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Saluzzo97

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New Wichaya release. Still no XML loader so things will have to be configured manually. Lots more options in RAM Patcher and has a lib loader now. Also attached the lib file I enjoy using. Works on both Arnova and Wichaya build.

Hi! Thank you for providing us this apk, could I ask you where can I find a list of settings that I have to modify for my s21 snapdragon? I always used xml, never set these settings manually, and I don't know what I have to change at all...sorry for my English and thanks!
 
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beserker15

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Any chance you could post screenshots of your settings with the latest Wichaya build? I set the stream configs but still can't get it to work.

Cheers!
Hi! Thank you for providing us this apk, could I ask you where can I find a list of settings that I have to modify for my s21 snapdragon? I always used xml, never set these settings manually, and I don't know what I have to change at all...sorry for my English and thanks!
Stream configs should've been set by default, hence no need to change anything to stop it from freezing. As for manual settings, I'd say just import that lib file I attached, then go to the noise profile setting and choose the ones for the S20 FE. That phone has the same main and ultra wide cameras as the regular S21 so the noise profile should be good. Then if you need things sharper, or less sharp, or less noise, adjust those settings in RAM Patcher.
 
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Saluzzo97

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Stream configs should've been set by default, hence no need to change anything to stop it from freezing. As for manual settings, I'd say just import that lib file I attached, then go to the noise profile setting and choose the ones for the S20 FE. That phone has the same main and ultra wide cameras as the regular S21 so the noise profile should be good. Then if you need things sharper, or less sharp, or less noise, adjust those settings in RAM Patcher.
Thank you for your answer. I installed the apk, I go to settings -> advanced -> Custom lib -> Import and then I can't find the lib I downloaded, I unzipped it too but I can't select it, what am I doing wrong?
 

SytherXII

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Stream configs should've been set by default, hence no need to change anything to stop it from freezing. As for manual settings, I'd say just import that lib file I attached, then go to the noise profile setting and choose the ones for the S20 FE. That phone has the same main and ultra wide cameras as the regular S21 so the noise profile should be good. Then if you need things sharper, or less sharp, or less noise, adjust those settings in RAM Patcher.
Hey man. Installed what you recommended and applied the lib file as well, mostly works great. The only thing not working is the 10x optical zoom lens freezes after about 2 seconds of use, and doesn't come back until I switch lenses. Any fix you know for this issue?

Also video doesn't work at all

Thanks.
 

beserker15

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Hey man. Installed what you recommended and applied the lib file as well, mostly works great. The only thing not working is the 10x optical zoom lens freezes after about 2 seconds of use, and doesn't come back until I switch lenses. Any fix you know for this issue?

Also video doesn't work at all

Thanks.

Yup, so the freezing thing is stream configs. Wichaya has it auto-apply for all lenses but the 10x one since most phones don't have a second tele lol. Go to the Stream Config settings and change the lens to the 4th one and set it to EISV3. As for video, also in stream configs, change the video streams to FOVC instead of EISV3. Also enable Auxillary Restart in the Auxillary settings.

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My preferred Noise Models for my S21U
Screenshot_20210617-124216_Camera.jpg

And preferred RAM Patcher settings
Screenshot_20210617-124307_Camera.jpg
 
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SytherXII

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Yup, so the freezing thing is stream configs. Wichaya has it auto-apply for all lenses but the 10x one since most phones don't have a second tele lol. Go to the Stream Config settings and change the lens to the 4th one and set it to EISV3. As for video, also in stream configs, change the video streams to FOVC instead of EISV3. Also enable Auxillary Restart in the Auxillary settings.

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My preferred Noise Models for my S21U
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And preferred RAM Patcher settings
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Thanks. I've applied those settings. Video is now working on the ultra wide and main lens. Still no luck with video on either telephoto sadly. Any ideas?

Also I really don't know about that lib Patcher you supplied, feel like it ads a lot of noise and flattens the image a lot, still having fun playing around with it all tho :p
 

omaralwardian

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New Arnova and BSG today.

Having viewfinder freezing with the BSG release. There is no where I can find to update the streams. They are all numbers.

Screenshot_20210617-171912_Camera.pngScreenshot_20210617-171926_Camera.png
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beserker15

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Thanks. I've applied those settings. Video is now working on the ultra wide and main lens. Still no luck with video on either telephoto sadly. Any ideas?

