Download Camera NX V6 mod for Nexus 2015 Phones, Base on Google Camera v4.4 (Updated New Version)

It has been a week after the latest Google Camera 4.4.019 jumped on the stage, and now we have new Camera NX V6 for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, you may ask why for taking so long time to update, well, Google has applied the Proguard to their camera app, which can may the app running 10%-30% faster while making the smali code hard to understand and modify,

for example, I can track those function name and device name in the past time, know what is the code controlling, then unlock the feature which is disabled by default, I can see the API function like isNexus6P(), isNexus5X(), ?->frameRate(), now I just got those Lbnp->bZ, Lbnp->dZ meaningless words, finally I managed this new mod, though it still has a little bug, but most features were present.

You may want to check out What’s new inside the Google Camera 4.4, in the new 4.4.019 build, Google has made some changes and fixed some bugs, like it support the Android 8.0’s new adaptive icon feature, HDR process stuck bug was fixed, I did not dig deep, the string “pixel camera” and “Nexus 2017” showed in the code. Google Camera 4.4.019 contains two configurations for a same Pixel 2017 / Nexus 2017 device, the “Pixel 2017 ZSL Hdr configuration” and “Nexus 2017 Hw ZSL HDR+ configuration”, I think Google is planning to release a very powerful Nexus device, which supports the hardware HDR+ feature, might be a enhanced HDR process.

Camera NX is a mod based of Google Camera, it’s made for bringing Pixel phones exclusive features to Nexus 2015 phones, unlocked features:
For Nexus 5X/6P:
– ZSL HDR+ shooting
– Smart Burst (disable Hybrid Burst now, should I enable it again? )
– 60FPS video recording Ready. (you need to unlock the 30FPS limitation set by the system, thanks to defcomg see tips link. )
Higher video Bit Rate Back to default settings.
– New icon. (no need to enable round icon this time)

For Nexus 5X
– ZSL Normal Shooting
– 240 fps Slow-motion video
– Nexus 6P HDR+ profile (No ZSL HDR+ version)

Known issue: if you try to delete the photos which are under HDR process, you will get an FC notice, just a notice, the camera will continue to work as normal.

Requirements
– ARM64 SoC.
– Android 7.1+ (As Android 7.1.x was officially released, I drop the compatible of Android 7.0)
– tested with Android 8.0 and Android 7.1 use Nexus 5X.

Tips:
– If you like the Burst more than ZSL HDR+, choose the No ZSL version, more stable.
– To turn off ZSL HDR+, you need to set HDR+ off.
– Custom roms getting a black screen? try Open Gapps Stock version.
60FPS mod for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, some said works fine on Android O.

Notice before start downloading: for old version users, you need to uninstall the Camera NX before install this new version, as I lost the signature files which was used to sign the apk, I create another signature for signing the app, Android will refuse to update the app with different signatures.

Update 07/31 V6.0.1:
1. Shortcut access fixed.
2. Quick fix for EIS with 60fps FC issue (N), Android O seems does not have this problem.

Update 08/20 V6.0.2:
1. Enable Hybrid Burst again.
2. Base on Google Camera v4.4.020 (looks like the 4.4.020 is a bug fix version, nothing new).
3. Add a experimental version for other high end devices. (require Snapdragon 820+ & Gapps & Google photos ?), logcat is required for debugging, try catlog app on Play store.

Download Camera NX V6.0.2

CameraNX-V6.0.2-NOZSLHDR-signed

CameraNX-V6.0.2-ZSLHDR-signed

CameraNX-Experiment-V0.2-NOZSL-signed (updated 0821)
Discussion Thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6p/themes-apps/mod-camera-nx-v4-google-camera-zsl-hdr-t3494435/page63

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  • For anybody want to know, new Camera NX base on G Camera 5.1 is coming, add motion photo, retouch face(?), HDR advance control(just some kind of HDR+ rename)
    Can’t active the portrait mode as it’s hardware limited, also the AR scene.

