[GCam] Nokia 7 Plus port by back.rider555

Search This thread

SirGarmaples

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2016
466
164
Yep same. All these ports work fine for a few hours or days, but then only record green.

How the hell can it be so hard to fix this permanently? What changed in Android 10?
The issue may be with the Camera2 API. CamScanner, which is a popular app used to "scan" documents also stops working and freezes whenever the Google Camera stops working. It's an issue that affects more apps than just GCam.

If HMD Global is told about this, that it affects other apps like CamScanner, maybe they may patch it before cutting software support to the Nokia 7 plus, or they might just leave the API borked.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Tomar777

Bose321

Senior Member
May 21, 2017
463
44
The issue may be with the Camera2 API. CamScanner, which is a popular app used to "scan" documents also stops working and freezes whenever the Google Camera stops working. It's an issue that affects more apps than just GCam.

If HMD Global is told about this, that it affects other apps like CamScanner, maybe they may patch it before cutting software support to the Nokia 7 plus, or they might just leave the API borked.
Yeah I do notice that I can't take pictures in Snapchat, Telegram or WhatApp either when this green screen bug appears in one of the ported GCam apps. Really annoying because the default Nokia camera app is so bad when you're used to the GCam app.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ShapeCharger99
Oct 13, 2017
32
8
Lucknow
The issue may be with the Camera2 API. CamScanner, which is a popular app used to "scan" documents also stops working and freezes whenever the Google Camera stops working. It's an issue that affects more apps than just GCam.

If HMD Global is told about this, that it affects other apps like CamScanner, maybe they may patch it before cutting software support to the Nokia 7 plus, or they might just leave the API borked.

This happens the same with Microsoft Office Lens too. If Google Camera has stopped working and I haven't restarted my phone yet, Office Lens would give a shutter sound, but will not save any image. No matter the amount of uninstallations done. Only a restart fixes this issue.

GCam stops working after a while on my sister's Motorola One Power too. I guess it's not a Nokia thing, but rather an Android 10 issue if it's affecting both the manufacturers
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: SirGarmaples
Oct 13, 2017
32
8
Lucknow
i was wondering if after installing GCam go , other versions of GCam work better....

Has anyone tried this?

Yeah, they both work simultaneously. But they don't have an impact on each other. GCam will still stop saving photos, also affecting every other app that needs to use camera. Except, the default Nokia Camera app works as it should even after that
 
Last edited:

Zilretra

Member
Feb 3, 2019
5
3
Hi Nokians,
Android 10 Gcam Problem on Nokia devices Solutions is here. I can't say it's permanent solution but after that camera is responding well and for more time.
Check and respond so that I could see whether its working or not.
After applying fix don't rush on Camera to check it's durability, just take normal shots and after completion the HDR+ take the other one.
I will recommend you to install TR Mod or onFire Mod. And install a single Mod at one time

1.Take a single shot with your Gcam and close the camera
2.Tap and hold on camera Icon
3.A Little "i" (App information) will appear on the top , click on that "i" icon
4.App info setting for the selected camera will open, Now you will see an option "Notifications" click on "Notifications"
5.Now you will show an option "Background Processing" it will be switched on by default. Just Disable this button/switch
6.Now Restart Your Device
Other mandatory settings for Google camera of different popular mods are given below, Find the camera name and apply settings mentioned for your camera

Tiger mod (TR mod) Mandatory settings
1."MOTION photo" should be Disabled
2."Disable Hexagon DSP" should be Enabled
3."Auxiliary camera buttons" should be Disabled
Restart device

onFire Mod Mandatory settings
1."Sabre" should be Disabled
2."Lag Fix" should be Enabled
3."Super Res Zoom" should be Disabled
4."Force Merge Method" select as Never
Restart Your Device

Killer Mod mandatory settings
1."Fix tap on focus" should be Enabled
2."Buffer Fix" should be Enabled
3."Using Sabre" should be Never
4."Max allowed memory" its upto you allow as maximum as you can. In my case 1680
Restart Your Device

PX mod Mandatory settings
1."MOTION" should be Disabled
2."Non ZSL frame count" select as minimum as you can , in my case its 1
3."Super Res Zoom Always on" should be Disabled
4."Force Sabre Merge Method" should be Disabled/Off
5."AI AWB for ZSL" should be Disabled
Restart Your Device
 
  • Like
Reactions: Nokifirst

eksobr

Member
Sep 10, 2007
17
4
A quick heads up. Parrots version:

Google Camera v7.3.020 port V2 by Parrot043

Worked for me simply with:

1) enabling "Disable Hexagon DSP" in Advanced/Experimental Settings;
2) disabling all app notifications like Zilretra mentioned above;
3) rebooting.

