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    Default Note 3: "Camera Failed" Error

    I've had my new Note 3 for a little less than a month. Just the other day, I'd had it turned off for a few hours, and ever since I turned it back on, my camera won't open ("camera failed") error. It also won't open in any other apps (snapchat, etc.. it crashes instagram when I try to use it).

    I've tried clearing data and cache, and rebooting. Made sure there's plenty of RAM. I haven't done a factory reset on it.. is there any other troubleshooting options before I try a reset, then hassle someone about my warranty?
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    Default Re: "Camera Failed" Error

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin Honzik View Post
    I've had my new Note 3 for a little less than a month. Just the other day, I'd had it turned off for a few hours, and ever since I turned it back on, my camera won't open ("camera failed") error. It also won't open in any other apps (snapchat, etc.. it crashes instagram when I try to use it).

    I've tried clearing data and cache, and rebooting. Made sure there's plenty of RAM. I haven't done a factory reset on it.. is there any other troubleshooting options before I try a reset, then hassle someone about my warranty?
    Welcome to the forums.
    I would try clearing system cache in recovery, and see if that helps. I think this method will work. [Guide] Rebooting into Recovery Mode for the Galaxy S2, S3, and Tab2.
    Follow instructions for the S3.
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    i had the same problem with my moto g. i tried switching my phone off and on, and the camera worked. but i didn't want to keep turning my phone off and on so i tried finding the root problem. i came to know that every time i do not exit Skype properly, i get camera error. but the solution was simple, i just go to Skype, try to make a video call and the camera starts working. just make sure you don't directly kill the task and exit the app properly.

    i don't know if this will work for you or not but it worked for me. good luck!
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    Default Re: Note 3: "Camera Failed" Error

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Welcome to the forums.
    I would try clearing system cache in recovery, and see if that helps. I think this method will work. [Guide] Rebooting into Recovery Mode for the Galaxy S2, S3, and Tab2.
    Follow instructions for the S3.
    I tried doing that....the camera is still not working
    Not just the camera, it's the gallery also. The gallery and the camera, both freeze when I try to open them.
    I even tried resetting me phone. Please help T.T
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    Default Re: Note 3: "Camera Failed" Error

    Just an aside, not necessarily a fix: try downloading Google Camera from the Play Store.

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    Please update your phone software
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    mine is doing same there's no software update available Bluetooth also won't turn on... hmmm

    SM-N900V
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    Any one solved this problem pleaaase
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    I had that problem just today, so i decided to uninstall all the apps i downloaded (they were the cleaner master, and the other apps from Mobile Cheetah and the anututu tester) clear cache and data from camera, removed the torch widget and restarted my phone, seems to work fine for now, will wait and see if it happens again.
    coming form a note 4, my dad has a galaxy s5 and has the cleaner master app, it would seem if u have that app, it may interfering with the camera somehow
    Shahid Rathore likes this.
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    i totally agree, its the CM app delete these, clear the cashe data and force stop the camera.
    turn off and restart the phone, and it now works fine
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    I have done all of the above, still no camera.
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    Default Re: Note 3: "Camera Failed" Error

    Quote Originally Posted by kaytedawg View Post
    I have done all of the above, still no camera.

    Heyyy, I made an account just to tell you what I did as I had the exact same problem just now.

    I removed the 'torch' widget from my homescreen (GoLauncher's) and boom it all works again.

    Double check your home screens, make sure there's no widgets that might conflict with the gallery or camera.

    It could be as simple as that. Best of luck x
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    I had this error on my Note 3. I followed the advice given to remove the flashlight app from the Go Launcher series and hey presto! it works again....

    Thank you for the assist!

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