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Author:  L0stS0ul [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:26 am ]
Post subject:  Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

If you have a rooted device with the SDE method so you can change system files you can "fix" the camera by changing a boot parameter

In the init file for your device you can change this line

setprop ro.board.camera_hflipped yes

to

setprop ro.board.camera_hflipped no

and then restart and it should no longer be flipped

The init files are all in the root / directory and are named
init.A101IT.rc, init.A70H.rc, init.A70S.rc, etc

You only need to change the config file for your device.

Author:  FZelle [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

Or you add

ro.board.camera_hflipped=yes

Into /system/build.prop

Author:  NickD [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

Nice find! Although BarcodeScanner 3.53 also seems to work now with front-faced cameras.

Author:  jakkrith [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

Thank you very much to all above post for sharing.

Author:  fuzzer [ Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

There is a setting in the latest version of Barcode Scanner that will auto reverse....

If you use this barcode scanner:

http://www.appbrain.com/app/barcode-sca ... nt.android

you can reverse the "camera image" and it does scan....

Author:  liutszho [ Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

Which camera app did you use? I can only find Shop Saavy but it does not have flip image:

EDIT: found it in appslib, but even with flip image turned on, the image isnt' flipped and I can't scan anything.

Author:  EVPowers [ Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

L0stS0ul wrote:
If you have a rooted device with the SDE method so you can change system files you can "fix" the camera by changing a boot parameter

In the init file for your device you can change this line

setprop ro.board.camera_hflipped yes

to

setprop ro.board.camera_hflipped no

and then restart and it should no longer be flipped

The init files are all in the root / directory and are named
init.A101IT.rc, init.A70H.rc, init.A70S.rc, etc

You only need to change the config file for your device.

I apologize in advance if this seems like something obvious but...
How exactly do you view the init file? Any links to a quick "how to" would be appreciated.

I booted up my Archos in developer mode, connected it to my computer with the USB cable. (Choosing the option to mount it.)
I expected to see the init.A101IT.rc file at the root directory when I used my Windows file explorer to look at the Archos's drive, but although I see other things (like the rootfs.img.gz), I do not see the init file.

I tried searching the forum for a dummies guide for accessing the init file and didn't come across anything.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Author:  FZelle [ Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

What you see from the computer is not the root of the device.

You need a fileexplorer that has root privilegs like rootexplorer.

Author:  EVPowers [ Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

FZelle wrote:
What you see from the computer is not the root of the device.

You need a fileexplorer that has root privilegs like rootexplorer.

I downloaded rootexplorer to my tablet.
Rebooted using SDE then launched rootexplorer to browse the root directory.
I see..
ini.golfish.rc
init.rc
I still don't see a file named init.A101IT.rc ?

Could it located somewhere else on the tablet? (I have a 101 internet tablet.)

edit: the two init files I found (noted above) are readable in my text editor.
There is another file in the root directory named "init" but that one is not readable in a text editor. It is 109.29k

Author:  EVPowers [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fix reversed camera so barcode apps work

Found the file.

etc/init/init.A101IT.rc

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