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bavoolek

Senior Member
Feb 15, 2018
92
25
Warsaw/Athens
Hi, so i found an old, fully working version of GCam for Mi Note 2 [scorpio]
It's like for Android M, but it will work on all Android Versions above 6.


I tested it on MIUI 9 Global, China, miui.am, xiaomi.eu/miuipolska, epicrom, LOS 15.1, PE 8.0 and it's working just fine.
I am not responsible for any issues that might happen in process of installing that mod.

How to Install it?

Step 1: Root your device [I recommend via Magisk flash, through TWRP]

Step 2: Enable Camera2Api, and there i have two options for you:

Method 1: An Magisk module that enables this feature, here is the thread and download *CLICK*

Method 2: By editing build.prop file, but how to do it?
1: Download any root file manager [I recommend MiX]
2: Find the prop.build file in folder "System"
3: Scroll to the last line, and add "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1", save and reboot.


Step 3: Install the APK file, which is under the tutorial!


DOWNLOADs

Google Camera App: *CLICK*
MiXplorer App: *CLICK*
Magisk: *CLICK*


BUGS AND ERRORs

1. Selfie Camera bug - Selfie Cam is upside down
FIX:
Search for msm8996_camera.xml file in /system/etc/camera
Then look for:
<Position>FRONT</Position>
<MountAngle>360</MountAngle>

And replace "360" with "270" [U need to do it twice}
Then Save and Reboot.

2. Slow Motion error
POSSIBLE FIX: Download an Magisk module, i don't know if it's working at all.
Download: *CLICK*

3. Stock Camera HDR crash
I can't find any FIX for that, but Camera2Api is not always crashing HDR stock [But in my case it doesn't crash, working just fine.]

I hope u liked it!
If it helped u, just leave me an "Thank" or something like that, i will be grateful!
 

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mafury

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Jun 14, 2013
149
8
when i fix selfie the app stop working. Restoring the xml file not solve the problem i have to reinstall the rom. Another way to fix front camera?
 

empy16

Senior Member
Mar 21, 2009
131
31
I'm happy that you discovered this and even happier that you shared it! Thanks!
Now, onwards, we need to make the new gcam work on our phones. Can't live without those AR stickers (Not really)

(Also, I didn't have to the front cam workaround. Using RR 8.1.0 r11)
 

qiuas

New member
Mar 30, 2018
1
0
6.0.1

Hi,
Do I need custom ROM or will this work on my Mi Note 2 with android 6.0.1, MIUI 8.5 Global (8.5.5.0)?
Can you send me any pictures to compare stock images to the ones taken with gcam?
 

Elfs_rage

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11
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Elfs_rage

Member
Jul 21, 2010
11
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Hello,

It could have some bugs, I'm trying to find other working GCam, maybe a newer one.
But thanks for the information!
Did you test other Google Camera?
Which?

Otherwise I have a problem as soon as I do this

Method 2: By editing build.prop file, but how to do it?
1: Download any root file manager [I recommend MiX]
2: Find the prop.build file in folder "System"
3: Scroll to the last line, and add "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1", save and reboot.

Panorama mode does not work well .... :(
Because with "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 0", there are no worries.

Here are the same two pictures:
persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1
persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 0

Would you have a solution?

2018-05-07_182032.jpeg

2018-05-07_182056.jpeg


ROM: MIUI 9.5 Global Stable
Google Camera: GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.7.apk (for example)

Envoyé de mon Mi Note 2 en utilisant Tapatalk
 
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bavoolek

Senior Member
Feb 15, 2018
92
25
Warsaw/Athens
Hello,


Did you test other Google Camera?
Which?

Otherwise I have a problem as soon as I do this

Method 2: By editing build.prop file, but how to do it?
1: Download any root file manager [I recommend MiX]
2: Find the prop.build file in folder "System"
3: Scroll to the last line, and add "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1", save and reboot.

Panorama mode does not work well .... :(
Because with "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 0", there are no worries.

Here are the same two pictures:
persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1
persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 0

Would you have a solution?




ROM: MIUI 9.5 Global Stable
Google Camera: GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.7.apk (for example)

Envoyé de mon Mi Note 2 en utilisant Tapatalk

About the other GCam.
Other GCams ale simply worst or buggy.
Explain again, I can't understand your problem.
 

