• December 2019
 

Download Google Camera / GCam 7.0 for LG G8X ThinQ

 
 
 

This post was last updated on December 15th, 2019 at 11:51 am

A working mod of Google Camera 7.0 or GCam for LG G8X ThinQ running on Android 10 or Android Pie is now available to download which is built by BSG. This build of GCam 7.0 for LG G8X ThinQ has not been verified for working and non-working features.

Astrophotography feature was introduced in Google Camera 7.0.009, hence you get the same on this GCam for LG G8X ThinQ, in addition, you get other features such as HDR+, ZSL, Super Res Zoom, Night Sight, Slow motion, Time lapse etc.

Download Google Camera / GCam 7.0 for LG G8X ThinQ

Android compatibility of LG G8X ThinQ GCam 7.0.009

Google Camera 7.0.009 is compatible with Android Pie and up. Hence the same goes for this GCam 7.0 for LG G8X ThinQ.


KNOWN ISSUES:
– Unknown

Most likely Camera2 API is already installed on LG G8X ThinQ. If you still want to verify, follow the below link:
Verify and Install Camera2 API if it is required.

Where to Download Google Camera / GCam for LG G8X ThinQ?

Following is the download link to the Gcam APK for LG G8X ThinQ:
Google Camera 7.0 for LG G8X ThinQ
 

NOTE: Comment in a reply if this GCam has some issues or not working at all.

How to Install Google Camera on LG G8X ThinQ?

  1. Download the GCam 7.0 from the above download link.
  2. To install apps from a third party app other than Play Store you need to enable app install from Unknown Sources on your Android device.

    For Android Oreo or Pie version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Google Camera APK.
    For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera apk file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone.
    Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.

    Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source

    See the below screenshots that enables to install unknown apps on Oreo for Chrome app (you need to enable on the app from where you want to install the apk):
    Enable unknown sources to install app

  3. Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.
  4. Once installed you can clear the app data and open the app and enjoy the feature packed Google Camera APK on LG G8X ThinQ.

How to enable Astro Photography mode on LG G8X ThinQ Google Camera 7.0?

By default the astrophotography mode is not enabled on this Google camera 7.0 for LG G8X ThinQ. Few settings need to be enabled. Before you proceed to enable any settings, just a heads up: from Google Camera 7.0 onward the settings is moved under Quick settings pull down menu.

Settings to enable astrophotography mode

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll down and click on About modification
  • Then go to Developer Settings (Keep in mind that This developer setting is different than the Android’s developer settings)
  • On the next screen search for "cuttle". All the cuttle related settings will be filtered.
  • Now enable or check all the boxes for following options
    camera.cuttle.darken
    camera.cuttle.extended
    camera.cuttle.extended_iterable_burst
  • Now, force stop the Google camera app and restart it.
  • Now, to capture photo in astrophotography mode; follow the next instructions.

How to capture photos in astrophotography mode?

Following conditions must be met to capture in Astrophotography mode (known as cuttlefish in Google Camera ports like this):
– It can be enabled on Night Sight mode
– The phone must be kept static (use a tripod or keep the phone somewhere to keep it static)
– There must be low light condition
– It may take few seconds for this mode to come up when the above conditions are met

See the below screenshots to get an idea how to know if it is shooting in Astrophotography mode in GCam 7.0?

When the display shows something like “Astrophotography is on” or “Phone is steady” or “Capturing cuttlefish” while capturing photo in Night Sight mode, then most likely it is shooting in astrophotography mode otherwise not.
When I kept the phone static in front of a good light source, the Astrophotography mode did not turn on no matter how longer I waited.
So, make sure it is a low light environment.

Try other GCam APK for LG G8X ThinQ

It is possible that this is not the only Google camera mod that works on LG G8X ThinQ. There could be other GCam mods out there that may just work fine on the phone.

Google Camera was never available for phones other than Google Pixel series. With that fact, this is just a port of the actual Google Camera app.

Google Camera (GCam) APK download page for specific Android phones
Google Camera by Arnova8G2
Google Camera by San1ty

That’s all for the LG G8X ThinQ’s Google camera 7.0 with astrophotography mode enabled. Stay tuned to this article for more updates on getting a stable or other latest updates of GCam for LG G8X ThinQ.

New features are keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for LG G8X ThinQ. Below forum will have all available working Google Camera for LG G8X ThinQ.

Stay tuned at the following link for LG G8X ThinQ topics for other Google Camera, Custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.
 

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