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talkingmonkeys

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How's it working so far?
Liking it more so far. Tried both and it seems to take better pictures and videos than the stock app. Couple little bugs though. The slow motion doesn't seem to work properly or I'm doing something wrong but I think that it looks better and is easier to just point focus and take the shot. Sometimes focus can be weird with it though. I'll have to play with both more but I believe overall it's better because the images have come out better

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internetpilot

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Will this work without using the XML files? I'm guessing we need root to be able to use them. I don't want to root this phone. I've used a ported GCam on my Moto G5S Plus without root. I've tried this one on the Stylus and it seems to work, but I don't know if I'm just not seeing something.
 

talkingmonkeys

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Will this work without using the XML files? I'm guessing we need root to be able to use them. I don't want to root this phone. I've used a ported GCam on my Moto G5S Plus without root. I've tried this one on the Stylus and it seems to work, but I don't know if I'm just not seeing something.
I've been using it without the XML file. Slow mo video doesn't work right but everything else seems fine

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internetpilot

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I've been using it without the XML file. Slow mo video doesn't work right but everything else seems fine

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Thanks. I figured out that with the phone not rooted you can't use the XML files until you first save your own XML file. Then you can put the XML file(s) in whatever folder yours was created and saved. Anyway, I've also just been using it without the XML files and it's been working great.

It's so nice to finally be able to use a newer 64-bit version of the Google Camera. I was never able to get any custom ROM working properly on my previous Moto G5S Plus, so I was stuck with the stock 32-bit ROM which greatly limited the version of Google Camera I could use. The shot-to-shot speed (with HDR+) is sooooo much faster. The 32-bit version was barely usable.
 

JimmyJurner

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Ultracam is working pretty well. Haven't figured out how to switch rear cams yet. Slow motion and night sight works.
 

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zero2duo

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I just got the Moto G Stylus today, installed Parrot043's Gcam 7.3 (MGC_7.3.020_Parrot043_V7.apk) from here --> https://www.cyanogenmods.org/downloads/parrot043-gcam-7-3-020/

1. The Gcam definitely takes better pictures than the stock Moto cam
2. When I go to the Settings --> Advance --> Focus Tracking and enable it, then switch to Video, Gcam crashes. I find this odd since in the pull down settings from the top, MOTION is set to "Auto"

I'm doing some research on any Gcam ports + config.xml files that will allow the use of the taking pictures using the Ultra Wide lens. I'll paste what I find so far here
1. Arnova8G2 and Urnyx05 (not sure what the best config.xml would be to try) --> https://forum.xda-developers.com/on...camera-arnova8g2-urnyx05-builds-t4043633/amp/
2. How to Load config.xml --> https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/settings09/
3. Parrot's Gcam 7.4 Review--> https://forum.xda-developers.com/realme-x2/themes/gcam-7-4-parrot043-review-best-settings-t4137445
4. Moto G Power Wide and Telephoto --> https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g-power/themes/gcam-ultra-wide-macro-support-t4155275
 
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kywildcat

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I just got the Moto G Stylus today, installed Parrot043's Gcam 7.3 (MGC_7.3.020_Parrot043_V7.apk) from here --> https://www.cyanogenmods.org/downloads/parrot043-gcam-7-3-020/

1. The Gcam definitely takes better pictures than the stock Moto cam
2. When I go to the Settings --> Advance --> Focus Tracking and enable it, then switch to Video, Gcam crashes. I find this odd since in the pull down settings from the top, MOTION is set to "Auto"

I'm doing some research on any Gcam ports + config.xml files that will allow the use of the taking pictures using the Ultra Wide lens. I'll paste what I find so far here
1. Arnova8G2 and Urnyx05 (not sure what the best config.xml would be to try) --> https://forum.xda-developers.com/on...camera-arnova8g2-urnyx05-builds-t4043633/amp/
2. How to Load config.xml --> https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/settings09/
3. Parrot's Gcam 7.4 Review--> https://forum.xda-developers.com/realme-x2/themes/gcam-7-4-parrot043-review-best-settings-t4137445
4. Moto G Power Wide and Telephoto --> https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g-power/themes/gcam-ultra-wide-macro-support-t4155275

I'm really looking forward to finding out what setup works the best on the better camera of the g stylus, considering how well it worked on the G Fast and G power. Thanks for the links.
 
