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Dornyx

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This thread has been created to provide [device name] feedback to @Arnova8G2 regarding his port of the Google Camera app.

  • Describe your experience (mostly what doesn't work as expected)
  • Provide logcats (the dev does not have your phone, so logs are needed if you want him to fix stuff)
  • Mention @Arnova8G2 when you post your feedback

ALL FEEDBACK PROVIDED IN OTHER THREADS OR WITHOUT LOGS WILL BE IGNORED

Latest update:
v1.4
2017/01/04 – GCMod5 based on Mod By B-S-G
  • Add toggle for portrait mode or Lens Blur
  • AutoFocus enhancement and faster
  • Support level override back in ZSl, front in ZSL_REPROCESSING and Level_3 for OP3/OP3t, MI5,Mi5s
  • Black screen fix test
  • Add 4K for devices that do not have it

GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.4.apk
** Please mention me in the thread of your device with a logcat or screenshots.

Previous versions:
 
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kraatus90

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Sep 2, 2012
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Hi! I'd like to get Google Camera app with HDR+ on my Xiaomi Mi A1, but the official XDA port doesn't work. I've heard of some people using the app in SD625 devices, and the Mi A1 has the 625 SoC, so in theory it may be possible to port the app... I can't code, so does anyone know something about a download link that works on Mi A1 or can mod the XDA apk to work on the Mi A1?

Almost every ported gcam works on mia1, have you enabled Camera 2 api ? it needs that enabled to work.

Anyway , you find all these ports on this thread
 
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kraatus90

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I don't know how to enable the API: please explain me, if you can. Moreover, is it possible to add EIS to the stock camera or at least in Google Camera ported?

If you are rooted you have to add below line in build.prop -

Code:
persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1

after that reboot. you will have working gcam with HDR+. although the slomo option won't work. and you will have EIS too in gcam.
 

ashjas

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Is there really any difference?? i am confused.. My redmi note 3 pro can take better pic with Google camera than this mi a1

If you cant find the difference by looking at the samples posted, then you dont need HDR+.

But the fact is the difference is night and day!
Google is primarily known for software, which is what HDR+ is all about.. It uses the camera h/w, takes many pics when you click the shutter button, each in different contrast, and applies some kick-ass machine learning algorithms on every pixel of each groups of pics it took, fuses all of them, to get awsome looking pics.. Thats all it does, and thats all that no other stock camera app does from any other manufacturer. Thats why it beats even iphone.
So basically, google does more through software , what all others achieve through multiple h/w.. Reason why pixel 2 still has single Camera.
 

Rakibboss

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If you cant find the difference by looking at the samples posted, then you dont need HDR+.

But the fact is the difference is night and day!
Google is primarily known for software, which is what HDR+ is all about.. It uses the camera h/w, takes many pics when you click the shutter button, each in different contrast, and applies some kick-ass machine learning algorithms on every pixel of each groups of pics it took, fuses all of them, to get awsome looking pics.. Thats all it does, and thats all that no other stock camera app does from any other manufacturer. Thats why it beats even iphone.
So basically, google does more through software , what all others achieve through multiple h/w.. Reason why pixel 2 still has single Camera.
I said the redmi note 3 pro has better performance with Google camera than this A1.. That's why i said, i am confused
 

crewster

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Dec 14, 2012
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So... does this camera work after modifying build.prop? Could someone upload a few pics comparing the original camera app to this one?

Enviado desde mi Nexus 7 mediante Tapatalk
 

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    This thread has been created to provide [device name] feedback to @Arnova8G2 regarding his port of the Google Camera app.

    • Describe your experience (mostly what doesn't work as expected)
    • Provide logcats (the dev does not have your phone, so logs are needed if you want him to fix stuff)
    • Mention @Arnova8G2 when you post your feedback

    ALL FEEDBACK PROVIDED IN OTHER THREADS OR WITHOUT LOGS WILL BE IGNORED

    Latest update:
    v1.4
    2017/01/04 – GCMod5 based on Mod By B-S-G
    • Add toggle for portrait mode or Lens Blur
    • AutoFocus enhancement and faster
    • Support level override back in ZSl, front in ZSL_REPROCESSING and Level_3 for OP3/OP3t, MI5,Mi5s
    • Black screen fix test
    • Add 4K for devices that do not have it

    GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.4.apk
    ** Please mention me in the thread of your device with a logcat or screenshots.

    Previous versions:
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    Hello,

    Thank you for all the useful information gathered on these forums!

    However, I am not such an advanced user and it would really help if someone would write up a short how-to on how to get the gcamera + eis working? I can make out bits of it, but a few details are missing to get it correct (if you haven't edited files before, etc. .. ) and i think others could benefit as well!

    Thanks to all of you working on this!

    Jaka

    Are you rooted? If yes - fine. If no:

    Developer options:
    - Enable OEM unlock
    - Enable USD debugging

    Turn device off - then go into fastboot mode by holding volume down key + power key.
    Connect device via USB to your laptop
    Set up minimal ADB on your PC - go into ADB folder and shift + right-click then open CMD prompt.
    In command prompt type: fastboot oem unlock
    Hit enter and you're unlocked.

    Download https://desktop.firmware.mobi/device:1748/firmware:13240/download/t1.cfar/landing
    onto your deskop and unzip it. Run the root.bat file. You'll need to hit enter a bunch of times, just keep going. After it's run give your phone a minute or two (don't unplug first!) and it will start to reboot. You are now rooted.

    Download a good file manager like root explorer. Under your system folder you will find the build.prop
    Long press on it and under options choose "open with text editor". Scroll all the way to the bottom and add these two lines:
    persist.camera.eis.enable=1
    persist.camera.HAL3.enable=1

    Save file and reboot your phone.

    Download Gcam port here: http://tinyurl.com/y7j7zx2q
    Install.

    Enjoy great photos. ;)
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    2018/01/07 – GCMod5 based on Mod By B-S-G
    • Fix video for Android 7.x
    • Replace RAW12 by RAW_PRIVATE
    • Add toggle hdr+ in front camera for portrait mode (For hdr + front camera compatible devices)
    • And other internal improvement

    GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.5Beta2.apk