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Master Geek

# 261367 23-Nov-2019 14:36
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was given an old android 4.4 phone i has a broken sim card slot 


i wanted to know if there was a way make the phone when i turn it on boot up into the camera and not boot to the home screen as i only want to use it as a camera


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Uber Geek

  # 2359769 23-Nov-2019 15:29
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Turn on lock. Boot to the lock screen. Double click power button to access the camera app. First thing that comes to mind.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2360343 25-Nov-2019 10:11
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I had used this app in the past, a while ago now, to perform actions based on scenarios:


I think it would do what you want.


In my case, it was to (re)start Spotify when jumping into the car as the phone I had at the time would have issues. Worked great.  Based on a rule that looked for the Bluetooth device that was the car.  I'm sure it'd have a rule that was "on device start...."


Its worth the $6 or so.

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  # 2360368 25-Nov-2019 10:52
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I use an app called Macrodroid for automation on my phone; I just set up a macro to launch camera on re-boot and it worked well. Of course, I've got a passworded lock screen on the camera, so can't say how it would behave without this set, but imagine it would work exactly like you're after.


The free version of Macrodroid provides a handful (five?) of macros, so would work fine in your case; of all the automation apps I've tried this is the easiest to use.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2360382 25-Nov-2019 11:26
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I used this one for testing, works fine

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