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Pitada72

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Please allow me to give my opinion:
I check often this thread because backriders was a full working gcam mod for Nokia 7 plus.
Now since backriders ended, I think we should see in this thread only posts about alternative full working Gcam mods, (or the best working...)
I think we all know already that parrot mod gcam works in nokia 7 plus, like others.. (Tiger cstark rossi etc) but its not 100% working (slow motion still don't work for example)
So in my opinion I think when posting any gcam mod, the post should also inform the differences or improvements that brings for nokia 7 plus.
I think this is what matters in this thread for a nokia 7 plus user...
Nice greettings
 
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Danilo Pantelić

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Well, that's a normal and constructive comment.
I'm not using video and slow-motion options in GCAM so someone other needs to test that.

Also, we have slow-motion, camera second lens in stock camera as well as a quality video that have Nokia OZO sound technology.

PHOTOS (daylight/portrait/nightsight) in Google Camera
VIDEO and slow-motion in Nokia Camera



ps. back.ridder555 have collaboration with cstark27

This has turned into a collaboration between @back.rider555, @johngalt1, and myself. We do this in our free time, when able, to bring newer Pixel features and mods to your older device

[GCam] Camera PX for Google Pixel 1 / 2 / 3 / 3a / 4
https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/google-camera-mods/gcam-google-pixel-1-2-3-t3875663
 
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Alright, it's been going on long enough now. I hope everyone has got it out of their system and can now constructively continue the conversation on topic. Please approach your fellow human beings with a respectful attitude. We're all here to share our passion for technology (and Gcams, obviously). Now shake hands (digitally! we don't want to spread any viruses) and move on. Thank you for your undivided attention, your cooperation and have a fabulous day!

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Pitada72

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After MR update, I thought slow motion will start working fluid.
I tried lots of mods (include old back.riders mods) and nothing has changed...
With back.riders I managed to reach a high profile encoding video but could not reached the 30fps...
With open camera and enabling api2 I could get the right values, but the image was still not fluid...
I look forward to find a gcam mod that manage a fluid slow motion like stock camera do...
If someone knows, please share...
 

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Switch between aspect ratio fixes (temporary) the green photos problem. I use lastest from Parrot, so far is fluid and it doesn't take ages to save HDR+ photos. Maybe Parrot can look in to this.
 

Danilo Pantelić

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TIME of port release: 5 July at 18:49
Google Camera v7.3.020 | v8 modded by Parrot043

v8.png


AFTER APK INSTALLATION, CLEAN DATA (force stop / storage & cache / clear storage), give ALL PERMISSIONS (for the camera, location, microphone, and storage) ALLOW MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS and then START USING THE APPLICATION!

Personal settings:

Camera tab:

FLASH: AUTO
AUTO WHITE BALANCE: AUTO
NUMBER OF FRAMES: 15 frames
MOTION: OFF

Settings / Advanced:

Show dirty lens warning: OFF
HDR+ control: OFF
JPEG compression: 97% or 100%


NOTE from Parrot043:
A small update transferring a new feature from 7.4.104 to 7.3.020.
Further update modifications will only be based on Google Camera 7.4.104 (Android 10).

DOWNLOAD & changelog: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1239/
 
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nitish.genext

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TIME of port release: 5 July at 18:49
Google Camera v7.3.020 | v8 modded by Parrot043

v8.png


AFTER APK INSTALLATION, CLEAN DATA (force stop / storage & cache / clear storage), give ALL PERMISSIONS (for the camera, location, microphone, and storage) ALLOW MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS and then START USING THE APPLICATION!

Personal settings:




NOTE from Parrot043:


DOWNLOAD & changelog: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1239/


Does this work?
I just installed on my NP7, and it doesn't click images the shutter sounds go off but doesn't capture anything.
Am I doing something wrong?
 

Danilo Pantelić

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TIME of port release: 17 July at 19:00
Google Camera v7.4.104 | v1 modded by Parrot043

7-4-104-314953318.png


AFTER APK INSTALLATION, CLEAN DATA (force stop / storage & cache / clear storage), give ALL PERMISSIONS (for the camera, location, microphone, and storage) ALLOW MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS and then START USING THE APPLICATION!

