1. luminous23's Avatar
    Hi there, newbie here.

    So I've had this Samsung Note 8.0 for around 6 months now. Had been content with it, but after the first couple firmware update (including the most recent one to 4.2.2) my front camera always fails. My rear camera works fine but when I select the self portrait icon, it will show up 'Camera Failed' and closes down. It has happen too often now, have done everything recommended online.
    Clear Cache, Force Stop, Clear RAM, Factory Reset (I've done this so many times now). I used to think it's a hardware problem but reading stuffs online they say it's a software problem. What should I do??
    11-04-2013 02:25 PM
  2. msndrstood's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to the forums! I don't have the Note 8 but I do have the Notes 2 & 3. Hopefully someone with your device will come along soon with some specific advice. I have downloaded other cameras for the Note 2 but I'm not sure if it would help your problem. There are various camera apk's in the Play Store. Good luck!

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    11-04-2013 02:55 PM
  3. luminous23's Avatar
    Bumping this because I want help
    11-04-2013 09:55 PM
  4. Windfrenzy's Avatar
    Maybe try other software that uses the front camera to see if it is hardware or software. Skype. Hangouts. Some camera app from the Play Store.
    11-12-2013 11:34 PM
  5. Anuj Vohra's Avatar
    I got it fixed by following these steps:

    1. Connect your device to your laptop using data cable
    2. Go to folder: Computer\SAMSUNG-SGH-I747\Phone\Applidium Image Cache
    3. Delete everything in this folder
    4. Go to folder: Computer\SAMSUNG-SGH-I747\Phone\Android\data\com.sec.android.gallery3d\cache
    5. Delete everything in this folder
    6. Restart your phone
    7. Camera works
    12-09-2013 09:56 PM
  6. COCOA2003's Avatar
    Did you try resetting the media card to factory separate from the phone itself...?which holds your backed-up data from the phone
    08-28-2014 01:58 PM
  7. Acturus1982's Avatar
    Did you try resetting the media card to factory separate from the phone itself...?which holds your backed-up data from the phone
    I'm hoping that this was the post that fixed it....a year later
    08-28-2014 02:15 PM
  8. Cobbinah Francis's Avatar
    My samsung galaxy note camera is not working both front and real i have restart the phone but still so what do i do?
    12-13-2015 12:00 AM
  9. Cobbinah Francis's Avatar
    My samsung galaxy note camera is not working both front and real i have restart the phone but still so what do i do?
    12-13-2015 12:06 AM

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