FORUMS

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Android 5.1 OTA

The Developer Edition of the HTC One M9 is receiving an over-the-air update to Android 5.1. … more

Index Project For XDA Device Subforums

Another ambitious project from the collaborative efforts of Recognized Contributors and Forum … more

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you “How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?”. In the days that … more

New Snapdragons: Some Context & Contrast

It hasn’t been a good year for Qualcomm so far. Every device featuring the Snapdragon 810 … more

[MOD - HOW TO] FFC for the Vibrant - How to do it

125 posts
Thanks Meter: 15
 
By siirial, Senior Member on 9th October 2010, 11:04 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
Disclaimer: XDA-Developers has zero affiliation and liability with this, and the sale of these parts is being allowed only for the sake of helping the modding community

My original thread was getting cluttered, and XDA asked me to make some changes, so here is the new thread on HOW TO DO THE MOD.

Breaking news available via my twitter feed, or #vibrantFFC

The US/T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S had it's FFC borked prior to manufacturing. This has left us an easy way to add it back in and open up the ability to explore video calling. From my experience thus far, their is poor support for software for FFC's in general, but this seems to be changing. As more of these cameras make it out to devs, expect to see more video calling and chatting apps to start appearing in the near future.

To accomplish this you need a few things:
  1. Open your phone - Remove the battery cover, sd card, sim card, battery. remove the 7 screws around the back plate, then use the iPod opener tool to snap the rear plate off.
  2. Unsnap the various buckles to release the motherboard.
  3. remove the speaker and original camera
  4. turn the main board clockwise for about an inch to allow some space to work
  5. locate the FFC molding. It is above where the original camera was located. You can dry fit the new camera in place to see where the FFC goes. This is the area that the paint needs to be removed from
  6. Use your remover of choice and some qtips to get that paint off of there
  7. Let things completely dry before putting back together. 10 - 30 minutes should be fine
  8. snap new camera in place, check your work.
  9. If it looks good, installation is reverse of removal.

Some ROMs (2.2 base) do not include the font camera driver. If you cannot get it to work, try copying the attached file (unzip first - should have .yuv extension) to /system/camera on your phone. (requres root)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20100927_223700-1.jpeg
Views:	3349
Size:	19.7 KB
ID:	416388   Click image for larger version

Name:	vibrant camera.jpeg
Views:	2743
Size:	49.9 KB
ID:	416389   Click image for larger version

Name:	vibrant.i9kcamera.front.blurry.jpg
Views:	2801
Size:	20.3 KB
ID:	416390   Click image for larger version

Name:	vibrant.i9kcamera.rear-picsay.jpg
Views:	2732
Size:	35.5 KB
ID:	416391   Click image for larger version

Name:	vibrant.i9kcamera.rear.inside-picsay.jpeg
Views:	2733
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	416392  
Attached Files
File Type: zip datapattern_front_420sp.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.0 KB, 398 views)
Last edited by siirial; 10th October 2010 at 02:22 AM.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to siirial For This Useful Post: [ View ]
 
 
9th October 2010, 11:05 PM |#2  
siirial's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag San Marcos
Thanks Meter: 15
 
More
You can get the camera from here.
Last edited by siirial; 10th October 2010 at 02:18 AM.
10th October 2010, 12:18 AM |#3  
scrizz's Avatar
Recognized Developer
Flag Tampa, FL
Thanks Meter: 627
 
Donate to Me
More
maybe you can add the pictures from the other thread?
10th October 2010, 02:18 AM |#4  
siirial's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag San Marcos
Thanks Meter: 15
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrizz

maybe you can add the pictures from the other thread?

good point. adding now
10th October 2010, 02:49 AM |#5  
orells's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 33
 
More
Feel free to use min posted 10/3

Sent from my SGH-T959 using XDA App
10th October 2010, 09:20 PM |#6  
NikolaiT's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 66
 
More
Apologies for the noob question but what do you mean in step 2? Do we actually have to take the motherboard out of the phone like in these videos: http://www.careace.net/2010/06/09/di...sung-galaxy-s/ and also is it really necessary to remove the speaker?

EDIT: Sorry for not being descriptive, What I mean is, does the speaker block this "socket"in which the FFC goes? If not then why is it necessary to remove it?
Last edited by NikolaiT; 10th October 2010 at 09:25 PM.
10th October 2010, 10:07 PM |#7  
memorito's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Jackson Heights, NYC, NY
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by siirial

[SIZE="4"]Some ROMs (2.2 base) do not include the font camera driver. If you cannot get it to work, try copying the attached file (unzip first - should have .yuv extension) to /system/camera on your phone. (requres root)

Do the files go in /system/camera or in /system/cameradata ?
I am trying to work it on the Bionix 1.7 rom and I keep getting errors.

Here are my mod pics just to show off. hehehehe.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mod 1.jpg
Views:	1048
Size:	92.6 KB
ID:	416929   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mod 2.jpg
Views:	1037
Size:	89.5 KB
ID:	416930  
10th October 2010, 10:11 PM |#8  
memorito's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Jackson Heights, NYC, NY
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by NikolaiT

Apologies for the noob question but what do you mean in step 2? Do we actually have to take the motherboard out of the phone like in these videos: http://www.careace.net/2010/06/09/di...sung-galaxy-s/ and also is it really necessary to remove the speaker?

EDIT: Sorry for not being descriptive, What I mean is, does the speaker block this "socket"in which the FFC goes? If not then why is it necessary to remove it?

That video is a general disassembly. It isn't specific to this mod. You can make the modification without removing the audio socket/speaker.
11th October 2010, 11:49 PM |#9  
NikolaiT's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 66
 
More
comment removed (voluntarily, in interest of the company)
Last edited by NikolaiT; 12th October 2010 at 12:27 AM.
12th October 2010, 05:28 PM |#10  
Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
I found a youtube video of showing how to install the camera

my apologies if this was widely known video

here is the link anyways,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCFe2qSQZGA
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
ffc, galaxy s, hardware mod, vibrant ffc
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes