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How to enabling Camera2 Api - Google Camera Mod

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-------------------------------> PRE-REQUIREMENTS <---------------------------------

Your phone must be Rooted!
You can find the Tutorial: How to install the TWRP HERE
You can find the Tutorial: How to root HERE


]-------------------------------> ENABLE THE CAMERA2 GOOGLE API <---------------------------------

Q: Why I must enable camera2 api?
A: Here is explained very well: https://goo.gl/yYwRro


Once you have root permissions, open the playstore and look for the app:

BuildProp Editor - Play Store Direct Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor or from the View attachment com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor_2.2.4.0-22400_minAPI14(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk

1) Install it and start it (you must grant it the root permissions)
2) Search, by tapping on the lens, the following sentence:

persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=0​

3a) If you find it, you simply have to change the string putting =1 instead of =0

3b) If you can not find it, click on the pen symbol to edit the file and add the following string:

persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1​

4) Save
5) Restart the phone


-------------------------------> INSTALL THE GOOGLE CAMERA MOD <---------------------------------


1) Open your phone's browser and type the following address: https://celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/

You will get a lot of Google Camera to download.

Personally I would recommend you to install this version: MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova


Best Setting:

1) Settings -> Quick settings -> Advanced -> Saturation:
Set to 1.9 for both front and back camera Highlight and Shadow Saturation.​
(It will look bleached if you don't set this)

2) Settings-> Quick settings -> Advanced -> Base:
- Interface set to Pixel 3
- Back and front camera set to Pixel 3 XL​

Thanks to @Nikorasu
 
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walker9826

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Wow u're amazing! ? I will buy a Lenovo z5 pro GT. Can u do all it (unlock bootloader, install TWRP, custom Roms and able API 2 camera tutorials) for GT version later please ?
 
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crwm74b4x

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Excellent... It works without camera2 api.
On Android Pie (10.5.153 ST) persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1 on build.prop seems that it's not enough to enable camera2 api.

Thank you very much.
 
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are you happy with the quality the GCAM gives without root permission? i just installed it and it works, but im not sure if it is an improvement over the normal camera (latest software 1.350)
 
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are you happy with the quality the GCAM gives without root permission? i just installed it and it works, but im not sure if it is an improvement over the normal camera (latest software 1.350)

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    -------------------------------> PRE-REQUIREMENTS <---------------------------------

    Your phone must be Rooted!
    You can find the Tutorial: How to install the TWRP HERE
    You can find the Tutorial: How to root HERE


    ]-------------------------------> ENABLE THE CAMERA2 GOOGLE API <---------------------------------

    Q: Why I must enable camera2 api?
    A: Here is explained very well: https://goo.gl/yYwRro


    Once you have root permissions, open the playstore and look for the app:

    BuildProp Editor - Play Store Direct Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor or from the View attachment com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor_2.2.4.0-22400_minAPI14(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk

    1) Install it and start it (you must grant it the root permissions)
    2) Search, by tapping on the lens, the following sentence:

    persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=0​

    3a) If you find it, you simply have to change the string putting =1 instead of =0

    3b) If you can not find it, click on the pen symbol to edit the file and add the following string:

    persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1​

    4) Save
    5) Restart the phone


    -------------------------------> INSTALL THE GOOGLE CAMERA MOD <---------------------------------


    1) Open your phone's browser and type the following address: https://celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/

    You will get a lot of Google Camera to download.

    Personally I would recommend you to install this version: MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova


    Best Setting:

    1) Settings -> Quick settings -> Advanced -> Saturation:
    Set to 1.9 for both front and back camera Highlight and Shadow Saturation.​
    (It will look bleached if you don't set this)

    2) Settings-> Quick settings -> Advanced -> Base:
    - Interface set to Pixel 3
    - Back and front camera set to Pixel 3 XL​

    Thanks to @Nikorasu
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    Update:
    6.2.030 is available celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/#apk868 (Razer Phone 2).

    HDR+ and RAW (.dng) works without enabling camera2 api (and without root).
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    Wow u're amazing! ? I will buy a Lenovo z5 pro GT. Can u do all it (unlock bootloader, install TWRP, custom Roms and able API 2 camera tutorials) for GT version later please ?
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    Someone found a version of Google Camera that works with the new Pie firmware (10.5.153)?

    Thank you.
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    version of Google Camera that works with the new Pie firmware (10.5.153)
    f.celsoazevedo.com/file/gcamera/MGC_6.2.024_RazerPhone2_V1d.apk works for me on Android 9.0, 10.5.153 ST