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Is there an app that would "trick" my phone into thinking that a photo is input from the camera?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Snubber, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Snubber

    Snubber Lurker
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    I wasn't really sure how to word that but what I'm looking for is a hack or an app that would tell my phone that a photo on my drive is actually the input from my camera.
     



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  2. funkylogik

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    Im not sure mate. For what purpose?
     
  3. Snubber

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    I think that would be pretty entertaining to snapchat my friends with pictures that would make them flip out (i.e. pictures of celebrities) because you can only send pictures taken with your actual camera close to the time that you send it.
     
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ahh lol i see what you mean :D hmm i duno. Tbh ive never used snapchat so i know what it does but im not sure how it works....
    ..how close to sending does the pic have to be taken?

    Maybe you could just use a file explorer like the My Files app and go into the DOWNLOADS folder and move the file to the CAMERA folder inside the DCIM folder(?)
     
  5. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    If you're rooted you might be able to pull some shady business with /dev/msm_camera. I googled that to make sure it's the camera device and got this same question from someone else in another language:
    foreign language thread elsewhere
    No answers there though.

    I imagine it may take some more heavy duty hacking skills than merely placing a .jpg in /dev/msm_camera, since the app almost certainly must communicate metadata and control signals with the device rather than merely pulling imagery from the device.
     
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  6. Snubber

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    I have absolutely no android programming expertise, but I would need a program that selects a picture on your drive and somehow tells the operating system that the picture is actually what the camera is seeing. So, when you switch to an app like snapchat all you need to do is press the capture button and you would be able to send it.

    I know this all sounds like a lot of work for such a silly reason but I think it would be pretty cool.
     
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  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Why not do it the low-tec way and take a pic of a pic on your pc lol :D
    (Like half the munters on dating sites probably do)
     
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