  • Miguel

    ZSL HDR+ doesn’t seem to be working. When capturing in auto, in has zsl but it doesn’t have hdr+ (though it ‘process’ the photo afterwards). Pictures taken with zsl hrd+ looks the same with google camera with no hdr+. I’m using nexus 6p on android O

  • (づ。 ◕‿‿◕。) づ

    Force close on Nextbit Robin (Snapdragon 808).

  • Dimitris Kanellopoulos

    A lot of times some pictures are not saved. I use the zsl version.

    This does not happen with the normal camera. I have to wait for the hdr save to complete to make sure I have the picture saved.

    I have also excluded camera nx from bat opts.

    Android O here.

    P.S this happened also with the normal camera until the last update.

  • Francisco Javier Valdez

    Make mod for Nexus 6 please T_T

  • black_milk_ver.2.0

    Works only in autoHDR, which is much worse then HDRturnedON. Nexus 6p

  • Josh

    The “No ZSL HDR” nor the “ZSL HDR” signed versions will install on Android O Official on the Nexus 5X.
    Unknown sources in enabled, version 6 won’t install… 🙁

    • SE

      you’re doing something wrong
      btw, “unknown sources” is gone in 8.0 and exists as setting in each app separately.

  • Caillian S

    Where’s the Android Oreo pixel mod?

  • pietro

    experimental crash on my lemax 2 w aicp 7.1.2.

    is not device releated problem, i have another porting of the google camera hdr v4.4 that is full working except hdr on front facing camera and blur

  • Nikita Zavadskiy

    Hey, Charles)
    You probably heard about the gcam mod with hdr + for snapdragon 820 and higher ..
    What is the probability that you in your app will include hdr +, for other devices?)

    • Yes, see post update.

      • Nikita Zavadskiy

        Strange .. at start force close .. oneplus 3 7.1.2 .. camera nx version 6.0.1 works fine, but there is no hdr + … 6.0.2 experimental force closes

        • Better follow my thread on XDA. New test build updated.

  • temp512

    What tool are you using? I get crashes with apktool when rebuilding the app.

    • temp512

      Never mind

  • Chris H

    What about for the plain old nexus 6?

  • Ζουράμπι Μελάτζε

    Nice!

  • Does nothing but FC, previous version works just fine.

    • Mine FC’s but after uninstalling, rebooting, and installing the new one it is just fine. I hope this can help.

  • Csaba Benedek

    Do you think you can make this app run on different phone than the nexus/pixel line?
    For example an earlier version (camera-4-1-mod) could be tricked to run on Moto Z.

  • flipsticks

    Thanks for the work you do Charles, love the CameraNX app!

  • SE

    Yay, thanks Charles for keeping us in stream with Nexus devices.
    Now we commence testing and comparing how HDR+ ver .160 performs as I think the worst its implementation was in GC 4.3
    Just one bug found but as I remember I faced it on usual google camera ver. 4.4.012 from DP3. Bug is the video stucks on some frame but sound continues to play. Cant define what is the reason, maybe its custom ROM related problem, maybe not?

  • I would like to ask you guys, did N6P can record H265 video now?

  • Phil

    Thank you for updating this 🙂
    May I ask why Hybrid Burst is disabled now and Higher Video Bitrate strikethrough?

    • Paul_Werner

      I’d like to know the same. Hybrid burst with zero shutter lag was the best in earlier versions

    • Ah, I just consider Hybrid Burst did not perform well on N5X / 6P.
      Back to default video bitrate, as you can set it up through modify media profile in system, and videos eats too much storage while did not have effective quality improvement.

      • Phil

        Perfectly reasonable explanation, thank you. I believe you know most about this Stuff and so it makes sense 🙂

      • naresh

        Can u please enable the hybrid burst? it was awesome on my nexus 6p. As for the bitrate back to default, i’m on the same page with u. tq 🙂

  • Chandrashekhar Singh

    thank you for caring about the nexus community!