And HDR+ pictures work again. Just step 1 was preventing camera from taking pictures again after the first one.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Nokifirst

lambdacpap

New member
May 3, 2020
1
0
Hi all,
my experience on Nokia 7+ after Android 10 update: I experimented with almost all the major mods, none was really stable (the camera stopped taking fotos after an undeterministic count of captures).
I now use the parrot mod with the N7+ profile which worked best for me so far (of course with the Hexagon DSP disabled). I also disabled battery optimization and notifications as described above. I noticed that the likelihood of a capture raises a lot when I directly after the shot open the preview in the lower right corner even while it is still processing. That way I manage to take 10-20 shots in a row.
However especially in very bright environments (especially when pointing the camera to the sun) capture occasionally still fails.
Greetings, Patrick
 

nitish.genext

Member
Jan 3, 2019
7
1
Hi all,
my experience on Nokia 7+ after Android 10 update: I experimented with almost all the major mods, none was really stable (the camera stopped taking fotos after an undeterministic count of captures).
I now use the parrot mod with the N7+ profile which worked best for me so far (of course with the Hexagon DSP disabled). I also disabled battery optimization and notifications as described above. I noticed that the likelihood of a capture raises a lot when I directly after the shot open the preview in the lower right corner even while it is still processing. That way I manage to take 10-20 shots in a row.
However especially in very bright environments (especially when pointing the camera to the sun) capture occasionally still fails.
Greetings, Patrick
@lambdacpap but does your Instagram/whatsapp camera works?
I tried the same but other app camera didn't work
 
Oct 13, 2017
32
8
Lucknow
And sometimes it appears it's stuck at "Processing HDR" in notification panel. Does it happens same for you?

It used to happen. Then I disabled Hexagon DSP, Slow Motion, and Motion Photos and GCam notifications. It has since not got stuck on processing HDR+ at least. But yes, eventually, the app will stop taking photos at all unless phone is restarted.
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 56
    GCam-N7P.png
    The original thread of the first posts and discussions here.

    Hello! With the plethora of GCam ports out there (thank you, devs), my very objective is to make all necessary features work on our phone, all the while making things simple and clean possible. In contrast with the existing ports that have a lot of settings to tinker, I am aiming for a no-config port that simply works well. Please note that I am not a developer per se; you see, this was just a hobby that I am doing on my spare time and it occurred to me one day that I want to share my efforts to everyone else.

    This port is designed and is working well on my Nokia 7 Plus (TA-1046) running Android 9.0 Pie. For the most part, this needs no extra config after installation. I have, however, provided several extra settings that you may play around to your desire.
    If it works on your non-Nokia 7 Plus device, that's great! If not, please do not request fixes and/or features and instead head over to this website and look for one that works well on yours. ALSO, if you are into a lot of mod settings, this may not be the port for you. Again, check the link for the other ports.

    WHAT'S WORKING
    • All photo (HDR+, Portrait mode, Panorama, Photo Sphere) and video things
    • Night sight
    • Tracking autofocus
    • Motion photos
    • Photobooth
    • Lens Blur
    • Slow motion
    • Face warping for front camera (can be disabled in later versions)
    • Playground (AR stickers): download here
    • Launching from lockscreen

    DOWNLOAD
    GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.3 (final) (Original post)
    Changelog:
    - Toggle to directly save Portrait shots to /DCIM/Camera (thanks san1ty): a lot of people wanted this feature, so here it is. But be warned: I haven't done any extensive tests to verify if the portrait bug from previous versions still occur here; so far it's okay. Use at your own risk.
    - Toggle to use custom lib (from @cstark27): from the custom libs I've tried, Sav ZA v3 is so far the best in my opinion. It significantly reduces black crush while keeping noise reduction etc the same as stock lib. However, this also reduces overall contrast and/or saturation. It's your choice.
    - Enabled DCI-P3 color space: I honestly don't know what this does, but I hope enabling it brings some sort of improvement.
    - Fixed washed-out RAW photos (thanks for the tips @Urnyx05): RAW (.dng) photos now won't have washed out colors straight out of the camera.

