As reported by a few owners, operation of the Galaxy S5 seems fine at first for a few days, with the camera working flawlessly. Then, with no real cause for error, the camera app shows a “Warning: Camera Failed” message. After that message appears, the camera will continuously force close and becomes inoperable, even after factory resets.
One owner took his device back to Best Buy, where a Samsung Experience employee reportedly flashed binary files to the device, with that still not fixing the problem.
As of right now, the users who are reporting the issue are being sent new devices from Verizon, as well as receiving replacements from Best Buy. Whether this issue is only for select Verizon units, or the beginning of a larger, widespread problem, we can only hope that Samsung can produce a solution.
We have reached out to Samsung for comment and will update the post once a reply is received.
Is anyone here experiencing this issue with their Galaxy S5? If you are, please let us know below in the comments section.