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Senior Member
Feb 10, 2012
London, UK
OnePlus One
OnePlus 2
Thanks for this explanation.
In other words, BSG versions of GCam aren't free any longer.
It looks like the time for me to test other devs releases.
They're free and the private version has existed for more than a year. Nothing changed in this regard, other than the fact you now know the private version exists :p

I guess BSG was just trying to merge the two versions into one, but it's probably better to keep things as they were before.


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Jul 12, 2011
Motorola Edge
I'm using the BSG version 8.1, and NGcam 8.2 version. I have a motorola edge 2020. I get this noise in the viewer, but hardly any in the photo. What adjustments can I use to limit this?


Senior Member
Feb 18, 2009
I have the huawei mate 10 pro with android 10. Is there any hope for a working gcam in my device?


Oct 20, 2018
Hi everyone !

In general, do Gcam ports improve photos on all compatible smartphone models? all styles of photos or only certain modes? Videos too?

For example a Xiaomi Mi Note 10 will have much better photos with Gcam than with the Xiaomi photo app?

Are there smartphones that have better photo quality when ported to Gcam compared to Google Pixels?

Thank you

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    Mod Google Camera
    @B-S-G on base 8.1.101
    The latest version by B-S-G

    This post is about the mods created by @B-S-G. Here you will find instructions on how to use this port and how to configure it properly for yourself.
    Telegram channel - @ModBSG.

    - The Camera 2 API must be activated on your device.
    - Most versions run only on Snapdragon SoC, but some run on MKT processors (will be added soon), Kirin and Exynos (we will also work on this processor;
    - 64-bit ROM is a must;
    - Doesn't work on phones without RAW support (for example, some Sony, Samsung and Huawei devices);
    - Newer versions (8.x) can only work on newer versions of Android. Version 8.x will run on Android 9+.

    Additional Information:
    - Now Moding is my full time job, so I will try to make support for all devices;
    - I will try to make a unique mod with many innovations;
    - I want to return the built-in gallery and drawing with light from GCam 7.2;
    - I want to add the ability to use Saber for all modules, including Samsung modules;
    - I want to automate the choice of configurations depending on the conditions;

    What version should you use:
    We are trying to make an all-purpose application for many devices, so it is recommended to install the latest version. Google table of supported devices. P.S. This table is based on the information from members of the private group. If there is no your device it DOES NOT MEAN that it will not work on your device.

    If you want to say "thanks" to @B-S-G, use his donation link:
    @Arnova8G2 PayPal https://www.paypal.me/fofy

    F.A.Q. - Frequently asked Questions said:
    FAQs and troubleshooting by Celsoazevedo
    0. If your camera starts, but the video finder freezes or black, then you need to change the Preview Format to YUV (for Level 3).

    1. If your front camera is blurry, change the HDR model to Pixel 3XL.

    2. If your front camera doesn't work, change the Preview format to YUV.

    p.s. will be replenished with the development of the mod ...
    - Added additional lenses, they are still in development, but we decided to share with you an intermediate version. We are now working on dividing the libpatcher into additional modules.
    - Added autodetection of modules that support Raw format.
    - Added an item to enable zoom instead of additional modules if you do not need them.

    Known Issues:
    - All the problems of Sony smartphones, it is recommended that they skip this update and wait for fixes for them.
    - Departure of additional modules for Redmi Note 9, we will also fix it soon.

    P.S. We made many versions with different signatures. If additional modules do not work for you, then you need to install the version signed org.codeaurora.snapcam or com.google.android.GoogleCameraEng. If you have Samsung, it is recommended to install the version with Samsung signatures.

