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Black Retrica app camera on Android

If your Retrica app camera appears black on an Android phone, don’t worry, you are not alone and we hear that a fix is being worked on with what is one of the most common problems. It is worth noting though, overall both iPhone and Android users rate the Retrica app very highly in their thousands.

The Retrica app on Android and iPhone is extremely popular with smartphone users, both versions have received a lot of high ratings and part of the likability is the fact you can take really good selfie pictures, have a good range of filters, and the zero price tag only help in the apps success.

You can get the Retrica photography app for free and download right away, but an in-app purchase on iTunes and Google play allows users to upgrade to Pro for $1.99. This will deliver some enhancements, most important of which is the additional real-time vintage filters.


Black camera issue for Retrica app on Android – users of this platform just got an update for the Retrica app within the last 2 weeks, but users report some problems still with the app and most common is the front or back camera appearing black on certain Android phones. One user stated, “The app works well on my iPod touch, but on my Android phone both back and front camera show up as black”. Another added, “I own the Samsung Galaxy Tab 1 P1000, my problem is similar to a lot of other people with a fix needed for the front cam, which is all black and I can’t take a picture”.

The last Android update fixed a Galaxy Note 3 static preview problem and cured issues with vignette filter errors, although now that 2 weeks have passed since this update and the Retrica black camera issue is widespread, a fix surely has to release soon. Leave a comment below if you are experiencing the same problem and if so, name the phone or tablet you are using.

We also included a video hands-on with the iPhone app below this article, just for those that know little about this application.

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