Guide: Xiaomi Mi 9T Google Camera (GCam) installation without root

Google Camera 7.3

Download:

Latest Version:

File Name: GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v1.6.apk

Dev & Date: (Urnyx, 2020-04-19)

Download Link: 
https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v1.6.apk

Change Log:

  • Added support for 4 lenses on Redmi K30 Pro
  • Corrected the name of aux lenses on K30 Pro
  • Added the option to change lens aperture on Samsung devices (only Snapdragon) – thanks Zoran for the code
  • Added a code that dynamically changes the title of the option to enable ID4 and ID5 and the corresponding lib patchers depending on the device (thanks Arnova for the help at fixing one crash)
  • Added the option to set max brightness in viewfinder
  • Fixed crash on HTC U12+ (you must use Wyroczen’s buffer fix)
  • Updated Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Turkish translations and added Arabic, Nepali, Serbian and Vietnamese ones
  • Cleaned up code

Xiaomi Mi 9T Config files:

megacam.xml
predefinito-v3.xml
damm10-best-mi-9t-v4.xml
GCam7_3_3lt0n.xml

How to import / export configuration files:

Some Google Camera versions support export/import of .xml files, allowing users to quickly load the best settings for their phone or lightning conditions.

Config files are stored in the /GCam/Configs/ directory, with /GCam/ being next to the DCIM, Downloads, etc, folders.

This folder needs to be created manually using a file manager (no root needed) or automatically by exporting/saving your config (use the option in settings menu). Config files use the .xml extension.

Import / Load:

To import a config file from another user, move it to the /GCam/Configs/, open Google Camera, double click the dark area around the capture button, select the config, and then click on “restore”.

Export / Save:

To backup your settings, use the option available in the settings menu. Your configuration will be saved in the default /GCam/Configs/ folder (eg: /GCam/Configs/config-name.xml). This file can be used on another GCam version that supports this feature or shared with another users.

Usage Scenarios:

This can be used for a few things. For example:

  • Quickly switch between the best settings for low light and day light.
  • Use recommended settings from devs/other users for your phone.
  • Move between versions without loosing your settings.
  • Keep unstable features enabled on one config but disabled on another.

Guide:

1- Download and install the APK file from above links.
2- Configure the app using the suggested settings. (Some APKs don’t need configuration.)
3- Restart the app and shoot!

Compatibility:
1- This port only works on phones with the Camera2 API enabled; which fits to all Android 9 (Pie) versions of Xiaomi Mi 9T ROMs.
2- Requires Google Apps installed. (If not, just search install “Google Drive” from Mi Store, it will add all required apps too.)
3- If you can’t install the app you already have a Google Camera app installed, try to remove it first before installing a new one. If your ROM ships with a pre installed app, remove it or use a different ROM.

Tips:
Google Camera provides flash effect with white flashing screen when using front selfie camera.

All details and resource:

Google Camera Port
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/
(A download page for some of the Google Camera mods. From devs like BSG, Arnova8G2, and many others.)

Guide: How to install ARCore, AR Stickers and Playground ?
https://miblog.co/how-to-install-arcore/

Google Camera 7.0

Download:

Latest Version:

File Name: GCam_7.2.010_Urnyx05-v1.1.apk

Dev & Date: (Urnyx05, 2019-11-06)

Download Link: 
https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.2.010_Urnyx05-v1.1.apk

Change Log:

– Changed the name of the app to the original one
– Added “Info” section and removed useless “help and feedback” options
– Added AWB option
– Added an option to change the maximum exposure time of Astrophotography (thanks CStark)
– Added an option to force enable/disable astrophotography (thanks Arnova)
– Changed lib with one modified by Marian (it’s very similar to the lib Fi v2 for Mi9 on 6.2)
– Increased maximum digital zoom to 30x (thanks CStark)
– Fixed resolutions (now they show exactly the resolution located in RAW Stream from Hal)

Previous Version:

File Name: GCam_v7.0.009-v4.4.apk

Dev & Date: (Urnyx05, 2019-10-23)

Download Link: 
https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_v7.0.009-v4.4.apk

Change Log:

– Fixed every main problem of Mi9 / Mi9SE / Mi9T – Mi9T Pro (Like not working videos, not working portrait mode, crashing motion, etc…)
– Added buttons for AUX lenses.
– Added the option to enable/disable shutter sound.
– Fixed Sabre on front and AUX lenses.
– Forced 100% JPEG quality.
– Cleared some useless code.

