1. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    So I flashed the final build of Lollipop on my Nexus 5, worked great for the first couple of days, now I'm getting a camera error, saying failed to connect to the camera. This only happens with the front-facing camera, and it works fine after a reboot but problem comes back after a day or two.

    Back when I had an S3, the same thing would happen, but with the rear camera, I thought it was a hardware issue but now I'm thinking maybe not, since it's happening right after flashing a new OS this time (can't remember if the problem on my S3 was after an OTA, or maybe after rooting and going custom ROM)

    Any ideas?
    11-16-2014 06:08 PM
  2. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    According to an article today over at Android Police, there's a bug in Lollipop where if you turn on the flashlight in quick settings and let it timeout (rather than the user turning it off), both the camera and flashlight will break until reboot.

    I'm thinking this may be the case for me, since it's happened to me twice so far and I can definitely remember turning on the flashlight on 2 specific occasions after flashing Lollipop. Unfortunately, when I tried to replicate the bug, the flashlight refused to time out..
    11-17-2014 10:43 PM
  3. mchrisl's Avatar
    Ever since I flashed 5.0 lollipop, I have been experiencing problems accessing my nexus 5 front camera.(can't access camera) And Yes I did not even use the flash light..!! Could there be a specific bug doing this? Secondly, I noticed that when I activated the smart lock using the face detection to unlock the phone, which seems to be creating this bug problem as it would access the front cam every now and then...I have simply turned off smart lock...so let's see. Any suggestions.??
    11-22-2014 10:50 AM
  4. Algis Marcinkevicius1's Avatar
    same here, keep getting "cannot connect" messages for front facing camera...
    11-23-2014 02:11 AM
  5. AnAndroidDroid's Avatar
    I actually haven't had this problem since I read about the flashlight timeout thing. I made sure to manually turn off the flashlight since then, and it's been fine, so I'm hoping that's all it was.
    11-23-2014 02:17 AM
  6. 32gig's Avatar
    A simple reboot solved mine..

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-23-2014 12:39 PM
  7. ggrb's Avatar
    According to an article today over at Android Police, there's a bug in Lollipop where if you turn on the flashlight in quick settings and let it timeout (rather than the user turning it off), both the camera and flashlight will break until reboot.

    I'm thinking this may be the case for me, since it's happened to me twice so far and I can definitely remember turning on the flashlight on 2 specific occasions after flashing Lollipop. Unfortunately, when I tried to replicate the bug, the flashlight refused to time out..
    Hello there!

    After I upgraded to lollipop the front camera settings has been changed. Instead of the fullscreen front camera display; now it has become a thumbnail sized display. Without any options to turning back on the original setting. Im using LG G3. Any idea on how to fix this? Thanks.
    12-21-2014 02:55 PM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    ^^^Try Settings, General, Apps, swipe to All, scroll to Camera, open, and select Force Stop, Clear Cache and Clear Data. Then Power Off and Restart the phone.

    Also, Welcome to AC and the Nexus 5 forum. You're welcome to post here although we do have an LG G3 forum.😊

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-21-2014 04:28 PM
  9. whitenack's Avatar
    Hi All. Sorry to revive an old thread but I didn't want to create a new one since this one is identical to my problem. The only thing that is different is that a reboot isn't fixing it, and neither is the force stop, clear cache, etc. I've tried uninstalling the updates, trying it, and then reinstalling the updates and trying it. All get the same error. I have rebooted in safe mode and get the same error. The only thing I can think of now is to do a factory reset, and I would prefer not to have to go to that trouble.
    05-10-2015 08:04 PM
  10. whitenack's Avatar
    Well, whatever my problem is, it still occurs after a factory reset. I got impatient and went ahead and reset the device. Fired up the camera app, switched to front facing, and the error occurred again. So now what? Crack the case open and look for a loose wire?
    05-10-2015 09:25 PM
  11. whitenack's Avatar
    Well, I got impatient again (haha) and cracked the back cover off and took a look around. The front camera cable was securely in place. I did some more googling and it looks like this may be a fairly common bug. https://productforums.google.com/for...Y/TqJ9UXmsHlkJ
    05-11-2015 10:43 AM
  12. mrungas123's Avatar
    my cherry mobile flare s3 lite
    my probs is my camera
    shows this message
    cant connect camera
    please close other
    applacation using
    camera such as
    (flashlight) please
    close and try again
    later......................

    and flashlight too
    not working
    please help
    12-28-2015 03:43 AM
  13. Jovine123's Avatar
    I try Force Stop , Clean Cash an other... that is not help ?
    What is problem ? Help.
    09-24-2016 10:13 AM

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