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 -

Error - Camera not available.

I would not like to delete all my personal data unnecessarily, otherwise.

  • What are those "some files related to the phone camera" you've removed? Is the device rooted? Did you remove system files (with root powers)? In the latter case, a factory reset won't bring them back – you would have either to replace the files you've removed or, if you don't have them anymore, reflash your ROM. Btw: removing system files doesn't help with the insufficient-memory issue, as that only affects /data. – Izzy May 29 '16 at 11:17

1) You should (of course) back up your personal data first!

2) Yes. A factory reset/clean should do the trick. That is: if the camera worked during your last system clean.

  • What is a system clean? I think I never did any system clean so far. – Sandeepan Nath May 29 '16 at 18:22
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    By "system clean" I mean if you rooted your phone and started cleaning out unwanted files and programs. If you haven't done anything system-wise since you bought your phone and if the camera worked fine then: A factory reset should do the trick. – user94775 May 30 '16 at 11:03

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