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[Bug] Camera app won't open XA2

asked 2019-06-03 10:52:48 +0300

Mariusmssj gravatar image

I have an issue where the Camera app just won't open XA2. It does start, shows a black screen and then goes to the background. I've had this issue since and its still present in

Had anyone else come across this bug?

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Did you happen to update your vendor binary from v16 to v17b?


teemu ( 2019-06-03 11:26:47 +0300 )edit

Happened to me yesterday as well (XA2+, when I tried to take a picture from WhatsApp. Same effect with native app. Reboot helped.

jollajo ( 2019-06-03 13:24:14 +0300 )edit

@teemu, no I have not changed the vendor binaries on the phone. I'm pretty sure I am on the v16

Mariusmssj ( 2019-06-03 14:08:32 +0300 )edit

Sounds like it could be the same as this bug: https://together.jolla.com/question/205405/bug-segmentation-fault-in-the-camera-app/

Andy Branson ( 2019-06-03 14:28:26 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-06-03 16:25:51 +0300

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Something is blocking the access to the camera device.

Usually, closing Android Apps (or even completely shutting down aliendalvik - and of course restarting it if the app you want to take a picture with is an Android one, not the native Camera) usually helps.

In my case very often, just closing WhatsApp is enough.

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Any update on this?

On my XA2 this issue drives me crazy. Any other simpler W/A? Only Android Support restart helps, but sometimes it is not an option (and annoying).

pemek ( 2020-01-27 13:01:52 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2019-06-03 10:52:48 +0300

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