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[GCam] [Wide Angle] LG G5,LG G6,LG V20,LG V30 - v4.2

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elhennig

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As you use a LOS ROM, you probably run into the same problem as I did. The package name conflicts sometimes with the installed camera app in the system. You need to remove it first and reboot, cleaning cache and dalvik before you can install the package.

EDIT: I tried to answer with the xda app before, but that did not work, so I tried again with the browser version.
 
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As you use a LOS ROM, you probably run into the same problem as I did. The package name conflicts sometimes with the installed camera app in the system. You need to remove it first and reboot, cleaning cache and dalvik before you can install the package.

Thank you very much for your quick answer! I will give this a try. Do you use LG G5 too and if yes, which version of Gcam?
 

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Well i have found a working GCAM for LG. You can download it from Here
Put these settings as attached, @cstark27 take a loot here, There are some issues but working. Can you please make it more stable.
In my LG G6 i follow all your settings and tested out..
I also experimented some settings and turn out, if I change input model to Taimen the picture is better
 

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jmar1980

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Hello everyone, which is the latest stable version of gcam with Night sight for LG V30 stock? I had a version of December but I had some bugs like she one that settings crashed all the time.
Is there a stable version now?
(I have installed the 4.2 version of Cstarks also)
 

woops12

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Works great on all cameras on my lg G6. Thanks a lot for your work. Do you plan to integrate Nightmode as well? Or does anyone know of a working G Cam APK for LG devices with a working night sight function? I tried a few but those weren't working right.
 
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Any word on one for the v40 thinq.. I u been using the one for v35 but when u moved the phone its really choppy and when you take a photo it takes for ever.

I wonder if there's an amount of appreciation in $ form that could make it more interesting for our resident geniuses, @Cstark and others, to get that v40 thing worked out. I imagine that even it working with the primary front camera would make a huge impact.
(Spoken from long-term follower and new mom watching the cutest baby of all time sleep on my lap through The Circus and wishing more than anything I could get a picture of this!!)
 

Electrolite_XYZ

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I have some noob questions what is Hexagon DPS and which version of GCAM by cstark27 I should use?
LGW2_MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V1d.apk
LGW2_bsg-test-8.1.apk
NoHex_MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V2a+.apk
?
 
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Hi all, I use a LG G5 und would lime to try Gcam6 with Night sight. But every time I try to install the App there is an error like: "Beim Parsen des Pakets ist ein Fehler aufgetreten". This is german and means: "There is an issue parsing the package". I have no problem with Gcam 5.1.018 (from cstark and fu). But since 5.2 I have to face that.
My mobile: rooted LG G5 with LineageOS 14.1
Anyone any Ideas? Thanks in advance!

Hi
I'm using a LG G5 with lineage OS 15.1
Currently using gcam lgn2 mgc v1d by cstark got some great pics with it but still trying to find the perfect settings
This is it the main camera version and video doesn't work at all
The wide angle variant of the same version crashes but I'm finding one for that as well

---------- Post added at 11:28 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:27 AM ----------

I have some noob questions what is Hexagon DPS and which version of GCAM by cstark27 I should use?
LGW2_MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V1d.apk
LGW2_bsg-test-8.1.apk
NoHex_MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V2a+.apk
?

Hexagon is Qualcomm Snapdragon isp
I tried using the first version mgc v1d but it crashes in Lineage OS 15.1
 
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Are latest 5.1.018_24_v4.2t3 works nice on LGv20 (H990DS) -> Oreo ? Just recently I've got option to upgrade from Android 7, but not sure if I need something from 8, but afraid to loose such great gcam :)
(Or for v20-Oreo there is other gcam options?)
 

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Are latest 5.1.018_24_v4.2t3 works nice on LGv20 (H990DS) -> Oreo ? Just recently I've got option to upgrade from Android 7, but not sure if I need something from 8, but afraid to loose such great gcam :)
(Or for v20-Oreo there is other gcam options?)

Gcam works fine on LG v20 (H918) Oreo for me! I would say it's well worth it for the speed improvements!
 
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Problems viewing photos with GCam

I am having a problem with my google camera.. I am using (cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_v4.2t3.apk)... I am having 2 problems and sorry if this has been brought up previously... When I take a picture and then review it, the picture will show for a brief second and then go black - if I double tap on the black screen the photo will show again.. Also if I swipe to view previous photos it will also go black or show incorrect photos. The second problem that I noticed is when using the camera "blur" feature it will only display in landscape - even when the phone is in portrait orientation.

