GCam for HTC u12+

nomaj

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Hello crew!

I started this thread, to track on one place best working Gcam for HTCU12+.

UPDATE #1
Just found version from developer @potter of gcam for Moto G5+ that works nice on U12+
it's MGC_6.1.021 version with NIGHT SHIFT! ;)

UPDATE#2
MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V2.apk
aux switch setting (if enabled it works like switching front/rear camera) - THIS ENABLES TELEPHOTO CAM ON U12+
Turn on BUFFER FIX for Viewfinder fix.


try gcam versions from this link https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-san1ty/


Working versions:

Best in my oppinion:
BSG: MGC_5.1.018_MI8_V1b.apk

Arnova's v7.9.9: GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V7.9.9.apk ( Portrait mode front camera is slow)

BSG: MGC_6.1.009_MI8_V1a.apk ( Portrait mode front camera is slow and blurry )

In my testing latest versions are slow (low frame rate in camera viewer) and i' think the reason is ZSL turned on by default (when HDR+ is turned off - frame rate is normal).
My question for @Arnova8G2 or @cstark27 @Tolyan009 can you devs check this for us U12+ users... because we have great camera and full working GCam will bring us even better one.
Also when we get update to 9.0 things will be more compatible ( i hope somewhere around new year ) ;)

Put your expiriences,findings,test here, and let's all try to get better Gcam for our beloved U12+.

Regards!
 
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mk1t

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I confirm, on U12 + the MGC_6.1.009_MI8_V1b.apk version works properly, selfi pictures are very green and fuzzy.

The MGC_6.1.013 version does not work with HDR +, it is very stablina, sometimes you can not take pictures.
 

EMJI79

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Hey guys, what's the latest stable version with all the features?

Especially @5m4r7ph0n36uru I saw you posted informations about our smartphone on arnova thread, have you got a good app iteration?

I have tried one which gave me great Night Sight capture but the viewfinder is green so it's pretty unuseful when you don't have the time to switch between options to get the shot you want.

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nomaj

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Using s4nity V6 currently. All features working fine on my end.

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Are you using it on stock rom or Venom?
Because on stock rom on my U12+ Nightshift has lagy viewfinder,
and portrait mode with front camera is blury and green (green fix, fixes green but picture is blurry) =/
 

DeeZZ_NuuZZ

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Are you using it on stock rom or Venom?
Because on stock rom on my U12+ Nightshift has lagy viewfinder,
and portrait mode with front camera is blury and green (green fix, fixes green but picture is blurry) =/
right now we can't do anything about nightshift lag. it works fine other than that.
will be on venom and stock the same
 

EMJI79

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HTC will probably upgrade it's own camera app with P: they said they will focus on the HTC U12 + in 2019.

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DeeZZ_NuuZZ

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Hah! i see how! even One+ 5 has Android P update... HTC so slow!
And now? Doesn't mean HTC is worse than OnePlus. Actually if you look at their software, it's quite bad. Like one of the worst RAM management (exists since nougat or Oreo on their devices and few others things. So who cares if OP5/t has Pie already. We better wait for a properly working and bugfree system, then having bugs on pie which many other OEM have too and which google doesn't fix and let it do others ?

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Fujimens

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SO I tried Gcam on the U12+, but it doesn't work with the telephoto camera and it is very laggy, unusably so.

Is there a stable build yet?
 

nomaj

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SO I tried Gcam on the U12+, but it doesn't work with the telephoto camera and it is very laggy, unusably so.

Is there a stable build yet?
UPDATE#2
MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V2.apk
aux switch setting (if enabled it works like switching front/rear camera) - THIS ENABLES TELEPHOTO CAM ON U12+
Turn on BUFFER FIX for Viewfinder fix.

read first... then ask....
 
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Fujimens

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UPDATE#2
MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V2.apk
aux switch setting (if enabled it works like switching front/rear camera) - THIS ENABLES TELEPHOTO CAM ON U12+
Turn on BUFFER FIX for Viewfinder fix.

read first... then ask....
The viewfinder I got, but it is buggy. The aux doesn't work at all. The zoom is just based off the wide angle.
 

Fujimens

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You were fast to snap for me to read, but not so fast to answer that the mod actually doesn't use the telephoto camera at all, simply relying on digital zoom with the wideangle.
 

Fujimens

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HTC will probably upgrade it's own camera app with P: they said they will focus on the HTC U12 + in 2019.

Sent from my HTC U12+ using XDA Labs
Hopefully, and I hope for more control over the telephoto mode. I say "mode" because it appears to have been omitted in all reviews and discussions here:
-when in 2x/telephoto mode, even in sometimes moderate light, like on a shadowy street during a bright day, the camera will automatically revert to using digital zoom on the wideangle lens to sort of approximate the telephoto. I think it's BS. I was shooting in Malta last week where it's super bright, went into a shadowy street that was still bright and the telephoto went to wideangle crop. So I lose pixels and the noise looks worse.

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Find the better one and share with us ...
lolll

You know this isn't a MUST HAVE, but it's nice that there's development, but not necessary at all. It's not like I can't shoot with the stock software, or use my u11 with zero issues, or buy an S9+ or a Pixel 2.
 

mientus25

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I tried different versions and so night sight laggy. does anyone know the solution? i have buffer fix enabled etc. Pocco f1 have fix for this, i not install this because not have twrp(warranty)..


Ps. Sorry for my bad english