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Camera error: Can't connect to the camera.

Added by Scott Bonds over 3 years ago

So...I thought I'd see what happens when I switched cameras on the Galaxy S3 (running Replicant 4.2). Turns out the Camera app crashes, and the next time I launch it, I get an error. "Camera error: Can't connect to the camera." When I click "Ok" on the error dialog, the Camera app closes.

I tried rebooting, but that didn't help, it seems its stuck attempting to a use a camera that won't work--I still get that error. I'm not sure how to 'reset' the Camera app so it uses the back facing camera. And to be clear, the back facing camera worked just fine before I switched.

How can I get back to a working Camera app?


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RE: Camera error: Can't connect to the camera. - Added by Scott Bonds over 3 years ago

Figure it out.

Click the Apps icon.
Drag the Camera icon to the top of the screen to 'App Info'
Click the 'Clear data' button.

For some reason I only noticed the 'Clear cache' button before.
Anyway, now Camera works again.

RE: Camera error: Can't connect to the camera. - Added by Le Citron almost 3 years ago

Quote:
So...I thought I'd see what happens when I switched cameras on the Galaxy S3 (running Replicant 4.2). Turns out the Camera app crashes, and the next time I launch it, I get an error. "Camera error: Can't connect to the camera." When I click "Ok" on the error dialog, the Camera app closes.

i did the same;-:crwsh...!it was by curiosity with the same result!
but your solution worked

Quote:
Click the Apps icon.
Drag the Camera icon to the top of the screen to 'App Info'
Click the 'Clear data' button.

thanks Scott

RE: Camera error: Can't connect to the camera. - Added by Mzee Mzee almost 3 years ago

The same happened to me and I was lucky to find this thread in order to resolve the issue. Wouldn't it be a great idea to actually find a way to prevent this from happening in the first place? If it's known that the self-camera isn't working, isn't there a possibility to just not enable this?

RE: Camera error: Can't connect to the camera. - Added by Paul Kocialkowski almost 3 years ago

We usually like to have fallbacks when the firmware is missing, so perhaps I could come up with something for when the camera fails (e.g. to make it switch back to the previous working camera instead of crashing).

RE: Camera error: Can't connect to the camera. - Added by Marco Cale 2 months ago

it happened to me with an S3 with Replicant 6, I found 'clear data' under setting --> usb storage --> apps

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