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shaolin95

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Arnova's uses Iris in the package name. Did you read the steps of downloading the corresponding zip file and extracting it to the proper folder, then giving the app full storage permissions, then loading the XML profile?
Yep, I installed Iris and download the zip and extracted to the GCam/Configs8 folder and gave full storage permission.
For some reason, Arnova is the only one I cant get working :/
 

Ipse_Tase

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Arnova's uses Iris in the package name. Did you read the steps of downloading the corresponding zip file and extracting it to the proper folder, then giving the app full storage permissions, then loading the XML profile?
So...what did I load then 🤣
Hope I picked the right one...it definitely works - and using your xml file.

 

beserker15

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So...what did I load then 🤣
Hope I picked the right one...it definitely works - and using your xml file.


That's an old build, keep up! 🤣
Since Samsung accepts like 4-5 package names that will allow telephoto to work, each GCam dev that supports Samsung decided to use a unique one lol. Arnova now uses Iris, Wichaya has both Ruler and Scan3d, and BSG also has both Ruler and Scan3D. So you can actually have all 3 installed at the same time.
 

Ipse_Tase

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That's an old build, keep up! 🤣
Since Samsung accepts like 4-5 package names that will allow telephoto to work, each GCam dev that supports Samsung decided to use a unique one lol. Arnova now uses Iris, Wichaya has both Ruler and Scan3d, and BSG also has both Ruler and Scan3D. So you can actually have all 3 installed at the same time.
I think I tried the last beta you posted and I kept getting errors whole selecting options in the app. This one is stable...unless you post a new "GA" 😇
I value Arnova for zoom cleanliness and color and for much better HDR where needed....but I already stated that before.

I noticed the different package names...thank God for that, else I'd be lost trying to identify them..especially since you can't assign individual icons in the Samsung launcher like one would with Nova.

Patiently waiting for you to greenlight a new Arnova stable, I'm led to understand that it's close. Hopefully it will accommodate all the successive Samsung changes since March 😉
 

shaolin95

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So far I prefer Wichaya as it gives a more "camera-like" result but its a bit too grainy so I am trying to find a way to clean that up a bit. But I much prefer its "less digitally enhanced" 10x vs the Samsung app for example.
Still I cannot feel happy until I make sure Arnova is not better :D
 
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beserker15

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So far I prefer Wichaya as it gives a more "camera-like" result but its a bit too grainy so I am trying to find a way to clean that up a bit. But I much prefer its "less digitally enhanced" 10x vs the Samsung app for example.
Still I cannot feel happy until I make sure Arnova is not better :D

Do a screen recording and share it. Uninstall Arnova's, delete the files in GCam>Configs8. Start a screen recording to show all the steps you're doing with installing the apk, giving it permissions, unzipping/copying, applying xml, etc.
 

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Do a screen recording and share it. Uninstall Arnova's, delete the files in GCam>Configs8. Start a screen recording to show all the steps you're doing with installing the apk, giving it permissions, unzipping/copying, applying xml, etc.
I will try that tonight. Are there any examples of Arnova vs Wichaya by any chance before I continue breaking my head trying to make this work? :D
Full size samples would be awesome :)
 

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anyone is having touch to focus issue on gcam(i tried all the working gcam and almost all of them have the issue). the only one that doesn't have is arnova(GCam_6.210329.0153build-8.1.101). Basically any touch to track focus version gcam doesn't focus well, it seem to focused but the image always come out blurry. The arnova's version doesn't have track focus and the focus take a bit of time to activate but once it activated, the image came out nice and sharp. Anyone one know is there's any setting i am missing?
 

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need to set "stream config" to EISV3 and then it should stop freezing (=
Yes that actually fixed the freezing issue as another member was helping me with that part.
Unfortunately I cannot get either the 3x or the 10x photos to actually save. I can see the thumbnail in the camera but if I click to view, only a previous photo taken with 1x or .6x camera will show.
The photos from the 3x and 10x are not saved anywhere as I looked as well.
I also tried older versions of the app but some give me .6, 1x and 2x (which turns out to be 10x) but only recent versions give me all 4 cameras with the already mentioned saving issue.
Bizarre
 

shaolin95

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So I see the issue saving 3x and 10x is that HDR is not working even if I load that HDR fix file. If I go to that share option like to share on IG, I can see it stuck PROCESSING. I can only get 3x and 10x to save if I turn off Processing.
Also, Night mode seems NOT to work either for those.
 

