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Does Zero Camera Mod work on AOSP roms like LineageOS and Resurrection OS?

There is a mod/app/firmware (I'm really confused because no one talks about this stuff in concrete terms), called Zero Camera Mod. Zero Camera Mod (flashable zip) Playstore download (requires root) ...
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Touchwiz and Samsung Cameras and photo quality

This post by cgirerd, on XDA says, All the custom ROMs out there that are not Touchwiz-based don't use the stock camera (and the stock camera can't be installed on them). So, by using ROMs such as ...
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Samsung S7 camera low quality pictures, and crashes with non-stock rom?

On my friends Samsung S7, which I just flashed with Resurrection OS, he's having a really weird thing with rear-facing camera. It almost seems like there is an effect on or something. Take a look at ...
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How to take a photo similar to an old photo? [closed]

Is there any app to help take a photo similar to an older photo of the same building/view? like in the past winter or summer. I am thinking of an app that shows the old photo on screen a little bit ...
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Why does not full mean full?

I have a Razer Phone running 8.1.0. When I go to the camera app, it says Device Storage Full But my device is not full. I have 2.34 GB free (of 64GB) in system memory (I do not have an SD card ...
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My android phone cannot recognize my camera

How come my android phone cannot open my camera? I do have the system app on my phone, but I find it in the Apps portion and no matter what kind of camera app or camera repair app, it will not work. ...
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Camera: Not working or all pictures gray

I'm having some serious troubles with my android camera application. Either it directly tells me that it's not working ("Camera failed" in WhatsApp), or it allows me to take a picture - but that ...
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Turn off snapchat camera sound (android)

The problem is that whenever I take a picture withe the front camera on snapchat on my Xiomi Mi Max 2, is makes a horribly load fake camera shutter sound. I have tried putting the phone on mute/do not ...
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How to make it possible to save raw photos on Samsung Galaxy A3 2017?

I have a rooted Galaxy A3 2017 (SM-A320F) running Android 8.0.0. I'm trying to capture raw photos, but neither the stock Camera app nor Open Camera show any relevant options (I have enabled Camera2 ...
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Stock OS vs Custom, Proprietary Camera

So i no stock manufacturers, roms have the blobs drivers for full potential of the camera. Does this only apply for the stock camera app say from Samsung? if i download third party apps while on ...
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Symbolic link permission denied

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on my Android N phone, so that my photos are accessible from the Pictures folder. I want to be able to sync all my pictures in a single folder using Syncthing. My ...
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Samsung S7 Downloaded Photos are Corrupt on PC but view OK from Android Gallery. Issue started after Android internal storage got all full

So I usually take videos and photos and then get a message from Camera app that I can't use the app anymore since phone memory/ram is full. I usually connect to PC and download and delete from phone ...
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Is stereoscopic vision via OTG and 2 USB cameras possible?

I'm thinking of making a stereoscopic night vision device by using 2 USB cameras connected via OTG (type C) to my Android phone. I've already tested 1 USB camera and some VR App from the Play Store ...
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Does an Android Factory Reset also clear the cache partition? [duplicate]

In researching a possible answer to this question about "Server error occurred. Restart Camera." while taking photos on the Samsung Galaxy S6, I read this article. The article talks about wiping the ...
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Possible to use another application as default camera application?

Many apps let u use only the default built-in camera app. They not allow you to choose a third party app, such as the app "fake camera". Is there a way to remove/replace the default camera app? Any ...
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Andoird P - How to join mp4 files splitted by the camera

I've done multiples videos larger than 4GB with my Pixel 2XL installed with Android P. The camera as splitted my video in 2 files from continuous shooting. In all cases, the first file is readable but,...
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Is there any solution to the lack of manual focus?

The Huawei P20 pro, and possibly other Huawei devices, seems to lack a manual focus (or perhaps even a good autofocus) in the front camera app. This can be an issue for close-up photos. Is there any ...
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Can I safely power on my Moto G2 LTE without the camera hw module?

I have recently dropped my phone and the flashlight and camera suddenly stopped to work. I suppose this is an hw failure, so I have ordered a new module. Meanwhile I noticed a huge battery drain (-25%)...
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How to consistently take a picture using a voice command

Using a samsung galaxy s8, android version 8.0 I'm able to occasionally take pictures with "take picture" but it works about 25% of the time. If in selfie mode with the front camera and the camera ...
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Front-Camera: What does each icon do?

I cannot find information on the front camera settings on the LG G4. In particular, I would like to know what the icon on the leftmost side does (hand holding phone and arrow). See screenshot below ...
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How to see, which app locks access to the camera?

My Android 7.0 phone has a flaw: When using the camera often, and the phone's uptime climbs beyond 100 hours (launch camera, capture, lock screen), at one point, the camera viewfinder just freezes, ...
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'Rear Camera' and 'Flash light' Not Working in Lenovo k6 Note (Custom Rom)

I am not able to use Rear Camera and Flash Light in My Lenovo K6 Note. Front Camera Works Well. When I open Camera App, by default it Opens with Front Camera. Rear Camera Option is Not Found. (Front ...
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How much free storage space is necessary to stop receiving camera warning?

I'm trying to use the camera on my android phone but for a while I've had low storage and been getting the message "your internal storage is running out of space". I have about 20MB free but am still ...
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Which process is locking the camera?

There is a problem with my UleFone Armor 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat: After using the camera some times, it stops working due to the inability to connect to the camera. I tried killing the camera ...
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How to inject pictures from the phones gallery into the camera feed in real time?