I think this has something to do with the upgrade to Oreo. Tried a few other apk's but they all display this problem..
Side not is that I noticed all the photos that have been uploaded to google photos that were taken with GCam are all corrupt now?

Using LG V20 DS990 (V20a-AME-XX) Not rooted and did a factory reset before upgrading to Oreo.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

IGNORE - Problem was resolved with a reboot of the phone... Weird!!
 
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    Disclaimer
    I am not a developer but I have tried my best to create a port that has most of the basics working on my LG V30. I cannot promise I can fix any bugs for other devices but if I have time, I can try to look into some. This version is based off Scrubber's [4PDA] and uses information I've learned from using and looking at Arnova8G2's, BSG's and others versions. All their work is much appreciated and is the only thing that makes this possible.

    Introduction
    What is Google Camera (AKA GCam)?

    Google Camera is the camera app for the Google Nexus and Google Pixel phones. It is not designed or intended to be run on other phones.

    What is HDR+?

    Basic: HDR+ is Google's proprietary image processing routine, and is more than just traditional "HDR' modes. HDR+ employs image stacking to control exposure, and also to preserve details, reduce noise, increase sharpness, etc. It is an all-in-one package.

    Advanced: https://ai.googleblog.com/2014/10/hdr-low-light-and-high-dynamic-range.html

    Google Camera Features

    Pixel 1
    • Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) HDR+ - The Pixel 1 introduced ZSL HDR+ which means when you open the camera, the system utilizes the Hexagon DSP to constantly buffer frames and marks the time slot of when you pressed the shutter button.
      * -- Quote from Marc Levoy via The Verge:
      "The moment you press the shutter it's not actually taking a shot — it already took the shot," says Levoy. "It took lots of shots! What happens when you press the shutter button is it just marks the time when you pressed it, uses the images it's already captured, and combines them together."
      It's a major usability improvement on the HDR+ mode in last year's Nexus 6P and 5X. "What used to happen last year is you'd press the shutter button and you'd get this little circle going around while it captured the images you need for the burst; now it's already captured those," says Levoy. "And that's big, because that means that you can capture the moment you want."
      * -- https://www.theverge.com/2016/10/18/13315168/google-pixel-camera-software-marc-levoy

    Pixel 2
    • Portrait Mode - Simulates bokeh for improved subject separation from the background. The front camera of the Pixel 2 only provides Portrait Mode when a human face is detected, and the rear camera can work on an object, an animal, a human, etc because it uses information from the Dual Pixel PDAF sensor to detect depth. Google Camera ports for non-Pixel phones can NOT do this so all ports for non-Pixel phones utilize the front camera technique for both front & rear (which means all ports for non-Pixel phones can only properly apply bokeh when a human face is detected).
      * -- Advanced read: https://ai.googleblog.com/2017/10/portrait-mode-on-pixel-2-and-pixel-2-xl.html
    • Motion Photos - Provides short clips of moments before and after you take the photo.
      * -- Advanced read: https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/03/behind-motion-photos-technology-in.html

    Pixel 3



    This is how the V30's Camera ID's are laid out. My normal lens app uses ID 0 and 1. My wide lens app uses ID 1 and 2.
    • Camera 0 "LENS_FACING_BACK"
    • Camera 1 "LENS_FACING_FRONT"
    • Camera 2 "LENS_FACING_BACK" (wide angle)
    I cannot guarantee success on other devices, especially if the phone does not even report all cameras through the Camera2 API (use Camera2Test app to verify your device info). If you are on LineageOS, please consult your dev to see if they can alter the camera ID's to properly match LG stock roms, if my version does not work.

    Images
    "Wide Angle" / "Default Camera" option in the side menu:
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    Advanced Options:
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    Installation instructions
    Root is NOT needed.
    * -- Download APK to your Phone (or PC then transfer to your phone)
    * -- Locate APK with File Manager and Install
    * -- You will be prompted to Allow Unknown Sources. This is normal for APK's not downloaded from the Play Store.

