A working mod of Google Camera 7.2 or GCam for Redmi Note 5 running on Android 10 or Android Pie is now available to download which is built by onFire. The key feature on this build of GCam 7.2 for Redmi Note 5 includes 60x Zoom and Astrophotography mode.
Astrophotography feature was introduced in Google Camera 7, hence you get the same on this GCam 7.2 for Redmi Note 5, in addition, you get other features such as HDR+, ZSL, Super Res Zoom, Night Sight, Slow motion, Time lapse etc.
Android compatibility of Redmi Note 5 GCam 7.2
Google Camera 7.2 is compatible with Android Pie and Android 10. Hence the same goes for this GCam 7.2 for Redmi Note 5.
How to Install Google Camera on Redmi Note 5?
- Download the GCam 7.2 from the above download link.
- 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):
- Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.
- Once installed you can clear the app data and open the app and enjoy the feature packed Google Camera APK on Redmi Note 5.
How to shoot in astrophotography mode?
Enable the following setting to make the Astrophotography mode available all the time.
Go to Settings > Advanced (under custom settings) > Toggle the Force astrophotography to enable
See the below screenshot to know how to force enable astrophotography on GCam 7.2
How to enable 60x Zoom?
There is no specific setting that has to be enabled to achieve this. Just use the zoom slider to get the maximum zoom the phone supports.
Try other GCam APK for Redmi Note 5
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.
– GCam APK Download (this page contains a huge list of GCam for all available devices)
That’s all for the Redmi Note 5’s Google camera 7.2 with astrophotography mode enabled. Stay tuned to this article for more updates on getting a stable or other latest updates of GCam for Redmi Note 5.
New features are keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for Redmi Note 5. Below forum will have all available working Google Camera for Redmi Note 5.