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Dhruv_Agarwal

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Hello, I have purchased Redmi Note 4 (sd 625) India via Flipkart. The same phone is also purchased by my friend via Flipkart.
But I notice variation between my and his camera and when I dig out the problem I come to the result that both phone has different camera modules.
I've a Sony imx258 back camera but he has a Samsung S5k3l8 back camera. So, I contacted some more Redmi Note 4 users and some of them have Samsung Sensor while some have sony.
So my question is while flashing any custom ROM will my camera work or not? As I think the camera blobs for both devices are different.

Note:- To view your camera sensor just go to Settings>About Phone>tap kernel version 5 times>version information.
 

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tbiwalkar

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Hello, I have purchased Redmi Note 4 (sd 625) India via Flipkart. The same phone is also purchased by my friend via Flipkart.
But I notice variation between my and his camera and when I dig out the problem I come to the result that both phone has different camera modules.
I've a Sony imx258 back camera but he has a Samsung S5k3l8 back camera. So, I contacted some more Redmi Note 4 users and some of them have Samsung Sensor while some have sony.
So my question is while flashing any custom ROM will my camera work or not? As I think the camera blobs for both devices are different.
Note:- To view your camera sensor just go to Settings>About Phone>tap kernel version 5 times>version information.

Camera works fine for both sensors . However, the slow motion and other feature enabling tricks work only on Sony sensor.
 
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Stuart0610

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You got lucky. Xiaomi changed the camera sensor from first Sony to Samsung and then to Omnivision. Sony is the best, Samsung is fine and Omnivision is the worst out of this three sensors.

You shouldn't get any difference if installing a custom ROM
 
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Aman Singh

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My friend broke his RN4 display and he's selling the phone and when I asked him, He is willing to exchange the camera sensor(He has the sony sensor whereas I've the samsung) Can I just pop out his camera sensor and plug it in into my device or things are different on the software level too?
 

yohyah

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My friend broke his RN4 display and he's selling the phone and when I asked him, He is willing to exchange the camera sensor(He has the sony sensor whereas I've the samsung) Can I just pop out his camera sensor and plug it in into my device or things are different on the software level too?

Technically it should work because the drivers for the 3 different modules are already installed within the ROM.

What is the product number of you and your friend's device? It should be on the box (2016101 or 2016102). And would you be able to take a picture of your friend's Sony module? A lot of people on a different thread are trying to replace their Samusng/Omnivision modules with about 50% success because we don't know the exact numbers of module code of the IMX258

Thanks in advance!
 
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Aman Singh

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Technically it should work because the drivers for the 3 different modules are already installed within the ROM.

What is the product number of you and your friend's device? It should be on the box (2016101 or 2016102). And would you be able to take a picture of your friend's Sony module? A lot of people on a different thread are trying to replace their Samusng/Omnivision modules with about 50% success because we don't know the exact numbers of module code of the IMX258

Thanks in advance!
Mine is 2016100 IDK his, I'll need to check. Well I'm on a Custom ROM so hope that can support it, I'll try, if it works or will revert back if that can be done :p
Thanks
 

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    Hello, I have purchased Redmi Note 4 (sd 625) India via Flipkart. The same phone is also purchased by my friend via Flipkart.
    But I notice variation between my and his camera and when I dig out the problem I come to the result that both phone has different camera modules.
    I've a Sony imx258 back camera but he has a Samsung S5k3l8 back camera. So, I contacted some more Redmi Note 4 users and some of them have Samsung Sensor while some have sony.
    So my question is while flashing any custom ROM will my camera work or not? As I think the camera blobs for both devices are different.
    Note:- To view your camera sensor just go to Settings>About Phone>tap kernel version 5 times>version information.

    Camera works fine for both sensors . However, the slow motion and other feature enabling tricks work only on Sony sensor.
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    You got lucky. Xiaomi changed the camera sensor from first Sony to Samsung and then to Omnivision. Sony is the best, Samsung is fine and Omnivision is the worst out of this three sensors.

    You shouldn't get any difference if installing a custom ROM
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    My friend broke his RN4 display and he's selling the phone and when I asked him, He is willing to exchange the camera sensor(He has the sony sensor whereas I've the samsung) Can I just pop out his camera sensor and plug it in into my device or things are different on the software level too?

    Technically it should work because the drivers for the 3 different modules are already installed within the ROM.

    What is the product number of you and your friend's device? It should be on the box (2016101 or 2016102). And would you be able to take a picture of your friend's Sony module? A lot of people on a different thread are trying to replace their Samusng/Omnivision modules with about 50% success because we don't know the exact numbers of module code of the IMX258

    Thanks in advance!