    Download
    cstark27 v4.2
    cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_v4.2t3.apk
    If you have issues, Clearing App Data is recommended. Open "Camera"> Settings>About>View App Settings Page>Storage>Clear Data

    -If device has more than 3+ camera sensors, displays a new side menu "Wide Angle"
    --Click this item and it opens Settings and displays a message "Switching rear Camera ID. Press back to complete." So just press the back button when you see the settings menu pop up. I can't figure out a way to do this programmatically.
    --On first install you may have to click this twice for it to start working
    --After this is toggled the side menu will say "Default Camera" to indicate you can switch back

    -The Camera Switch icon is green now to try to indicate you can Long Press this to do the same function as above (alternate between rear camera ID's)

    v4.2 fixes:
    -Resolution for main and aux lens separated thanks @fu24

    v4.1 adds:
    -Add LG G6 Lineage Toggle

    -Add Advanced>Default HDR+ Mode for Normal and Wide Lens options
    --Switching rear cameras will change the HDR+ to the specified mode
    --Usage: If you want the regular lens to usually be HDR+ ZSL, but the Wide Angle to always be HDR+ Enhanced. You can also select No Change (default) so HDR+ mode is not changed by the system and will keep what you choose when switching rear cameras

    Credits Arnova8G2, arthur, namok, fu24, Tolyan009/TlnNeun

    Alternative download location (thanks to @s4turno):
    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-cstark27/

    Alternate versions posted by @fu24 which has a toggle for standard/wide angle in the settings and much more customization options:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76878015&postcount=505

    Previous Versions:

    cstark27 v4.0
    If you have issues, Clearing App Data is recommended. Open "Camera"> Settings>About>View App Settings Page>Storage>Clear Data

    -If device has more than 3+ camera sensors, displays a new side menu "Wide Angle"
    --Click this item and it opens Settings and displays a message "Switching rear Camera ID. Press back to complete." So just press the back button when you see the settings menu pop up. I can't figure out a way to do this programmatically.
    --On first install you may have to click this twice for it to start working
    --After this is toggled the side menu will say "Default Camera" to indicate you can switch back

    -The Camera Switch icon is green now to try to indicate you can Long Press this to do the same function as above (alternate between rear camera ID's)

    -Black Level calculation adjusted to see if purple tint in shadows is fixed

    -Updated code of Settings Restart to newest version

    -Adjusted detection code for Hexagon DSP so mainly just LG's don't use it automatically

    Credits Arnova8G2, arthur, namok, fu24, Tolyan009/TlnNeun

    cstark27 v3.8
    If you have issues, Clearing App Data is recommended. Open "Camera"> Settings>About>View App Settings Page>Storage>Clear Data

    LG G6 Lineage users can use the toggle in the wide angle APK to fix their camera ID issue. You must force close the app.

    -Renamed standard lens package name to avoid interference with other versions (uninstall your current version)
    -Set Use_Photos on by default
    -Ported Camera relaunch after going into Settings from namok/SerJo87/Arnova8G2 (no longer have to force close when changing a setting)
    -Changed Frame Count to have a faster setting (may be useful for photos of children)
    -Added toggle to remove Portrait Mode default zoom level


    cstark27 v3.7
    -Added Advanced>Disable ZSL Toggle (this switches between Pixel 2 HDR toggle and Nexus 6 No ZSL HDR toggle)

    -Added Advanced>Model so users can experiment with phone Models (only for the rear camera). You do not need to adjust this if you don't want to, the default setting is the same as before (AUTO).

    -Added Experimental>Use Hexagon DSP and set it to No by default. This used to be "auto", effectively, and on most Snapdragon phones it would be using the Hexagon DSP in previous versions. In my testing I have found better performance when taking multiple photos quickly, by turning this to "no". Let me know your results...


    cstark27 v3.6
    If you have issues, Clearing App Data is recommended. Open "Camera"> Settings>About>View App Settings Page>Storage>Clear Data

    LG G6 Lineage users can use the toggle in the wide angle APK to fix their camera ID issue. You must force close the app.

    -Added 5 Exposure Time settings for Adaptive Shutter Speed. "Super Slow" is the same as V3.5. "Very Slow" is about 2x faster and so on and so forth. On my phone "Slow" is not actually Slow and matches normal HDR+ Enhanced speed. But it may change depending on device so I left it.

    -Normal APK: Save HDR+ choice after going into Settings (credit Miniuser123)

    -Organized Settings>Advanced by grouping all HDR+ Enhanced stuff into a section. Changed a couple strings so they'd be translated to other languages.

    -Skip Color Fix if Adaptive Shutter is enabled

    -Removed Slow Motion menu item unless you have a LG G5, G6, V20, or V30. BUT, you can enable it in Settings>Experimental.

