The Android community has done it again, this time allowing the Samsung Vibrant to have a front-facing camera. In order to get this to work for you, you must follow Siirial‘s lead and purchase the camera from the i9000, flash Eugene’s VibrantFroyo_RC3 ROM and start checking your hair. Head below for the juicy details.
If you’re interesting in modding your Vibrant to get some front-facing goodness, then you are going to need to order the following camera and head down to the instructions below.
If you want to learn how to breakdown the Samsung Vibrant like the professionals, check out the tear down video below.
If you are still willing to go through this process hit up the instructions below.
How to do it:
1. Shutdown your Vibrant, remove battery, sim card, sd card
2. Remove each screw in the back plate
3. Using an opener tool (or something to wedge between the back and front plates), snap off the back plate.
4. Disconnect all of the “snap on” assemblies
5. Remove the Camera
6. being careful not to snap the connection to the power button (it is glued on the phone), move the main board to the side slightly so it stays safe.
7. Using your method of choice (paint remover chemical or fiber glass pen), remove the paint inside the circle molding where the FFC mounts to.
8. Install camera when area is fully dry (5 minutes or so)
9. Put phone back together
10. Flash Eugene’s Froyo (R3 is latest as of writing) - remember to flash a 2.1 kernel whenever trying to nandroid restore or installing a 2.1 rom so you don’t brick your phone during the downgrade
11. adb push cameradata file to /system/cameradata
12. Boot up phone, download “mirror app for samsung galaxy s” from the market
13. Check your hair or something using your newly installed FFC!!Code:adb push [location to file]/datapattern_front_420sp.yup /system/cameradata/datapattern_front_420sp.yup
XDA member Siirial, the user who initially made this discovery, stated that when he took the Vibrant apart, the mold for the front-facing camera found on the i9000 was already molded so all you have to use is a 7/64 drill bit to finish what Samsung started. He also warned that a 1/8 bit seems too big.
Anyone ordering the necessary camera today?
Hit up the source link to learn more and follow everyone’s journey to front-facing glory.