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G'day,

At some point, my camera has buggered up. When you load the camera app the preview section displays upside down. The colours are also off, with red displaying as blue and the like.

Has anyone experienced this before?

Running B136, Pauls kernel (2.6.32.9-perf, right?), Clockwork Recovery

Things I have tried: Rebooting, multiple camera apps (all do the same thing).

Things I havent tried: Factory reset, stock firmware. If noone has heard of this happening, this will be my next step.

Sample photo taken during the day, truck was black / sky was a clear day (... so blue):

img201106160958121308230994.jpg

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G'day,

At some point, my camera has buggered up. When you load the camera app the preview section displays upside down. The colours are also off, with red displaying as blue and the like.

Has anyone experienced this before?

Running B136, Pauls kernel (2.6.32.9-perf, right?), Clockwork Recovery

Things I have tried: Rebooting, multiple camera apps (all do the same thing).

Things I havent tried: Factory reset, stock firmware. If noone has heard of this happening, this will be my next step.

Sample photo taken during the day, truck was black / sky was a clear day (... so blue):

Isn't the sky normally red? ;)

There is a problem in your camera libs. You need to copy the 2 files included in this zip to /system/lib/ (You can use root explorer or ADB).

http://www.mediafire.com/?1oqndr55bap1vwd

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G'day,

At some point, my camera has buggered up. When you load the camera app the preview section displays upside down. The colours are also off, with red displaying as blue and the like.

Has anyone experienced this before?

Running B136, Pauls kernel (2.6.32.9-perf, right?), Clockwork Recovery

Things I have tried: Rebooting, multiple camera apps (all do the same thing).

Things I havent tried: Factory reset, stock firmware. If noone has heard of this happening, this will be my next step.

Sample photo taken during the day, truck was black / sky was a clear day (... so blue):

img201106160958121308230994.jpg

Had same problem when I used B136, what I did was getting B160 and everything just worked !

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Won't be a kernel issue. More than likely it'll be the camera app itself or the camera libs. Interesting though.. I wonder if some of the phones have different camera hardware.

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Won't be a kernel issue. More than likely it'll be the camera app itself or the camera libs. Interesting though.. I wonder if some of the phones have different camera hardware.

Well, it must be somehow related to the kernel since camera libs don't change themselves. If it was fine before he applied superboot and broken after then it must be in the kernel since that is all that changes (other than the ramdisk). But as I said before this was a problem with the B160 on XDA but it was fixed by using the camera libs that I included in my above post.

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Well, it must be somehow related to the kernel since camera libs don't change themselves. If it was fine before he applied superboot and broken after then it must be in the kernel since that is all that changes (other than the ramdisk). But as I said before this was a problem with the B160 on XDA but it was fixed by using the camera libs that I included in my above post.

To be fair, I dont know if it was any of the software modifications that caused it specifically. Last time I used the camera was on a stock ROM, a fair bit of time passed, then I installed assorted recoveries and kernels, and then the camera was buggered. There were many apps installed - including screenshot apps - in between that period as I'd already used z4root many moons ago.

I'll try those libs you linked to and see what I find ;) If I break it, its just a good excuse to flash again :P

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Isn't the sky normally red? ;)

There is a problem in your camera libs. You need to copy the 2 files included in this zip to /system/lib/ (You can use root explorer or ADB).

http://www.mediafire.com/?1oqndr55bap1vwd

Someone give this man(?) a prize!

That fixed it.

Downloaded your link to phone and extracted. Copy with Root Explorer, navigate to correct directory, mount R/W, rename old files to '.backup', paste files, change permissions to match the rest of the files in there and reboot.

Thanks! :P

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Hm. checked those libs and libcamera.so is identical to the file in B136. The only different file is liboemcamera.so so that is probably all that is needed to fix things.

Which rom have these files come from?

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Hi guys,

After having this phone for 3 months or so and having been reading every thread about the phone since I got it I decided to try out Pauls superboot.

Just to add some confirmation of this phenomenon I too decided to try Paul's superboot and it worked perfectly..... and then I tried to use the camera. I had exactly the same thing happen. Photo inverted and colours all wrong, everything very blue. Pic attached (I hope)

Just to confirm the circumstances I had the phone stock and never rooted until today with the superboot. Started here in Australia with B133 and upgraded to B136 with the update facility in the phone all was working well for over 3 months and immediately after doing the superboot today the camera turned out with this issue.