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So I see the issue saving 3x and 10x is that HDR is not working even if I load that HDR fix file. If I go to that share option like to share on IG, I can see it stuck PROCESSING. I can only get 3x and 10x to save if I turn off Processing.
Also, Night mode seems NOT to work either for those.
That is because you aren't successfully loading the XML file. Like I mentioned, the only way I can help is if you delete everything, re-download, and do a screen record. My suspicion is that you haven't effectively given it full storage permissions since the XML isn't loading.

anyone is having touch to focus issue on gcam(i tried all the working gcam and almost all of them have the issue). the only one that doesn't have is arnova(GCam_6.210329.0153build-8.1.101). Basically any touch to track focus version gcam doesn't focus well, it seem to focused but the image always come out blurry. The arnova's version doesn't have track focus and the focus take a bit of time to activate but once it activated, the image came out nice and sharp. Anyone one know is there's any setting i am missing?
Focus tracking doesn't work with GCam and our Samsung. You have to turn it off. It should be off on all of my XML profiles for the various GCam I have linked.
 

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So I see the issue saving 3x and 10x is that HDR is not working even if I load that HDR fix file. If I go to that share option like to share on IG, I can see it stuck PROCESSING. I can only get 3x and 10x to save if I turn off Processing.
Also, Night mode seems NOT to work either for those.

That's odd, I just tried the taking pics with hdr and hdr+ and using the share to insta, snapchat, or messenger and it worked just fine. Only ge the processing to appear for barely half a second on the bottom left.. Are you sure you're on the correct build? I would try redownloading from the first post, along with the zip and restarting. Apply all the permissions and then allow full storage permission. Make sure storage is set to full cause you open the app it asks for the storage permissionbut it only gives you the access to media only when you select yes.
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That's odd, I just tried the taking pics with hdr and hdr+ and using the share to insta, snapchat, or messenger and it worked just fine. Only ge the processing to appear for barely half a second on the bottom left.. Are you sure you're on the correct build? I would try redownloading from the first post, along with the zip and restarting. Apply all the permissions and then allow full storage permission. Make sure storage is set to full cause you open the app it asks for the storage permissionbut it only gives you the access to media only when you select yes.
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Yes I am doing all that exactly as above. I will remove all and start all over.
Thanks
 

shaolin95

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That is because you aren't successfully loading the XML file. Like I mentioned, the only way I can help is if you delete everything, re-download, and do a screen record. My suspicion is that you haven't effectively given it full storage permissions since the XML isn't loading.


Focus tracking doesn't work with GCam and our Samsung. You have to turn it off. It should be off on all of my XML profiles for the various GCam I have linked.
processed done there. Hope you can figure out what I am missing.
Thanks
 
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beserker15

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processed done there. Hope you can figure out what I am missing.
Thanks
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I think the only thing I would do differently from your video is how to load the XML. I personally never load it from settings, perhaps there is something weird with that. Try loading the XML by double tapping in the area between the shutter button and the gallery.
 
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    I don't have a gca file. Just the arnova xml i downloaded. Is that what your using?
    Whenever there is a significant enough change in an update, it'll require a new XML. In this case, the XML is inside the GCA file. Download the Arnova ZIP that I shared and extract the GCA from that (XDA doesn't let me upload GCA file types directly).
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    Sorry I can't find the ZIP file that you shared.
    So I went to the beta and found the config zip file is that it?

    Ah, are you using the App or something where you don't see attachments? I upload and update all of my configs on the first post.

