Hello to all friends, today in this guide we explain how you can install the Google Camera in mod version with HDR + function, to get really quality photos on all your Xiaomi devices. In reality, the guide is applicable to any smartphone with the peculiarity of having the permissions of Root on your terminal but in particular on Xiaomi devices unlocking the bootloader is required as well as having a TWRP recovery. Probably on some device this guide will not work while on many others, such as Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and before you think about the fact that the guide is badly implemented I make a premise.
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The Google Camera app was created for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones and therefore in theory compatibility is given only for here two devices, but the modders of the staff of XDA Developers they managed to transfer this application to other devices equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. So your device must be equipped with this processor and as an example I am attaching a photo with the CPUs potentially compatible with the Google Camera mod HDR +.
Also your device must have a operating system to 64 bit and apparently have at least the OS 7.0 Nougat version. In fact, personally on my Xiaomi Redmi 3S I could not make the modified apk work while on the Mi 5X and Mi Max 2 I had no problems whatsoever. Having said that, we pass directly to the guide:
Download SuperSu by clicking on the button below and then insert the file in the smartphone's internal memory (you can actually use Magisk as well)
Restart the device in recovery mode
Click on Install and choose the file you just downloaded
Now swipe to confirm the SuperSu flash
At this point click on the Reboot System entry
Once the smartphone has restarted, go to the Play Store and download the BuildProp Editor application (in fact, you only need a file manager that allows access to the system files)
Launch the BuildProp Editor application and grant Root permissions via SuperSu
You will find a window with a series of strings belonging to the build.prop file
Click on the pencil symbol in the upper right so you can edit the file
Scroll to the last line by clicking on the empty space
Now you have to write the following string: persist.camera.HAL3.enabled = 1
Now click on the floppy disk symbol at the top right to save your work by choosing the Save & Exit option
At this point, restart the phone
At this point you can download the modified app of the Google Camera choosing among the many proposals offered even if I personally recommend three versions from which you can download through the buttons below, or choose the one that best suits your device
Now you are ready to use the Google Camera moddata choosing the parameters that most suit your tastes for both photos and videos. Done this to apply the options you have to close the application and then reopen it.
Let us know in the comments what you think and if you actually find benefit from the application for both photos and videos.