The update to marshmallow (finally) came through on my Samsung S5 mini yesterday. The update seemed to go smoothly, but now starting the camera app or the torch app immediately gives a "Warning: camera failed", and exits the app.
So far I've tried everything on this list, which is the most comprehensive I could find (short of a factory reset - I'd like to avoid that if possible)
clear camera cache and data
clear gallery cache and data
smart stay was already off
safe mode (same error message)
wipe cache partition
What else could I try?
It may (or may not) be relevant that I took advantage of the major new feature of marshmallow to restrict permissions for many apps, and to disable some of the bloatware. Of course, the camera app still has permission to access the camera. As part of my troubleshooting I have restored full permissions to the camera and gallery apps.
If nothing can be done, is it correct to assume that it's impossible to roll back the update? And that Samsung/Android developers won't release a fix unless there are a large number of people with the problem?