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Selfie stick button causes music to play instead of taking photo

I am trying to get a selfie stick to work with a HTC One X running CyanogenMod 7. The selfie stick is button activated with a 3.5mm "headphone" jack. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010QPQDRC ...
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Why do different Android phones with the same camera specs have different picture quality? [closed]

I was comparing the rear camera quality of two Android phones; The Samsung Galaxy S2 and Lenovo A7000. Both have the same camera specs, A7000: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash ...
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“Camera Busy” dialog shows on Moto X 2013 when I launch camera app

I have a problem my Moto x 2013 camera says it is busy every time I start the Motorola camera app. Third party apps also have trouble using the camera. My phone is on Android version 5.1 but it has ...
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Why are some of my pictures all black?

I was out on a hike today and took a few pictures. When taking a picture I saw the usual animation where I see snapshot of the picture just taken, and then it slides away from the screen to display ...
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How to tweak camera/screen for Whatsapp web QR scanner

This is NOT a duplicate of Why I can't scan the WhatsApp QR? or Can't scan QR code for WhatsApp web due to camera inverted or tilted on Galaxy Y Duos. I'm using CyanogenMod 11 (snapshot M12) ...
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Using external USB camera with Android-based settop box

I have found many offers for selling settop box-like computers based on Android 4.4. One of them claims to have Skype installed on-board and allows to have Internet calls through TV. For full video ...
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Disable the usage of Camera while Phone is locked

The phone Kyocera KC-S701 has a hardware button to start the camera application. Sometimes the button is pressed by accident while the phone is carried within my pocket. Is there a possibility to ...
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How to stop Nexus 5 camera from overheating?

When I open my Nexus 5's camera application I watch the CPU Temperature quickly rise from a normal 40C to around 62C before the device powers down. Is the device overheating or is the device just ...
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Taking pictures with headphone jack

It's a first generation Moto G running Android 5.0.2 and I'm trying to make this headphone-jack selfie stick work. Tried with both Motorola Camera and Google Camera apps. Both take photos correctly ...
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Wake up android device by microphone or camera

I would like to install a Android tablet on a wall. So I would wake it up by looking in to the camera(distance ~0.5 - 2 meters), by clapping my hands or something similar. Now I'm searching for an ...
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how to use a remote camera (webcam or Windows-usb) as my Android built-in camera(s)

Please read carefully, there are MANY answers to the 'opposite' question from the one I ask here, but I cannot find an answer to the following question: I have an android device with no built-in ...
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Mute the autofocus for the camera on samsing galaxy S3 i9305 (4.4.4) for the video mode

I have done the follwoing to silence the camera : Renaming the files in system/media/audio/ui/ Adding this line to system/csc/others.xml ...
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how to fix failed camera in HTC desire HD A9191?

my phone's camera suddenly stopped working it doesn't turn on at all. is there any solution for this problem? i didn't use anything before to fix it. i've asked in the company's website about the ...
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Google Camerca Messing with Notification Settings

Whenever I take a video with Google camera on my OPO with CM12.1, it switches from normal notifications to priority and then turns on phone volume when I have it set on vibrate. Every time I take a ...
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Recording in slow motion seems to be of lower quality than when taking pictures in Samung Galaxy S6

When I turn on slow motion in Camera and start recording, the quality looks a bit off, not blurry though. I'm wondering if that's normal? When I take pictures they look very good but when I use slow ...
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How to force an apk to install?

I have an early build of CM12.1 running on my ZenFone 2 and I'm working on trying to get the ASUS camera app to work with it, however when I try to install the apk, it fails. adb install gives me ...
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Cannot find recorded video that I recorded. How can I dig it out?

Earlier today I used Google Camera to record four videos. I clearly hit the record and stop buttons both time. When I got home only two of those showed up in my gallery. The two longer ones did not. ...
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Using WhatsApp on Web, but camera not working? [closed]

My camera says "Cannot start camera", so am I not able to use WhatsApp on Web. Any suggestions?
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triggering multiple cameras at the same time

any way to control multiple android cams at the same time?from a PC?or if they are all connected to the same wifi
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CM11 - Cant remove the camera app

I am running CM11(Nightly) on my Galaxy Tab P1000 and I cannot remove the camera app that came with it. I have tried the following command-: adb shell rm -f /system/app/camera2.apk But this has ...
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scan in price of reciept; expense manager

In Expense Manager, how do you use the camera to scan a receipt and have it fill in the prices? I think it's possible as it's description claims Camera permission is used to take picture of ...
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Nexus 5 Camera Images Blurry Far Away

Device Info: I have a Nexus 5 running android 5.1.1, latest camera app and everything. Problem: Just recently whenever I take far away images (Further then a few feet) the images are blurry. ...
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Zero shutter lag feature and android 5

Is zsl a default android lollipop feature or it depends on single hw? I tested it using Samsung galaxy tab A and zenphone 2. I would like to know which smartphone features this kind of camera ...
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is it possible to install a different camera unit in the nexus 5?

