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By kevinrocksman, Senior Member on 27th August 2015, 11:03 AM
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Now the time has come after 3 years of fighting with the camera on the note 2, note 3 and note 4 trying to make it have unlimited recording limits (until space is full) is now POSSIBLE!

I have spent the last couple hours digging through and pinpointing the 1 thing that cuts off the 4k recording at 5 minutes and you are now able to record up to 1 hour in 4K. I may try to push it more later but this is a good start.

Instructions:
THIS IS NOT A FLASHABLE ZIP SO DO NOT FLASH THRU RECOVERY
1. Download the zip and extract the apk SamsungCamera4.apk
2. Download es file explorer and browse to system/apps/SamsungCamera4/
3. Make a backup of everything in that folder then delete everything in the folder
4. Copy over the SamsungCamera4.apk that you downloaded to system/apps/SamsungCamera4/
4a. (In V2) copy the media_profiles.xml to /system/etc and overwrite
5. set permissions to rw-r-r on the file
6. Reboot your phone
7. Once rebooted check to see if your camera works, once up look for KRM in the Camera icon to the top of the record button
8. If you see KRM then you have installed the mod successfully

If you have any questions please ask. I have recorded up to 35 minutes so far but ran out of space so please let me know if you can fully record to 1 hour. While this mod does unlock the full recording limits of 4k samsung has generously unlocked it already for 1920x1080 and below. That being said please do not use this mod for any illegal activity,

Also it will split each 4GB file into separate pieces- usually around 8 minutes-9 minutes

DOWNLOADS:
V4S(sprint)
V4T(Tmobile)
V3.2
V3.1
V3
V2
V1


CHANGELOGS:
V4
Added ability to use flashlight under 15% battery thanks to @dr.ketan
Made a version for Tmobile due to update that caused FC
Removed media_profiles.xml for now to tweak, gets rid of bitrate improvements (return to stock media_profile recommended for now)
removed button to take snapshots during 4k recording.. caused crashes

V3.2
Fixed recording while in call
Modified timers for recording so they are more accurate
Added snapshot button in UHD, Smooth motion and WHD (BUT DO NOT USE THE BUTTON IN THOSE YET)


V3.1
Fixed 4k unlimited, broke in V3. Fixed in V3.1


V3
(Thanks to @dwitherell back on the note 4 for telling me about how to do these)
Prevent audio from stopping/pausing when taking a pic or shooting video
Allow for taking video while in call

Broke 4k recording...



V2
4K bitrate turned up to 68Mbps from 48Mbps
Picture quality turned up to 100% from 96%


V1
4K can record up to a full hour
Modified recording icon



Some interesting information... the note 5 has a 20MP camera apparently because when u take snapshots it is around 5310x4000. Also when trying to change the resolution of slo mo to anything over 1280x720 I got garbled video so thats a lost cause.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxjN...ature=youtu.be



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Project Super Camera on Steriods, App for all devices (see above for details)

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Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 2
Stable Release Date: 2015-08-28

Created 2015-08-27
Last Updated 2015-08-28
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27th August 2015, 03:12 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by kevinrocksman

Now the time has come after 3 years of fighting with the camera on the note 2, note 3 and note 4 trying to make it have unlimited recording limits (until space is full) is now POSSIBLE!

I have spent the last couple hours digging through and pinpointing the 1 thing that cuts off the 4k recording at 5 minutes and you are now able to record up to 1 hour in 4K. I may try to push it more later but this is a good start.

Instructions:
THIS IS NOT A FLASHABLE ZIP SO DO NOT FLASH THRU RECOVERY
1. Download the zip and extract the apk SamsungCamera4.apk
2. Download es file explorer and browse to system/apps/SamsungCamera4/
3. Make a backup of everything in that folder then delete everything in the folder
4. Copy over the SamsungCamera4.apk that you downloaded to system/apps/SamsungCamera4/
5. set permissions to rw-r-r on the file
6. Reboot your phone
7. Once rebooted check to see if your camera works, once up look for KRM in the Camera icon to the top of the record button
8. If you see KRM then you have installed the mod successfully

If you have any questions please ask. I have recorded up to 35 minutes so far but ran out of space so please let me know if you can fully record to 1 hour. While this mod does unlock the full recording limits of 4k samsung has generously unlocked it already for 1920x1080 and below. That being said please do not use this mod for any illegal activity,

Also it will split each 4GB file into separate pieces- usually around 8 minutes-9 minutes

DOWNLOADS:
V1


CHANGELOGS:
V1
4K can record up to a full hour
Modified recording icon

XDA:DevDB Information
Project Super Camera on Steriods, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
kevinrocksman

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1
Stable Release Date: 2015-08-27

Created 2015-08-27
Last Updated 2015-08-27

Thanks for this man..... now the fun can start!!!
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27th August 2015, 04:13 PM |#3  
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I am assuming you have to be rooted,correct?
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I am assuming you have to be rooted,correct?

Yes, rooted for sure.
27th August 2015, 07:33 PM |#5  
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Gonna try this soon, thanks Kevinrocksman!
27th August 2015, 09:29 PM |#6  
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I am assuming you have to be rooted,correct?

Yes
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28th August 2015, 12:14 AM |#7  
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Later tonight im gonna work on making the buttons transparent while recording to help prevent screen burn
28th August 2015, 01:02 AM |#8  
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Lol on a Z2 stock I can record unlimited amount of minutes, and no splitting files, I recorded about 10GB in one file until I ran out of storage
28th August 2015, 01:30 AM |#9  
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Lol on a Z2 stock I can record unlimited amount of minutes, and no splitting files, I recorded about 10GB in one file until I ran out of storage

For some reason i doubt this because all phones to my knowledge have a 4gb file limit due to how the software is written but id have to look at how the code is written on that one. Only way is for it to be written in 64 bit code
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For some reason i doubt this because all phones to my knowledge have a 4gb file limit due to how the software is written but id have to look at how the code is written on that one. Only way is for it to be written in 64 bit code

The Z2 afaik is 32 bit
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The Z2 afaik is 32 bit

I plan on ripping that camera apart tonight to see what it has but as i said i dont believe that because any unlimited video recording has to be labeled as a video camera and they have to pay more taxes
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