[GUIDE] Enable Camera2 API & Install Google Camera

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fake__knv

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DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU MIGHT INCUR TO YOUR BELOVED PHONE. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
**formalities lul


Requirements:
  • Root. You can check this rooting tutorial guide by @BubuXP.
  • Camera2 API Enabler by P1N20. Check @otaconremo's thread here.
  • Google Camera Ported APK. You can get one from here.
    Update: The version @adriakus shared is the least buggy so far. Its front cam works with HDR+. Im using this one.

Steps:
  • First, root your phone by following the aforementioned guide.
  • After rooting, you should have Magisk Manager installed in your phone.
  • Tap on the hamburger icon (three bars icon on the top left of the screen).
  • Tap Downloads.
  • Tap on the search icon and type
    Code:
    Camera2 API Enabler
  • Tap on the download icon of the result to install the module.
  • After installing the module, reboot your phone.
  • Install the Google Camera ported apk downloaded from the link above.

NOTE:
On Arnova's 8.2 Google Cam, sometimes after taking a picture it takes forever to process HDR images.
Front Cam with HDR on force closes when you take a picture.
You can provide feedback here to help other users determine what version works best. :good:

On this version, front and rear camera works fine even with HDR+ ON. Im currently using this one.


CREDS:
@BubuXP
@adriakus
@Arnova8G2
@jashancheema
@topjohnwu
 
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phentem

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i use google camera mode for front camera with hdr+ not work.
Google Camera version for front camera + Hdr+ ?
 

il_fabio

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What happens when you use HDR+ on front camera?

Edit: Im on Arnova's v8.2

hi,

I have tried several settings using GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8.2.apk and:
- app stops when switch to front camera
- if not crash immediately, app stops when I tap to take a photo
- only with HDR totally disabled camera shots a photo but it is BW with some stripes

Any suggestions?

Fabio
 

fake__knv

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hi,

I have tried several settings using GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8.2.apk and:
- app stops when switch to front camera
- if not crash immediately, app stops when I tap to take a photo
- only with HDR totally disabled camera shots a photo but it is BW with some stripes

Any suggestions?

Fabio

Edit: Nevermind mine wont take front cam pics too with HDR+ on lmao
 
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adriakus

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Samt434

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Works perfectly with Camera2 API Enabler by P1N20.
Thanks a lot for sharing ! With HDR on quality seems better !
And Google panorama feature is a must :)
 

elvinguitar

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Thanks for this guide. :)

I'm currently using Arnova's v8.3b1 Google Cam, and I also noticed that sometimes after taking a picture it takes forever to process HDR images. The front cam with HDR on force closes when you take a picture as well.
 

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Benik3

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I'm using this one https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/GCamera_Mod_v.5.1.23_R5Plus_fix_crash.apk
So far so good. I like the personalization menu of this one better than the Arnova one.
Didn't test it thoroughly, but in both versions portrait camera works and so does slow motion (this two were the most reported bugs I saw).

Anyone trying diferent versions, let us know so we can compare.

Thanks for the tip, this one really works better then the Arnova cam!
Tested all photo mods, no crash :)
 

elvinguitar

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I'm using this one https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/GCamera_Mod_v.5.1.23_R5Plus_fix_crash.apk
So far so good. I like the personalization menu of this one better than the Arnova one.
Didn't test it thoroughly, but in both versions portrait camera works and so does slow motion (this two were the most reported bugs I saw).

Anyone trying diferent versions, let us know so we can compare.
Tried this one. But the portrait mode of the front cam isn't working. It's not capturing anything.
 

adriakus

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Tried this one. But the portrait mode of the front cam isn't working. It's not capturing anything.

It's working for me. But if it's not working, I suggest (,reinstalling or,) trying the one it's based on (check my previous post). And if still buggy, try others posted here. Or go for the arnova ones. They act like regular apps, so you can try and try.

Also, I've noticed they treat the colors in a diferent way. If anyone with time wants to compare the actual pictures, it'll be nice :)
 

hossman

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Could someone that has followed this guide and enabled camera2 API download this app from play store. Camera2 probe https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.weis.camera2probe

And post your screenshot please

I have not enable camera2 API yet and was curious if that physically changes the hardware level support.

Thanks in advance
 

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fake__knv

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Thanks for this guide. :)

I'm currently using Arnova's v8.3b1 Google Cam, and I also noticed that sometimes after taking a picture it takes forever to process HDR images. The front cam with HDR on force closes when you take a picture as well.

For the front cam, the flash thingy (white screen of death) causes a crash. Disabling it will let you have a front cam that doesnt take pictures lol
 

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