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    So I have one problem maybe you can help me with maybe I did something wrong I don't know but when I take a photo everything's fine except for after it's processed if you watch the thumbnail goes from light to extremely dark almost like it wants to darken the whole thing up.
    lol this is what happens when I tweak my XML at night (forgot to account for uneven lighting). With everything else the same, try this XML and let me know what you think.
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    *UPDATE October 9th 2021*
    Most of the GCam developers are working on 8.3 builds so there hasn't been many updates. However, Arnova just released an update which is probably the final 8.1 build. A new way to share profiles via GCA file is introduced. I've updated my config for the Arnova build.

    *UPDATE July 22nd 2021*
    Updated link to newer BSG Public build. No significant changes but the changelog says photo quality should improve slightly. Also uploaded MWP-HDRv4.zip lib file.

    *UPDATE July 13th 2021*
    Wichaya's build was updated to v1.3 so I updated the link and XML file. Of the three, it now offers the best motion photo resolution. Also updated the Arnova config zip with the HDRfix XML.

    Arnova Gcam-8.1.101.build-V6.1.211009
    This new Arnova update supports GCA profile which is essentially an archive of the XML, noise profiles, and libraries which the GCAM will automatically extract into the proper locations. Download the attached ZIP, extract the GCA file, open up GCAM, give it the various permissions, and then load the GCA file in Settings > Advanced > XML config. After the GCA file is loaded, then load the XML that was extracted from the GCA.

    BSG Public Build MGC_8.1.101_A9_GV1k
    New BSG build probably has the most options out of any GCam 8.1 builds out now. There are so many options that for those who are familiar with GCam tweaks, this would be the go to. I've uploaded my BSG_Public_S21U.xml file but I'm sure there's ways to get even better quality out of it. This XML file goes into the Downloads > MGC_8.1.101_Configs folder.

    Wichaya Build 8.1 version 1.3
    Use the Wichaya_8.1_S21U.xml that's attached for this build. Wichaya might have less options enabled, but it is very stable and produces excellent image quality. If you do not know what all of the GCam RAM Patcher configurations do, start with this build.

    libgcastartup8.1_mNR70W19T28.zip (attached)
    This is a lib file I like, credit to UserX. Extract it and all three builds above have ways to load it. For Arnova, I've already included it in the other zip file. Wichaya would go to camera settings > advanced > custom lib to load it. BSG can load it from camera settings > libraries.

    MWP-HDRv4.zip (attached)
    This lib appears to work well for Wichaya and BSG builds. Credit to MWP. This lib is less contrasty and less saturated compared to the nNR70W19T28 one. Same deal, unzip the lib and load it with GCam.

    What works:
    All 4 rear cameras work.
    Portrait mode also works with all 4 rear cameras.
    Astrophotography works on main and ultra wide.
    Telephoto can only do 1080p recording while main and ultra wide can do 4k (but can zoom further than 20x for video).
    RAW DNG capture for all 4 rear cameras.

    Doesn't work:
    Front camera
    Slow motion

    Steps for loading XML files: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/settings09/
    Need to give the app full storage permissions
    Screenshot_20210404-173259_Permission controller.jpg

    Credits:
    Arnova, BSG, Wichaya for their builds of course. If you like the builds, please donate via the links on the download pages.
    Custom noise profiles for the Galaxy S21 Ultra - credit goes to user Matthias for creating them
    Also to user Morgenman for simplifying the ability to create the noise profiles.

    Lastly:
    A few pictures taken by said GCam builds above
    PXL_20210707_005656015.jpg

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    Please make sure you play with the settings before condemning the stock Camera app.
    Which settings???? Tick or untick scene optimizer? There is nothing or else i missed something.
    If you are talking pro mode then you are losing zoom ability and HDR... Great improvement!
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    @dazed1

    Gcam night sight

    Samsung cam app

    The original is wayyy better imo
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    why I never succeed make ARNOVA work on my S21 Ultra EXYNOS.. Any clues how to fix it?
    Cause this is for Snapdragon not Exynos
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    Alright, big update to the OP. Arnova's newest build and BSG public build was recently released in addition to Wichaya's build from last week. All three are awesome. Read the OP carefully as the setup for each is a little different from each other.