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Galaxy S2 camera issue - snowy/fuzzy

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pcmuzzyboy, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. pcmuzzyboy

    pcmuzzyboy Lurker
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, 3 months old. Everything was fine with the camera and then all of a sudden it started taking pictures like the following. I have looked everywhere for this exact problem but cant seem to find anything other than red spot, blurryness etc. I'm tearing my hair out trying to resolve this as i bought the phone for my partner off ebay for her birthday.


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  2. naith_kk

    naith_kk Well-Known Member

    Beginning diagnostic purposes, go to Settings | Applications | Tap the "All" tab | Scroll down to "Camera" | Upon proper storage information display, Click "Force Stop" and subsequently "Clear data".

    Then try open up the camera once again and take a couple shots, and provide feedback if you still encounter the same issue...

    Also, would like to know how many camera apps were installed with the device. Camera apps here includes apps that require the use of the camera for another purpose. I've personally come across apps that disable and glitch other apps, especially built-in apps like the "Camera" app on your android device. If you have installed a camera app recently, you could try uninstalling those apps gradually; reboot your phone - and see if the problem is solved.
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  3. pcmuzzyboy

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    Cheers for that mate. I'll try it 2moro.

    I had a flashlight app which I uninstalled and the camera worked for a few days but it's back to the snowy effect.
  4. pcmuzzyboy

    pcmuzzyboy Lurker
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    Tried everything u said and was still getting the snowy effect. I then restarted the phone and when i switched onto camera, all i got was a black screen. Now it is back to snowy mode as in the photo.

    There are no other apps which use the camera as far as i can see.


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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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