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IPhone camera shutter won't open! - 3Gs

App. loads and the shutter stays closed. Controls are frozen except for view pics. Restarting the phone sometimes works but it will periodically stick again. What's up with this??

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I have had the same problem. I backed up all photos/videos from the phone and then deleted them, then rebooted the phone (off/on). The camera functioned after that. Then I restored the photos to the phone.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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    man it is so simple when u enable video recording in jailbroken iphone only video capture will work and when u want to take snaps just turn off that video recording from that tricky one menu comes up from iphone date area. it will work then......


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