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How do you skip the PIN to go directly to the camera from the lock screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 (standard, not rooted). I previously had an iPhone, and the feature I miss the most is the ability to go directly to the camera from the lock screen ...
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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 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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exception with android.view.InflateException and ImageView null object reference [closed]

I'm working on Android Camera2 API, I got some sample code fromCamera 2 api sample code. I modified it a bit so that it behaves in the following way: 1. OnImageAvailable -> get the Image object and ...
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How does one share Samsung camera “Virtual Shot” (3D spin-around) photos?

I recently traveled to Europe and took dozens of beautiful 3D spin-around shots using Samsung built-in camera's "Virtual Shot" mode photos. These look amazing on my phone, but I want to share them ...
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Multiple Camera Folders in the Gallery

Ever since I changed the settings in my camera to store the images on my external SD, there have been two folders in my gallery called "camera." One of these is where all of my photos that I take ...
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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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Android camera error

I used to have TouchWiz 4.1.2 on my Samsung Galaxy Express, and now I have CyanogenMod 10.1. The stock CM camera has this weird behaviour of - for lack of a better explanation - not letting go of ...
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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 I take a photo when battery <20%?

How can I take photo when battery level is less than 20%? My Samsung Galaxy S always says "battery low" and then closes the camera application when I try to. Is there a way to get around this? Or is ...
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1answer
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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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What does the “no thumbnail” error mean?

I am able to take photos with my tablet, but when I try to view them I get a blank screen with the message "no thumbnail". I never had this problem before. I can see older pictures with no problems ...
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1answer
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Camera Firmware not installed on GT-I9515L

TL;DR My Rear Camera doesn't work and the Firmware version for it is null and I think I need to install it manually. How do I do that in a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L with PDA I9515LUBU1BOJ1 and CSC ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy SII camera blank

The camera in a Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 shows a black screen. Photos cannot be taken either. However, pressing the shutter does seem to activate the flash sometimes. Even the front cam fails! I'...
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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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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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1answer
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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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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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How to disable autofocus and set focus to infinity?

I almost never take any close up pictures with my Galaxy Nexus (and when I do, it'd be more convenient to manually switch into some kind of macro mode). How do I stop the auto-focus from trying all ...
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1answer
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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 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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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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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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Camera keeps crashing on Google Nexus 5 with 6.0 Marshmallow

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Kernel 3.4.0-g2aa165e and build number MRA58N. (Android 6 Marshmallow) Its not rooted or modified. Just recently the camera keeps crashing. I click the camera button and ...
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Disabled my camera app. Can't find it anymore!

I disabled the camera app on my phone because the front-facing camera wasn't working. I had intended to re-enable it in a minute or two but when I went to my home screen it was not there, and it wasn'...
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My phone's camera app doesn't work

When I'm trying to take photos, I get the error: The application Camera (process com.android.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. My phone is a Verzo Kinzo with Android version 2.2. ...
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What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. The ...
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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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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 specify where Samsung S5830's camera saves photos to [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S5830 phone which has Android on it. When I look at: Task Manager -> Summary It appears that my, small, sim card is being filled up with data whilst, my larger, External SD card ...
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Camera not Working

Since a couple of days, my brand new Sony Xperia M2 (less than a week old) now has the error message '"unfortunatly, camera has stopped' every time i try to use the camera. I've googled, and even ...
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How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
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Connect camera to the Android phone via cable

When travelling I usually bring my camera for pictures and my Android phone for communication. Camera is better than the phone for pictures, since it works faster and has better quality sensor. But ...
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Camera stopped working, how to check if it's hardware problem?

I'm quite sure this is hardware problem. I tried the following: cleared application cache and restarted phone tried alternative camera applications reset phone to factory settings (still doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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Video won't record

Sprint LG Optimus G Android 4.1.2 Default camera app Video has stopped recording. When I hit record, all the settings icons disable for about 4 seconds, then it goes back to a Red highlighted ...
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What could cause the camera to turn on automatically while the phone is in standby?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (the blue one just to help set the scene) running Android version 4.4.2 My phone was sleeping beside me peacefully on my desk in standby mode (or whatever you call it when ...