Camera on the iPhone 5 Quit Working

Lon

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iPhone 5 camera quit working. Front facing works on Face Time and Tango. I am jailbroken on 6.1.2. I have removed every stock app and Cydia app that I can think of that might impact my camera. I have rebooted and hard rebooted. Still no luck. Is there an app that anyone knows of that may have done this. I do not want to restore as new because I do not want to lose my jailbreak. HELP


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Marc_

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So when you load up the camera app just darkness or it doesn't recognize the rear camera?


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Europa

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So you see the closed shutter graphic on the screen? If so, it's likely software, not hardware.

Have you tried using the camera in a third party camera/editing app (just to test)?
 

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So you see the closed shutter graphic on the screen? If so, it's likely software, not hardware.

Have you tried using the camera in a third party camera/editing app (just to test)?

You sure? Sounds more like a hardware problem to me... Remove the camera from your phone, and the shutter should remain closed. The camera can't be activated due to a hardware problem is my guess. If it was a software problem, the shutter should at least open up and show a black screen.
 

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You sure? Sounds more like a hardware problem to me... Remove the camera from your phone, and the shutter should remain closed. The camera can't be activated due to a hardware problem is my guess. If it was a software problem, the shutter should at least open up and show a black screen.
No, I'm not sure. That's why I said "likely." I need him to test a third party app first. If that doesn't work and it still doesn't work after all of the troubleshooting steps, he'd need to restore to know with certainty.
 

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I have also had this happen before when my 4s was jailbroken. Sadly I can not remember which tweak or combinations of tweaks caused mine.
 

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Lon also test your camera in safe mode.
Unfortunately it still did not work in safe mode. It does not work on any third-party apps, including camera, video and scanner apps. The front facing camera did work on Tango but that is all. I have removed all tweaks which might impact the camera. It is sounding more and more like hardware.


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Just removed a bunch more tweeks. No luck. One way or the other - Restore or go to the Genius Bar, it looks like I lose my jailbreak for the rest of the year. If it is hardware, maybe the Apple Store replacement phones are still on 6.1.2!


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Just removed a bunch more tweeks. No luck. One way or the other - Restore or go to the Genius Bar, it looks like I lose my jailbreak for the rest of the year. If it is hardware, maybe the Apple Store replacement phones are still on 6.1.2!
Yeah, you'll need to restore to be sure. Try the semi-restore first. The bright side is you can test the beta after you restore. You'll lose the jailbreak either way (if the restore fixes it or not). The odds of a 6.1.2 replacement are pretty much nil. Do a DFU restore if the semi-restore doesn't work.