[Guide] Enable camera API 2 (No root)

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-----Working------
(Tested by users)

I'm not liable for any damage, dead devices, corrupt sd cards bla bla bla

Steps:

1) setup fastboot and adb drivers on pc
2) power off the phone and enter fastboot mode.
3) fire up fastboot terminal and connect your phone to the pc, enable USB debugging mode from dev. options too.
4) Run the command:

fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true

5) reboot
6) check g cam or any camera API testing apps to make sure if it's working.
7) report back here if all is good.

Thanks to @shakalaca
 
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Thanks to all those who tested this. The method works.

I'll make a script to make things much more easier.

If you get error at fastboot window saying device not found or waiting for device. That's a driver issue.
Check some comments down below, a user has mentioned methods to solve it.

OTA will not be effected in any way by this mod.
Warranty should not be void too.
 
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failed to do so :(
Code:
[email protected] ~> fastboot devices
C4ATAS000000YYC	fastboot
[email protected] ~> fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
< waiting for device >
^C⏎                                                                             [email protected] ~> fastboot -l devices
C4ATAS000000YYC        fastboot usb:3-6
[email protected] ~> adb devices
List of devices attached 

[email protected] ~> fastboot devices
C4ATAS000000YYC	fastboot
[email protected] ~> sudo fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
< waiting for device >

Use stock cable which comes with device.
The issue is with drivers. Check them.
 
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    -----Working------
    (Tested by users)

    I'm not liable for any damage, dead devices, corrupt sd cards bla bla bla

    Steps:

    1) setup fastboot and adb drivers on pc
    2) power off the phone and enter fastboot mode.
    3) fire up fastboot terminal and connect your phone to the pc, enable USB debugging mode from dev. options too.
    4) Run the command:

    fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true

    5) reboot
    6) check g cam or any camera API testing apps to make sure if it's working.
    7) report back here if all is good.

    Thanks to @shakalaca
    7
    I read the first post thank you

    first mention enabling developer options and USB debugging many people don't know

    1. i need the link to download adb drivers for this phone (please give a link to download it)
    2. which camera apk file and where should we get
    3. how to install ADB driver in pc for this phone
    4. and how to bring terminal window and what are the commands not the only last command (fastboot oem enable....) I am asking this not only for me. for the users who are all new to XDA.

    please give 2 links one for adb drivers and apk file please give other commands, nobody is hurting no one, no one ask helps unless they don't know it. so kindly talk good, not rude. Ty again for reply

    1. Enable USB Debugging ( Google is the best friend )
    2. About adb and fastboot ( Google still the best friend ) just type ' Minimal Fastboot '
    Link :


    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=962187416754459552

    3. Extract Minimal Fastboot then press Shift + Right Click the folder then select ' Open Command Window Here '.
    4. Then check make sure your devices is connected . ( type 'adb devices') your devices should be listed if connected to adb.
    5. Allow USB Debugging on devices.
    6. Now type 'adb reboot bootloader' ( easy way boot your devices to bootloader )
    7 Then run the command on first post.
    8.If success, then reboot your devices type 'fastboot reboot' or reboot manual.
    9. Then download the apk file, link

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/as...nable-camera-api-2-root-t3823498/post77222331


    10. Check you gcam.
    11. Done
    6
    Thanks to all those who tested this. The method works.

    I'll make a script to make things much more easier.

    If you get error at fastboot window saying device not found or waiting for device. That's a driver issue.
    Check some comments down below, a user has mentioned methods to solve it.

    OTA will not be effected in any way by this mod.
    Warranty should not be void too.
    4
    Can someone share some gcam apk?
    I'm confuse which one i must use,i just flash that command.
    Greetings

    GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8.1.apk