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Possible to use barcode scanner as camera workaround with CM9??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by julianf, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. julianf

    julianf Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well, sorta. I downloaded this app called barcode scanner and when i launched it the camera turned on and i was able to scan barcodes! I could see the camera working fine. The default camera app still dosn't work and says 'cannot connect to camera' but the barcode scanner app works! I cant take pictures (because the app wont let me) but the camera turns on and i can see it working. So im guessing if this app can access it, maybe using the same method the default camera app will recognize the camera.

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  2. David Dubz

    David Dubz Android Enthusiast

    If this actually works like you said, this could be huge. Can anyone else confirm this?
  3. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    Can NOT duplicate this with ANY barcode scanner app. App opens and simply closes. Doesn't open the viewfinder. Again if the actual hw and drivers aren't working an after market application that uses that hw will NOT work. Furthermore "if" it did actually work (the barcode scanner) that doesn't "fix" the camera. :mad:
  4. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    You should really change the title of this thread. Or better yet request a mod to delete it.
  5. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    Hmm this makes no sense. Got excited for a minute though.
  6. biffking

    biffking Newbie

    I got excited too, but could not get any app to work.
  7. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Someone please delete
  8. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    Give us the link to the EXACT app you are using. What build are you using which Rom are you using.Before this thread is deleted.
  9. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    Don't mean to get off topic but I haven't seen you online in a long time. Out of curosity do you plan on updating your Elephant Rom any time soon? :D Fastest and most Stable GB Rom I have used yet! Anyway welcome back.
  10. David Dubz

    David Dubz Android Enthusiast

    Dang, too bad this didn't work :( this thread probably should be deleted OR the title of the thread should have [Solved: Doesn't work] or something in front of the name.

    ^ about the elephant rom, I haven't updated the rom in forever bc it's just outdated and nobody really took interest in it, so I stopped updating. Plus cm9 was getting more and more stable and awesome. If people take interest in it, I might update it based on Hydra and it's awesomeness.
  11. cfreeman90

    cfreeman90 Well-Known Member

    While looking in the build prop editor, I scrolled down to "RO.Product.Camera & below it theres "property value msm7630"
    When I google "msm7630" I get that it's a "snap dragon gpu", could this value be wrong in the CM9 build.......Just a question, dont know if hlps anything!!!
  12. DarthN8ter

    DarthN8ter Newbie

    Elephant was my first ROM because someone suggested it. Loved it would totally switch back if you updated!! :)
  13. cfreeman90

    cfreeman90 Well-Known Member

    CPU not GPU....:)
  14. Dark One

    Dark One Android Expert

  15. FoxyDrew

    FoxyDrew Android Enthusiast

    This could be something, I too don't know too much about how this affect the camera. But I do know the elite has a Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor, not a MSM7630.

    Edit: I tried changing that value under the ro.product.camera, and it had no effect. But I didn't expect it to so whatev.
  16. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    Its actually a Snapdragon S1, MSM7x30 Scorpion architecture.

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  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    We all know how everyone's mileage can vary with apps.

    Until we see the actual barcode app being used, I went for the title change. :)

    PS - as long as anyone is interested, maybe try Google Goggles rather than a barcode scanner.
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  18. cfreeman90

    cfreeman90 Well-Known Member

    What I was pointing out is it says "RO.Product.Camera" but gives the "value" for the "CPU", I don't know if thats whats supposed to be there but why RO.Product.Camera" with a value for the CPU & not for the "Camera"???
  19. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    Maybe look at the values on a stock ics rom or an official cm9 from and compare them? I'll look at PA on my N4...its JB but it should be similar.
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Just guessing - build.prop on camera=cpu used as flag to choose for hardware/software image processing.
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  21. starkraving

    starkraving Android Expert

    Agreed. Definitely a driver/kernel, lib and hw issue...I wish a build.prop edit would sort it...alas if wishes were fishes lol.
  22. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    so did this really happen then or was it a dream?
  23. cfreeman90

    cfreeman90 Well-Known Member

  24. Artine

    Artine Android Expert

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    starkraving Android Expert

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