1. thunderbunder16's Avatar
    Over the past few weeks, each time I receive a text the camera app automatically opens. Is this a way for the government to spy on me?
    Anyone having similar problems?
    01-22-2015 08:24 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does this persist after a reboot? How about a cache partition wipe? http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-5744
    01-23-2015 01:55 AM
  3. hubermania's Avatar
    Does it happen with every text you get from everybody? Some security apps allow you to remotely activate the camera in the event the phone os stolen. Still others take a picture if the wrong password is entered X times. Then there's the possibility a buddy got their hands on your unlocked phone and "enhanced" it.
    01-23-2015 06:17 PM
  4. thunderbunder16's Avatar
    Cache partition wipe worked. Never heard of that. Thanks B. Diddy.

    Hubermania - I'll keep an eye on my buddies to make sure they don't do that. Thanks for the heads up.
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    01-23-2015 10:37 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Glad it worked! The system cache partition is where the system stores various temporary data. Sometimes that data can start to mess things up, so wiping the cache can help fix all kinds of odd issues. It's harmless--you won't erase any personal data--so it's always worth trying, if the device allows you to do it. Certain devices (like many LG ones) don't let the user do this.
    01-23-2015 10:43 PM
  6. thunderbunder16's Avatar
    It's happening again. I don't need to wipe the system cache partition every day, do I?
    Hopefully lollipop will fix this problem.
    01-26-2015 08:46 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You could also boot into Safe Mode, which disables all 3rd party apps. If the problem goes away in Safe Mode, then something you installed is probably causing it--the challenge is then to pinpoint it by uninstalling apps one by one. Safe Mode steps are at the bottom of that previous link.
    01-26-2015 09:44 PM
  8. thunderbunder16's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll try that and report back.

    I see that another thread was started about random camera startups. This may be becoming a more common problem.
    01-27-2015 05:09 PM

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