    P.S.S. There is no need to report problems with add-on modules on some devices, we know about them and almost all problems have already been fixed in future updates.
    - Added new items to the RAM patcher.
    - Improved the resolution of the GL preview video finder, by default 1280 (you can also increase it even further in the developer settings - camera.cuttle.glpreview_max_res, but it will use the closest one available to you)
    - Added new Merge method (3 - Spatial RGB)
    - Fixed the problem of the video finder freezing in the dark, turn on the GL preview (the problem is known on LG smartphones and OnePlus Nord n10).
    - Disabled RAW image compression.
    - Added a test version of the libpatcher (Eszdman), at the moment there are not all the settings that we wanted to add in it (please do not ask us about the libpatcher settings, we will make a complete instruction when it is added completely).
    - Added selection of Merge Saber (I advise you to choose the value for your device).
    - Added reboots for applying settings and reduced their number during the porting of libpatcher.
    - Added selection of profiles for Slow motion.
    - The application has become more automated and optimized.
    - Fully optimized mod, the application should work faster.
    - Added tracking focus to video mode (needs a lot of resources, can slow down).
    - Finally all the problems of the Google Pixel have been fixed (all models, everything works without restrictions. Select "Pixel" in the settings and your model).
    - Fixed crash of frontal video for some devices that do not support 1080p (can be changed in the settings).
    - Temporarily added an item to activate astro as in Pixel devices.
    - Added support for Redmi Note 8 Pro (MTK) smartphone.
    - Fixed interface freezing issue for Xioami Mi Note 10 (when the interface was slow to respond).
    - Fixed problems with the Xiaomi Mi 9se interface freezing (when many additional functions were connected: Auto NS, focus tracking).
    - Fixed video crash on some devices.
    - Added some fixes for Sony smartphones, purple circles should disappear in night mode.
    - Fixed problems with Auto NS and night mode for Realme XT (when the snapshot was not saved and the processing was frozen).

    P.S. The next update will focus on adding additional modules and libpatcher.
    - Updated Google Camera 8.1.101 database.
    - Fixed the problem of black portrait mode for Google Pixel.
    - Fixed an issue where none of the modes worked in Pixel 2, 2XL.
    - Fixed some issues for Redmi Note 8 pro (but we are aware of existing issues, will be fixed in the next update).
    - Fixed some interface issues.
    - Changed the size of the interface in video mode (has been reduced).
    - Fixed the problem when the camera did not work without the Internet (maybe some will have it).
    - Many minor issues fixed.

    Known Issues:
    - Redmi Note 8 pro has shutter and exposure issues.
    - All known Sony issues (we are working on them).
    - 4K problem on some devices (Realme XT).
    - Improved color and noise quality.
    - Added session selection for video and Slow mo (you can choose a session suitable for you, there are no instructions for this function and will not be, you need to select it manually).
    - Fixed extended HDR and night mode for Sony Xperia 1, 5 (Mark I, Mark II). there are still problems
    - Added Developer Settings, there are no instructions for this item either, everything needs to be tested personally, we are not responsible for the operation of these settings.
    - Stabilization modes ported for all models.

    Known Issues:
    - Sony has Astro limit of 1 second (there is a possibility that this cannot be fixed).
    - All previous problems.
    - added AWB (auto white balance) selection to settings
    - fixed problem Andrey Kosolapov (@Osopan)
    - Fixed Pixel 4, 4XL issues (main camera not working).
    - fixed portrait issues of some Google Pixels (black screen), now works on all items.
    - the stabilization mode "Cinema effect" is set to 60 FPS by default (it does not work for everyone).
    - Minor device bugs fixed.

