1. Rockmesocks's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    So I just bought a Galaxy Gear watch a few weeks ago and I just love it. The only problem I am having is that my camera stopped working about a week after I got it. Everytime I attempt to turn it on all I get is 15 seconds of black screen and then a message that says "Unfortunately the camera has stopped working" . I have already reset the gear twice and made sure I have the most recent update...neither of those fixed my problem. I have not been able to use it and was hoping someone here would have a miracle answer to help me fix the problem.

    Thanks in advance!!!
    02-01-2014 10:33 PM
  2. Ty Knotts's Avatar
    I have the same problem...no one anywhere has a solution. i have tried every trick in the internet suggests. I heard it might just be the Camera Modual.....This is crap."Unfortunately the camera has stopped working"...-screenshot_0405164236.png
    farouk farid likes this.
    04-05-2014 06:48 PM
  3. Mary Elchico's Avatar
    Did you fix the problem?
    I had the same problem earlier! And I got it fixed!

    Just go to:
    - settings
    - application manager
    - scroll to "ALL"
    - find "CAMERA"
    - click on CLEAR CACHE and CLEAR DATA
    -click OKAY despite the warnings (TRUST ME)
    -restart your phone


    Now check your camera again (crossing my fingers for you)

    07-04-2014 04:16 AM
  4. Royal Lucky's Avatar
    thank you guys i got fixed my problem
    Did you fix the problem?
    I had the same problem earlier! And I got it fixed!

    Just go to:
    - settings
    - application manager
    - scroll to "ALL"
    - find "CAMERA"
    - click on CLEAR CACHE and CLEAR DATA
    -click OKAY despite the warnings (TRUST ME)
    -restart your phone
    08-07-2014 07:56 AM
  5. Ty Knotts's Avatar
    Ive tried that a million times and no success, ive even changed out the camera module. This is depressing Ive had this phone that i bought brand new for over 7 months now and the camera hasnt worked for 6 months. Like i said i have tried every trick in the internet.
    10-06-2014 04:34 AM
  6. heatheranne1234's Avatar
    You can go in and clear the cache, but it only works then for maybe 2 days and you have to do it again, and again, and again.

    REMOVE snapchat- that gave me about a week between restarts; but it still gets screwed up.

    There is a BUG in our phones and Verizon doesn't want you to know until you do a factory reset and try every option. They will send you a brand new phone if you bother them enough. I don't want a new phone tho, I hate that pain of doing all my settings/contacts again even tho they are backed up; it's never the same!
    05-14-2015 11:46 AM
  7. Vikas Choubey's Avatar
    Thanks
    06-10-2015 06:42 AM
  8. Abdellah Tibouche's Avatar
    Hi i stil have the seem problem is it possible for you to explain in french? merci beaucoup
    Just go to:
    - settings
    - application manager
    - scroll to "ALL"
    - find "CAMERA"
    - click on CLEAR CACHE and CLEAR DATA
    -click OKAY despite the warnings (TRUST ME)
    -restart your phone the seem problem
    06-18-2015 06:13 AM
  9. A human being's Avatar
    Unbelievable, the clearing data and cache worked!!! I had resigned myself to the fact camera no-more oh well. Gave it a try, now have camera again, thanks so much!!
    01-02-2016 02:20 PM
  10. Lizard62's Avatar
    This worked for me on the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, thank you.
    01-09-2016 02:29 AM
  11. pravin pawar's Avatar
    click OKAY despite the warnings (TRUST ME)................where is this option help me
    01-29-2016 04:36 AM
  12. Uday Urs's Avatar
    hi,

    am using samsung galaxy grand 2. My mobile camera is not working while open camera it shows "unfortunately, camera has stopped". I done camera clear catch but no use.
    04-04-2016 02:35 AM
  13. farouk farid's Avatar
    i have htc desire eye and the camera does not work what to do Thanks
    11-01-2016 06:35 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Did you read through this thread and try the suggested solution?
    11-01-2016 06:53 PM
  15. TripleKilz's Avatar
    All the above solutions didn't work