Also I really don't know about that lib Patcher you supplied, feel like it ads a lot of noise and flattens the image a lot, still having fun playing around with it all tho :p

Video on the tele works but you have to do FHD. If you have it at 4k, then only the main and ultra wide works. Yeah the lib itself boosts shadows and lowers highlights, kinda an "HDR" look haha. I use RAM Patcher to tweak the image some more.
 

Saluzzo97

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Yup, so the freezing thing is stream configs. Wichaya has it auto-apply for all lenses but the 10x one since most phones don't have a second tele lol. Go to the Stream Config settings and change the lens to the 4th one and set it to EISV3. As for video, also in stream configs, change the video streams to FOVC instead of EISV3. Also enable Auxillary Restart in the Auxillary settings.

View attachment 5340757

My preferred Noise Models for my S21U
View attachment 5340759
And preferred RAM Patcher settings
View attachment 5340763
Are these settings valid for my s21 snapdragon? Mine is not ultra...
 

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kenfb1

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So,
After trying a lot of the above solutions, my question is:
Is there ever going to be a fully working version of Gcam
for the newer Samsung phones??? I'm finding it a lot less
aggravation just using the Samsung Camera for everything.
Ken
 

beserker15

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@beserker15 mate, your xml crashes the app immediately.
S21U exynos.

Any idea?
Oh yeah mine is Snapdragon. If yours doesn't crash before the XML, I'd suggest just setting the noise models and play with the settings to see what works best for you.

So,
After trying a lot of the above solutions, my question is:
Is there ever going to be a fully working version of Gcam
for the newer Samsung phones??? I'm finding it a lot less
aggravation just using the Samsung Camera for everything.
Ken
What do you mean by "fully working"? Yeah using stock camera is simpler but people use GCam because they don't like the picture quality from Samsung. I usually keep both stock and GCam easily accessible and will switch between them depending on what I need to capture.
 

SeanGold

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Just installed. Is there any way to get the front camera working? All I get is a black screen with front cam. Switching back to another lens works fine, only front cam does not show any image. Thanks.
 

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    Hi,
    Fully working means everything works- Front Camera/Back Camera and any and all settings without crashing or freezing, that's what it means to me anyway. I know it's Samsung's fault, but why bother with Gcam ports if they don't work????
    We've gotten to a point where the builds are stable enough that nothing is crashing unless you enable a feature that isn't supported. I have no issues with going to the stock camera just for the front since I rarely ever use the front camera.

    I hope you know that not everything in stock camera "works" either. You can't manually choose the 3x and 10x when there's somewhat low light, or if the camera claims that you are too close to the subject. Oh, and not to mention that the stock camera still looks way worse on the auxiliary lenses.

    This picture is impossible to get via stock because stock will always switch away from the 10x and instead use the 3x cropped in because it's "too close".
    PXL_20210709_160555525.jpg

    This here is the limit to what the camera will still allow the 10x to be used before switching to the 3x:
    20210707_153235.jpg
    which looks horrible still compared to GCam:
    PXL_20210707_223332516.jpg
    but even worse since that's not the minimum focus distance the 10x can achieve, which is this with GCam:
    PXL_20210707_150019494.jpg

    So yeah, in summary just using stock is fine, except I refuse to accept crappier quality and weird software limitations when I know I can get better pictures with something else.
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    Are these settings valid for my s21 snapdragon? Mine is not ultra...
    All settings will work with any Samsung phone, it just means you'll have to do separate tweaks for the S21 base if it doesn't look good.

    Also new Wichaya Build is out with XML support. https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-wichaya/f/dl2/4/

    I've attached the XML for my S21 Ultra and the lib file I like to use with it (must extract zip file).
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    Just installed. Is there any way to get the front camera working? All I get is a black screen with front cam. Switching back to another lens works fine, only front cam does not show any image. Thanks.
    No there isn't, that's a Samsung limitation with the Snapdragon model. Only Samsung can fix it. Also I've posted updates with the newest Arnova and BSG builds with my S21 Ultra configs here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/gcam-for-snapdragon-s21-ultra.4253809/

    Like before, they should work with the S21/S21+ snapdragons as well but it will require separate configurations to look good.
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    Is there much benefit to GCam here? Samsung's app looks good from what I've seen.

