.4 OTA is released without the camera fix, I really wonder if this broken camera issue will ever be fixed.

I thought the main point of GPE devices were ease of unlocking bootloaders. Google and Sony have totally messed it up if unlocking bootloader killed the camera.

Have been in contact with Google support twice and their solution is to issue a replacement device.
https://support.google.com/playediti...t=1&ts=4381330

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