    Welcome to Android Central! Did you read through this thread and try the suggested solution?
    12-02-2016 06:38 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you aren't the original poster of this thread, it would help to get more details about your device and what you've already tried.
    robinsharma likes this.
    12-02-2016 05:03 PM
  17. gina stacy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you aren't the original poster of this thread, it would help to get more details about your device and what you've already tried.
    I have the HTC desire eye, and I have tried the above options. I have also done a factory reset, but my camera still won't open
    12-08-2016 09:04 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does it work in Safe Mode? How to turn on safe mode on Htc Desire Eye
    12-08-2016 11:07 PM
  19. gina stacy's Avatar
    No, it didn't work in safe mode either
    12-09-2016 01:43 AM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In that case, it's most likely a hardware problem (with the camera and/or the motherboard), or a corrupt firmware. Either way, you'll probably have to bring it to a repair shop (or contact HTC if it's still under warranty).
    12-09-2016 02:21 AM
  21. hammad_212's Avatar
    This seems like an hardware problem. Don't try to fix it urself as that may damage your device even further. Best course of action here would be to bring it to the repair shop (warranty or no warranty).
    12-09-2016 02:28 AM
  22. ExperimentalGeek's Avatar
    Okay. For those who still are facing the abrupt camera crash after taking a photo, it is
    likely a permission issue(owner and group messed up) on DCIM folder on the internal
    SD card. So, to confirm it, on adb shell, check logcat command's output. If it says,
    permission denied for the file created(JPEG file) for the photo taken, then it's indeed
    the issue. So, rename the DCIM folder to something else like DCIM1. Now, close the
    camera app if already open and reopen, take a photo, and see the crash won't happen.
    And there is a new DCIM folder created with your photo file(JPEG) in it. Once done,
    move the contents of DCIM1 to the new DCIM folder so that your gallery will show all
    the old photos, etc. If you need root access to change permissions, etc of folders within
    DCIM, switch to root(su command), if your device is rooted. Or else figure out some
    other way to get the permissions to move them.

    DCIM should have media_rw as the owner and group instead of system, etc as the
    owner and/or group. Check it with ls -l output.

    Here are the steps I followed to stop "Camera has stopped" and "Camera keeps
    stopping" issue on Android 7.1.2 DarkROM :

    ======
    Command on Linux PC : adb shell
    Android shell :
    hammerhead:/ $
    hammerhead:/ $ logcat | grep Camera
    E CAM_CaptureSessionImpl: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera/IMG_date..somefilename.jpg (Permission denied)
    hammerhead:/ $
    ======
    Now, open Camer app on mobile, take a photo, open that photo from gallery
    if possible. Keep an eye on logcat output. If it shows, permission denied as
    above, the fix it like below.
    ======
    hammerhead:/ $ su
    hammerhead:/ #
    hammerhead:/ # cd /storage/emulated/0/
    hammerhead:/storage/emulated/0 #
    hammerhead:/storage/emulated/0 # mv DCIM DCIM1
    hammerhead:/storage/emulated/0 # exit
    hammerhead:/ $
    hammerhead:/ $ exit
    ======
    Close camera app on mobile. Open camera app. Take a photo. Open the photo taken
    from gallery. Camera won't crash and the photo taken should be seen. Now , move the
    contents old DCIM to new DCIM.
    ======
    hammerhead:/ $ su
    hammerhead:/ # cd /storage/emulated/0/DCIM1
    hammerhead:/storage/emulated/0/DCIM1 # mv ../DCIM/* .
    hammerhead:/storage/emulated/0/DCIM1 # mv ../DCIM/Camera/* Camera/
    ======
    Check that gallery now shows all the old photos, etc.. from old DCIM folder.
    Cheers.

    PS: I suspected it's NOT a hardware issue as it worked a day before. There was some
    file system permission, SELinux, etc issue as I was experimenting with my Android
    Dark ROM in recovery mode. Thereafter, the Camera app and all the third-party Camera
    apps on Google Play started behaving weirdly! So, "logcat" became the savior! And I
    got the idea of renaming the DCIM folder from another blog post where Screenshot was
    not being saved, and solution to that was to rename "Pictures" folder to something else
    and try.
    08-19-2017 02:56 AM

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