Google Camera for the OnePlus 8T

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Google Camera Port
Stable versions and configs for the OnePlus 8T.

While quality on mobile devices has improved a lot in the past few years, Google Camera is often able to produce more detailed photos with better dynamic range. Let's use this thread to compile good/stable GCam versions for the OnePlus 8T.


Features:
- HDR+ Enhanced, Night Mode, Astrophotography, Portrait Mode, Timelapse, Motion Photos, Lens Blur, Panorama, Photo Sphere, Photobooth, Motion tracking.
- Video, Timelapse, Slow motion.
- All auxiliary cameras work, except the depth camera.
- AR Playground/Stickers (follow this guide).


Bugs:
- Video quality is better on the stock camera, specially video stabilisation and slow motion.
- Due to OnePlus' decision to restrict access of 3rd party apps to the extra cameras on Android 11, you'll need to use specific "package names" (eg: use the links on this thread). Some cameras (eg: front wide) may still not be available even with the right apk.


How to:
1. Download APK (pick the first one if in doubt).
2. Download config file (often not required, but may help with quality).
3. Install APK file.
4. Load config file.

A short video tutorial is available for new users.


Downloads:

Some notes:
- WARNING: On Android 11, you need to use the "snapcam" package in order to use all cameras.
- ⭐ = Recommended version.
- To avoid issues when viewing media from inside GCam, install the Google Photos app (can be used without uploads/Google Account).

GCam 8 (Android 10+):

- Greatness ⭐: GCam8.2.204_Greatness.210716.1733Release (2021-07-16, configs)
- Wichaya: GCam_8.1.101_Wichaya_V1.4 (2021-08-03, configs)
- Arnova8G2: GCam_6.210406.0204build-8.1.101.apk (2021-05-02, configs)

GCam 7 (Android 9+):

- Wichaya ⭐: GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya_V3.1.1 (2020-12-15, configs)
- Nikita: NGCam_7.4.104-v2.0 (2020-12-06, configs)

I'll try to keep this post updated with info from the telegram group, but please, leave feedback.


Thanks:
To devs like Arnova8G2, BSG, Urnyx05, defcomg, and many other modders and testers that have contributed over the years.
 
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For people looking for the latest GCam, Arnova8G2 released two updates based on GCam 8.1:


Keep in mind that this is still a new base and lacks the features and stability of older versions. I wouldn't use it as the main camera app.
 

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Is there a way to view media from GCam without installing Google Photos? I love GCam but I would like to avoid Google Photos. I heard there was an option in dev called "camera.use_photos" but I can't find it.
 

Crazy_Oni

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Here you have the list from celsoazevedo of Versions for the OnePlus 8 / 8T / 8 Pro Series.

Seems like the Nikita Version is missing? looks like its not really actual.

Which config file would you suggest? For onplus 8 or for oneplus 8 pro?
 

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Here you have the list from celsoazevedo of Versions for the OnePlus 8 / 8T / 8 Pro Series.

Seems like the Nikita Version is missing? looks like its not really actual.

Which config file would you suggest? For onplus 8 or for oneplus 8 pro?

There are lots of versions that work on OnePlus phones, so it's normal not to list all apks. It can be confusing for new users.

Then there's the GCam base. Nikita is based on Arnova's version (or at least relies on a lot of code), so when suggesting one, you may not have to suggest the other. Same with Wichaya (based on Urnyx's version).
 

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Is there a way to view media from GCam without installing Google Photos? I love GCam but I would like to avoid Google Photos. I heard there was an option in dev called "camera.use_photos" but I can't find it.

Google removed the internal gallery with GCam 7.3, so you'll need Google Photos or an external gallery. It can be the default one on your phone, but not all gallery apps deal with the processing delay very well and it can be annoying to see the last picture.

Explore the settings menu of the app you're using and try to find the setting to use a 3rd party gallery. Then, when viewing a picture/video from inside GCam, Android should ask you which gallery you want to use.

I use Gallery Go as it works better than Google Photos for me. It's also from Google, but it doesn't have any of the login/upload stuff.
 

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Hello
I have tried to find one that works with oneplus 8t, but so far for example wide angle don't work.
Anyone that have a 8t where it works?
 
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I remember using Wichaya (the snapcam apk) the wide lens working very well
That's the one I tried really many times. Snapchat version.
(I also tried some of the others with nu luck)
I have installed the xml file and can choose it.
When I press wide, the screen turn black and the app close down after a few seconds.

Main camera works.
I think, maybe I'm wrong? that it works on 8 pro, or something, be course I can choose tele and macro. (If I do that, same happens as when I try to use wide)
I also tried to change what camera to use in settings.
 

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That's the one I tried really many times. Snapchat version.
(I also tried some of the others with nu luck)
I have installed the xml file and can choose it.
When I press wide, the screen turn black and the app close down after a few seconds.

Main camera works.
I think, maybe I'm wrong? that it works on 8 pro, or something, be course I can choose tele and macro. (If I do that, same happens as when I try to use wide)
I also tried to change what camera to use in settings.
Are you rooted? I have no issues with face, wide, and main shooting but only tele forced close the app.
 

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    Google Camera Port
    Stable versions and configs for the OnePlus 8T.

    While quality on mobile devices has improved a lot in the past few years, Google Camera is often able to produce more detailed photos with better dynamic range. Let's use this thread to compile good/stable GCam versions for the OnePlus 8T.