    On my Oneplus 6 it was useful, as the Oneplus app lacks panorama and Googles image processing is better.

    It depends on whether or not you like Samsung's image processing. I personally still don't though will admit they have improved over time. The biggest issue is still under lower light, where they have aggressive sharpening and noise reduction. Fine details are often a problem indoors, like hair or fur. The main camera's sensor is pretty large so that helps, but the ultra wide and telephoto sensors aren't so it's more noticeable.

    For those curious, I used Wichaya's Samsung Gcam here (3rd one): https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1501/
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    @[email protected] @pilotw @alexands1 @likecookies @LegendaryFire64

    New Arnova GCAM 8.1 is out y'all specifically for Snapdragon models*

    No guarantees on the S20/S21 base XML since I don't have it, but should work lol.
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    ZGCAM 7.4 https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1340a/

    Alright guys, just an update on my findings. It would appear that ZGcam is actually the best Gcam build for the S21 series right now on both Exynos and Snapdragon models. For some reason I can't seem to fully disable focus tracking so autofocus in lower light can be a hit or miss. There are also differences between the models though based on what Samsung has chosen to support and what they disable.

    Snapdragon S21 series: Supports all rear cameras (for the S21 Ultra, that includes both the 3x and 10x telephoto). No gcam support video on the telephotos at the moment. Front facing cameras also do not work because Samsung disabled front camera RAW for S10/S20/S21 snap series with the exception for the S10 Lite and S20 FE.

    Exynos S21 series: I don't own this but based on reports, the front camera will work! However, the telephoto cameras won't, so Exynos S21 series only support the main and ultra wide cameras. Since I don't have the Exynos model, try the XML for the Exynos S20 here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/working-gcam-and-config-for-s20-exynos.4203625/
    Thanks a lot! Your config works fine on my s21 (not +/u) with snapdragon. Just turned off 4th cam. It looks like now there are no freezes at all.
    Workfull xml for ZGCam S21 snap attached, if anyone here looking for it (just tuned one of beserker15 version for 21u - 4th cam is off, focus tracking is on)
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    Is there a way to tweak the Wichiya gcam xml so that portrait mode shows by default instead of camera? Portrait mode autofocus works well, doesn't freeze, and there is far less noise than ZGcam.

    I looked into the XML keys but don't have an understanding of what keys to modify or add.
    Curious regarding the same thing, I wish I knew a little more about the inner tuning of the XML. Great job getting it where it already is. Unfortunately, I still get some studdering with my S21 Ultra in mid-light sceneries. I'm keeping a good eye on the GCam Hub for updates, in hopes something will come around!

    Don't worry guys, Arnova's latest will be released soon. I can confirm that the 4 rear cameras work great on Snapdragon S21 Ultra and is also the first GCam with video working on the telephoto (albeit at 1080p instead of 4K). However the awesome thing about the video is you can set the zoom to be greater than 20x unlike stock. Here's a couple of samples from the 10x and 3x with that unreleased GCam.
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    Hi,
    Fully working means everything works- Front Camera/Back Camera and any and all settings without crashing or freezing, that's what it means to me anyway. I know it's Samsung's fault, but why bother with Gcam ports if they don't work????
    We've gotten to a point where the builds are stable enough that nothing is crashing unless you enable a feature that isn't supported. I have no issues with going to the stock camera just for the front since I rarely ever use the front camera.

    I hope you know that not everything in stock camera "works" either. You can't manually choose the 3x and 10x when there's somewhat low light, or if the camera claims that you are too close to the subject. Oh, and not to mention that the stock camera still looks way worse on the auxiliary lenses.

    This picture is impossible to get via stock because stock will always switch away from the 10x and instead use the 3x cropped in because it's "too close".
    PXL_20210709_160555525.jpg

    This here is the limit to what the camera will still allow the 10x to be used before switching to the 3x:
    20210707_153235.jpg
    which looks horrible still compared to GCam:
    PXL_20210707_223332516.jpg
    but even worse since that's not the minimum focus distance the 10x can achieve, which is this with GCam:
    PXL_20210707_150019494.jpg

    So yeah, in summary just using stock is fine, except I refuse to accept crappier quality and weird software limitations when I know I can get better pictures with something else.