Get Latest Google Camera on your Android Device (Detailed Procedure)

Google Camera is great, but support for it is supposed to be restricted to Google’s Pixel and Nexus handsets. These devices came exclusively with a Google Camera application that had HDR+ which post-processed the images that were captured to automatically enhance the color, as well as saturation and made the photos look great.

However, thanks to an independent developer with the handle B-S-G, a modified version of the app can be grabbed on several other recent Android handsets and here I am to show you how simple it is to get the latest Google Camera with HDR+ on your Android device.

I must tell you from the start that the feature was criticized as the HDR+ took a little time to process after the image was captured. However, the end result of the image after the HDR+ was so good that other smartphone manufacturers started to enable HDR+ on their smartphones too and more and more Android users started to think of it too.

Now the customized app, a variant of Google Camera v4.4.012.156195200, was ported for other smartphones running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, 821 and 835 chipsets. This enabled this HDR+ mode in the Google Camera on the non-Pixel phones too and smartphones such as Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, or LG G6 can now make use of the Google Camera’s HDR+ mode.

Get ready:

  • You must use a Snapdragon 820, 821 and 835-based Android handset;
  • Your smartphone has to be rooted;
  • You should have Magisk v13.3 installed on your device;
  • Your device must have a custom recovery like TWRP installed.

Get Google Camera with HDR+ on your Android Device:

  1. Grab the Camera2API enabler module zip;
  2. Open the Magisk Manager on your smartphone;
  3. After the Magisk Manager is opened on your device, head over to the modules section in the Magsik Manager and long press on the zip file by clicking on the + icon at the bottom to add the module;
  4. Then, don’t hesitate to reboot the phone. Like that, the Camera2API will be enabled on your smartphone and you will be able to have HDR+ in your Google Camera app;
  5. After finishing the procedure, you can verify if the Camera2API is indeed enabled on your device by issuing a command in your terminal: getprop | grep camera;
  6. Once the command has been issued, you should get the message back as follows: 1. In such conditions, 1 is a sign of the fact that the module has been activated and 0 means that it is deactivated.

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