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Turn off camera driver in Android programmatically? [on hold]

How can I turn off camera driver in Android programmatically? According to this website, and this image, there's a camera driver inside the linux kernel. Is there a way to disable it temporarily?
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Android, Camera2basic app, has very dark preview in Android 6.0 LGG3 [closed]

The new API, perhaps only on LG G3, seems to have something changed. I'm using the sample code: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-Camera2Basic On my nexus 4, the code runs perfectly, but on ...
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How to default to low res images on Samsung S5?

We have a web app which requires image uploads as part of a report. On the lowest res setting on the Samsung S5 for the back camera the setting is still 6 megs. This resolution makes the upload ...
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Is it possible to use a usb camera with Android? [closed]

It is necessary to recognize the motion and record video live. Developing for Mini-PC Android. Tell me where to begin? PS Maybe I'll repeat the question, but I am not guided in English. Sorry for ...
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Copy / move photos in a monthly folder?

Folks; unsure whether or not this question is too trivial and/or whether I am overlooking something obvious. One of my primary use cases for the smartphone is taking and processing mobile images, and ...
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Nexus 5 fron camera freezes, android 4.4.2

front camera in my nexus 5 freezes when im trying to switch to it. When I do it in camera app it just shows black screen, and in snapchat it just crashes the app. It stopped working after I installed ...
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samsung galaxy s7: dark photos with sunlight

i recently bought a samsung galaxy s7. the camera is really great at night, but at daytime the photos are turning out way too dark. i tried tweaking the settings, also in manual mode but didn't help. ...
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Control Camera with Pro settings like in Lumia camera

Are there any apps that would let us change ISO(preferably upto 3200), shutter speed upto 4 seconds , etc? Because , i really wanna try some long exposure photography on an android device. following ...
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Camera app disappear and camera wont work in other apps

I have a problem: The camera app on my android phone just disappeared and even if i might try accessing it through Whatsapp or Imo or any other app using a camera, there is an error message (You may ...
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Warning: [Video] Recording Failed

I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and was using it just fine. I imported all of my previous apps and app data and everything went smoothly. Then, a few weeks later, I tried to record a video, ...
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Importing only “camera” photos from Android phone (to Windows)

I'd like to backup my photos off my Android cell phone camera into Windows (e.g. Win7 or Win10). But not other photos from the phone (e.g. WhatsApp photos). When I connect my phone to my Windows ...
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What is Motorola Camera app's Photo naming convention?

The Images are saved as IMG_yyyyMMdd_kkmmssSSS.jpg Here, the yyyyMMdd part in filenames matches the first half of the photo's EXIFDate/Time data. Can anyone please help me out with figuring out the ...
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Flashed CM13 on LG G3 Beat, can't access rear camera

When opening the default camera app it going straight to the front camera (selfie) and there's no option to switch to the back camera. Tried different apps from the store, they all have the switch ...
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Streaming Camera between two android phones without Internet

Is it possible to stream live camera from one android phone to other without Internet using wifi-hotspot of one these phones? I have tried IP webcam app. But the other mobile's browser can't connect ...
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Camera stopped working on Yu Yureka

My Yu Yureka phone went dead (that is, the screen was blank) and was returned by Micromax after one month after sending it for repairing. I now find that the camera and flash have stopped working and ...
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Where to find com.sonyericsson.android.camera?

i want to update Sony Camera app on my device, i tried to install the new version as normal APK but that didn't work, because of signature problems i think, i get 'package not installed', however, i ...
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Camera on lg fino d290n won't take pictures anymore after factory reset

Bought lg fino d290n from my good friend,worked fine untill I did factory reset,she installed so much apps,I wanted phone clean.After reset,both cameras,front and back won't take pictures anymore,when ...
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What is the difference between “Auto focus” and “Macro” modes of focus?

In Samsung Android phones, I've seen two options for selecting the focus mode which are Auto focus and Macro modes in the Camera settings. So, just want to know what is the difference between them? ...
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Rear or Front Facing Camera through EXIF Data?

I am creating an app that separates selfies from picture taken with the rear-facing camera. I am not doing this 'in real-time' so I started looking at the EXIF data. I have compared the standard ...
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How can a camera takes 8MP pictures in a SoC with 5MP support only?

In general specifications of Mediatek MT6572, it supports up to 5MP camera, but this product Yezz Andy A4M is supposed to support 8MP camera which is theorically not possible unless the camera is ...
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Will a factory data reset make my camera working again?

I was having low memory on my Sony Xperia phone and while emptying space, I removed some files related to the phone camera. Since then it is showing the following error on starting the camera - ...
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Cannot record 1080p video with most apps

I have rooted ZTE v987 and according to specification it has ability to record 1080p@30fps video. The problem is - I can't do this with most apps. I changed my ROM multiple times and every time I have ...
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No 4K option Letv 1s

Last week i bought a Letv 1s mobile. In the device specification it states that the mobile has 4K support. And so the hardware info details. But It dont have 4K options in the default camera app.. ...
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Storage problem?