Elfs_rage

Member
Jul 21, 2010
11
0
About the other GCam.
Other GCams ale simply worst or buggy.
Explain again, I can't understand your problem.

You do not have the problem in panorama mode?

Because me as soon as I do step 2:
While taking photos is faster but the panorama mode works very poorly.
Here is an example of a photo taken with panorama mode and "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1":
2018-05-07_182032.jpeg


Whereas if I make the same photo with the same appplication and if I put "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 0", here is the result:
2018-05-07_182056.jpeg


I tested with twenty Apk Google Camera ....
(Camera_com.google.android.GoogleCamera.apk (du premier post), GC_3.2.045_final_3.1_kenzo.apk,GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V7-Final.apk, GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.7.apk,MGC_5.1.018_FinalMod_v4.apk,skulshady_gcam_5.1.018_v1.9.apk ..........)
And it's the same .... :(

Found on this site:
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/

So do you also have this problem with the panorama mode?
And if you have no problem, what ROM and Apk Google Camera do you use?
 

bavoolek

Senior Member
Feb 15, 2018
92
25
Warsaw/Athens
You do not have the problem in panorama mode?

Because me as soon as I do step 2:
While taking photos is faster but the panorama mode works very poorly.
Here is an example of a photo taken with panorama mode and "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1":


Whereas if I make the same photo with the same appplication and if I put "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 0", here is the result:


I tested with twenty Apk Google Camera ....
(Camera_com.google.android.GoogleCamera.apk (du premier post), GC_3.2.045_final_3.1_kenzo.apk,GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V7-Final.apk, GCam5.1.018-Arnova8G2-V1.7.apk,MGC_5.1.018_FinalMod_v4.apk,skulshady_gcam_5.1.018_v1.9.apk ..........)
And it's the same .... :(

Found on this site:
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/

So do you also have this problem with the panorama mode?
And if you have no problem, what ROM and Apk Google Camera do you use?

To be honest I didn't try panorama on GCam.
I will try and give some feedback.
About the ROM and GCam:
AEX and the GCam from my post.
 

Luckzzz

Senior Member
Sep 25, 2014
265
41
Rio de Janeiro
when taking a pic with Whatsapp the pic comes zoomed... Camera2Api really mess all.. I just don't take any pic with Whatsapp now in months.. only with the camera.. Camera2Api worths it.. but it sucks not being able to use all the phone features anyway =/
 

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    Hi, so i found an old, fully working version of GCam for Mi Note 2 [scorpio]
    It's like for Android M, but it will work on all Android Versions above 6.


    I tested it on MIUI 9 Global, China, miui.am, xiaomi.eu/miuipolska, epicrom, LOS 15.1, PE 8.0 and it's working just fine.
    I am not responsible for any issues that might happen in process of installing that mod.

    How to Install it?

    Step 1: Root your device [I recommend via Magisk flash, through TWRP]

    Step 2: Enable Camera2Api, and there i have two options for you:

    Method 1: An Magisk module that enables this feature, here is the thread and download *CLICK*

    Method 2: By editing build.prop file, but how to do it?
    1: Download any root file manager [I recommend MiX]
    2: Find the prop.build file in folder "System"
    3: Scroll to the last line, and add "persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1", save and reboot.


    Step 3: Install the APK file, which is under the tutorial!


    DOWNLOADs

    Google Camera App: *CLICK*
    MiXplorer App: *CLICK*
    Magisk: *CLICK*


    BUGS AND ERRORs

    1. Selfie Camera bug - Selfie Cam is upside down
    FIX:
    Search for msm8996_camera.xml file in /system/etc/camera
    Then look for:
    <Position>FRONT</Position>
    <MountAngle>360</MountAngle>

    And replace "360" with "270" [U need to do it twice}
    Then Save and Reboot.

    2. Slow Motion error
    POSSIBLE FIX: Download an Magisk module, i don't know if it's working at all.
    Download: *CLICK*

    3. Stock Camera HDR crash
    I can't find any FIX for that, but Camera2Api is not always crashing HDR stock [But in my case it doesn't crash, working just fine.]

    I hope u liked it!
    If it helped u, just leave me an "Thank" or something like that, i will be grateful!
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    when i fix selfie the app stop working. Restoring the xml file not solve the problem i have to reinstall the rom. Another way to fix front camera?

    Hard to find another solution.
    Which ROM?