IMPORTANT NOTE: The App is still in development phase so expect a better performance & compatibility in coming future. This APP works best if your device has Qualcomm processors launched in 2017 with Android Oreo & ROOT access for best results. If your device is on Nougat then Selfie portraits will not work for you as of now. I expect upcoming builds to fix this issue 🙂 Tweet me your selfies taken with Google Camera MOD APK at https://twitter.com/Dhananjay_Tech
The portrait mode in selfies on Pixel phones works as a charm. But with increasing popularity, the demand for it went really high so our friends at XDA Developers managed to bring Portrait Mode Selfies to most other devices.
First, check whether your device compatibility with Manual Camera Compatibility APP.
If it shows all green, then you are good to go.
But if you end up with some reds or something like this, you need to enable camera2api on your device.
For this, your device needs to be rooted.
Magisk users can simply select Camera2api from modules and flash it.
Now you can check from the compatibility app, it should be showing all green.
Now download the Latest Google Camera Mod apk from here
You can try different versions of the Google Camera Mod from various developers for your device depending on your Android version and skin. Stick to Suggested and Stable/Main versions from this website, follow the colour code.
Given below are versions, you can even try them, but they maybe unstable.
[OLD] Version v1.8
FOR Moto G5 Plus users- https://goo.gl/d3Jh88
If you don't find the portrait mode, go to settings > advanced settings and enable Portrait Mode.
Our recommended settings are
Config Camera HDR+ : Nexus 6
Model : Pixel 2XL/Nexus 6P
HDR+ parameters : default
We will keep updating this thread with latest apks.
As of now, Portrait selfies are not working well with the v1.4 so we recommend using v1.3 but future builds should be coming out soon.
The edge detection works very good on human faces and partly good on object devices. The HDR+ gives better dynamic range than the stock camera app.
Here are some camera samples shot on the Mi A1 with stock camera app, and Modded GCam. It’s as good as on the Pixel 2XL.
If you tried everything and still you were not able to get the Google Camera MOD app working, here why Google Camera MOD is not working on your device.
This Google Camera Mod app is supported on all devices running Android Oreo and some devices with Nougat. Try to be on Oreo Roms to avoid compatibility issues.
If your device has any Qualcomm Processor that was launched in and after 2017, then it will work fine.
Tested on Redmi 5 Plus, Mi A1 and Redmi Note 4.
If you find some other ways to use this on your particular device, do let us know on Twitter @Dhananjay_tech
And if you have any problems, then tweet out. We will surely help.
And do send us your camera samples! We would love to see them.