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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LaughinGoh, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. LaughinGoh

    LaughinGoh Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is it just me or there is something wrong with the stock camera after the 2.3 update?
    I noticed in 2.1, when I hold my camera vertical, the menu bar rotates as well.
    But now in 2.3, when I hold my camera vertical, the menu bar stays horizontal and the vertical picture I took will show up on the screen sideways. But when I open gallery to view the picture, it is vertical and correct.

    So I was just wondering if anyone is having the same problem or it is suppose to do that in 2.3..?

    Please help. I enjoy the 2.3 update but not what is happening to my camera!

    Thank you.

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  2. ryno1974

    ryno1974 Member

    My camera is dead. Force closes every time I start it. Not sure what to do now, I use my camera all the time so it is a big problem for me.

    Any thoughts?
  3. Crash27

    Crash27 Android Enthusiast

    My camera was doing the same thing, then I just reset the settings and when I lightly pressed the camera button it started working. Not sure what happened...lol
  4. LaughinGoh

    LaughinGoh Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I tired and it didn't work!!!
    any other suggestions?!
  5. beau420

    beau420 Android Expert

    Try going to settings -> Camera -> Clear Data.
    And restart phone and access camera app. maybe there's a glitch and it needs to repopulate.
    Similar solution works for those who had FC's with music player.

    I am afraid I don't use the button.

    Usually if things don't work properly after the upgrade, it usually has to do with the upgrade not being done properly.

    There are a lot of people that did not clear the SDcard before the upgrade to 2.3....so there are bunch of user settings from 2.1 that are being used for 2.3....we want to remove those user settings and reset it...or let it create a new file.

    Or....try using a different camera app...like Camera 360 or Vignette or something.
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  6. Tintin_9

    Tintin_9 Lurker


    I had the same camera problem on 2.3.3 and tested to the clear data and restart and then clicked on the camera icon - then it worked as supposed to.
    First I tried just to reset data and then start the app without restarting the phone but that was not working at all.

    (Did run the back-up and restore.APK to get my apps back after the upgrade from 2.1 but I should have removed the tickbox for system settings... so I'm convinced that the issue is old config for new OS-version.)

  7. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    I have the same problem, camera stays in landscape mode......a quick fix I found, which you'd need to do each time you open the camera app, tap one of the volume keys once. ;)
  8. jfkdon

    jfkdon Lurker

    Lol Thats what I'v been doing for the last month or so, but its getting on ma ball bags now. I tried using the Video Cam today for the 1st time since updating via flashtool but our little ''volume trick'' doesn't work, it just zooms lol :mad:

    Any suggestions people?
  9. beau420

    beau420 Android Expert

    Have you tried to goto Settings->Applications->Camera and force close, then clear data?

    Or use a different camera app.

    I prefer Camera 360 to start.....for pictures.

    Is it giving you an error or something?
  10. 916x10

    916x10 Android Enthusiast

    No, no error at all, you can still take pictures in landscape mode it's just that the icons on the screen don't autorotate like they should. It's seeming more and more like it's a 2.3 issue, hopefully SE releases a hotfix
  11. jbndas

    jbndas Lurker

    [camera error can be rectified by two steps,

    1. Connect ur phone to pc with pc companion or unmount the sd card from it. Then open the camera app.it shows a message "no sd card" or something like that.If the camera application can run in the absence of sd card do the next step.

    2.Cconnect ur sd card to pc by either card reader or the device.open the drive then reset the computer setting to "show hidden files and folders" and delete thumbnails,cache in camera folders(DICM) or back up the personal data and format it.(check back up contains thumbnails,cache.....).ur camera will work finely.............................

    for any doubts email me jbndas@gmail.com

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