[4.2] [Xperia X] Disabling autofocus, shutter button half-press to focus no longer works

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): always
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): Xperia X
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): yes


The trick to getting the Xperia X’s camera to only focus with a half-press of the shutter button, as mentioned on [Xperia X] Camera autofocus or picture sharpness seems non-optimal - together.jolla.com, no longer seems to work. In fact, neither of the two tricks mentioned there seem to work anymore. The camera always autofocuses and half-pressing the shutter button does nothing. This appears to be a regression in 4.2, as it was still working well on 4.0 and 4.1.

In the meantime, until the bug is fixed: did anything change in the way the camera interprets the configuration files? Does anyone know a workaround to make the shutter button half-press into a functional manual focus again?

Second this question. Half-press on X stopped working after most recent update to 4.2.

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Thanks for confirming the issue, I’ve modified the post into a bug report.