Google camera port with Hdr+ (abandoned)

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kraatus90

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This is kinda work in progress port of Gcam with hdr+ for arm devices. it's based on google camera version 4.2.035.141213305-arm.

it needs camera api 2 enabled. you can enable it via flashing the zip I've attached or add below line into build.prop.

Code:
persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1

Stock rom is preferred, but it should work on all roms as long as above requirement is met.


Google camera apk

Please let me know if auto/touch focus works or not. happy testing :good:

Credit : @defcomg

Requires TWRP for flashing zip. or root for manually editing build.prop
 

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amit.tiger12

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Nice to see another thread on this..

Is root needed??

Also please try new Google camera APK.

Appreciate your work.
I see many devices having their own port of Google camera with more or less features, did you tried some of them on g5s? GCam ports for other devices on g5s?
 
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kraatus90

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Nice to see another thread on this..

Is root needed??

Also please try new Google camera APK.

Appreciate your work.
I see many devices having their own port of Google camera with more or less features, did you tried some of them on g5s? GCam ports for other devices on g5s?

Newer gcam apks are 64bit only so they won't work on phones with 32bit os like g5/g5s/g5+/g5s+ etc. this also needs root or custom recovery like TWRP to flash attached zip. i don't have this phone that's why i posted it here so others can see if it works.

slowmotion video won't work, nor i will fix it. since stock cam have that option already. this is only for hdr+.
 

yackback

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Newer gcam apks are 64bit only so they won't work on phones with 32bit os like g5/g5s/g5+/g5s+ etc. this also needs root or custom recovery like TWRP to flash attached zip. i don't have this phone that's why i posted it here so others can see if it works.

slowmotion video won't work, nor i will fix it. since stock cam have that option already. this is only for hdr+.

Slow motion video works for me on XT 1806, also AEX 5.0 has the option already enabled, so you might not have to root if on a custom rom.
 

kraatus90

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Slow motion video works for me on XT 1806, also AEX 5.0 has the option already enabled, so you might not have to root if on a custom rom.

i don't have this phone to test, does HDR+ with touch/auto focus works or not on this phone ?


everyone talks about something different than i asked. feels like why i even bother. this community seriously sucks.
 
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yackback

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i don't have this phone to test, does HDR+ with touch/auto focus works or not on this phone ?


everyone talks about something different than i asked. feels like why i even bother. this community seriously sucks.

Sorry, I can't read apparently. Yes touch/auto focus works, nice job!
 

alonzimanuel

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I also tried this port. Work quite fine, on screen in live capturing there's some light/colours distortions, but in the shot in the gallery is perfect. The app sometimes crashes, but it's still usable.
Shots with her+ shows a good quality in low light with good noise reduction and details compared to stock camera app. When I'll got some free time I'll post samples.
 
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tricky-tricky

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I tried this camera, my phone is not rooted and wouldn't know about api2 able... Wouldn't mess up with system files... Anyway, I installed this camera and works... Photos have good detail on them, only problem is a bit too much noise and it creates a raw file that I never asked... Anyway, hope the developer manages to reduce noise and stop that raw file... Thanks

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Oh yeah auto/touch focus works
 
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Dishe

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kraatus90- Is this different from the version on the G5+ forums in this thread:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/g5-plus/themes/potentially-google-camera-port-t3684264

I've been playing with that one all day on my G5+ (non S variant, single camera), but the focus issue is driving me bonkers. Even the posted "workaround" which requires going to video and focusing, then going back and trying to lock focus... sometimes the focus will drift when the camera reinits upon photo mode.
 

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I tried this camera, my phone is not rooted and wouldn't know about api2 able... Wouldn't mess up with system files... Anyway, I installed this camera and works... Photos have good detail on them, only problem is a bit too much noise and it creates a raw file that I never asked... Anyway, hope the developer manages to reduce noise and stop that raw file... Thanks

Oh yeah auto/touch focus works

I too have an unrooted phone and no, this doesn't work.
How did you get it to work without rooting and without enabling Camera2 API?
 

Dishe

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I too have an unrooted phone and no, this doesn't work.
How did you get it to work without rooting and without enabling Camera2 API?

