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[MOD][May 04] GoogleCamX - Changes Vol up/down buttons to zoom keys

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GoogleCamX

This is a simple Xposed module for the new Google Camera app so that you can use the volume up & down buttons for zooming in and out.
Should work for both Camera mode (front and rear cams) and Video mode. This module should fill the request by @gridironbear

Install/Configuration
  • Install Xposed Framework
  • Activate Xposed app_process
  • Install this module and enable in Xposed Installer
  • Reboot or soft-reset
  • Fire up Google Camera and zoom away

Source
You can find it on my github

Alternate Install
Also available in the xposed repo
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File Type: apk GoogleCamX_v1.0.apk - [Click for QR Code] (278.4 KB, 2519 views)
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4th May 2014, 10:07 AM |#2  
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Thank you. It works on my Nexus 4 rooted, stock 4.4.2 with TWRP, Xposed and GravityBox.
4th May 2014, 02:49 PM |#3  
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Could you add an option to take a photo with power button?
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Could you add an option to take a photo with power button?

Sure.

EDIT: Seems Google took out a permission to do this. Investigating alternatives.
5th May 2014, 04:18 PM |#5  
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That's strange.
I tried XPosed Additions and power button as camera shutter worked but zooming with volume rocker didn't.
5th May 2014, 04:34 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by cramu

That's strange.
I tried XPosed Additions and power button as camera shutter worked but zooming with volume rocker didn't.

Xposed Additions allows you to remap the keyevents, but I'm not sure if they are per-app settings or system-wide. The Power button event normally gets consumed/handled by the framework and not passed to applications.

I'm just handling the Vol up/down keyevents within the Google Camera app, so if those keypresses are never sent through to the app, my module won't see them.
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Works as advertised on my Nexus 5 with one exception—it doesn't seem to work on Camera mode with HDR+ enabled.

Other than that, which is more of an observation than a gripe, this is an awesome little module. Thanks!
5th May 2014, 07:11 PM |#8  
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Works as advertised on my Nexus 5 with one exception—it doesn't seem to work on Camera mode with HDR+ enabled.

Other than that, which is more of an observation than a gripe, this is an awesome little module. Thanks!

Hmm, I don't seem to have an HDR+ option on my One in Google Camera, only HDR; vol zoom still seems to work with it enabled.

Maybe GC is passing it off to the native camera module to enable HDR+.
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Originally Posted by harland3

Works as advertised on my Nexus 5 with one exception—it doesn't seem to work on Camera mode with HDR+ enabled.

Other than that, which is more of an observation than a gripe, this is an awesome little module. Thanks!

I'm also having issues on my Nexus 5 in HDR mode. However, when trying to zoom in HDR mode the volume rocker actually acts as a shutter release.

It seems to zoom just fine in all other modes that I tried.

This is using today's update of the Google Camera App.
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Can someone with a Nexus 5 post their stock Camera.apk?
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Can someone with a Nexus 5 post their stock Camera.apk?

I came through this post now so here you go the Camera app with odex file

EDIT: Please PM me if you need anything
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