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Premdrums

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Hi,
I am using LG V30+ (LG-H930DS) past one year. For past two months, my default camera app stopped working. I have tried with restarting the mobile, clearing the data and cache, force stopped the app also. Nothing works. I am receiving the following error

"Camera Error;Camera unavailable"

Also in other camera applications the selfie cam is not opening. If I select the change camera option to take photo in front camera, its redirecting again to rear camera. I am unable to open the camera through applications like WhatsApp also. Even face detection is not working.

I haven't dropped my mobile or damaged by any other means like water also.

So can anyone of the members in our forum could help to rectify this error?

My mobile IS currently running in May 1 2019 security patch. Software version is V20f-IND-XX.
 

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HueyT

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Hi,
I am using LG V30+ (LG-H930DS) past one year. For past two months, my default camera app stopped working. I have tried with restarting the mobile, clearing the data and cache, force stopped the app also. Nothing works. I am receiving the following error

"Camera Error;Camera unavailable"

Also in other camera applications the selfie cam is not opening. If I select the change camera option to take photo in front camera, its redirecting again to rear camera. I am unable to open the camera through applications like WhatsApp also. Even face detection is not working.

I haven't dropped my mobile or damaged by any other means like water also.

So can anyone of the members in our forum could help to rectify this error?

My mobile IS currently running in May 1 2019 security patch. Software version is V20f-IND-XX.
KDZ back to stock to see if it's hardware failure
 
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ChazzMatt

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Hi,
I am using LG V30+ (LG-H930DS) past one year. For past two months, my default camera app stopped working. I have tried with restarting the mobile, clearing the data and cache, force stopped the app also. Nothing works. I am receiving the following error

"Camera Error;Camera unavailable"

Also in other camera applications the selfie cam is not opening. If I select the change camera option to take photo in front camera, its redirecting again to rear camera. I am unable to open the camera through applications like WhatsApp also. Even face detection is not working.

I haven't dropped my mobile or damaged by any other means like water also.

So can anyone of the members in our forum could help to rectify this error?

My mobile IS currently running in May 1 2019 security patch. Software version is V20f-IND-XX.


1) Perhaps there's a conflict:
"Camera Error;Camera unavailable"
"Also in other camera applications the selfie cam is not opening"
.

That first error usually means something else is using the camera. Uninstall the other camera applications to test. You can always re-install later.

Back when I had Moto Maxx XT1225 and custom ROM, I ended up with two Galleries and my camera would crash when I tried to use it. I ended up having to freeze one of the Galleries in Titanium Backup.

If you have multiple camera apps, it's possible one of them is always running in the background or something which prevents the others from using the camera. Just a suggestion to uninstall them, temporarily go back to stock LG camera only and see if that solves the issue. Then you can add them back one by one, rebooting in between, see if there's a conflict again (if that's the reason).

KDZ back to stock to see if it's hardware failure
2) Yeah, could be hardware failure. In one instance, someone's selfie camera was not working -- wouldn't open. But turns out the problem was actually the rear camera. They had to REPLACE THE REAR CAMERA and then the selfie camera worked. The rear camera was faulty and wouldn't switch to the selfie camera.
 
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jasontamu

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This camera error, camera unavailable just happened to me. This is the 2nd time its happened and rhe first time i had to do a complete factory reset to restore my camera function....i didnt know what caused it then but it happened again and I think I know what may have caused it.

So this time just like last time I had my SD card filled with photos mounted and taking photos with this new phone created a 2nd "camera" folder.

I moved all the photos out of that folder into my existing SD card "camera" named folder and this inadvertently deleted my newly created LG "camera" folder...

I noticed my next time I went to take a pic I got the error....im thinking its related? Any weight to that? How do it restore or create that folder again...? To check before im forced to factor restore again??


Thank you!
 

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    Hi,
    I am using LG V30+ (LG-H930DS) past one year. For past two months, my default camera app stopped working. I have tried with restarting the mobile, clearing the data and cache, force stopped the app also. Nothing works. I am receiving the following error

    "Camera Error;Camera unavailable"

    Also in other camera applications the selfie cam is not opening. If I select the change camera option to take photo in front camera, its redirecting again to rear camera. I am unable to open the camera through applications like WhatsApp also. Even face detection is not working.

    I haven't dropped my mobile or damaged by any other means like water also.

    So can anyone of the members in our forum could help to rectify this error?

    My mobile IS currently running in May 1 2019 security patch. Software version is V20f-IND-XX.
    KDZ back to stock to see if it's hardware failure