Enabling Astro-Photography feature in Gcam 7.0

  • Download the Google Camera mod from above.
  • Install and launch the Gcam app on your Android device.
  • Swipe down to go to the settings menu.
  • Tap on the settings icon.
  • Scroll down and find “Developer Settings”. (On some Gcam mods, the developer settings option is under “About”.)
  • Under “Developer Settings”, scroll down and enable the following 3 options:

camera.cuttle.darken
camera.cuttle.extended
camera.cuttle.extended_iterable_burst

  • From the camera’s main UI, select “Night Sight”.
  • Now, in order to activate “Astrophotography”, you will need to keep your phone very steady.
  • Take your tripod and go out for taking some Astrophotography!

Google Camera 6.0

Download:

Latest Version:

File Name: Kv1.1.9_6.2.030.apk

Dev & Date: (san1ty, 2019-08-03)

Download Link: 
https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/Kv1.1.9_6.2.030.apk

Change Log:

2019-8-03:

  • Fixed telephoto green tint. 

2019-07-20:

  • Fix AF issues.
  • Add support for Indian K20/Pro and Global Mi 9 (Crashes from old version should be resolved now).
  • Fix telephoto lens zoom issue (Indian K20/Pro might have working telephoto with HDR+ I am not 100% sure).
  • Add always on Night Sight shortcut toggle in settings.

Previous Version:

File Name: K20PRO-F1-v9.3a_6.2.030.apk

Dev & Date: (san1ty, 2019-07-14)

Download Link: 
https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/K20PRO-F1v9.3a_6.2.030.apk

Change Log:

2019-07-14:

  • Fixed crash in Night Sight mode when using Ultrawide lens.
  • Added Exposure compensation option.
  • Re-added HDR+ off.

Note: Telephoto lens doesn’t work properly with HDR+ ON currently. If you want to take photo with Telephoto just disable HDR+ (ultrawide works fine).

* Slow motion doesn’t work.

Old Version:

File Name: GC_K20P_6.2.030.apk

Dev & Date: (san1ty, 2019-06-10)

Download Link: 
https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GC_K20P_6.2.030.apk

Change Log:

Initial build, same features like on Pocophone/Mi8/Mix 2s/3 one.

  • AUX works but Telephoto sensor got wrong BL (green photos).
  • HDR+ front/rear works.
  • RAW output works.
  • Night Sight works.
  • Motion works.
  • Portrait front/rear and everything else works.

How to import / export configuration files:

Some Google Camera versions support export/import of .xml files, allowing users to quickly load the best settings for their phone or lightning conditions.

Config files are stored in the /GCam/Configs/ directory, with /GCam/ being next to the DCIM, Downloads, etc, folders.

This folder needs to be created manually using a file manager (no root needed) or automatically by exporting/saving your config (use the option in settings menu). Config files use the .xml extension.

Import / Load:

To import a config file from another user, move it to the /GCam/Configs/, open Google Camera, double click the dark area around the capture button, select the config, and then click on “restore”.

Export / Save:

To backup your settings, use the option available in the settings menu. Your configuration will be saved in the default /GCam/Configs/ folder (eg: /GCam/Configs/config-name.xml). This file can be used on another GCam version that supports this feature or shared with another users.

Usage Scenarios:

This can be used for a few things. For example:

  • Quickly switch between the best settings for low light and day light.
  • Use recommended settings from devs/other users for your phone.
  • Move between versions without loosing your settings.
  • Keep unstable features enabled on one config but disabled on another.

Guide:

1- Download and install the APK file from above links.
2- Configure the app using the suggested settings. (Some APKs don’t need configuration.)
3- Restart the app and shoot!

Compatibility:
1- This port only works on phones with the Camera2 API enabled; which fits to all Android 9 (Pie) versions of Xiaomi Mi 9T ROMs.
2- Requires Google Apps installed. (If not, just search install “Google Drive” from Mi Store, it will add all required apps too.)
3- If you can’t install the app you already have a Google Camera app installed, try to remove it first before installing a new one. If your ROM ships with a pre installed app, remove it or use a different ROM.

Tips:
Google Camera provides flash effect with white flashing screen when using front selfie camera.

All details and resource:

Google Camera Port
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/
(A download page for some of the Google Camera mods. From devs like BSG, Arnova8G2, and many others.)

Guide: How to install ARCore, AR Stickers and Playground ?
https://miblog.co/how-to-install-arcore/

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https://miblog.co/xiaomi-mi8-google-camera/

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https://miblog.co/xiaomi-mi9-google-camera/

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