    -Wide APK: Change HDR+ Config to Taimen so ZSL (Zero Shutter Lag) is back, but I've defaulted HDR+ to Enhanced. This won't change until you clear app data or go into settings though.

    -Wide APK: Remove Slow Motion menu item


    cstark27 v3.5
    -Clearing App Data is recommended. Open "Camera"> Settings>About>View App Settings Page>Storage>Clear Data
    -Added Advanced>HDR+ Enhanced Portrait Mode : This forces Portrait Mode to use HDR+ Enhanced which will offer better dynamic range but you lose Zero Shutter Lag (Thanks Arnova8G2 for this cool trick)
    -Added Advanced>HDR+ Enhanced Adaptive Shutter Speed : This is the Slow Shutter mod from miniuser123. I would say this is "beta" for LG devices. I know on my V30 some tuning is needed to the parameters but I want your guys feedback first. It only affects HDR+ Enhanced. The shutter speed will slow down the darker your scene is. You probably want a tripod or something to prop your phone against, for best sharpness. In normal lighting the shutter speed seems to be the same as before so I don't think it would be a negative to leave this on - but it's your choice and needs testing.
    -Added LG G6 Lineage Camera ID Fix toggle to Wide Angle APK so there shouldn't need to be separate Lineage builds for G6 anymore
    -Optimizations courtesy of Arnova8G2


    cstark27 v3.4
    -Added Lens Blur Mode on side menu
    -Added Advanced>LG G6 Color Fix from cstark27 v3
    -Removed Zero Shutter Lag option from Wide Angle due to issue with very over-exposed highlights. Will be brought back when this issue is fixed.
    -Removed Disable ZSL toggle as it did not fix anything and caused more problems


    cstark27 v3.3
    -IMPORTANT: CLEAR APP DATA after installing. This version changes the configs a little bit so more problems may happen if you do not erase app data.
    -Fixed Wide Angle HDR+ Processing with Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL)
    -Improved Re-focus after touch to focus
    -Added JPEG Quality toggle
    -Added Disable ZSL Config: switch between Pixel ZSL or Nexus 6 No ZSL configs
    -Adjust look of settings and add About section from Arnova8G2

    LG G6 owners: There may still be a purple tint in shadows in low light when using HDR+ Enhanced. I am still working on a solution but it is hard to find without having the device. There are apps that provide a black level offset to correct this but in tests we have seen that only the first HDR+ Enhanced photo is usually purple tinted but remaining photos are fine. Tapping to set focus and exposure also seems to help. I would also try the "Disable ZSL" setting and see if that helps. Huge shoutout at Mefiboshet for all of his testing and letting me pester him with test versions all the time.

    2 Separate APK's (download both, they do not require each other though so you can use a different normal lens version if you want):
    Download Standard Lens + Front Cam cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_v3.3
    Download Wide Lens + Front Cam cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_wide_v3.3


    There is no model or config to set, you should be good to go after installing. But here is the setup:

    -Normal Lens APK Config:
    --LG G6
    ---Rear Model: Nexus 6 (shamu), Front Model: Huawei Nexus 6P (angler)
    --All other devices
    ---Rear Model: Pixel 2 XL (taimen), Front Model: Huawei Nexus 6P (angler)
    -Wide Lens APK Config:
    --LG G6
    ---Rear Model: Nexus 6P (angler), Front Model: Huawei Nexus 6P (angler)
    --LG G5, V20, V30
    ---Rear Model: Pixel 2 XL (taimen), Front Model: Huawei Nexus 6P (angler)


    cstark27 v3.1 standard and v3.2 wide
    -JPEG quality increased to 98% by default
    -Removed LG G6 Color Fix option hoping the model change fixes their color issues (you may Delete Data of the app)
    -HDR+ Parameters moved to Advanced menu

    cstark27 v3 wide angle beta 1 (with LG G6 LineageOS patch)
    -Separate APK based off cstark27 v3
    -Fix front camera crash
    -Change "config" to Nexus 6P (ZSL on the wide angle does not process HDR+ currently, so this ensures the user always gets HDR+ processing)

    cstark27 v3 wide angle alpha
    -Separate APK based off cstark27 v3
    -ALPHA version of wide angle support

    cstark27 v3
    -fix G6 video (and probably other Android 7.0 devices) thanks to Arnova8G2
    -add LG G6 Color Fix option under advanced thanks to Arnova8G2

    cstark27 v2.1
    -EXIF fix, thanks Arnova8G2
    -Enable HDR+ toggle by default
    -Uncheck camera:use_photos by default to increase stability (turn back on and test if you want. Enabling this makes it use Google Photos.)
    -Uncheck camera:enable_micro by default to increase stability (turn back on and test if you want. Enabling this enables Motion Photos for Oreo only(?)

