Download Google Camera 7.0 for OnePlus 6 / 6T – with Astrophotography

 
 
 

This post was last updated on December 15th, 2019 at 11:38 am

A working mod of Google Camera 7.0 or GCam for OnePlus 6 – 6T running on Android 10 or Android Pie is now available to download which is built by TInNeun. This build of GCam 7.0 for OnePlus 6 – 6T has all the basic features working.

Astrophotography feature was introduced in Google Camera 7.0, hence you get the same on this GCam for OnePlus 6 – 6T, in addition, you get other features such as HDR+, ZSL, Super Res Zoom, Night Sight, Time lapse etc.

Download Google Camera 7.0 for OnePlus 6 / 6T

Android compatibility of OnePlus 6 – 6T GCam 7.0

Google Camera 7.0 is compatible with Android Pie and Android 10. Hence the same goes for this GCam 7.0 for OnePlus 6 – 6T.


KNOWN ISSUES:
– Sometimes 8x zoom crashes on normal Camera mode
– Slow motion does not work

Camera2 API must be enabled on OnePlus 6 – 6T to install GCam. Visit the following link to verify and enable the same (if required):
Verify and enable Camera2 API (requires an unlocked bootloader)

Where to Download GCam 7.0 for OnePlus 6 – 6T?

Following is the download link to the Gcam APK for OnePlus 6 – 6T:
Google Camera 7.0 for OnePlus 6 – 6T (with Night sight and Astrophotography mode)
 

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

How to Install Google Camera on OnePlus 6 – 6T?

  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 OnePlus 6 – 6T.

How to shoot in astrophotography mode?

Google Camera 7.0 comes with Astrophotography mode by default, so there is no settings that needs to be enabled. But to capture photos in astro photography mode, certain conditions to be met after which the mode is enabled automatically.

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 (only)
– 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 OnePlus 6 – 6T

It is possible that this is not the only Google camera mod that works on OnePlus 6 – 6T. 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. You can try other GCam from various developers or from the huge device specific list.

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

That’s all for the OnePlus 6 – 6T’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 OnePlus 6 – 6T.

New features are keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for OnePlus 6 – 6T. Below forum will have all available working Google Camera for OnePlus 6 – 6T.

Visit the following link for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T updates on other Google Camera, Custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.
 

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A Software Engineer by profession who has worked for few big organizations; such as: Broadcom, Cypress Semiconductor, LSI Corporation, Toshiba, Western Digital; on various cutting edge technologies and product lines, such as: RAID storage Driver, SSD firmware, Wi-fi firmware etc. Having more than 8 years of experience in software engineering domain.

   
 

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