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folyqa

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If someone has the phone already, it would be good to try a camera2 API test link this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbeat.device.inspector

If camera2 API is enabled, maybe this one works: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-arnova8G2/f/dl0/
It's also possible that the dev needs to enable the app for this phone, so we need to wait or ask him


I have the phone, but what exactly am I supposed to be looking for?

 

phoberus

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I just got my phone a couple days ago. I can try giving it a shot, but I don't really know what would be the best way to test it.
The apks from Arnova are also optimized for samsung devices. But every phone needs to be enabled to use it and they only get enabled if he has enough testers
Here is the thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/app-arnova8g2s-google-camera-port.3862448
website for all apks: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/
 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
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S4turno

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Camera2 API and RAW/DNG are requirements for GCam. To get better support, the SoC should be a Snapdragon (like Pixel phones) as Exynos and especially Mediatek/Kirin have bad or no GCam support. Since it seems that Nikita's version works, then this phone should support both.

The processor doesn't matter for apps like Open Camera, only for GCam as Google optimises it for the hardware they use.
 

phoberus

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Camera2 API and RAW/DNG are requirements for GCam. To get better support, the SoC should be a Snapdragon (like Pixel phones) as Exynos and especially Mediatek/Kirin have bad or no GCam support. Since it seems that Nikita's version works, then this phone should support both.

The processor doesn't matter for apps like Open Camera, only for GCam as Google optimises it for the hardware they use.
So it should be possible to enable Gcam for this phone? It has the Snapdragon 750G
 

phoberus

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Why that version in particular? I don't know the difference between all the apks
Arnova and BSG are two of the most popular gcam modders and I know that Arnova has to unlock each smartphone he has tested individually. I found less information about BSG, because he publishes the apps in a Russian forum. So I just tested the latest version. Since our smartphone has Android 11 and is very new, I'm sure the latest will work best and hopefully in the future will be optimized for the device. In general, the choice of APKs depends on which devices it was optimized for. I don't know any version for this device at the moment.
 
Actually I meant "why the last APK in the BSG list?", you know, from these:
Screenshot 2021-04-16 184444.png
 

stillka

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I'm still getting better results during the day with the default camera app, though.
I can also confirm that BSG's version works better for me with video, including 4k.
Hi,
I did test of both gcams, nikita version is doing way better photos in low lights - I used same setting, 100% jpg compression quality etc...
Samsung default camera app is quite poor in low light :)

See crops from big photo, my old Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is used as reference because its doing best photos, even its 3 years old...
 

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    anyone got GCam working on A52s? On mine, several GCam builds installs and even opens. But then crashes/freezes after few seconds, so not usable at all. If it has 778g then GCam should work, right?

    Edit: BSG works if you select Session of photo modes as EISv3/61448 or even EISv2/61444 for main back lens. Other lenses (ultrawide, macro and front) don't work. So with main lens atleast you can take somewhat better picture than awful Samsung's default processing. Its still disappointing because there are many other good builds of gcam but for some reason they don't work on A52s, but would work on A52 it seems, from looking around forums.

    Has anyone found out why many gcam work on A52 but not on A52s?

    Thank you thank you thank you.

    How did you know you had to change it? Do you have any idea what these values mean, and which one is best?

    I initially read over your comment, because I could not find that configuration option. In the MGC_8.3.252_V0e it is under Settings|Photo modes session config|Session ID, but for instance in Gcam-8.1.101.build-V6.2.211013 from Arnova8G2 it is under Settings|Advanced|Stream Config|Enable OPMode and then set it for Main.

    But I ended up using MGC_8.1.101_A9_GV1u where the configuration is stored in yet another location, here is the recipe I used now to get GCam working on the A52s:


    Edit 2022/5/28: I now removed the instructions here, instead see this thread:
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    Is anyone aware of a working gcam port?

    thanks
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    I'm still getting better results during the day with the default camera app, though.
    I can also confirm that BSG's version works better for me with video, including 4k.
    Hi,
    I did test of both gcams, nikita version is doing way better photos in low lights - I used same setting, 100% jpg compression quality etc...
    Samsung default camera app is quite poor in low light :)

    See crops from big photo, my old Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is used as reference because its doing best photos, even its 3 years old...
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    I was just saying that the BSG has more working video options by default (e.g. 4k). I never compared the two for photos. The only thing I compared were photos from Nikita and Samsung's app in low light (Nikita wins hands down) and in bright sunlight (where Samsung's was more color accurate and has just a bit more detail).

    Your info is good to know, though. Hopefully as more people start using the phone and the GCam apps are optimised for it the photo quality will improve. It is still very soon to tell.
    I added Samsung default camera photo to the comparison...