would it be worth trying a custom rom like darkys custom rom? or would the camera firmware files just be the same do you think.
If you don't mind custom ROMs, yes, you can try DarkyROM v10.1
. It is the only custom ROM that I know had made some changes in the Camera software. Hopefully it'll fix your camera issue. Follow the guide there on how to install.
After that, if your Back Camera is working, you will have problem with the Front Camera. Just install the JCH Stock Camera from Here
(scroll down to Stock JVH Camera Apps and Libs:
Let me know.
Just got my phone back from o2 today and camera is working perfect! There's no fault/error log unfortunatley but it's all working and I'm happy with those results!
Having said that... Just checking through the "About Phone" section and found this:
Firmware version: 2.2.1
Baseband version: I9000XXJPY
Kernel version: 220.127.116.11
Build number: FROYO.XXJPY
I'm on FROYO!!! But what is this KERNEL? New to me... Omnian bro, what do you make of this? I was on 2.3.4 (unofficial) but flashed it back to 2.3.1 or something to defer any occurences of "illegal" flashing...
Grad that you have your phone back in working condition.
Froyo is good.
Kernel is always there, maybe you didn't notice previously. It is the (Original Samsung) Kernel version that you're having now.
A Kernel is the central component of most operating systems. Its responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software components) and can provide the lowest-level abstraction layer for resources (especially memory, processors, and I/O devices)
[Definition Courtesy CyanogenMod Wiki]
If you're wondering the word "root" in there, don't worry, it doesn't mean the "root" that we're talking about here. Your device is not rooted unless there's a Superuser Icon in your App Drawer.