Working GCam Port for Galaxy S9/S9+!

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xterminater07

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Sep 5, 2018
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ja0-6WIYmf-UpLlbc-_3-Uwa-uQ4Yy1q
Changelog:
-changed tonemap of gcam to lessen black crushing on jpeg quality courtesy of defcomg!





Aug 27, 2018:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KtMnt8PJ1xKEvXnRQ_u_Pyd9DJYMrtj3 .
Changelog:
-forced 50 frames for hdr+ enhanced capture.

For clear picture in low light, use a tripod and set to min iso for auto-exposure compensation.

Arthur's latest 5.1.20 also worked with S9+ so I decided to do a minor mod to it: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JCwavHJW-A8M2HZxSMlpWRQ2xdzjoZdm . This way it will give people a choice on the s9+ snapdragon only! I found that due to lack of exposure settings, arthur's version is more noisy than my version, but it does capture quicker. Note: 48 frames do not work, it will FC. However, I found that 46 frames worked fine.




Aug 20, 2018:

So after tinkering around with multiple new Gcam ports to establish a good base, we decided to stick with the previous BSG 5.1 as base since it has RAW mode! A minor but very important change has been made to the Gcam port since release dealing with RAW capture. Portrait mode live preview lag is still a zero progress since of the snap845 change. Will need pixel 3 or 3 xl dump to figure out.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OkJs8_X_OpUUwSIZC-qAqHij8QxorV6P

Changelog:
-force 30 frame bursts for all condition for RAW capture.

credits: @defcomg, @fahmi182 .. these would not be possible without them :) Feel free to use my port for your device but please credit accordingly. Donation always welcome, link to donate below.




July 27, 2018:

After multiple MULTIPLE trial and error we finally got hdr+ enhanced to work! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iWsHxbN1aCEVIF97OJOkA3KX6_y9Vx37 . Portrait mode is still wonky, live preview lags like crazy, and sometimes it takes a picture sometimes it does not and we are having very difficulty to figuring out why it's doing that. If anyone have an idea, please chime in. Enjoy, same config as previous version should work.




July 22, 2018:

Here is the apk for people to start enjoying shooting. I was going to hold out until more fixes but I rather let people enjoy taking photos accurately: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cVdEbu38n7FhZEPCqj6KTXoc5bT-K9Fm/view?usp=drivesdk. Note: This is strictly for Snapdragon 845 S9/S9+ only. Please do not ask why it does not work on Exynos. If it does then you're golden.

Settings to use: Model - Pixel 2 XL. JPEG quality - 100%. Enable toggle for 2016 pixel zsl. Close app from memory and reopen it.

Bugs:
HDR+ enhanced do not work.
Front HDR+ shows perfect live preview but when you snap pic it force closed.
Portrait front does nothing.
Portrait rear live preview slower than molasses but it work.

If any dev wants to work on this, they are more than welcome to but give credits to defcomg and myself please. Without defcomg, none of this could happen!


HUGE UPDATE: A stable semi-working version of GCam has now work for the Snap 845 S9 and S9+!! Thanks to defcomg ofcourse, so please PLEASE donate to him for his countless hours. I will also accept donation as of now so I can purchase new devices to test versions of Gcam!

Link will be provided once bugs are sorted through.

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/xterminater07
 
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xterminater07

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It works fine for me on snap, but I cannot guarantee for exynos or even snap variants again. I am on unlocked snap version. I wil try a dif settings tomorrow.
 

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I have updated the original post, this should work because I tested it multiple time on my unlocked Snapdragon version.

The current updated settings work nicely without any crash (s9+ tmobile) . But when I try to even make the smallest changes like turn off shutter sound it will crash the app every time, forcing me to clear data and cache.

Also, can we get an option to save to SD?
 

xterminater07

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@Arnova8G2, can you help us s9+ users? Your pixel mod version do not work at all, it gives us black screen and restarts the device. The only thing semi working is miniuser's port. Gcam issue is now it defaults to lowest aperture of your phone, which is f/1.5 for s9+. This makes everything over exposed in brightlight and make everything pink or blue in the white balance area. Can anyone provide logs to him to help?
 

xterminater07

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So it looks like version 7 of the miniuser123 gcam works if you put the model to pixel 2 xl, and hdr+ to auto. Set denoise to like 140% or whatever you like to smooth things out. It looks a bit better but certainly not as sharp as stock app.
 
So it looks like version 7 of the miniuser123 gcam works if you put the model to pixel 2 xl, and hdr+ to auto. Set denoise to like 140% or whatever you like to smooth things out. It looks a bit better but certainly not as sharp as stock app.