Are you on an S or regular Moto 5+? The S version, as I understand, has camera2 already enabled by default. I think the dual camera stock setup uses it internally so it was always there. As far as it working without root- the app itself doesn't require root to run, however if you have a phone that lacks Camera2 API, you'd need to root in order to fix that.
 
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As far as it working without root- the app itself doesn't require root to run, however if you have a phone that lacks Camera2 API, you'd need to root in order to fix that.

I have G5 plus. Yes, I know that app itself doesn't require root; indeed, I was referring to enabling the Camera2 API.

I guess I'll have to wait for Oreo update which will have it enabled by default :/
 

Dishe

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I have G5 plus. Yes, I know that app itself doesn't require root; indeed, I was referring to enabling the Camera2 API.

I guess I'll have to wait for Oreo update which will have it enabled by default :/

What makes you think that? Api2 has been around since Lollipop, I think phones leave it disabled when it isn't needed by the stock camera. For example, the G5S plus (which this thread is referring to) has it enabled, even on Nougat, and I think that's because the dual camera thing required some fancy magic in the stock app to make it work, and that was accessible via api2.

BTW, I'm not rooted, but I unlocked my bootloader and changed the build.prop through recovery to add the line. Still mostly stock on my G5 plus (non S variant, like yours).
 

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This is Google camera 4.4 working on Moto g4 plus please someone try this I want to know hdr+on vs hdr+ off https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MDPtr--esK1KxjgrFOEk5gvbKJmBZf-4/view?usp=drivesdk

I gave this a try. Honestly I'm not seeing any difference between the stock moto camera and the google camera after I added persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1 to my build.prop

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I dunno. I'll try taking some photos outside.

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I gave this a try. Honestly I'm not seeing any difference between the stock moto camera and the google camera after I added persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1 to my build.prop

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I dunno. I'll try taking some photos outside.

Also there are so many settings in the camera app it's tough to tell which ones actually make a difference. I'm pretty underwhelmed by this big goose chase for a better camera. Any help anyone?
 

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I gave this a try. Honestly I'm not seeing any difference between the stock moto camera and the google camera after I added persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1 to my build.prop

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I dunno. I'll try taking some photos outside.

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Also there are so many settings in the camera app it's tough to tell which ones actually make a difference. I'm pretty underwhelmed by this big goose chase for a better camera. Any help anyone?
Try this setting
 

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    This is kinda work in progress port of Gcam with hdr+ for arm devices. it's based on google camera version 4.2.035.141213305-arm.

    it needs camera api 2 enabled. you can enable it via flashing the zip I've attached or add below line into build.prop.

    Code:
    persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1

    Stock rom is preferred, but it should work on all roms as long as above requirement is met.


    Google camera apk

    Please let me know if auto/touch focus works or not. happy testing :good:

    Credit : @defcomg

    Requires TWRP for flashing zip. or root for manually editing build.prop
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    This is Google camera 4.4 working on Moto g4 plus please someone try this I want to know hdr+on vs hdr+ off https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MDPtr--esK1KxjgrFOEk5gvbKJmBZf-4/view?usp=drivesdk
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    There's a new version from savitar that I've been using on the G5+ (not S version) that has been more stable. Less blank jpgs in direct light and stuff like that, and we even have manual focus and iso controls now too.
    This is useful on the 5+ because our focus system isn't standard and AF doesn't work with Gcam (I think you S users don't have that problem). Still, its cool to be able to manually drag it to the closest possible focus or leave it at infinity when you want to.
    I need to update the other thread with it (in the G5+ section), I haven't gotten around to doing it yet.
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    Nice to see another thread on this..

    Is root needed??

    Also please try new Google camera APK.

    Appreciate your work.
    I see many devices having their own port of Google camera with more or less features, did you tried some of them on g5s? GCam ports for other devices on g5s?

    Newer gcam apks are 64bit only so they won't work on phones with 32bit os like g5/g5s/g5+/g5s+ etc. this also needs root or custom recovery like TWRP to flash attached zip. i don't have this phone that's why i posted it here so others can see if it works.

    slowmotion video won't work, nor i will fix it. since stock cam have that option already. this is only for hdr+.
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    tried with g5s+ no root which is no cam2 api too.
    auto focus and hdr+ are good. but after shoot, raw photo auto proccesed. 12 mb 1 photo really-_-

    anyway, thanks op to share this:good:
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