Anyone found a working Pixel Camera APK?

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leoni1980

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I've tried loads so far and whilst they all take photos they also get stuck 2/3 into the 'processing HDR', never being completed. I have to reboot the phone to get rid of the notification.

I've used the Pixel camera fine on a Nokia 6 2017 and a Nokia 8.


Anyone any ideas? @cstark27
 

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Not better but you can use focus effect and soft bokeh. You can save raw/dng picture for post treatment un lightroom
 

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I couldn't install, said something is wrong with the package.

Is the pixel camera better? How?

It's loads better. The stock app smudges out detail where the Pixel camera produces a sharper image. I've found a working APK but it's pretty old. Hoping the newer APKs will work when I get the 8.1 update. For now the version I have is a marked improvement on the stock app.
 
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I'm on 8.1 tho, and there are specific settings that result in described hand while processing the photo. Otherwise it's great so far and really is better then stock.
 
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I use pixel camera app . (cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_v3.6)
This is working very well with this device especially portrait :angel:
 

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Most of the apps I was trying to use would work ok for a bit but occasionally start stuttering in the viewfinder and sometimes even completely crash the phone entirely. I've found one that hasn't done this *yet* but I will keep testing.
 

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Ok, after a while the version I ported started to freeze up, and stuck while taking a photo.

Solution was to go to Settings > Apps > Camera (the pixel one) > Clear cache

After this it was back and operational.
 

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The first apk recommended on the site linked in this topic seems to work for me:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-6/themes/google-camera-hdr-portrait-selfie-t3733577

Can confirm the "Better Low Light v3.6(20/3/2018)" from the first post of that thread works fine for me with my TA-1050 on 8.1.
Here's a sample shot using HDR+ featuring my cat:
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I've tried loads so far and whilst they all take photos they also get stuck 2/3 into the 'processing HDR', never being completed. I have to reboot the phone to get rid of the notification.

I've used the Pixel camera fine on a Nokia 6 2017 and a Nokia 8.


Anyone any ideas? @cstark27

After updating to 8.1 from 8.0, I had the same problem which is now fixed
Now I am trying various different apps
Best is Arnova's GCAM
 

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I tried only one from the mentioned apks and the situation is the same, as it was with MI A1 and arnovas gcam - the hdr+ mode is not actually hdr, but just a normal shot, and the hdr in the stock camera app is an actual and better, real hdr. I've tested several gcam and pixel ports on MI A1, and my opinion is, that they are useless for hdr.
My solution is to shoot in dng with lightroom and make the image myself...
 

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I'm trying one for the Nokia 7+ and so far it's working great. It's the Google Camers Pixel2 Mod Arnova8G2 v7.9.4.
 
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What does this entail..

I've tried loads so far and whilst they all take photos they also get stuck 2/3 into the 'processing HDR', never being completed. I have to reboot the phone to get rid of the notification.

I've used the Pixel camera fine on a Nokia 6 2017 and a Nokia 8.


Anyone any ideas? @cstark27

Do i have to root and/or unlock bootloader to install this pixel apk/app? any instructions?
 

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    This one is working fine and smooth but slomo still doesn't work it will crash the app. Everything else is working fine, night mode enabled, view finder does't lag(one major problem with the ports). GCam_Pixel3Mod_1_build.6.1.013.apk
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78073236&postcount=4

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    Thanks.
    The Nokia app 9.1 it's working on my phone, but sometimes it crashes.
    Waiting to receive Android Pie as soon as possible.
    As of right now I'm using also GCam 6.1 from BSG but it's worse than CStark's latest stable version.

    If you're still running oreo on your Nokia 6.1
    Try this one from the link below
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtSQankM0RyVjM1E_47ZmKZmnWJmog
    I have been using this before upgrading to Pie and it's quite stable but post update the app won't open because it's modded for devices running oreo.
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    Now the best port of the camera for 6.1 is again from the cstark27. :) Latest version v4.1 from 3 september.
    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-cstark27

    It works faster, more accurate color rendering, less noise and better detail in low light. It is also important that the photo 15.9 Mpix, as a standard camera. And this means, in Google Photo is unlimited download, albeit with compression.

    Recommended settings: HDR+ Enhanced, Model - Pixel 2 XL, Disable ZSL - On, Panorama - High, DSP Hexagon - On.
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    Anyone tried Arnova's v8. 1?

    Yes, it appears to be more stable than v8.

    Following works on Nokia 6.1 -

    Front and Rear camera (both Portrait and normal mode)
    Front and Rear video (4k, 1080)
    HDR + processing appears to be faster than previous version.

    Following doesn't -

    Slow Motion

    I took around 5 portraits back to back and switched to normal mode and took more pictures, it didn't hang or crash and I could see it was processing all the images without any issues. Navigation also appear to be snappy, no hiccups or hangs. Overall, it made switch from Cstark v3.8 and I'm happy. Haven't had chance to compare images to comment on the quality of the pictures.

    Changes I made to the settins -

    Nexus 6p model - Enabled
    HDR + image quality - 100%
    Disable video slow motion - Enabled
    Improve in low light - Enabled

    Will have to test with HDR + parameters, currently as default lowest, may be I'll bump it up to Medium and see how it handles.
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    I couldn't install, said something is wrong with the package.

    Is the pixel camera better? How?

    It's loads better. The stock app smudges out detail where the Pixel camera produces a sharper image. I've found a working APK but it's pretty old. Hoping the newer APKs will work when I get the 8.1 update. For now the version I have is a marked improvement on the stock app.
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    This one is working fine and smooth but slomo still doesn't work it will crash the app. Everything else is working fine, night mode enabled, view finder does't lag(one major problem with the ports). GCam_Pixel3Mod_1_build.6.1.013.apk
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78073236&postcount=4

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    If you're still running oreo on your Nokia 6.1
    Try this one from the link below
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtSQankM0RyVjM1E_47ZmKZmnWJmog
    I have been using this before upgrading to Pie and it's quite stable but post update the app won't open because it's modded for devices running oreo.

    The pixel 3 mod works quite good, when it works :) The only one that worked for me on 1068.