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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccaapton, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. ccaapton

    ccaapton Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I'm currently on stock rom, and I'm very tempted to try out the kk roms. But it appears that camera will not work if it is ov5693. So I just want to make sure mine is not ov5693 before flashing.

    How do I verify my camera info in stock rom?

    Another thing: it appears that Nexus 7(2013) also uses ov5693. Is it possible to extract some drivers from there?

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  2. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    it is very hard to try to fix this, without having a F6 with the ov5693 camera

    here are 2 test for KK and CM11

    only test this if you are one of the people that have tried cm11 or KK port and did not have both cameras workihng

    this is only updates the kernel and a few files so you need to already be running cm11 or KK

    do a backup before installing


    KK Port
  3. viperdink

    viperdink Android Expert

    Its funny i had a 12b stock firmware phone with kk mini loaded and only the selfy camera was working, in my hand when I got your post notification. I flashed this cam fix straight up, with no wiping. The selfy camera still worked but the back cam still didn't work, with no error message and the selfy camera came back on by itself. I'd of liked to tried more, but the owner had to leave. Thanks Hroark for trying. You are the man.
  4. mussio

    mussio Well-Known Member

    Just tried it on CM11 didn't work.
  5. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    if possible can someone do a factory wipe, after installing and see if it works ?

    you should backup first before you do it
  6. mussio

    mussio Well-Known Member

    Did the factory wipe and still not working... Only front cam.

    Thanks for the effort. Im willing to test any time.
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  7. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    Just wondering if this might help you!!!
  8. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    i doubt it

    I dont know because it is a private file and I can not download it

    but I appreciate the effort

    I think I would only be able to get it to work, If I had an F6 with the ov5693 to play with
  9. mrapitis

    mrapitis Lurker

    I can send you an F6 with the ov5693 camera. Just send me your contact info and I will ship it out for your this weekend.
  10. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    Good morning. Bro..Sorry.. I'll fix that now

    **Edit... Now its good to go....
  11. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer


    I PMed you
  12. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

    Hey bro.. keep me posted.... cus as much as u want this saga to b fulfill... i do to... i believe that ur wrks has been on top... u are one of ours backbones... :thumbup::thumbup::);)
  13. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
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  14. Krlypumaa

    Krlypumaa Android Expert

  15. Dm47021

    Dm47021 Android Expert

    iam working on fixing this now too.

    its disabled in the Eur Kernel..
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  16. Dm47021

    Dm47021 Android Expert

    anyone with the camera issue want to test for me...

    this kernel adds the ov5693 drivers, adds support back into the board aswell.

  17. viperdink

    viperdink Android Expert

    It freezes at boot onThe Mini . Using the akop. on (10i/rev1):(
    with a factory reset and can get back to fast boot and no on recovery.
    Unbricking .
    Hope it helps
  18. Dm47021

    Dm47021 Android Expert

    This is why I made individual links. These for AOKP and cm11 .. You tried to boot a stock ROM without lge modifications in the ramdisk.

    So use vol - and power ..hold both buttons when you power on. It will wipe your data but you should get into recovery. Flash a stock based ROM .

    Next time.. Please be more careful ;)
  19. WaxysDargle

    WaxysDargle Well-Known Member

    how do i confirm that this is the camera i have?

    im pretty certain this is the one i have since it doesnt work with anything except stock and stock-based roms.

    i am willing to test once i confirm this is my camera.

    thanks for your work.
  20. Dm47021

    Dm47021 Android Expert

    Sure thing. This is only for AOKP and cm11 at the moment ..I have not added a kk port kernel..yet.
    I would assume since your can doesn't work that you have the ov5693.

    I tested on a clean install to make sure these zips boot and don't break anything.
    Let me know how it goes.
  21. mn1968

    mn1968 Member

  22. ricki13th

    ricki13th Well-Known Member

    How do I backup up to boot partition, I think I got this camera as well because no kitkat rom works with back cam. As soon as I download and install I will report if it indeed works.

    If it still don't work, I don't mind if you were to continue to work on a CM10 rom although it is quite old now. But it would be better than having no back camera on kitkat. Thank you soo much for your hard work.
  23. WaxysDargle

    WaxysDargle Well-Known Member

    so i installed the cm11 rom, gapps and the kernel you provided. my phone shows LG screen for a short bit and then goes black permenantly. the led shows the usual "disco" colors but it sits forever and never boots.
  24. mussio

    mussio Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna try on cm11 later when I get home
  25. ricki13th

    ricki13th Well-Known Member

    Yes, I tested it on CM11 Rom V9 by Angablade and I experience the same problem. Unfortunately, I don't have the AOSP rom to try that version.

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