Personal settings:

Camera tab:

FLASH: AUTO
HDR+: Enhanced
AUTO WHITE BALANCE: ON
MOTION: Disabled

Settings / Advanced:

Show dirty lens warning: OFF
HDR+ Enhanced Frames: 3 or 9 or 12 frames (test yourself!)

HDR+ [NEW] or HDR+ Enhanced [OLD] - technologies differences explanation

HDR+ Enhanced is the new name Google gave to their OLD HDR+ tech, that was there through all the Nexus line (Nexus 5 had it, Nexus 6 had it, Nexus 5X/6P had it). You don't need a tripod to shoot with it - it does a 0.5 to 1-second capture, but it's perfectly fine since it automatically corrects the handshaking.
Since the rebranding from Nexus to Pixel, Google looked into speeding up their HDR+ technique and so they added a new HDR+ mode, with zero shutter lag (made possible by the instructions in the Snapdragon 820 in the Pixel 1) and named this new tech... well... HDR+ (same name, but new tech); then they renamed the previous HDR+ tech to HDR+ Enhanced.

Basically the way these 2 work is like this: the old one (which is now called HDR+ Enhanced) takes several photos (from 3 up to 10 photos) in burst mode, after you press the shutter button and then combines them/aligns them one on top of each other, removes the photos that have moving objects and then it generates the final photo - note you don't need a tripod for this, you shoot handheld with it, of course, we all move our hands a little when shooting, but the stitching algorithms aligns the photos correctly one on top of each other, so the final image won't have the shakes.

The new HDR+ works differently: it continuously shoots photos one after another as long as you have the Camera app open, without you doing anything - and when you're pressing the shutter button in the app, it marks the moment in time and aims to capture 9 to 11 photos both from before, during and after you pressed the button - for this reason, the capture is faster and mostly that's why there's "zero shutter lag" even tho it's an HDR capture.

The difference in tech: HDR+ Enhanced captures HDR photos the traditional way (one dark photo, one at normal exposure and one at very bright exposure - and a few others in between, and then combines them together) while the new HDR+ only takes low exposure photos (almost black) and combines them together - it does this because photos at lower exposure are very fast to be taken by the sensor - and while these lower exposure photos do have more noise, Google has worked out an algorithm that tries to reverse engineer the sensor's noise pattern when taking multiple low exposure photos.

Also, due to how the burst photos are continuously taken in HDR+ whenever you have the camera app on, it will drain your battery insanely fast (while with HDR+ Enhanced the photos are only captured once you press the shutter button) - and because of this if you quickly raise/rotate your phone while it already had camera app open, you'll often see lower quality photos (because it only managed to snap fewer frames than it should) or your photo will be rotated a little.

Do you think the HDR Enhanced as an OLD method is obsoleted now?
Not at all, in fact that's my main shooting mode. In daylight, it's fast enough that I don't care and in any kind of indoor or low light scenarios, it gives better results than the instant HDR+ mode.
For really dark scenes, of course, Night Sight is the only choice.

DOWNLOAD & changelog: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1260/
 

Pitada72

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You have parrot043 telegram group so you can ask...
My advice: use Nokia camera for slowmotion ;)
Thanks but I don't use telegram...
The only problem with the slow motion on Nokia camera is that you can't choose the best part of the video to slow down like gcam do...
Also would be more practical to use a single camera app for photos and videos..
Thanks anyway
 
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TIME of port release: 17 July at 19:00
Google Camera v7.4.104 | v1 modded by Parrot043

7-4-104-314953318.png


AFTER APK INSTALLATION, CLEAN DATA (force stop / storage & cache / clear storage), give ALL PERMISSIONS (for the camera, location, microphone, and storage) ALLOW MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS and then START USING THE APPLICATION!

Personal settings:



HDR+ [NEW] or HDR+ Enhanced [OLD] - technologies differences explanation



DOWNLOAD & changelog: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1260/

Hello.
Looking at the changelog, the Nokia 7 plus does not appear. Should we deduce from this that the new versions of GCAM are no longer developed for the Nokia 7 Plus (and therefore possibly incompatible) but for other models?
If so, shouldn't this section be moved to another forum than the one dedicated to the Nokia 7 Plus?
 

