Working GCam Port for Galaxy S9/S9+!

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Javs2010

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my photos are super grainy in bad light, i'll stick with the stock cam :(
Use the pixel XL setting instead of the others and it should work great. I don't get any grainy pics, even in lowlight it does a really good job with the processing

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best version: Aug 20, 2018, and my settings:

It wont let me change to Pixel II XL. When I change it, the application crashes and then I have to reinstall because I cannot get it to launch.

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I got Pixel XL II to work. I had to set it, then change my back cam res to 16:9 (8.3mp) then back to 4:3 (12mp).
 
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I'm using the Note9 (SD). Does anyone know why it takes so long to take a picture? When I press the shutter button, a circle appears on the screen and it slowly gets thicker in a circular fashion until the whole circle is complete. This takes about 1-2 seconds. Then it takes the picture. Also, the screen dims. Any idea why this is happening? Here are my settings right now.
 

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You need to follow the recommended settings to get portrait mode to become available. It will take photos but the viewfinder is incredibly laggy like you get 1 frame every 2sec instead of a video but if you snap the photo anyway it will take it if you set the settings correctly

What are the recommended settings to use to get front camera portrait mode to be working correctly, despite the live preview lagging?
 

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I'm using the Note9 (SD). Does anyone know why it takes so long to take a picture? When I press the shutter button, a circle appears on the screen and it slowly gets thicker in a circular fashion until the whole circle is complete. This takes about 1-2 seconds. Then it takes the picture. Also, the screen dims. Any idea why this is happening? Here are my settings right now.

It's the advanced hdr. You can turn it off at the top of the viewfinder
 

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Portrait mode on front and rear is hit and miss to be honest. No one knows the reason why, until the pixel 3 hits and the apk is dumped from it... there's nothing we can do now for snap845 devices.
 
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Sorry about this, but maybe you can help me people, or maybe anyone have the same issue with the stock camera. I know this is not the place but i think this can be the only place to have an answer cause Samsung dont know how to help me... this is what happened to me!
Im Nico from Argentina, from the first day of use I felt that something was wrong with the camera of my s9 Plus, yesterday I finally discovered what was happening. When using live focus mode the device does not blur the image area corresponding to the upper part of the phone.
I never had a fall and I already did a factory restoration but the problem persists. Somebody with the same issue??? Any idea of what can be or how to fix it? Thanks!
 

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Both S9+ and Note 9 this results with gcam is poor compared with stock cam.

I say with property

Decent gcam apk for Snapdragon 845, only release and mod gcam of Pixel 3.
 
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Both S9+ and Note 9 this results with gcam is poor compared with stock cam.

I say with propety

Decent gcam apk for Snapdragon 845, only release and mod gcam of Pixel 3.
What settings are you using? Gcam takes far better photos for me than stock.

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Doesn't install on snapdragon

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Note that a minimum of Android 9 Pie is required, and that Live Lens, H265, live focus tracking, Top Shot, and Night Sight won't be added with this APK; they'll remain Pixel 3 exclusives. This apk it is so that the developers can review it and work on it.
 
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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!!