    P.S. For pixel devices, the following settings are recommended:
    - Smartphone - Pixel
    - Interface and HDR + device - your phone model (exactly the pixel you are using).
    - Added manual Shasta selection (bracketing).
    - Added RAW fix for OnePlus.
    - Fixed Focus Tracking for OnePlus.
    - Fixed camera crashes for POCO F1, F2 on MIUI 12.
    - Samsung S9 + problems fixed (HDR + extended error).
    - Fixed problems with optical and electronic stabilization.
    - Fixed stabilization modes (Pixel V model).
    - fixed video recording for many devices and MTK (thanks, wyroczen)
    - fixed a lot of minor problems (by logs that were sent to the Bug bot).
    - The mod has been completely redesigned (now it is divided into 3 components: Full, Level3, Pixel phones).
    - tracking focus without using GL Preview (for Level3).
    - added auto white balance.
    - Added Auto Night Sight for all models.
    - Added Top Shot (short video).
    - automatic format selection.
    - added the ability to use 60 FPS for some devices.
    - fixed astrophoto problem.
    - fixed front camera for OnePlus.
    - Fixed Pixel 2, OP3T issues.
    - Fixed Slow mo problem on some devices.
    - fixed digital zoom for all models.
    - Fixed stabilization modes (Model - Pixel V).
    - many minor bugs fixed.
    - new devices added to support.
    P.S. If your front camera doesn't work, change the Preview format to YUV.
    +Minor update with fixes.
    +added auto-focus reset after touch focus, 7 sec delay
    +added a fix of some system keys for problematic devices
    +added merge and shasta (up to x50000) to settings
    +added quality of HDR+ to settings
    +various fixes for more stable work
    +added fix video and fix limited on samsung
    +fixed black screen on Samsung (not for everyone)
    +the camera now works on MTK (you need to turn off GL preview)
    This version is based on the new base 8.0.101.
    - added automatic Astro depending on illumination (no need to stabilize the device now);
    - added advanced HDR to portrait mode;
    - Shasta factor is now enabled forcibly
    - added a button for Pixel devices (may has bugs);
    - fixed slowmo for some device;
    - fixed 60 fps for some device;
    - fixed an issue with incorrect photo resolution
    + Added Shasta factor
    + Fixed black screen on some devices
    + added disabling the gl preview (on the 9th android there will be no camera preview)
    + added disabling of tracking focus
    + added custom lib from r0m10
    + made fixes by logs (one old fix had to be removed to check the operability of op6 \ 7)
    + Minor update and bug fixes
    + Fixed camera preview for Pixel V (Redfin).
    + Added 60 FPS for some devices.
    + Added a point to completely disable the Saber.
    + By default, logging is disabled.
    + Few bug fixes.
    Google Camera 8.1.101_A9_PV0e by B-S-G from 01/30/2021
    Google Camera 8.1.101_A9_PV0da by B-S-G from 01/25/2021
    Google Camera 8.1.101_A9_PV0c by B-S-G from 01/19/2021
    Google Camera 8.1.101_A9_PV0b by B-S-G from 01/14/2021
    Google Camera 8.1.101_A9_PV0a by B-S-G from 01/09/2021
    Google Camera 8.1.011_A9_PV0 by B-S-G from 01/04/2021
    Google Camera 8.0.101_A9_V0b by B-S-G from 12/30/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.101_A9_V0a by B-S-G from 12/24/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.101_A9_V0 by B-S-G from 12/21/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0je by B-S-G from 12/17/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0jc by B-S-G from 12/14/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0ja by B-S-G from 12/11/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0j by B-S-G from 12/06/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0ha by B-S-G from 12/02/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0h by B-S-G from 11/30/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0g by B-S-G from 11/26/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0f by B-S-G from 11/22/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_A9_V0e by B-S-G from 11/18/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_V0d by B-S-G from 11/14/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_V0c by B-S-G from 11/11/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_V0b2 by B-S-G from 11/07/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_V0b by B-S-G from 11/07/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_V0a by B-S-G from 11/05/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_V0 by B-S-G from 10/30/2020
    Google Camera 8.0.018_BSG_Alpha by B-S-G from 10/29/2020
    P.S. The Google Camera mod is under development, there may be some problems that are being addressed gradually.
    Technical channel - @ModBSG.
    New public version
    Can you tell me the difference, please. I tried to install on a rooted Pixel 5, but only the "clone" version works!
    VIGC_8.1 .OI l_A9.VO.apk
    VIGC.8.1 .OI l_A9.VO_Clone.apk (clone)
    No difference, the clone is made for Pixel devices
    Hello everyone please help me. I'm in the download page of the latest BSG apk but there seems to be many choices ending with snap, eng, mgc, ruler, scan3d and there's no description about their differences. What are the names all about?

    Screenshot 2021-03-12 202602.png
    does macro work on for eample poco f2 pro ?
    additional lenses have not been added yet, but I think it will be soon