I am having the same problem in addition to ridiculous battery drain. I'm so **bleep**! You can load another camera program that will allow you to take pictures, but most good ones have to be purchased and if you check out the reviews of each, you'll find extremely positive and extremely negative reviews for the same programs. I've heard that phones have been replaced over this issue...and i may be headed down the same path. there should be a downgrade option since they fail to test all features and options etc of any upgrade. Jerks!