I will try and swap those libs and see how it goes.

Just wondering how wide spread this is as well. Did anyone ever conclude why this actually occurs?

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Hi guys,

After having this phone for 3 months or so and having been reading every thread about the phone since I got it I decided to try out Pauls superboot.

Just to add some confirmation of this phenomenon I too decided to try Paul's superboot and it worked perfectly..... and then I tried to use the camera. I had exactly the same thing happen. Photo inverted and colours all wrong, everything very blue. Pic attached (I hope)

Just to confirm the circumstances I had the phone stock and never rooted until today with the superboot. Started here in Australia with B133 and upgraded to B136 with the update facility in the phone all was working well for over 3 months and immediately after doing the superboot today the camera turned out with this issue.

I will try and swap those libs and see how it goes.

Just wondering how wide spread this is as well. Did anyone ever conclude why this actually occurs?

Hi try to remove Paul's superboot and put back the original one ...it should "repair" camera!

I had the same problem ...

Brgds,

S.

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Hi try to remove Paul's superboot and put back the original one ...it should "repair" camera!

I had the same problem ...

Brgds,

S.

Hi thanks for the reply.

I had considered this but does that mean i will not be able to use the superboot for some reason?

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The problem seems to be with the kernel source that Huawei released. Obviously it's only meant for the unbranded global U8800 which most people have. Some overseas devices seem to have slightly different camera hardware which has the above issues on any rom using a custom kernel (superboot uses a custom kernel).

There is a replacement liboemcamera.so that came with the Chinese B160 ROM which sorts this issue out. I've popped it into the FLB rom and it works fine for people.

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Thanks guys,

Just got back home and a chance to check this out.

After my last post I decided to pop in the 160 libs as described above and as noted by @trk it worked well and all is going well at the moment for the camera and can't seem to fault anything at all really at this stage.

Gotta say I am really impressed with the phone and love following what you guys do with it. Quite entertaining just reading all the posts and detail that has gone through these forums over the last few months.

Keep up the good work guys

Cheers

A

PS Yeah thanks That-Guy for the link I will probably try out that rom at some stage.

And flibblesan for the work on that ROM. I have the unbranded model here in Australia

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  • 2 weeks later...
Hi try to remove Paul's superboot and put back the original one ...it should "repair" camera!

I had the same problem ...

Brgds,

S.

It does. I'm using a TMN (Portuguese operator) custom rom boot.img Now I must choose between overclock and a properly functioning camera...

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It does. I'm using a TMN (Portuguese operator) custom rom boot.img Now I must choose between overclock and a properly functioning camera...

install a custom rom (like void) and get that fixed there is other way though

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install a custom rom (like void) and get that fixed there is other way though

Hi, i've installed this stock rom: U8800 V100R001C00B137SP04CUSTC315D001 (Czech Omitel), but the camera is blue and inverted, there is any solution for this problem on this kind of rom (B137)?

I've tried to put the boot.img original but it didn't worked out for me...

BTW i have one of those X5 that works only with recovery V3-3.0.2.8, i cant install any recovery V4 :(

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  • 3 weeks later...

I had the same problem (upside down and blue) and i used the library files and extract them to the exact place.

Now my Ideos X5 doesnt open. I tried to change the boot.img but that doesnt help. It just waits on IDEOS welcome screen. Cant shutdown unless pulling out the battery.

What can i do, any advice?

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Same problem here. I'm using superboot and ClockwordMod

Replaced libcamera and liboemcamera with root explorer with sucess

While phone was on and working tried camera and color was ok but image was still upside down.

After reboot the phone doesn.t boot. Stalled @ "IDEOS".

Any ideias? Tried replacing boot.img and recovery but no sucess.

Is it possible using adb and try to replace lib files with originals? (i've backups)

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Problem solved!

I left libcamera+liboemcamera with no permissions at all and while booting these files couldn't be accessed.

Connected phone to linux distro (while in 'pink' mode) and changed the files read+write permissions.

With this one solved I'll go to the next level: ROM flashing! 8-)

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