An android app is requesting pictures from the camera feed. I wish to inject the picture from my gallery rather than doing it in real-time. Any tools on rooted phones or android emulators for this? ...
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Camera stopped working on Pixel XL

I have a Pixel XL. The camera stopped working recently. I can't take any pictures. I have tried resetting the cache, rebooting into safe mode, uninstalling new apps, nothing seems to be working. I was ...
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Reroute requests for rear camera to front camera

My rear camera doesn't work (very well) and so I can't scan the QR Code which is needed to access WhatsApp web. There are no options within WhatsApp to change which camera to use or anything like ...
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How to get a rid from “Warning: Camera failed” error?

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7. It's camera was destroyed by an accident. So everytime I open camera, snapchat etc apps it shows "Warning: Camera failed". For a reason I need my phone to take at least a ...
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Significant battery drop/reboot, but only in cold weather (+5°C/+41°F) with camera - expected behaviour or battery defect?

Disclaimer: This is not a duplicate, I've looked at these questions but none are applicable(temperature) or provide an adequate answer. Recently I've realized that my 15 month old LG G4 seems to ...
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[Swipe Elite Note]Camera Unable to Focus

I have flashed a custom ROM recently on my device.Everything is working nicely except the camera.The camera used to work perfectly before flashing the ROM.Now,the camera is unable to focus. I think ...
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How it happens that I can take a picture by voice on Samsung Galaxy s7?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 I can start camera application and then if I say "take picture" (in Russian) it automatically presses shutter button. Who does this? Camera application itself? Where I can ...
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Using android devices as wired webcams for computers?

I have got myself a new phone, and I wonder - if I could use it as a webcam. I know there are WiFi apps to stream video, but: 1. My Wi-Fi network is slow (1-2 MiB/s max) 2. The resolution, framarate ...
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Keep flashlight on while in camera

I'm looking to use an old phone (like a Nexus 5 or Honor 5X) as a nighttime security camera with the Manything app, but this doesn't seem practical as I just can't get the flashlight working. I plan ...
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How does cell phone display image or video even before you start to capture?

When a cell phone is used to take a photo or capture video the display continuously displays what a camera can see, does that mean the ccd/cmos device is exposed to light continuously? or is it ...
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Is there any way to recover a camera view (photo) that I didn't take?

So it happened that I asked a person to take a picture of me with Huawei P9 Lite smartphone. She said she took it but it happens she didn't because she didn't even press the button. I know this sounds ...
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Disable Audio device?

I bought a phone in Japan(Huawei P10) and in Japan by law the camera app has to make shutter sound. But, when I am back to my country, I want to disable that, because it's obviously annoying. Do not ...
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Super resolution photos for phones with dual cameras?

Is it possible to use Android phones that have a dual camera system to combine both images to come out with a higher level of resolution and less noise? And is there already an app/program that can ...
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Can't access main camera (stuck in wide angle)

My Zenfone 4 Max camera app is stuck on the wide angle camera. The icon on the picture below says it's the main camera, but it's possible to see by the curve on my wall that it's indeed in wide angle. ...
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Is there a downside to keeping the HDR mode on my Moto G phone camera always on?

My moto G allows HDR (in the camera app ) in three settings: Always on Off Auto I was wondering, what's the downside to keeping HDR always on? Is there such a thing as spoiling a shot with HDR when ...
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LG G6 camera - ways to improve photo quality?

I was under the impression that the photos on the g6 were supposed to be fantastic because it had 2 cameras instead of one (depth or something like that?) but I find that the photos just generally ...
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System default camera app not showing up

I am not able to find the system default camera app icon in menu on my GiONEE P5L handset (Android version 5.1). But the app is still on the phone and it's working as well. Able to take photos and ...
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Is there a way to take low resolution pictures on Android?

I have a Galaxy S5, and with the native camera app, the smallest possible picture size is a 2.4MB image at 2028x1152 pixels. However, for the purposes of capturing images for flashcards I use in ...
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How to get camera and gallery working for android 5.1

My phone recently couldn't use Camera neither the front or rear camera. It would show black screen and freeze I cleared cache and did a hard reset. It didn't solve it. So I thought of uninstall both ...
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Laugh detection in Android [closed]

I'm trying to detect laughs in Android. Something like a score if your laugh is louder or something similar. Is it possible to detect laughs maybe through microphone, or facial detection through ...
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HDR camera and stabilized video on Galaxy S5 neo

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F). The phone runs original Android 5.1 (only rooted). The camera app does support neither HDR photos nor stabilized video recording. Is there a way how ...
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How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5?

How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5 with latest official firmware (Android 7)? "Do not disturb" sound mode does not working for shutter sound.
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

I would like to uninstall the default camera app and instead use the FOSS Open Camera. And I would also like to access the camera from the lockscreen. How can I do this in Android 6?
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Camera takes pictures on it's own

My Samsung A5 (2017) running Android 6.0.1 takes pictures on it's own every 2 minutes when the front camera is turned on. If I turn the main camera on it starts recording every 2 minutes. I noticed it ...
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Do the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have the same camera?

The Nexus 6P has an excellent camera. Is the camera hardware and photo-processing on the Nexus 5X exactly the same as the 6P?
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How to Customize Lock Screen Shortcuts on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

I have installed a new camera app that I'd like to use by default. I set it as the default app in the settings, but that didn't make it the target app for the lock screen shortcut or the O gesture.