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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?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-23-2014 at 01:34 AM.
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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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    Default Re: "Camera Failed" Error

    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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