[Mi 8]Google Camera Mod(STABLE)

Ryan_OY

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Under the great efforts of developers like B-S-G, Arnova8G2, cstark27, xtrme and so on, our device xiaomi mi8 is able to acquire excellent pictures as what pixel 3 & 3XL can do. Let me make some conclusions on this thread.

The most flawless versions are from B-S-G, which are named like "MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V2b.apk", many developers use B-S-G versions as a base and add more features or compabilities. B-S-G versions can accessed in a telegram channel.

GC(Mi8) by B-S-G
Here you can find port GCam specially for Xiaomi Mi 8.
https://t.me/gcammi8mi
Download telegram and join the channel above, you can find latest version and instructions.

The other versions are not intended to work on mi8, but you can also try it by yourself. In my experience, some of them DO NOT WORK on MIUI roms.
You can download them by the link: [url]https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/[/URL]

For the fresh users of google camera, here are some settings recommended by B-S-G. They are just an basic instructions, if you have higher demands it is better to change the settings by yourself.
 

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moarfish

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I got my Mi 8 Global version from Hong Kong and unlocking my bootloader. I have to wait 15 days to complete the bootloader unlock. I will try to install latest Arnova Gcam when it is ready.
 

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As far as i know, xiaomi mi 8 has tha same hardware as xiaomi mix 2s.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-mi-mix-2s/themes/google-camera-mod-t3792143
But mix 2s users reported lots of bugs, they are using the mod modified for OnePlus6, which used sdm845 as CPU.
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/
I tried many versions, the only one available is OP6v0.1_MGC_5.1.018_FINAL_3.4A.apk, but severe bug still occured.
The black level of hdr+ image look like purple, i can't change tint using Manual fixed black level offset.
Hoping developers can fix that for us, thanks a lot.
What method did you use to enable the camera2api ?
 

Ryan_OY

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What method did you use to enable the camera2api ?
My Mi 8 is the Mainland China version, so I borrowed my friend's account to unlock the bootloader without waiting for 15 days. I can do that because his MIUI account has been used for one year longer, there is not such limit. Then I can edit my build.prop file to enable the camera2 API.
 

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So far I've tested with several versions built by Arnova6G2 in OP6 forum. Thought it were not meant to be running in Mi 8. I found it that the OP6 versions provided best compatibility.

OP6v0.7.1test_GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8
This version is the best choice for now.
Present bugs: washed out color, incorrect color in some light condition, view finder lags after stayed on view finder for a while, portrait not work.
Here's some photos captured by this version


GCam_5.3.015-Pixel3Mod-Arnova8G2-v4Beta2
This latest version crashes in Mi8.
It says: this camera device encountered a fatal error.
 
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