I downloaded a custom ROM for my Samsung Captivate phone that is a variant of 2.2.1. Its version of the Camera allows me to use the power button to take pictures. I decided I want the stock camera without this feature. Is there a site from which the default camera.apk is available for 2.2.1, or for that matter, other apps?

  • The best way is to the image for the original ROM and extract it. Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 16:52
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    @Matthew Read - I think you accidentally the verb. ;)
    – newuser
    Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 17:24
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    Haha. Mount! Mount the image. Thanks @JonnyP Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 17:31
  • @matthew, how do I go about doing that?
    – Chance
    Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 19:34

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So I just looked at the firmware for my Samsung Vibrant, you don't actually need to mount the image -- I was thinking of the recovery image or a nandroid backup. The firmware (ROM) should be in a zip file, which you can open up and go to /system/app/ and grab the camera.apk. I'd put it on your phone's SD card, then use Root Explorer or similar to copy it into /system/app/ on your device and overwrite the current one (which you may want to back up first).

You can check out my answer to another question for info on mounting, but you shouldn't have to do that :)

  • Recent stock firmware is here if you don't have it: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1145149 Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 19:46
  • Make sure that you are using applications that are compatible. For example, if your custom ROM is CM7, you may not be able to use the camera from a stock TouchWiz ROM. This is because the "core" of these ROM are completely different and could cause some issues. If you are using a ROM that is based on TouchWiz, however, you should be fine. Commented Jul 22, 2011 at 19:47
  • Thanks. I just thought about restoring from my Titanium Backup as well, which has my stock apps. Same idea.
    – Chance
    Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 19:36
  • @Chance TB doesn't back up system apps, just their data, at least by default. Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 20:22
  • @MatthewRead, TB can backup system apps, but you're right, it's not the default, and it's not always recommended across ROMs/phones.
    – Chance
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 15:09

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