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    Default Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    All,

    I attempted to take a picture while on a call and received the error "Unable to start camera during call"

    Is there a fix or workaround? Is this just an issue with Samsung phones?

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    Default Re: Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    Just curious, but why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slopokdave View Post
    Just curious, but why?
    Me too?
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    Installed FXCamera and this works while on the phone. Not sure why the stock app does not work. Anyone know why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrown9885 View Post
    Installed FXCamera and this works while on the phone. Not sure why the stock app does not work. Anyone know why?

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    Because you're the first person to ever need this?

    Kidding aside... no idea. Doesn't seem like something normally needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrown9885 View Post
    Installed FXCamera and this works while on the phone. Not sure why the stock app does not work. Anyone know why?

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    Just curious, why exactly do you need this?
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    I can only think of.... You are talking to someone and A celebrity appears... You say hold on.. I need to take a photo and send to you...

    Actually now I can think of tons of derivations of this scenario....

    As for why..... Dunno... This is my first Samsung phone.
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    I just installed FX, I'm still having the same issue. This is not good.

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    Not sure why everyone is giving the OP the third degree about taking a photo while on the phone...I've done it several times to send a picture of something I'm talking about with my wife and she can't understand what I'm talking about so I take a picture while on the phone with her and send it to her mid conversation...

    Always worked on my HTC Thunderbolt...only thing I couldn't do was use the Flash...
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    Doesn't matter why he wants to do it. It's weird that a dual core phone with 2GB of RAM can't even take a picture while on the phone. Worst. Multitasking. Ever.
    Last edited by tk-093; 07-12-2012 at 09:31 AM.
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    Default Re: Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    this thread makes me lol
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    When I am out shopping and want to show a product or confirm the item I am puchasing, I can snap a picture while still talking on the phone. The current setup will require me to hang up the call,snap and send the picture then call the person back.


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    I was a victim of a hit and run incident last week and I needed to take a video and pics of the person and his vehicle while he was stuck in traffic while on the phone to the police.

    Useless that a hyped up phone like the Galaxy S3 can't do this! Obviously I know the blame lies with the Operating System ICS

    Would be good to see if anyone figures out a fix to this
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    I've tried to do this several times with the stock camera app as well with no luck.

    Was very surprised that we can't.... and was peeved when my GF told me her iPhone would do it fine.

    Very odd, would love to hear Samsung's reasoning for why it doesn't work during a call.... unless anyone else has figured it out.
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    I write tickets at work and when on a call I tried to take a picture of the.license plae for evidence and recieved an error message...is there a fix to this problem?
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    before this phone I had the mytouch 4 g and it took pics while on a call so I would think a newer phone would.also...frustrated...
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    Default Re: Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    Quote Originally Posted by slopokdave View Post
    Because you're the first person to ever need this?

    Kidding aside... no idea. Doesn't seem like something normally needed.
    well I used to do it all the time on my mytouch 4 g so ur not alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by sor69l View Post
    I just installed FX, I'm still having the same issue. This is not good.

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    My stock app doesn't work during a call, but my Camera FX does.
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    Default Re: Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    Quote Originally Posted by slopokdave View Post
    Just curious, but why?
    Sexting and phone calls go together like cigs and beer. That's why.
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    Camera360 works while on a call.

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    Default Re: Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    Vignette lets you take a pic while on a call as well.

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    Sorry if this is a little late....

    On the International version of the S3 (GT-I9300) running JellyBean 4.1.2, you can enable camera functionality during calls by editing the file:
    /system/csc/feature.xml

    Look for the line:
    <CscFeature_Camera_EnableCameraDuringCall>false</CscFeature_Camera_EnableCameraDuringCall>

    Change the "false" to "true".

    Unfortunately, you will also need root access to remount /system as read-writable in order to edit the file.

    This might work also for your Verizon phone.

    See ya...

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    I admit it's a curious practice, shooting while talking, but I stopped questioning my customers' motives/habits. I had a women return her S III for this very reason, explaining that this was an important aspect of her job. (No, I don't know what that may be.) Anyway, I tried on my personal device and got a message that I could not use the camera while on the phone. Other devices from Moto or Apple (at least) can, so I have to assume it's a Samsung limitation/feature.
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    I was always able to do this on my HTC evo 4G LTE but now I can't with this Galaxy S3. Wish there was a way to fix this
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    Default Re: Unable to Take Pictures When on Call

    I could do this two years ago on my Palm Pre Plus ...
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