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    Default Verizon Galaxy S3 "Camera Failed"

    Every time I open the camera it goes black and shows me a warning saying "Camera Failed." I have done the following to try to fix it yet nothing worked: Cleared data and cache of the camera app and force stopped it, did the same with the gallery app, wiped cache partition, and did a factory restart on the phone. The camera still doesn't work after that. Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy S3 "Camera Failed"

    Are you on stock 4.3? I ask because what you are describing is a known issue if you try to use cm with an old modem. It also happens sometimes in cm when the camera crashes (but only until reboot).

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    I updated my phone to 4.3 after the warning, so I had it with 4.2 as well.
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    With factory reset and it still fails that is odd. Do you have other camera apps that may be overtaking the default one?

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    Do you have an External SD Card? It may be a corrupt file. Try taking the SD Card out and try the Gallery and Camera again.
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy S3 "Camera Failed"

    How old is the phone?
    Has it been dropped recently?
    Have you tried downloading a 3rd party Camera app?

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    I did everything I could. I also ran the test *#34971539#. after installing the firmware I still receive the message failed. ZDFI02 in both of those but camera does not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kit717 View Post
    after installing the firmware I still receive the message failed
    After installing WHAT firmware?

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    actally I have the att s3. i747u version and currently running 4.3 stock rom which was updated ota. after installing ZDFI02, I still get the error message "camera failed"
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    kit717,
    You do realize that you're in the Verizon sub-forum?

    You might want to start at the beginning:
    - was the camera working before you accepted the 4.3 OTA?
    - was your phone rooted, perhaps with a different kernel, before the update?
    - have you tried a Factory Reset since the 4.3 update?
    - is your phone currently rooted?

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    Camera was working before 4.3 at&t ota update and also after the update as well. I did root my s3 but everything was fine. Not sure what triggered it but I started receiving camera failed error. So my reaction was to clean cache, update camere firmware. Kinda got tired of it so I changed it to custom ROM to try it. Didn't work.

    I got here through Google and didn't realize this is Verizon forum. I have made a post in at&t forum as well.

    I m not really sure if this is hardware or software problem. I have open the back cover up and try to press down camera and connector but nothing is working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kit717 View Post
    I did root my s3 but everything was fine.
    'was' being the operative word - perhaps you should consider reloading the stock AT&T 4.3 firmware, and if the camera works, just leave well enough alone?

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    Actually I just unrooted my phone and sent in as it was under warranty. They replaced the camera component without any charge.

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