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bvdman89 Calculating status...
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Sep 8, 2010 12:44 PM
After upgrading to iOS 4.1, all my camera roll thumbnails were replaced by a giant black box. Anyone else having this issue?
iPhone 4, iOS 4, iOS 4.1
  • Kwopau Calculating status...
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    Sep 8, 2010 12:46 PM (in response to bvdman89)
    I had this issue when the genius guy transfered photos from my original iphone 4 to my replaced iphone 4, somehow if I tap anywhere on the black box, I can still view photos, not sure why it does it. I want to know whats the fix to this as well.
    HP Pavilion DV2812tx, HP DV4-1504tx, Windows 7, iPod Hi-Fi, iPhone 4 32 GB Black
  • a1000 Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 1:32 PM (in response to bvdman89)
    Same here. The photos are still there but displayed as a black box across all of them. Nice one apple. Any photos taken after the update seem to appear OK though.

    Message was edited by: a1000
    PC, Windows 7, iPhone 3G, iPad
  • subspd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 1:39 PM (in response to bvdman89)
    Yep add me to the list on this one. Big black box but can still view the photos if you click anywhere on the black box.
    iPhone 4 ios4.1, iOS 4
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 1:51 PM (in response to bvdman89)
    A lot of people reported this problem with 4.0, 4.0.1 and 4.0.2. So it is probably not the version that causes the problem.
    Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0.1, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
  • subspd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 2:44 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
    So what is it then? And why hasn't anyone figured out how to fix it? Apple???
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 2:50 PM (in response to subspd)
    I have no idea what it is, but it has been reported with most versions of the firmware by a few people. It is not a "universal" problem that affects all iPhones, or even a significant number of iPhones. It may be related to insufficient free memory on the phone. How much free space do you have?
    Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0.1, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
  • subspd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 2:53 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
    I have 8gig of free space. That can't be it.
  • doubleocrow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 4:52 PM (in response to subspd)
    I'm having the same issues as well. I read in another blog that you can try trashing the iPhone cached photos by opening iPhoto by right clicking and selecting "Show Package Contents". I do not know which file I am supposed to dump, so I haven't tried it myself. Supposedly once the file is dumped, you resync and it's back to normal. Does anyone else know about this?
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • CharismaG4toMBP Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2010 4:42 AM (in response to bvdman89)
    *+A SOLUTION*!+

    Guys I had the same issue with the black box. Only maybe 30 or so images were affected though at the end of the roll but still as you all describe.

    This is my first post so I hope you find it useful.

    *_THE FIX_*
    Download 'iPhone Explorer' (Google that one and it's free for Win/Mac).

    Plug iPhone in and navigate to the PHOTODATA folder.

    Locate these three files:
    1. Photos.sqlite
    2. PhotosAUX.sqlite
    3. com.apple.photos.caches_metadata.plist

    Save them to your computer.

    Delete them from your iPhone.

    Restart your iPhone and let if boot fully.

    Open 'Photos' and wait for the iPhone to 'rebuild the library'.

    Enjoy your thumbnails once more!
    2010 13" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • macnimation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2010 5:00 AM (in response to bvdman89)
    I actually do not get what the fuss was all about with the release of 4.1

    Apart from HDR photography, which as a photography, it isn't great and will not be everyones choice, the Game Centre, which is basically social networking for games, again not everyone will use this, and a few minor tweaks, nothing has really changed.

    I updated today to 4.1 and I had to go onto the Apple site to actually find out what the changes were, because apart from the Games Center App, I saw little change.

    Holding the phone in my left hand still drops a few bars but I haven't lost a call yet anyway.

    I'll be impressed when they provide FM Radio Support, Flash Support and the ability to use the iPhone Wifi as a Wireless Dongle on a computer without wireless abilities.
    Windows XP Pro
  • ernloji Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2010 8:20 AM (in response to CharismaG4toMBP)
    Thank you. I had this problem and this fix helped me. And it is really easy to do.
    Acer, Windows 7, iphone 3gs
  • otisalex Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2010 8:39 AM (in response to CharismaG4toMBP)
    Thank you, Charisma! It works. I just today downloaded 4.1 to my iPhone 3G and had the nasty camera roll display problem described above, but the fix you posted worked like a charm!
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • pberk Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Sep 9, 2010 8:41 AM (in response to bvdman89)
    I had the black box issue on my original install - turned out to be some corrupt photos files - once I got rid of those photos, the issue went away...
    imac 2.8 Core 2 Duo, ipad 3.2.1, iPhone 4,, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 3 GB RAM
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