I'm looking to re-purpose some of my old phone parts to work with Raspberry Pi. Ie camera. Not looking to use the entire phone.
But can't find any documentation anywhere... anyone have experience with this?
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It's rather unlikely that you'll be able to salvage any parts of a smartphone. While incredibly common, smartphones are an incredible feat of engineering. There are many, many components all packed into a very small space.
The image below is a picture of a Nexus 4 motherboard. The camera is the black thing in the bottom left corner. With the proper equipment and skill, you might be able to remove the camera from the board, but you'd have to somehow figure out which of the chips above it are related to the camera, and develop some kind of driver for it yourself.
This would be a Herculean task, and honestly, one I doubt is possible for you. Buying a USB webcam or RPi camera would be much more advisable.