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Preep

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I have the 7.3 Urnyx05 by Wichaya, and all looks work well with no crashes. You can use ultrawide lent and macro too. The ultrawide appears like "2x" in the interface and the macro like "0.6x". I've load the xml for G8 Plus but don't like the photos taken with front camera.
 

kywildcat

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I have the 7.3 Urnyx05 by Wichaya, and all looks work well with no crashes. You can use ultrawide lent and macro too. The ultrawide appears like "2x" in the interface and the macro like "0.6x". I've load the xml for G8 Plus but don't like the photos taken with front camera.

links to version and xml?
 

zero2duo

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I have the 7.3 Urnyx05 by Wichaya, and all looks work well with no crashes. You can use ultrawide lent and macro too. The ultrawide appears like "2x" in the interface and the macro like "0.6x". I've load the xml for G8 Plus but don't like the photos taken with front camera.

In https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/configs-wichaya-02/ there's configs for "Moto G8 Plus" and "Moto G8 Power/Moto G Power"...would it make more sense for a Moto G Stylus phone to use the "Moto G8 Power/Moto G Power" config? I've only used Parrot's Gcam port for the Moto G Stylus without any xml configs.
 

kywildcat

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In https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/configs-wichaya-02/ there's configs for "Moto G8 Plus" and "Moto G8 Power/Moto G Power"...would it make more sense for a Moto G Stylus phone to use the "Moto G8 Power/Moto G Power" config? I've only used Parrot's Gcam port for the Moto G Stylus without any xml configs.

I haven't much luck with the gcam and xml combos, some combos you get a wide cam but it's seems to a stretched out shot. For pure quality shots on the main camera, latest parrot seems to be the way to go.
 
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Preep

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In https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/configs-wichaya-02/ there's configs for "Moto G8 Plus" and "Moto G8 Power/Moto G Power"...would it make more sense for a Moto G Stylus phone to use the "Moto G8 Power/Moto G Power" config? I've only used Parrot's Gcam port for the Moto G Stylus without any xml configs.

I use Moto G8 Plus config cos I think the sensor of main camera is the same, the specs are the same.

One thing, in the Wichaya port the ultrawide sensor is enabled for the photos.
 

zero2duo

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I use Moto G8 Plus config cos I think the sensor of main camera is the same, the specs are the same.

One thing, in the Wichaya port the ultrawide sensor is enabled for the photos.

No go for me. Once I restored the XML and clicked on the 2x option to see the ultrawide angle view, the camera pp just crashes. I Force Stop it, re-open, and it crashes with an error "Camera keeps stopping" no matter what. I guess I'll just stick with the Parrott Gcam.
 

Preep

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No go for me. Once I restored the XML and clicked on the 2x option to see the ultrawide angle view, the camera pp just crashes. I Force Stop it, re-open, and it crashes with an error "Camera keeps stopping" no matter what. I guess I'll just stick with the Parrott Gcam.

I haven't that problem, try cleaning the app cache.
I have Moto G Pro, the international version of Moto G Stylus.
 

zero2duo

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Alright I got the Wichaya GCam installed and loaded with the Moto G8 Plus config xml and it loadsand gives the Macro and Wide angle lens as an option. However as kywildcat mentioned, the wide angle gives a stretched out look in the viewfinder. Guess I'll uninstall this and stick with Parrot's GCam.
 

moslondon

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Any current good working gcam for this device? I tried parrots but app crashes when I try to open it so it does not work.
 

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