    Again, If the app is lagging or acting weird, just clear app data and follow the installation instructions described in the previous versions.

    Download:
    GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.3

    Previous versions:

    GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.2 (Original post)

    GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1 (Original post)

    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1.3 (Original post)

    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1.2 (Original post https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=79349111&postcount=287)

    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1.1 (Original post here)

    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1 (Original post)

    GCam_6.1.021_N7P_test2.6a (Original post)

    F.A.Q.
    What are the GCam settings for?
    These are extra features on top of the original Google Camera app for Pixel devices that give more options for the user to play around. Later versions have a "Gcam settings info" page under "About", where each additional setting is briefly described.

    What are the best settings?
    I made this port such that no special configs and adjustments are needed for the most part. You can change toggles like Location if you want, of course. Furthermore, I have included the GCam settings for additional settings in case anyone wants to do some extra modifications.

    Why is it that when I zoom in completely, the display stops midway but the final photo is in fact zoomed?
    Why is it that when I double-tap-to-zoom, the final photo seems a bit shifted compared to what is displayed?
    I have answered it here.

    Why is the max megapixels for front camera only 4MP while the stock camera can go up to 16MP?
    I honestly don't know why, but I'm certain that only the Nokia Camera can tap into the full potential of the sensor. Even 3rd party hardware analyzer apps would always declare 4MP. But it produces some seriously good photos for a 4MP size, don't you think?

    Why won't it install in my device?
    This could be for a couple of reasons: (1) this was developed for Android 9.0 Pie, so no assurance that it will run on lower versions; (2) there could be conflict with an existing GCam app so in that case, uninstall that first before installing this. If both weren't the case, a reboot might help. Or in worst cases, a hard reset may be done.

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK the awesome devs for the wonderful GCam ports. Of course special thanks to @Arnova8G2, @cstark27, @S4turno, @Tolyan009, B-S-G, and everyone at the "Nokia 7 plus google camera HDR+ ZSL" XDA thread and other social media platform. Best!
    49
    Hi it's been a while. I had to set aside this coding stuff since I had to prioritize my Master's thesis these past weeks.

    GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.3
    Changelog:
    - Toggle to directly save Portrait shots to /DCIM/Camera (thanks san1ty): a lot of people wanted this feature, so here it is. But be warned: I haven't done any extensive tests to verify if the portrait bug from previous versions still occur here; so far it's okay. Use at your own risk.
    - Toggle to use custom lib (from @cstark27): from the custom libs I've tried, Sav ZA v3 is so far the best in my opinion. It significantly reduces black crush while keeping noise reduction etc the same as stock lib. However, this also reduces overall contrast and/or saturation. It's your choice.
    - Enabled DCI-P3 color space: I honestly don't know what this does, but I hope enabling it brings some sort of improvement.
    - Fixed washed-out RAW photos (thanks for the tips @Urnyx05): RAW (.dng) photos now won't have washed out colors straight out of the camera.

    And oh, before I forget:
    Q: Where's Google Camera v6.3?
    A: As of this writing, there had been no (very) stable public version yet, so I won't risk it. Plus other than being an unofficial version, the only significant change is Night Sight in place of Panorama in the viewfinder; nothing else.

    Again, If the app is lagging or acting weird, just clear app data and follow the installation instructions described in the previous versions.

    Download:
    GCam_6.2.030_N7P_test1.3

    P.S. This will be the last version that I'll be sharing because I don't have my device anymore. Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone for all the help and support that made these ports possible :)
    32
    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1
    This is my first release of Google Camera v6.2.024 that I optimized for Nokia 7 Plus. Everything in v6.1 still works including photo stuff, video stuff, slow motion, photobooth, lens blur, etc. with the following notable changes.