    cstark27 v2
    -fixed video on Pixel configs for LG V30

    cstark27 v1
    -based off Scrubber's APK
    -forced model of front camera to Nexus 6P for proper HDR+ Processing and color (thanks BSG)
    -rear model is set to Taimen

    FAQ
    Q: I'm on Oreo and my device constantly reboots?
    A: Follow the steps in this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=77133433&postcount=1069

    Q: Do I need to change any settings?
    A: This mod is optimized for the LG G5, G6, V20, & V30 to run without changing any settings. Some settings in the Settings>Advanced menu will provide higher quality, with their own downsides. Experiment at your own will.

    Q: What devices does this work for?
    A: The normal (not wide angle) version should work fine on devices that have a decent Camera2 API support. Snapdragon Galaxy S8, Note 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 8, Essential PH-1, HTC U11, etc.

    Thanks To/Credits
    As always, thanks to Scrubber (whose APK I started with), Arnova8G2, BSG and all the other devs working on these projects.

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [GCam] [Wide Angle] LG G5,LG G6,LG V20,LG V30 - v4.2, Device Specific App for the XDA Community Apps

    Contributors
    cstark27, cstark27, fu24, Arnova8G2, defcomg, B-S-G, many more

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2018-11-28
    Last Updated 2018-12-11
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    I modified san1ty's version to have the normal lens in all the modes. It installs separately from other versions. I have been busy and sick so haven't got much time to work on the project. On the G7, Night Sight is laggy and overall stability is still a bit weak. Play around with the Model etc in BSG Settings and see if something shows to be more stable and let us know (and what LG you have).

    Download (through web browser): https://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/dl/?id=30978

    Wide angle version (the original san1ty version): https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/gcamera/MGC_6.1.021_Potter_v4F-san1ty-final.apk
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    Alright guys. Let's try this out. I have added my PayPal donation email to my profile. If you are able to help, anything is appreciated. I have not accepted donations in the past for my work except 1 or 2 days so if you've found use with my mod in the past and also want to show your thanks please consider donating.

    If I can get a LG G7, that would cover (7) LG devices to support. The G7's are pretty cheap these days, all things considered. About $300 USD. More than half off MSRP already. :eek:

    Thank you all for your consideration.
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    V3.6

    cstark27 v3.6
    If you have issues, Clearing App Data is recommended. Open "Camera"> Settings>About>View App Settings Page>Storage>Clear Data

    LG G6 Lineage users can use the toggle in the wide angle APK to fix their camera ID issue. You must force close the app.

    -Added 5 Exposure Time settings for Adaptive Shutter Speed. "Super Slow" is the same as V3.5. "Very Slow" is about 2x faster and so on and so forth. On my phone "Slow" is not actually Slow and matches normal HDR+ Enhanced speed. But it may change depending on device so I left it.

    -Normal APK: Save HDR+ choice after going into Settings (credit Miniuser123)

    -Organized Settings>Advanced by grouping all HDR+ Enhanced stuff into a section. Changed a couple strings so they'd be translated to other languages.

    -Skip Color Fix if Adaptive Shutter is enabled

    -Removed Slow Motion menu item unless you have a LG G5, G6, V20, or V30. BUT, you can enable it in Settings>Experimental.

    -Wide APK: Change HDR+ Config to Taimen so ZSL (Zero Shutter Lag) is back, but I've defaulted HDR+ to Enhanced. This won't change until you clear app data or go into settings though.

    -Wide APK: Remove Slow Motion menu item

    2 Separate APK's (download both, they do not require each other though so you can use a different normal lens version if you want):
    Download standard rear + front cam: cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_v3.6

    Download wide rear + front cam: cstark27_GCam_5.1.018_24_wide_v3.6
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    Hey guys,

    You helped raise 85% of my initial goal, so I upped my budget to order an almost new G7 for $340 which will make me more likely to try to use it daily over the Pixel 2. I appreciate all your help! Hopefully it will arrive by the end of next week.

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