S3 with camera problem

dick70

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A friend has bought a s/hand S3 and the following message box appears when he goes for the camera,( Insert sd card to use camera). There is 15.9 gb of storage in the internal memory. The phone was originally purchased in Indonesia, Build details below. I have tried full resets, removed battery, fully charged battery,searched manuals. He is not tech savvy, help!!

Model Gt I9300

Build IM76D I9300ZSALG3

Kernel 3.0.13 infra@sed-96#1

Base Maui.11.amd.w12.22.sp.u8

Android 4.2.1
 

unlmtdRW

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Are you able to dismiss the message and go to the Settings for the camera app? If so, and assuming you're using the stock camera app, in settings scroll down to the bottom, select Storage and choose phone instead of memory card.

If you can't get to the app settings, try going into Application Manager and clearing the cache and data for the camera app.

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I'm not familiar with the International version but is 4.2.1 the current stock firmware for his carrier?
I had similar problems once when I tried a different ROM for my SCH-I535 and had to revert to the stock ROM with TouchWiz to get the camera working again.
He could try a 3rd party camera app.
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I don't believe the S3 ever shipped with, or received an official update to, Android 4.2.1 It sounds to me like that phone was rooted with a ROM that's not quite compatible.

edit: I just did a search on Maui ROM for the i9300. It would appear your friend bought a Chinese clone of the Galaxy S3, not the real thing:

https://www.google.com/search?q=maui+ROM+i9300&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a

I would try inserting a micro SD card and see if it will work that way.
 

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Thanks Meyerweb, he is going to do that, I have come to the same conclusion. After more investigation I found out another friend of his bought a number of these phones during a trip to the Phillipines for sale to suckers when he came home to Oz.He was sold the phone for aud $150.00. To Me a clear cas e of buyer beware.

For all who replied many thanks.
 

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