Danilo Pantelić

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TIME of port release: 30 July at 12:55
Google Camera v7.4.104 | v3 modded by Parrot043

parrot043v3.png


AFTER APK INSTALLATION, CLEAN DATA (force stop / storage & cache / clear storage), give ALL PERMISSIONS (for the camera, location, microphone, and storage) ALLOW MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS and then START USING THE APPLICATION!

Personal settings:

Camera tab:

FLASH: AUTO
HDR+: Enhanced
AUTO WHITE BALANCE: ON
MOTION: Disabled

Settings / Advanced:

Show dirty lens warning: OFF
HDR+ Enhanced Frames: 3 or 9 or 12 frames (test yourself!)

HDR+ [NEW] or HDR+ Enhanced [OLD] - technologies differences explanation

HDR+ Enhanced is the new name Google gave to their OLD HDR+ tech, that was there through all the Nexus line (Nexus 5 had it, Nexus 6 had it, Nexus 5X/6P had it). You don't need a tripod to shoot with it - it does a 0.5 to 1-second capture, but it's perfectly fine since it automatically corrects the handshaking.
Since the rebranding from Nexus to Pixel, Google looked into speeding up their HDR+ technique and so they added a new HDR+ mode, with zero shutter lag (made possible by the instructions in the Snapdragon 820 in the Pixel 1) and named this new tech... well... HDR+ (same name, but new tech); then they renamed the previous HDR+ tech to HDR+ Enhanced.

Basically the way these 2 work is like this: the old one (which is now called HDR+ Enhanced) takes several photos (from 3 up to 10 photos) in burst mode, after you press the shutter button and then combines them/aligns them one on top of each other, removes the photos that have moving objects and then it generates the final photo - note you don't need a tripod for this, you shoot handheld with it, of course, we all move our hands a little when shooting, but the stitching algorithms aligns the photos correctly one on top of each other, so the final image won't have the shakes.

The new HDR+ works differently: it continuously shoots photos one after another as long as you have the Camera app open, without you doing anything - and when you're pressing the shutter button in the app, it marks the moment in time and aims to capture 9 to 11 photos both from before, during and after you pressed the button - for this reason, the capture is faster and mostly that's why there's "zero shutter lag" even tho it's an HDR capture.

The difference in tech: HDR+ Enhanced captures HDR photos the traditional way (one dark photo, one at normal exposure and one at very bright exposure - and a few others in between, and then combines them together) while the new HDR+ only takes low exposure photos (almost black) and combines them together - it does this because photos at lower exposure are very fast to be taken by the sensor - and while these lower exposure photos do have more noise, Google has worked out an algorithm that tries to reverse engineer the sensor's noise pattern when taking multiple low exposure photos.

Also, due to how the burst photos are continuously taken in HDR+ whenever you have the camera app on, it will drain your battery insanely fast (while with HDR+ Enhanced the photos are only captured once you press the shutter button) - and because of this if you quickly raise/rotate your phone while it already had camera app open, you'll often see lower quality photos (because it only managed to snap fewer frames than it should) or your photo will be rotated a little.

Do you think the HDR Enhanced as an OLD method is obsoleted now?
Not at all, in fact, that's my main shooting mode. In daylight, it's fast enough that I don't care and in any kind of indoor or low light scenarios, it gives better results than the instant HDR+ mode.
For really dark scenes, of course, Night Sight is the only choice.
DOWNLOAD & changelog: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1288/
 

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TIME of port release: 30 July at 12:55
Google Camera v7.4.104 | v3 modded by Parrot043

parrot043v3.png


AFTER APK INSTALLATION, CLEAN DATA (force stop / storage & cache / clear storage), give ALL PERMISSIONS (for the camera, location, microphone, and storage) ALLOW MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS and then START USING THE APPLICATION!

Personal settings:



HDR+ [NEW] or HDR+ Enhanced [OLD] - technologies differences explanation


DOWNLOAD & changelog: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1288/

I used exactly this version and settings with instructions. Unfortunately after some photos, I get a weird permanent notification called "Camera" with a non progressing progress bar. Did you experience the same?
 

Danilo Pantelić

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Nope, that's possible if you take a lot of pictures in short time.

Only using photo section of gcam

PHOTOS (daylight/portrait/nightsight) in Google Camera

VIDEO and slow-motion (very very rarely) in Nokia Camera
 
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    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!
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    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 :)
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    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
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    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!
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    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