camera problems after jb...

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  1. fisherking macrumors 603

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    anyone else?

    my camera shutter opens partway, takes it's own, blurry photo.
    can't get past that; sometimes the shutter won't open at all..
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Did you try a full reboot of the phone
    Also, try cleaning the lens
     
  3. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    thanx, had tried that.

    i disabled or uninstalled various hacks (springtomize, etc), re-installed those things, and...seems to be working again (deep breath... :D )
     
  4. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    alas...it keeps happening...
    the shutter won't open, or it snaps a blurry picture (AND the shutter won't open).

    any ideas about this? or how to troubleshoot the problem?

    thx, and happy new year!
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Well, at this point have you done a backup and restore, or at least re-jailbroken using the most recent redsn0w (_3b, i believe)? What about other camera apps, are you using or have installed any 3rd party apps? Try removing all and using a stock default setup. does the camera continue to function properly then? Come, do a little troubleshooting....;):)
     
  6. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    i DID of course do the things in the post above (uninstalling and reinstalling apps and hacks), and will next, try a backup and restore...
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    what jb programs have you installed? I don't share this issue so it probably something you installed or you might need to re jailbreak. There is also a possibility it's a hardware issue.
     
  8. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    am gonna uninstall jb apps, take it a step at a time. seems unlikely hardware, since it worked fine UNTIL the 5.0.1 jb...
     
  9. tipop macrumors newbie

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    Don't uninstall. Just restore.

    1) Restore iPhone to it's factory defaults.
    2) Try camera. If WORKSCORRECTLY = False then run AppleGeniusBar
    3) Jailbreak.
    4) Try camera
    5) Install one jb app/hack at a time, re-trying the camera each time before installing the next.
    6) Profit
     
  10. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    thanx. have u seen "underpants gnomes" episode of south park?? :D
    1) collect underpants
    3) profit
    (and no one knows step 2...)
     
  11. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    3 1/2 hours later...:D

    fwiw, i restored, re jb'd, reinstalled my hacks, apps, etc 1 at a time...
    and EVERYTHING works (including the camera).

    so whatever caused the problems before, it's gone.

    guess i'll never know, but am happy to have everything working.

    thanx!
     
  12. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    Good to know you got it fixed. I have had the same problem....sometimes the camera will open, but the screen is black.
     
  13. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    my shutter would open a little bit, and the camera would take a blurry picture.
    or..it wouldn't open. or...the app would freeze (i COULD get out of the app).

    wish i could pinpoint what the problem was. but it's all good here, day 2.
    good luck!
     
  14. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    ...and i'm back. the problem has returned. ANYONE ELSE??
    SOMETHING is definitely causing this, will have to explore in another way (am NOT gonna start all over).

    anyone using barrel? no lsb?? trying to figure out WHAT is interfering.

    ugh.
     
  15. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    I currently have the following installed:

    Activator
    AppSync
    AptBackup
    Bigify+
    biteSMS
    CallBar
    Corona 5.0.1 Untether (couldn't SSH until I got this)
    DreamBoard
    GrowlNotifier
    iBooksFix2
    Iconoclasm
    iFile
    Infinidock
    Landscape Lock Rotation
    MyWi 5.0
    nes4iphone
    Netatalk
    Notify Pro
    OpenSHH
    PandoraSkips
    SpringFlash
    Springtomize 2
    VoiceActivator
    3G Unrestrictor

    I haven't noticed any blurry pictures, but I mostly used my camera New Year's Eve, so things may have been blurry anyway. I only noticed a black screen a couple of times when I opened the camera.
     
  16. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    hmm. will test these apps:

    barrel
    lockscreen clock hide
    color keyboard
    no lsb
    iNorotate

    you have activator, but NOT sbsettings? just wondering...
     
  17. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    Oops. SBSettings too. Not sure how I missed that one. I think that's it though.
     
  18. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    this is a tough one, as my camera is working after a reboot.
    will keep an eye on it, test out deleting various apps...and report back (IF there's anything to report, sigh...).
     
  19. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    if anyone's interested...

    have turned off (in springtomize 2) "show camera on lockscreen"...and have had no problems since.

    so i THINK it is that. (and will not come back to this thread EVER AGAIN...unless the problem returns...).

    anyone USING that option??
     
  20. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    Yup, I had that option on as well. I hadn't had the problem the last couple times I used it though.
     
  21. fisherking thread starter macrumors 603

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    it worked for me sporadically (often after rebooting), but mostly not... :(
    at least i figured it out...
     

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