But I'm guessing portrait doesn't work, front or back. Do you have a link for that gcam port?
 

lightninbug

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Works fine here lol... i have snap s9+

The second I go into settings and change to pixel 2 xl I get a black screen on viewfinder.

---------- Post added at 12:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:16 AM ----------

The second I go into settings and change to pixel 2 xl I get a black screen on viewfinder.

Actually I take that back, the second I go into settings and not even change a single thing and back out I get a black screen on viewfinder...
 

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    Sep 5, 2018
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ja0-6WIYmf-UpLlbc-_3-Uwa-uQ4Yy1q
    Changelog:
    -changed tonemap of gcam to lessen black crushing on jpeg quality courtesy of defcomg!





    Aug 27, 2018:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KtMnt8PJ1xKEvXnRQ_u_Pyd9DJYMrtj3 .
    Changelog:
    -forced 50 frames for hdr+ enhanced capture.

    For clear picture in low light, use a tripod and set to min iso for auto-exposure compensation.

    Arthur's latest 5.1.20 also worked with S9+ so I decided to do a minor mod to it: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JCwavHJW-A8M2HZxSMlpWRQ2xdzjoZdm . This way it will give people a choice on the s9+ snapdragon only! I found that due to lack of exposure settings, arthur's version is more noisy than my version, but it does capture quicker. Note: 48 frames do not work, it will FC. However, I found that 46 frames worked fine.




    Aug 20, 2018:

    So after tinkering around with multiple new Gcam ports to establish a good base, we decided to stick with the previous BSG 5.1 as base since it has RAW mode! A minor but very important change has been made to the Gcam port since release dealing with RAW capture. Portrait mode live preview lag is still a zero progress since of the snap845 change. Will need pixel 3 or 3 xl dump to figure out.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OkJs8_X_OpUUwSIZC-qAqHij8QxorV6P

    Changelog:
    -force 30 frame bursts for all condition for RAW capture.

    credits: @defcomg, @fahmi182 .. these would not be possible without them :) Feel free to use my port for your device but please credit accordingly. Donation always welcome, link to donate below.




    July 27, 2018:

    After multiple MULTIPLE trial and error we finally got hdr+ enhanced to work! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iWsHxbN1aCEVIF97OJOkA3KX6_y9Vx37 . Portrait mode is still wonky, live preview lags like crazy, and sometimes it takes a picture sometimes it does not and we are having very difficulty to figuring out why it's doing that. If anyone have an idea, please chime in. Enjoy, same config as previous version should work.




    July 22, 2018:

    Here is the apk for people to start enjoying shooting. I was going to hold out until more fixes but I rather let people enjoy taking photos accurately: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cVdEbu38n7FhZEPCqj6KTXoc5bT-K9Fm/view?usp=drivesdk. Note: This is strictly for Snapdragon 845 S9/S9+ only. Please do not ask why it does not work on Exynos. If it does then you're golden.

    Settings to use: Model - Pixel 2 XL. JPEG quality - 100%. Enable toggle for 2016 pixel zsl. Close app from memory and reopen it.

    Bugs:
    HDR+ enhanced do not work.
    Front HDR+ shows perfect live preview but when you snap pic it force closed.
    Portrait front does nothing.
    Portrait rear live preview slower than molasses but it work.

    If any dev wants to work on this, they are more than welcome to but give credits to defcomg and myself please. Without defcomg, none of this could happen!


    HUGE UPDATE: A stable semi-working version of GCam has now work for the Snap 845 S9 and S9+!! Thanks to defcomg ofcourse, so please PLEASE donate to him for his countless hours. I will also accept donation as of now so I can purchase new devices to test versions of Gcam!

    Link will be provided once bugs are sorted through.

    Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/xterminater07
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    Well, for those users that use Oreo on Snapdragon S9+ and S9, here is a working version for you:
    https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/gcamera/MGC_6.1.021_V1d-Advances_test2.apk

    Not Working: dual aperture control, 2x lens switch and night sight (pie needed)
    Working: pixel 3 Artificial intelligence neural algorithms, HDR+, portrait and live view (no lags)

    If this worked for you, please hit the thanks button
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    Ok all, new update in OP.
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    Please people, give an attention to the s9 Snapdragon we are looking forward to mod. because so far only picks up s9 exynos. Thank you in advance, Greetings from Brazil ??
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    Is anyone visiting this page every day wishing with all his heart a new version with a portrait mode working just fine? Jaja i hate the live focus mode of the stock camera!!
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