In this blog, I’m going to show you how you can install working Gcam module ?, How to Enable Camera2API ?, How to Fix broken camera for apps after Enabling Camera 2 API ? and how to enable 4k recording on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ?. These guides and modes were originally posted on XDA forum and all credits goes to the developers.

Download Gcam Mods [Google Camera] for Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred)

Here are the bunch of google cameras that are working fine with Redmi note 5 Pro .they perform really good and some Gcams shines in low light performance too.

BSG

ARNOVA8G2

Tolyan009

Urikill

Official Site for all Gcam Mod downloads


How to Enable Camera2API on Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Method 1: Editing BUILD.prop

  1. You must be Rooted
  2. Download/ Open any root explorer
  3. Go to root → System folder → build.prop → edit
  4. Now add this line → persist.camera.HAL3.enabled=1
  5. Save
  6. Reboot once
  7. Done!

Method 2: Using flashable Zip

  1. You should have a custom Recovery
  2. Download the file which is attached below in this method
  3. Copy to internal storage and reboot your device to recovery mode
  4. Select the zip and flash and reboot to system
  5. Done

Camera_2API.zip flashable zip

Method 3: Turn on the Switch in about phone

The switch will be available in next builds of RR and LOS

  1. Find the switch in settings → system. Below the About phone, there is an option called Advanced.
  2. Open that and switch on and reboot to enable camera 2 API.
  3. To disable switch off and reboot

See the attached images for reference

Method 4: Without Rooting Device

  1. Boot phone into fastboot (Volume down + Power)
  2. Install TWRP
  3. Boot into recovery (TWRP)
  4. Press on “Keep read only” on the first page that is presented in TWRP
  5. Connect phone to PC Type “adb devices” and ensure connectivity
  6. Type “adb shell
  7. Type “setprop persist.camera.HAL3.enabled 1
  8. Type “exit
  9. Type “adb reboot

How to Fix broken camera for apps after Enabling Camera 2 API on Redmi Note 5 Pro?

The camera is broken for some social apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat… so here are the steps to fix.

Requirements

  • Must be Rooted
  • A root explorer
  • A Browser
  • You should know the package name of the app
  • You will get the app package name by simply opening app info of that app. Another way of finding package name is, just search the name of the app in https://play.google.com/ then open the app from the results, check its URL for the package name. For example, here is a link “https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp”  here the package name is “com.whatsapp“.

Procedure

  1. Open root explorer and go to /system/ and open build.prop
  2. Click on edit and now carefully, add this line camera.hal1.packagelist={APP PACKAGE NAME} in the {APP PACKAGE NAME}, use your broken camera app package name. For example, if you WhatsApp is broken, add like this → camera.hal.packagelist=com.whatsapp
  3. Save and reboot once
  4. Your camera will be working fine now

How to enable video recording in 4k on Redmi Note 5 Pro?

  1. Open Root Explorer
  2. Go to “/system/etc/device_features/” folder.
  3. Open “whyred.xml” with text editor.
  4. Find this line “support_camera_4k_quality” and change value from “false” to “true”.
  5. Reboot your phone.
  6. If everything was right, you should now see 4K option in the camera settings.

GCAM (MCG 5.2.022) vs MIUI stock camera: Camera Samples

Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
Garfield: MIUI Camera
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
Garfield: Gcam
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
Silent lady: MIUI Camera
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
Silent lady: Gcam
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
The penguin: MIUI Camera
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
The penguin: Gcam
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
The monkey: MIUI Camera
Working Gcam Mods For Redmi Note 5 Pro | HDR | 4K | Manual Mode [Google Pixel Camera Port]
The monkey: Gcam

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