Camera and Pictures Broken iOS 6 please help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vree, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. vree, Mar 8, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013

    vree macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    So I updated to the new ios6 and had like 5 days work getting everything back like it used to be.
    Ios 6.1.2

    But for the final touch I wanted to use Iexplorer to put my old photo's back in the photo roll. And then everything went wrong :S

    I deleted the following folder:
    /private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE
    Made a new one with the same name and putted all my old pictures in it.

    Then I went to:
    /private/var/mobile/Media/PhotoData
    And deleted the files I had to but I think I deleted something I didn't backup or backed up wrong.

    After messing around some of the following things happend(after deleting and retrying):
    -Picture/photos app and camera app don't launch
    -Picture/photos app launches with old pictures but new camera app pictures don't appear in them.
    -I see 4 old random pictures and nothing else
    -and so on.

    So does anyone know how to fix this. I really can't afford to do a restore and lose days of work :S.

    Maybe someone could upload a backup of thei PhotoData and that could fix it? Or tell me wich files to delete and try again???

    Please I'm desperate. I really don't know what went wrong because I have done this before on the older Ios versions.

    All help is really appreciated.
     
  2. vree thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok just solved my own issue and wanted to share it here:

    What does it fix?:
    -Camera app and Picture/photos app crashing.
    -Thumbnails being black not showing
    -Not all pictures being shown.
    -Camera pictures taken not showing up in the album.

    To begin:
    1. Close the camera and picture/photos app by fast pressing the home button 2 times and shutting them down there.
    2. Put all your old pictures in "/private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE"
    OR delete every picture in there to have a clean start.

    Process:
    1. Go to "private/var/mobile/Media/PhotoData/" and delete every file (NO FOLDERS! just the files) from that directory
    2. Delete "DCIM_APPLE.plist" from "private/var/mobile/Media/PhotoData/MISC/"
    3. Delete everything in "private/var/mobile/Media/PhotoData/Thumbnails"

    To end:
    1. Disconnect you iphone from your PC and reboot it.
    2. Take a random screenshot of your display by pressing power and home button at the same time.
    3. Open the picture/photos app and wait. Then open the album folder and wait again.
    After a while it should restore all your pictures from "/private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE"

    Now you should be finished and everything should work fine again.
    I hope this will help some people out there.
     

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