    Changelog vs v6.1 ... test6a:
    - Overall performance improvements
    - Added "About" page
    ---> added "GCam settings descriptions" to serve as a quick guide for the different GCam settings options in this port.
    - Under "GCam settings":
    ---> minor rearrangements
    ---> added toggle for Dark theme
    ---> "Use custom lib" is Xlib v3: until more libs are ported with 6.2 compatibility, this is the viable option we have for now.
    ---> "Saturation" has been simplified to three (3) options: Low, Medium, and High
    ---> Removed the following options:
    -------> "Save portraits to DCIM/Camera/": due to stability concerns
    -------> "HDR+ Enhanced frames": frame number optimizations are already applied under the hood
    -------> "Maximum brightness"

    NOTE: Uninstall any previous or related versions first before installing this.

    Known issues:

    - Tap-to-focus in video mode breaks autofocus; workaround is switching to other modes and back.
    - Manual white balance in camera mode doesn't work, but it works in other modes, typically with tap-to-focus.
    - Some reports mention lagging of Google Photos. Clearing Photos app cache would do the trick.


    Download:
    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1
    31
    This is more of a test version for the purpose of getting feedback. I added selections for camera model and denoise multiplier for front and rear cameras. I would really appreciate it if you share your recommended camera model and denoise setting combinations here with photo comparisons/samples. Out-of-the box the defaults are set to Pixel 3 XL model for both cameras, and 100% and 400% denoise for rear and front cameras, respectively (which is, in fact, the default settings of the previous test1).
    Just to share my initial trials this evening, the Pixel 2 XL model was the best for my taste. That's just me, and again, I'd appreciate if you share your settings here with photo samples.

    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1.2
    Changelog vs test1.1:
    - Added front and rear camera model selections.*
    - Added front and rear denoise multiplier selections.
    *only Pixel 3 XL model supports Pixel 3 AWB.

    NOTE: Fresh install or clear data after installation is highly recommended.

    Known issues:

    - Tap-to-focus in video mode breaks autofocus; switch modes/cameras to get it working again.
    - Manual white balance in camera mode doesn't work, but it works in other modes, typically with tap-to-focus.
    - If Google Photos app lags, try clearing the app cache.


    Download:
    GCam_6.2.024_N7P_test1.2

    P.S. I'll be taking a break from coding for a while. I have to send my device to the service center since its loosened charging port is getting worse. I've no idea when the device will return, but in the meantime your feedback and photos are very much appreciated. Thanks!
    29
    The 'a' means this is a minor update. And same as before, I have both the lib and no-lib variants.

    GCam_6.1.021_N7P_test2.4a
    Changes vs. test2.4 :
    - Fixed shortcut crashes when Lens Blur Mode is enabled: you know what that means? Yes, Lens Blur Mode is now permanently enabled (see attached screenshot 1); that also means the toggle to turn it on/off in GCam settings is removed. Many thanks to @Arnova8G2 for the fix.
    - Added launcher shortcut for Photobooth: this only appears in a some 3rd party launchers like Nova + Sesame (see attached screenshot 2) and Microsoft launcher because the stock launcher (and most other launchers) can only show up to 4 shortcuts max. (I tried adding a 6th, but it won't show up. Oh well, I guess 5 is enough haha)

    Again, if you have any trouble with the app acting a bit funny, do the following: force close; clear data; clean install; reboot device.

    Known issues:

    - Tap-to-focus in video mode breaks autofocus; workaround is switching to other modes and back.
    - Manual white balance in camera mode doesn't work, but it works in other modes; in Portrait Mode and on the front camera, it works with tap-to-focus.
    - 60 FPS video doesn't work and only produces 30 FPS. I'm also not sure if our phone is even capable of recording 60 FPS in the first place.
    - Some reports mention lagging of Google Photos. In my case, clearing Photos app cache did the trick, and so far it's working fine.


    Download:
    GCam_6.1.021_N7P_test2.4a.apk
    GCam_6.1.021_N7P_test2.4a_libs.apk