Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2

 
 
 

This post was last updated on December 16th, 2019 at 04:57 pm

A working port of GCam or Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2 running on Android 10 (or Android Pie) 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 Realme C2.

Astrophotography was introduced in Google Camera 7.0.009, so, the same will be available on this GCam 7.0 for Realme C2 including, Night sight, HDR+, ZSL, Super Res Zoom, Slow motion, Time lapse and more.

Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2

About this Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2:

Following are some of the features of this Google Camera 7.0.009 APK:

  • Supported for Android 9 and Android 10
  • Working Night Sight and Astrophotography mode
KNOWN ISSUES:
– Unknown

 

Download Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2

Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2 (with Night sight and astro photography mode)
 

Don’t bother about Camera2 API, as it is enabled by default on devices shipped with Android Oreo or later.

How to Install Google Camera 7.0 on Realme C2?

  1. Download the Gcam APK for Realme C2 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 Realme C2 Google Camera 7.0?

By default the astro photography mode is not enabled on this Google camera for Realme C2. 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 Realme C2

It is possible that this is not the only Google camera mod that works on Realme C2. There could be other GCam mods out there that may just work fine on the phone.

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

That’s all for the Google Camera 7.0 for Realme C2 for now. This post will be updated once I get to know of a working stable Gcam for Realme C2.

New features are keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for Realme C2. Below forum will have all Google Camera apk for Realme C2.

Visit the following link to get updates on Realme C2 for other Google Camera, Custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.
 

About the Author

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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