Adam, I know you say you're more of a hardware guy but is it possible to get different modes for the camera? I also have the Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon and I really like some of the different shooting modes in that camera, but I also like the shooting modes on the Samsung Galaxy camera. Is it possible to combine the note 3 camera modes with the Samsung Galaxy camera modes? I hope I'm not asking a dumb question.
The post dates were a good hint that there isn't a lot of traffic here, but since you were so patient...
The shooting modes (if supported by the camera hardware) are between the framework-res.apk and the camera.apk
What this means is that unless you can modify the smali of both (or get it all into the camera) to add them or build it from source, then they most likely can't be added to the stock camera. You can, however, download a third-party camera that uses alternate means to get the same results.
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