my iphone takes pics, but the pics don't show up in "photos."

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gloanova, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. gloanova macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    i'm running a 3.0 jailbroken 3GS. this problem just started happening. i can take a pic and the little pic shows up in the thumbnail on the bottom left. then when i go into photos, there are NO photos displayed.

    can some kind soul please help me? i searched this topic and i didn't find any solution. thank you. :(
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Your photos database is probably corrupted.

    As you are jailbroken, SSH into the phone, find the photos database, back it up on your computer, then delete it. Restart your phone. That may fix it.
  3. gloanova thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
  5. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Pics or it didn't happen!!! :p (I just had to!)

    Are there any images in the /var/mobile/Media/DCIM/XXXAPPLE/ folder? XXX is really some 3 digit number.

    Are you using Video Mover or anything that is supposed to do something to your camera?
  6. stlblufan macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2008
    New York City
    I had this problem too. Something to do with permissions being screwed up. BTW, this is not a jailbreaking issue--go to Apple's forums and you'll see that lots of people have this problem. Re-jailbreaking won't fix it. fix it, you need to use terminal on your iPhone. In terminal, enter the following (each on its own line):

    su root

    Password: alpine

    cd /var/mobile/Media

    chown -R mobile DCIM
  7. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    just get the swap camera roll app from cydia, it fixed my issue

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