I'm having a weird issue. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z1s running lollipop. I noticed a few days ago that Spotify was giving me a notification that says "No Storage Area Found. Check the device storage ...
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How can I disable (only) the rear facing camera?

I have a Droid Maxx running Android 4.4, but the rear facing camera has a problem. I tried replacing it once, and it worked for a few minutes, but went bad again. The front facing camera works fine. ...
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How to emulate camera input in Android? (To activate Whatsapp Web)

I have an Android device without a camera and I run Whatsapp on that device. I want to activate Whatsapp Web from this device. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to scan a QR-code, and I can't ...
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Camera app creates too many albums on photos.google.com

I'm amazed by how Android devices and photos.google.com are linked nicely, but one thing is that in my shared page, I see too many folders presumably created by the camera app on my Android phones, ...
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Volume down button on Google drive scanner not working on stock android

On CM13 the scanner on google drive could be triggered with the volume down button. But since I switched back to stock this does not work anymore. How can I enable this function again?
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How do I record slow motion video on the LG G5?

With the camera in auto mode I can select slo-mo from the mode menu and it displays 'Tap (camera) to record slow motion video'. However, when I record it's at normal speed and I see no options for ...
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mac: usb android file transfer suddenly stopped working

File transfer and photo transfer between mac and android did work fine for me. suddenly iphoto didn't download photos. an update was installed but still no transfer. now I have tried with android file ...
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Overlay a semi-transparent image on top of the Camera app

I'd like to take a picture in the exact spot as another photo I've take a while back. To help lining up the shot, I wonder if it would be possible to overlay the camera app with a semi-transparent ...
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Using HTC Duo cameras to calculate distance

Since my One M8s has two cameras, it should be possible to calculate how far away any object in view is. I can't see any way to do this within HTC's built-in apps, but I know they released an API for ...
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Infinite time lapse using with cloud storge

I was looking for a solution that would send my backup directly to cloud so that my phone memory would not fill up. I am trying to make a very long time lapse (many frames over long period of time). ...
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Cameranext not saving pictures

I am using a non-rooted Oneplus One (cm12, all patches). I have to admit that I really dont use the camera very often, but on a family trip yesterday i noticed, the pictures i took were not saved, ...
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Android phone's front camera is working but cannot switch to rear camera

My android phone's front camera is working but cannot see the option for switching to rear camera. Hence not able to use the rear camera
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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How to Decide where Camera Shots are Going?

I cannot find any option in Settings of different Camera applications etc Nexus default Camera and CyanogenMod Camera where the pictures are going. I would like that new pictures go to the directory ...
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Some photos not opening after installing a MicroSD

I have a Lenovo K4 note with 16 GB inbuilt memory. I have also installed 128GB MicroSD. Now some photos that were just fine are not getting displayed. It just shows a grey screen. In gallery for those ...
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Tasker “Share” File

I use an application called Coach's Eye to record training videos and review technique. To import videos, I can either go through the app and click "import", or more frequently I go through the ...
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How to remove camera shortcut on lock screen?

I want to remove the short cut from my phone's lock screen I find it quite annoying and have not found anything in settings or through my own searches. I'd like to get rid of the short-cut in the ...
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Xperia Z1 camera problem

I need someone who knows about flashing, bootloader unlocking and related topics for this problem: My Xperia Z1 doesn't take photos when the app tries to focus. With no focus enabled it goes ...
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Can I login to Whatsapp Web without scanning the QR code?

My camera doesn't work. I already tried downloading different camera applications but none of them worked. Problem is physical not software-related. How can I login to Whatsapp Web without scanning ...
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How to take multiple shots with a timer?

In the default camera app of my Samsung Galaxy S3, I can set the timer to take a picture after a delay of up to 10 sec. I can also use the burst mode or the best photo mode to get several shots at ...
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Make android phone as driver-free USB Webcam

I have a video call device which only works with driver-free usb webcams attached. Since I dont have a USB webcam at hand, so I wonder if I can make Android phone (rooted) emulated as a driver-free ...
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Problem With Phone Camera

When I take a picture it says couldn't find file and when someone sends a picture on WhatsApp it says file doesn't exist on the sd card. I have to turn the phone off and back on and they have to send ...
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Nubia Z9 gives error on starting camera

I bought the nubia z9 mini last year November. About a week ago this message appears when using the camera: "camera error" "Please make sure no other applications occupy the camera, or try to ...
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Play recorded video at the recorded FPS

I have a OnePlus One. I am able to record videos at 60 FPS and 120 FPS but the videos are slowed down to 30 FPS when they are being played back because the app assumes that I want to see them in slow ...
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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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How much difference does the camera app make for photo's quality?

I have just bought a Moto X Play, which comes with the proprietary Motorola camera app. I am wondering, how much difference does the camera app make for the basic photo quality like: automatic ...
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Which camera gives more accurate image, the front or the back camera?

My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.4.2. I use its back and front cameras to take pictures of my head and face at distances around an arm's length. I found the front camera gives more ...