I am able to take the device apart - and keen to get a better camera. I know it's possible to buy another phone, but I am not pursuing that option.
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Transferring continuous Android camera feed to PC through USB (in a background app/service)

I want to find a way in which I can continuously send the Android camera feed to my PC via USB. The reason for specifying USB, is because of performance requirements, I want it to be as fast as ...
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Replace camera access permission with gallery access permission

I have an app installed on my Android smartphone which has access to my phone's camera to take pictures. Unfortunately the app doesn't allow me to access my phone's gallery through it. Is it possible ...
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Switch cameras in rooted device (between front and back)

My back camera has broken although the front camera is still working. Certain applications, such as WhatsApp web, only let you use the back camera to read the QR code. Is there a way to switch ...
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Samsung “sound and shot” on computer

Samsung's Sound and Shot makes pictures with up to 9 seconds of audio, but when I upload the files to my computer the audio is gone !!! I've searched for so long but still haven't found a way to move ...
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Cannot upload picture because browser refreshes

When I try to upload a photo to most sites, my low-end phone (an LG Optimus F6) refreshes the page after I select the file, regardless of what browser I use. Chrome at least explicitly tells me that ...
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Dial number with camera/picture

Is there a way so I can quickly take a picture, highlights the number and I click it so it calls the number? Or I click take picture, and call. So it just takes the photo, process it, extract number, ...
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In my android device when I take picture from camera, the image is reverting

I am using ASUS ZENFONE 4 - ASUS T00I, when I open camera and if I take any picture it is showing reverse image when I took image from Front camera how can change that in settings , please suggest me ...
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RAW camera and Lollipop [duplicate]

One of the selling points of Lollipop was that it will now support shooting in "Raw" mode, so that you can get the raw sensor data and then process it on the computer. I just installed CM12.1 on my ...
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How do I know which process or app currently accessing camera?

How do I know which process or app currently accessing camera ? android 5.1, nexus 5, shell access (no root)
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Show only photos taken in camera app

In the Android 5 camera app, if you browse the photos taken, there appear also photos from Whatsapp, music album covers, etc. Can you make the camera app only display photos taken?
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Change Android's default focal-length

I have Samsung device( GT-S7562) with 5 mp camera . When I updated it into CyanogenMod , I lost its camera quality . It always force me to take pictures with 3 mp . There is now option to change it . ...
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can a phone detect 3D posture of a person with the camera?

Does an Android phone have everything it needs to reconstruct someone's posture, by using the camera sensors? If yes, are nowadays' phones fast enough for this? Here's a video of what I mean on the ...
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Skype is denied to use camera

My Skype on my Android 4.4.4 used to work fine, until about 2 hours ago, when it simply refuses to use my camera, flashing a message (AKA toast) that reads: Skype is denied to use camera What ...
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Half screen in android whatsapp camera while scanning QR code

I have still the saem problem, My internet is working perfactly.. I have idea 3g network, I have Xperia U running on Android 4.0.4. I cannot scan the barcode because of whatsapp camera is open in 1/4 ...
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How to make stock Camera app silent when shot is taken without preventing phone call ringtone sounds?

This question is basically the same as this one but the canonical answer for that post is not compatible with my particular device for which a discussion and a solution can be found below. I would ...
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How to associate alternative app to stock Gallery app when launched from stock Camera app

I am running Android on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). I would like the stock Camera application to launch a different application than the stock Gallery application when the small ...
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Storing & getting the device orientation (yaw, pitch, roll) when taking a photo

I want to take a photo and use the stored GPS coordinates and the orientation of the phone to do some calculations. How can I access that information? Alternatively if there is an API to do that I ...
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Nexus 5 camera brick/reboot bug

I've had a nexus 5 for a while now, and one issue I've had is that after taking a bunch of photos, it will either freeze and need rebooting, or lightly soft brick wherein I need to plug it in in order ...
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LG G2's native camera app does not want to record anything

Here is my problem : If I try to record a video using my LG G2's native camera app, the recording does not start and tells me that I cannot record a video while calling someone. However, I am not ...
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Can't scan QR code for WhatsApp web due to camera inverted or tilted on Galaxy Y Duos

First of all, I already read the other posts about problems reading the QR Code, and my problem is different. I have a Galaxy Y Duos, so my screen is bigger than 4 inches. I do get the "Ok, got it" ...
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my phone doesn't load any picture i take with the camera

I thought there was some sort of problem with my camera but it works just fine except that it doesn't load the pictures i take with it. I take a picture and when i try to view it it turns out to be a ...
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Change aspect ratio of pictures

How can I simply change the aspect ratio of pictures on Android 4.2.2? Say from 1920x1080 to 1920x1280. Background: On my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, I can take pictures using the native camera app and ...
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Why is there :nopm: in some photo file names?

I was looking at some of the pictures taken with my camera (Google Camera) and there are some that have :nopm: in the file name. The format of the file names are the same, just some contain this after ...
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Camera 'Failed to start" after button pressed on the left side

I started the camera on the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. One of the buttons on the left side was pressed by a customer. Now whenever I try starting the Camera I get a "Camera Failed to Start" message. How can ...
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Dropbox Camera Upload for Camera FV-5 raw (DNG) photos

On Nexus 5 & Android 5, Camera FV-5 can capture raw photos, stored in DNG format. How can I upload the DNG files automatically to some kind of cloud storage? For example, the "Camera Upload" ...
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How do I keep my camera active on Android even when the phone is locked and screen sleeps?

When I play Ingress, Ingress remains active. Even when my screen goes black, if I push the power button, Ingress is still active. I do not need to unlock my phone nor wait for it to "wake up". (The ...