    Features:
    - HDR+ Enhanced, Night Mode, Astrophotography, Portrait Mode, Timelapse, Motion Photos, Lens Blur, Panorama, Photo Sphere, Photobooth, Motion tracking.
    - Video, Timelapse, Slow motion.
    - All auxiliary cameras work, except the depth camera.
    - AR Playground/Stickers (follow this guide).


    Bugs:
    - Video quality is better on the stock camera, specially video stabilisation and slow motion.
    - Due to OnePlus' decision to restrict access of 3rd party apps to the extra cameras on Android 11, you'll need to use specific "package names" (eg: use the links on this thread). Some cameras (eg: front wide) may still not be available even with the right apk.


    How to:
    1. Download APK (pick the first one if in doubt).
    2. Download config file (often not required, but may help with quality).
    3. Install APK file.
    4. Load config file.

    A short video tutorial is available for new users.


    Downloads:

    Some notes:
    - WARNING: On Android 11, you need to use the "snapcam" package in order to use all cameras.
    - ⭐ = Recommended version.
    - To avoid issues when viewing media from inside GCam, install the Google Photos app (can be used without uploads/Google Account).

    GCam 8 (Android 10+):

    - Greatness ⭐: GCam8.2.204_Greatness.210716.1733Release (2021-07-16, configs)
    - Wichaya: GCam_8.1.101_Wichaya_V1.4 (2021-08-03, configs)
    - Arnova8G2: GCam_6.210406.0204build-8.1.101.apk (2021-05-02, configs)

    GCam 7 (Android 9+):

    - Wichaya ⭐: GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya_V3.1.1 (2020-12-15, configs)
    - Nikita: NGCam_7.4.104-v2.0 (2020-12-06, configs)

    I'll try to keep this post updated with info from the telegram group, but please, leave feedback.


    Thanks:
    To devs like Arnova8G2, BSG, Urnyx05, defcomg, and many other modders and testers that have contributed over the years.
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    @jarxxx The existence of config files shouldn't stop users from exploring the settings menu or from testing GCam without any config first to see the "default" quality.

    Configs are made by normal users to fit their usage/preferences. Some configs work well for us, while others are terrible. If you find one that is close to what you like, tweak it to fit your needs and preferences.

    Inside the settings menu, right at the top, there's something to control the exposure. In your case, you probably want to increase it a bit. Test the different values and then choose the one that's better for you.

    Screenshot_20210227-153928376.png


    I would also check the "Lib Patcher" menu, where we can control things like detail, tone curve, etc. Have you tried increasing "Shadows" inside the "Tone Curve" menu?

    Face smoothing is a bug that affects some phones, hopefully it can be fixed on GCam 8. The problem is that if you set up the rear camera for detail, the front will also be very detailed... depending on the settings, it can be a bit "harsh" on your skin. I guess one could use different configs? One more detailed and one more "soft" for selfies? It's an annoyance, sadly.

    I should note that people focus on detail because that's one of the main reasons to use GCam. Users that want Snapchat+Filter-like pictures, probably should use Snapchat (not saying it's your case, but we should use the best tool for the job).

    Video is often better on the stock camera, but under Settings > ("General" section) > Advanced > Stream config, we can select the best "Video Stream Config"... I honestly don't know which one is better for this phone, but some have stabilisation and some don't. I'm not sure if the config you're using sets up this or not.

    Regarding 48MP, OnePlus doesn't allow 3rd party apps to use it. GCam can only access 12MP, which is the default resolution used by the stock camera. I recommend contacting OnePlus and asking them to stop blocking access to 48MP (they don't seem to care, but if enough people ask... maybe we can convince them to change).
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    I've downloaded 15 different GCam apps and XML's, uploaded photos to compare them to google drive. Please let me know which one looks best.

    Also, I've started a Facebook Group for OP8T GCam discussion. Please join!
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    And this is the updated config for the version above (from enerGy on Telegram, for the 8/8T).

    As discussed on the previous page, if you try to take a photo without using HDR, it will probably fail with this config. GCam should be used with HDR+ On or HDR+ Enhanced though, so it shouldn't a problem for most users.

    - nrG-v3-OP8-8T-Wichaya-8.1.101-v1.4.xml

    Changes:

    nrG v3 OP8-8T - Wichaya 8.1.101_v1.4

    ❕Based Off OP8Pro & Customised For OP8-8T

    - Antibanding: Auto
    - Audio Zoom: Enabled
    - Auto Nightsight: Disabled
    - Auxiliary Camera: Google ID's Custom & Aux Button's Renamed For Each Lens
    - AWB: Back IMX586, Wide IMX586 & Front IMX471
    - AWB: Default Off (Turn On For Night Photography)
    - Developer Settings: Custom
    - Face Detection: Enabled
    - Face Retouch: Enabled
    - Focus Tracking: Enabled
    - Frames: Very High & Adjusted To Be Faster
    - Noise Model: Back IMX586SAP2, Wide IMX481SAP & Front IMX471
    - Photo Booth: Enabled
    - Ram Patcher: Amended, Saturation, HDR Intensity & Shadow Intensity
    - Sabre: Back, Wide & Front Camera's Enabled With Wiener Filter
    - Stream Config: Custom
    - Video: High Res & Frames
    - Video: Fixed UW Cropping Issue

    * Thanks To Wichaya For Another Great Mod 🙏
    * Also A Huge Thank You To All My Homies 🙏
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    This is a beta from Arnova8G2, which supports 8K video and higher resolutions for photos.

    It was shared on the telegram group for the 8 series, so I assume it also works on the 8T.

    - GCam_6.1Beta.210615.1542build-8.1.101