Google Camera Port for Redmi Note 5 Global/Pro/China

Google Camera Port for Redmi Note 5 Global/Pro/China 1

Hello, fellow MIUIers! Here we list all compatible versions of Google Camera apps ported for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro/Global/China running either MIUI 9 or MIUI 10 regardless which ARB index the ROM has it. We hope this helps you decide which version of a Gcam app you will use.

There are so many versions of ported Google Camera. However, not all of them works on all devices. Some are modded to suite a specific device variant while others are built to work on any devices.

Google Camera is well known for its picture quality. The app sports many advanced features developed by Google. Yeah, that Google! The one who develops the Android mobile operating system.

The app features Advanced HDR+, Slowmo videos, Panorama, Photosphere, Lens Blur, and the popular Portrait mode. The photos taken with the app’s HDR+Enhanced mode are super awesome. Moreover, its Portrait mode is capable of taking a crispy bokeh-ish effect on a single camera. The camera eliminates the need of dual-camera.

Obviously, this overwhelms anyone. Not to mention how dope its Lens Blur effect.

Redmi Note 5 codename whyred is already a good smartphone for mobile photography fans. However, there is none so far to excel the HDR+ mode available in Google Camera app.

Check also: How to flash TWRP and to root Redmi Note 5.

Google Camera APK

There are so many versions and variations of the modded Gcam on the Internet. There were only two well-known developers who have managed to port Gcam for other devices: the Arnova8G2 and BSG. Lately, there are more and more modders who have managed to also port the app. This on the one had is good but this also makes a confusing situation for the users on the other hand.

Users need to browse around the Internet and find what other users have used and how was the result: whether it works flawlessly or with some expected bugs.

Below we list only all versions known to be compatible with Redmi Note 5 whyred.

Tested by our team:

File name :
GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8.2.apk
Version 8.2 | 22670 downloads | Size: 37 MB

Tested by us on our device running MIUI 10 Global Stable. Ported by Arnova8G2, it works nicely and it requires no advanced configuration.

Tested by other users:

File name :
MGCamera_5.1.0.18_R4X_v.5.1.19.apk
Version 5.1.0.18 | 4419 downloads | Size: 31 MB

Shared by Jhangyu. It seems working properly with some additional settings. Check out his link to find out more about the recommended configuration.

File name :
MGC_5.3.015_4.apk
Version 5.3.015_4 | 2766 downloads | Size: 50 MB

Shared by ShaanSubbaiahBC. Made by Arnova8G2, this Gcam v5.3 has Google Lens, Portrait mode, Lens Blur, and Panorama feature fully working.

File name :
GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8.apk
Version 8.0 | 2553 downloads | Size: 37 MB

Tested by RSubha. This version requires no additional settings.

File name :
GCam-5.1.018-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V8.3b1.apk
Version 5.1.018-v8.3 beta 1 | 1803 downloads | Size: 37 MB

Tested by Xliked. This is the version 8.3 beta 1 of Arnova8G2 creation which is based on Google Camera v5.1.018. However, in order to make the 240fps slow-motion video recording work, you have to install the Google Cam Patch below:

File name :
RN5_Camera_Patch_module_v0.988a_Miui_10.zip
Version 0.988a | 2069 downloads | Size: 1 MB

The one below has been tested by rocknegi. Ported by BSG from Google Pixel 3, the one available below sports Night Sight feature already. It can capture decent pictures even on a dark lighting condition. It works on Android 8.x Oreo but it will run flawlessly on Android 9.x Pie.

File name :
MGC_6.1.021_MI8_V1.apk
Version 6.1.021_mi8_v1 | 3382 downloads | Size: 79 MB

Flash the zip file through TWRP custom recovery.

Gcam for Redmi Note 5 Android 9.0 Pie – Recommended Version

There have been many custom ROMs available for Redmi Note 5. Some of them are based on Android 9.0 Pie. Moreover, the MIUI 10 Global Beta is also Android 9.0 based on.

Update: Xiaomi rolls out MIUI Global Stable based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Use Gcam v6.1 APK file below if your Redmi Note 5 is running either MIUI or a custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie. The app is ported by Marlin-ku at 4PDA.

File name :
gc_6.1.021_whyred_04.apk
Version 6.1.021-04 | 3500 downloads | Size: 110 MB

The build above has been tested by TechRoy23. He proves that following key features of Gcam are working fine on Pixel Experience and HavocOS:

  • ARCore, AR Stickers, and Playground (Compatible) – root needed.
  • Both Front and Back cameras work
  • Panorama mode
  • Portrait mode
  • Camera mode
  • Video mode
  • Night Sight mode
  • Photo-Sphere mode
  • Slow Motion mode
  • Google Lens

Despite not quite necessary, you can also implement following configurations:

  • Back camera : Pixel XL III.
  • Front camera : Pixel XL III
  • Number of Frames in the HDR Snapshot : 7
  • Final JPG quality : 100%
  • Color Settings : Libs = IronKid sRGB
  • Correction iso time : 0.90
  • Video Back Cam : 4K 30FPS

Found any errors? You may also need to flash this GCam Patch for Android 9.0 Pie custom ROM. Flash only if you’ve found errors.

File name :
RN5_Camera_Patch_module_v2.034a_9.0-Pie.zip
Version 2.034a | 1223 downloads | Size: 12 MB

UPDATE: GCAM V6.2.030 for Redmi Note 5 MIUI 10 Android 9.0 Pie:

Bulkin has rolled out ported Gcam v6.2.030 that is compatible to run on Redmi Note 5. This build has been tested by YoSoyYoMismo. He suggest a specific settings to gain an optimal performance. Try enabling Esdzman libs 2.5 and use HDR+ enhanced on both front and back camera.

One drawback of this build is the laggy performance of viewfinder on front camera. Any other things should work with no major complain (tested on 10.3.1.0.PEIMIXM).

File name :
MGC_6.2.030_FinalRelease_Bulkin043_V9Q.apk
Version 6.2.030 (bulkin v9) | 632 downloads | Size: 105 MB

How to install Gcam?

  1. Make sure your bootloader is unlocked. The full guide is here.
  2. Enable Camera2 API on your device. Follow our comprehensive tutorial here.
  3. Download Gcam APK file from the above link directly on your device.
  4. Open up File Manager app.
  5. Go to the Downloads folder and locate the newly downloaded .apk file.
  6. Tap on it and install it. You may need to enable installation from unknown sources if you haven’t enabled it before.
  7. Open the app and enjoy!

Most of the above versions of Gcam port are modded from the camera app of Pixel and Pixel 2 XL. At the time of writing, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been released sporting new version of the camera app. Arnova8G2 has also managed to port that version with some limitations on several devices. We will let you know once the compatible version for Redmi Note 5 is released.

Do you know any other version of the modded Google Cam app? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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