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By garryboy, Member on 19th May 2016, 08:50 PM
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I tried to take a picture earlier today with the flash using the standard Google camera and the picture was almost completely black.

I restarted the phone and it's still the same. All pictures I take with flash are almost completely black.

Im on build MTC19T running stock marshmallow.

Anyone else have a similar issue

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19th May 2016, 08:53 PM |#2  
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The pictures are with flash off and then on

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22nd May 2016, 06:19 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by garryboy

I tried to take a picture earlier today with the flash using the standard Google camera and the picture was almost completely black.

I restarted the phone and it's still the same. All pictures I take with flash are almost completely black.

Im on build MTC19T running stock marshmallow.

Anyone else have a similar issue

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Yes! Finally someone with the same issue. I recorded my n5x while taking a video using my n5 and I'm going to see if I can upload it.

You'll be surprised at what the flash looks like. The first initial flash is fine but the second one is at like 1/4 the brightness and doesn't seem timed right. I called Google and they said to factory reset the phone and if it still occurs they'll send me a new one.

Like I really have time to backup everything and reset and send out the phone and get another.

As far as I'm concerned it's a problem with the software. I'm 100% on stock, not rooted and nothing helps. It does randomly work maybe 20% of the time. And it has nothing to do with rebooting.

I can't upload a video but I did attach a similar pic i took using the flash.

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22nd May 2016, 09:56 PM |#4  
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I got same problem with third party camera apps. But everything is fine with Google Camera. Be sure that you got latest vendor.img.
22nd May 2016, 11:32 PM |#5  
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I got same problem with third party camera apps. But everything is fine with Google Camera. Be sure that you got latest vendor.img.

https://youtu.be/jE7DJMr8oMU

I'm using the stock camera unrooted and it's constantly happening. Look at the link to the video on the tube that shows the flash issue.

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22nd May 2016, 11:45 PM |#6  
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https://youtu.be/jE7DJMr8oMU

I'm using the stock camera unrooted and it's constantly happening. Look at the link to the video on the tube that shows the flash issue.

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Upload to Google Drive or YouTube. Also i can confirm this with third party apps.
22nd May 2016, 11:47 PM |#7  
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Just search:

NEXUS 5X STOCK CAMERA FLASH PROBLEM

On YouTube

Dang video isn't working.

OR go here but copy the link and get rid of the space between the https and the colon.

https ://youtu.be/jE7DJMr8oMU

This is insane. ADD the letter s after http. For some reason it's showing it on my edit but not when I submit. I don't know what's happening anymore. I feel I'm becoming more dumb with smart phones and technology and I'm an f-ing engineer.


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23rd May 2016, 12:06 AM |#8  
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I'm just wondering if this is a fault that's developed after one of the marshmallow updates or one that's been there since I got the phone.

Unfortunately I don't think I've used the flash untill now.

Just glad I'm not the only one with the issue.

Unfortunately I did not purchase my phone from the playstore but brand new and unopened from eBay for £205

I have registered with LG for manufacturers warranty. I will ask them if it's a software or hardware fault

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23rd May 2016, 12:09 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by garryboy

I'm just wondering if this is a fault that's developed after one of the marshmallow updates or one that's been there since I got the phone.

Unfortunately I don't think I've used the flash untill now.

Just glad I'm not the only one with the issue.

Unfortunately I did not purchase my phone from the playstore but brand new and unopened from eBay for £205

I have registered with LG for manufacturers warranty. I will ask them if it's a software or hardware fault

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Did u have any luck looking at my video?

I get an error trying to on xda but it does play fine if u just go to YouTube.

Also same here. I don't know if this existed when I purchased the phone either. I noticed it 3 months ago and bought the phone at the end of October '15.

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23rd May 2016, 12:09 AM |#10  
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Il try it on YouTube now

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23rd May 2016, 12:13 AM |#11  
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Yeh see what you mean about the second flash being a lot weaker than the first.

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