Download Google Camera for Nokia 3.1 Plus – with Night Sight

 
 

This post was last updated on January 22nd, 2020 at 05:15 pm

A working port of GCam or Google Camera 7.0 for Nokia 3.1 Plus running on Android Pie or Android 10 is now available to download, which is based on BSG’s build. This GCam works pretty well including working night sight and astro photography mode on the Nokia 3.1 Plus.

Astrophotography was introduced in Google Camera 7.0.009, so, the same will be available on this GCam 7.0 for Nokia 3.1 Plus including, Night sight, HDR+, ZSL, Super Res Zoom, Slow motion, Time lapse, etc.

Google Camera for Nokia 3.1 Plus - with Night Sight

KNOWN ISSUES:
– View finder lag

Camera2 API must be enabled on Nokia 3.1 Plus to install GCam. Visit the following link to verify and enable the same (if required):
Verify and enable Camera2 API (requires an unlocked bootloader)

How to Install Google Camera 7.0 on Nokia 3.1 Plus?

  1. Download the Gcam APK for Nokia 3.1 Plus 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 or Manage Apps on MIUI > Select the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps or Install apps from unknown sources on MIUI 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 app to install.

How to enable Astro Photography mode on Nokia 3.1 Plus Google Camera 7.0?

By default the astro photography mode is not enabled on this Google camera for Nokia 3.1 Plus. 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.

NOTE:
Astro photography mode works only if the phone is steady. You can make use of a tripod to keep the phone steady.
  • Open GCam Settings
  • Scroll down to the end and click on 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 (if not enabled already)
    camera.cuttle.darken
    camera.cuttle.extended
    camera.cuttle.extended_iterable_burst
  • Then, force stop the Google camera app and restart it.
  • Follow the instructions in the next section to capture photos in astrophotography mode.

See the below screenshots to know which settings to toggle to enable astrophotography mode on GCam 7.0:

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 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 Google Camera for Nokia 3.1 Plus

It is possible that this is not the only Google camera mod that works on Nokia 3.1 Plus. There could be other GCam mods out there that may just work fine on the phone.

GCam APK Download (this page contains a huge list of GCam for all available devices)
Google Camera by Arnova8G2
Google Camera by San1ty

That’s all for the Google Camera 7.0 for Nokia 3.1 Plus for now. This post will be updated once I get to know of a working stable Gcam for Nokia 3.1 Plus.

New features are keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for Nokia 3.1 Plus. Below forum will have all Google Camera apk for Nokia 3.1 Plus.

Visit the following link to get updates on Nokia 3.1 Plus for other Google Camera, Custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.

GCam / Google Camera APK


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  1. Raman February 28, 2020
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